Gabe Galanda will stump on the federal Indian consultation right at the 2012 Silver State Mining & Tribal Forum, via Skype to Winnemucca, Nevada on April 17, 2012. His remarks will focus on customary international law requiring consultation with and informed consent by indigenous peoples, as embodied in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In late 2010, Gabe published a three-part series in Indian Country Today titled, "The Federal Indian Consultation Right: No Paper Tiger." He has since been cited as a leading commentator on the topic of federal Indian consultation, in papers like "Tribal Consultation in the 21st Century" by Professors Colette Routel and Jeffrey Holth; and in the latest edition of Steven Pevar's book, "The Rights of Indians and Tribes."
Gabriel "Gabe" Galanda is a partner at Galanda Broadman PLLC, of Seattle, an American Indian owned law firm. He is an enrolled member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes of Covelo, California. Gabe helps tribal governments and Indians citizens defend against tribal and indigenous rights violations by federal, state and local government actors. Gabe can be reached at 206.691.3631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.