Gabe Galanda Addresses NAFSA Regarding Tribal Online Lending Precautionary Defense Measures

Today, Gabe Galanda addressed the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA), in a presentation titled, "A Quick History Lesson: Foundational Elements of Tribal Sovereignty, Tribal Self-Governance and the Government to Government Mandate." He delivered his remarks (slides here) at the Tribal Government Online Lending Symposium Presented by the Online Lending Association and NAFSA. Gabe specifically discussed notions of inherent sovereignty and preemptive consultation as means of countervailing federal and state attacks against tribal online lending activities.

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 assists tribal governments and businesses in all matters of tribal economic development and diversification, including entity formation and related tax strategy. He also helps tribes and tribal businesses and joint ventures withstand attack from federal, state and local government. Gabe can be reached at 206.691.3631 or