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To all of our attendees, sponsors, presenters, and exhibitors, thank you for making our 2017 Legal Symposium a huge success! Over 500 attendees kept our breakout panels and exhibition hall full over the course of our 2-day conference at the Venetian in Las Vegas. A lot of great information was shared and learned, and new connections were made as tribal housing professionals and attorneys from all over the country attended the Symposium. All attendees should soon be receiving a survey where you can submit feedback on the event to our team. The NAIHC is excited at the level of engagement we’ve seen from all of our members and industry partners, and we look forward to seeing you at our three annual events in 2018! Have a Merry Christmas and holiday season!

Anthony Walters, NAIHC Executive Director


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Thank you to all the Exhibitors who have helped make this year’s Legal Symposium a HUGE success.

  • 1st Tribal Lending
  • Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • BLT Services, LLC
  • Expo Enterprise
  • HDS
  • Heat Smart
  • Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker
  • Michelle’s Shellcraft
  • Moquino Indian Jewelry
  • NGEN
  • Native Built
  • Native Hands
  • RTHawk Housing Alliance LLC
  • Southwest Indian Jewelry
  • Travois
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. EPA, Indoor Environments Division
  • Wells Fargo
  • Yota Enterprise


 Congratulations to NAIHC’s Lawyer of the Year Award

Timothy J. Humphrey – (head of Blackfeet family) received his Bachelor’s Degree with honors from New Mexico State University, a Masters of Social Work from the Worden School of Social Services in San Antonio, Texas, and his law degree from the University of Montana in 1983. Tim has had a wide range of experience with tribal courts, including employment as the Court Administrator to the Blackfeet Tribal Court for two years after graduating from law school. Tim worked as an independent contractor for six years with Kevin Gover at Gover, Stetson & Williams, P.C., focusing on environmental issues, tribal corporations, code development, and gaming before leaving to work for Stetson Law Offices, P.C. Tim brings important experience in the fields of cultural resources and environmental assessments and works extensively with our tribal housing clients. He has been instrumental in the development of tribal environmental laws and regulations, including solid waste management, and in the development of tribal-specific construction documents.  Tim lectures nationally on Indian Housing issues. He was involved extensively with the negotiations that resulted in the first EPA approval of a tribal municipal solid waste facility permitting program.  Tim served as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources Committee on Native American Natural Resources for the 2009-10 ABA year.  Tim is licensed in New Mexico and Montana.

Award presented to Tim Humphrey by Chairwoman Sami Jo Difuntorum and Vice Chairman Gary Cooper.


Participants receiving training at select NAIHC workshops will also gain Continuing Education Units from the UTTC Office of Extended Learning.  UTTC representatives will be on hand at the NAIHC Legal Symposium to explain how you can take advantage of this opportunity.


CLE credits will be available for attorney registrants of the Legal Symposium.  We will post more information once the agenda is final and the number of credits approved by the Nevada State Bar.

Count down until the 2018 Legal Symposium!