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Kitcki Carroll presenting during the Center for Indian Country Development Webinar – The Power to Tax: Addressing Economic (Dis)parity in Indian Country

September 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT

September 29 at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Central

This third session of the year-long CICD Policy Webinar Series is focused on increasing understanding of tribal taxation policy and its impact on economic opportunity in Indian Country.

How do we shift policy conversations about dual taxation beyond zero-sum fears and toward a recognition of tribal sovereignty and good governance? What tactical and long-term tax policy changes need to be made to achieve parity and beneficial economic partnerships? Join as Tribal leaders and other taxation experts are engaged to bring understanding to the topic of Tribal Nations’ sovereign authority to tax.


  • Kitcki Carroll, Executive Director, United Southern and Eastern Tribes
  • Stacy Leeds, Foundation Professor of Law and Leadership, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; Dean Emeritus, University of Arkansas School of Law
  • Session Moderator: Lynn Malerba, Lifetime Chief, Mohegan Tribe; Co-Chair, Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee; Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Dual Taxation Report
  • Arlan Melendez, Chairman, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
  • Ryan Nunn, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Jean Swift, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Mashantucket Pequot Tribe
  • Jonathan Taylor, President, The Taylor Policy Group, Inc.; Research Fellow, Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development; Associate, Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy

Speakers will:

  • Provide a high-level overview of the historical and legal aspects of tribal taxation.
  • Share examples of the economic impacts and consequences of dual taxation.
  • Show what real expressions of tax parity and fairness look like in government-to-government relationships.
  • Discuss areas of tax reform and the potential shifts in the taxation landscape relevant to the McGirt v. Oklahoma decision.
  • Share interim approaches of tribal-state compacting.


September 29, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
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