Derek Red Arrow Frank Presented "The HEAL Act & Environmental Justice"

Dec 15, 2022   Print PDF

Related Practice: American Indian Law

On Wednesday, December 14th, Derek Red Arrow Frank co-presented at the Washington Attorney General’s Office Indian Law CLE. The presentation provided an overview of the HEAL Act and environmental justice issues in Indian Country. The HEAL Act was enacted in 2021 to require certain agencies to incorporate environmental justice principles into agency activities. Co-presented with Lisa Kelley Christensen, Assistant Attorney General, Agriculture & Health Division, the presentation discussed the Reserved Rights Doctrine and how, prior to a final action, state and federal agencies must properly consider the preserved interests and resources of American Indian Tribes.