Indian Affairs hosted 16 separate consultation and listening sessions in 2017 regarding whether, and how, to revise 25 CFR 140, Licensed Indian Traders.

2017 Review of Licensed Indian Trader Regulations

In 2017, IA sought Tribal input on the need to update the "Licensed Indian Traders" Regulations currently found at 25 CFR 140. The current regulations were promulgated in 1957 and have not been comprehensively updated since 1965.

The Tribal Leader letter announcing the 2017 consultation sessions is available here. Consultation sessions were then added to the calendar and the deadline for comments was extended to October 30, 2017. The Tribal Leader letter announcing the extension is available here.

The Indian Affairs presentation "Identifying Economic Priorities in Indian Country" (PDF) is available here.

Native Nations Institute and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development Study - Why Beggar Thy Indian Neighbor?

Consultations were held on the following dates and at the following locations.

Consultation Sessions

These sessions are formal consultations between Tribal and Federal representatives and are not open to the public. If you are a Tribal representative and plan to attend one or more of these sessions, please RSVP to with your name, title, and name of the Tribe you are representing and stating which session(s) you plan to attend.

Date Time (Local Time Zone) Location
Thursday, August 17, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Conference Room #133
1001 Indian School Road, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton
Oregon Room
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Frontier Building
Bering Sea Conference Room
3601 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99503
Teleconference (Alaska session only)
Phone: (800) 369-2108
Passcode: 1824119
Monday, August 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
Summer/Fall Room
777 Seneca Allegany Boulevard
Salamanca, NY 14779
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Iroquois South
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, WI 54313
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy & Economic Development - Indian Affairs, Dr. Gavin Clarkson, will also be speaking on this topic at the following events:

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

11:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Northwest Enterprise Development Conference, Tulalip, WA

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

8:30 AM Eastern Standard Time
National Intertribal Tax Alliance Conference
Mashantucket, CT
Indian Affairs is hosting additional consultation sessions on this topic this fall. Below is a draft schedule for the dates and locations (and is subject to change)
Monday, October 2, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Local Time
Native American Finance Officers Association 2017 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference
River Spirit Casino Resort
Ballroom 1 (Located on the 1st Floor)
8330 Riverside Parkway
Tulsa, OK 74137
Monday, October 16, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Local Time
National Congress of American Indians Annual Convention
Wisconsin Center
Room 202-C
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Local Time
Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention
Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
Room 3 (2nd Floor of the Dena'ina Center)
600 W 7th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501

***Please note that the above information is subject to change at this time. Please check back from confirmation as to when this information is final.

Previous Consultation Transcripts Comments Received
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Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians

Cota Holdings & TechSource Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation Northern Arapaho Business Council Miller, Rodney
Elk Valley Rancheria Snoqualmie Tribe
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Rosebud Economic Development Corporation (REDCO)
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Redding Rancheria Seneca Nation of Indians Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Ho-Chunk Inc.
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Fort Belknap Indian Community Wadzinski, Kevin Ute Indian Tribe Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Pueblo of Pojoaque Oglala Sioux Tribe Sac and Fox Nation
Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA)
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon Nez Perce Tribe

Jessepe, Joseph

Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation
Yurok Tribe
Gila River Indian Community

Prairie Island Indian Community

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
National Indian Gaming Association Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Cowlitz Indian Tribe Oneida Nation