Powers Principal Paul Moorehead moderated a panel yesterday at the US Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy, entitled “The Next Era in Indian Self-Determination: Fifty Years After Nixon’s 1970 Message on Indian Affairs.”

The panel was part of the National Tribal Energy Summit, an annual conference that brings together tribal and state governments, federal agencies, tribal corporations, private industry, utilities, and academia to build networks, exchange ideas, and explore cost-effective solutions to national energy interests. In his panel, Paul was joined by Carla Fredericks of the American Indian Law Clinic at the University of Colorado, Reid Chambers of Sonosky LLP, and Roger White Owl Jr., CEO of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.


Paul is a principal in Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville’s Indian Tribal Governments practice. He focuses exclusively on Federal Indian law and policy, including initiatives, policies and programs that affect Indian tribal governments and Native American people. Paul has decades of experience with Indian law, including appropriations, commercial transactions, energy and natural resources development, trust reform, environmental protection, gaming, healthcare and telemedicine, housing and infrastructure development, tribal self-governance, taxation, and Indian land and water rights settlements.

For more information about the Powers tribal practice, Paul Moorehead can be reached at Paul.Moorehead@powerslaw.com or 202-872-6745.