"The book provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on recent trends and developments in tribal law and the role of the attorney in interactions between sovereign nations and the government," according to a synopsis.
"Featuring partners and shareholders from some of the nation's leading law firms, this book offers a broad yet comprehensive overview of the most common disputes between Native American tribes and state and local governments and the strategies being utilized to resolve these issues.
"Through analyses of recent and pending case decisions, these leaders review the most controversial issues and new regulations in tribal law today, including law enforcement on tribal lands, tribal sovereign immunity, acquisition of land in trust, protection of natural resources, taxation issues, and Indian gaming.
"The authors weigh the impact of the recent economic crisis on tribes and local governments alike and suggest opportunities for partnership. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts around the keys to improving tribal and government relationships.
"Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business intelligence from C-Level executives and lawyers (Chairman, CEO, CFO, CMO, Partner) from the world's most respected companies and firms nationwide. Each chapter is comparable to an essay/thought leadership piece and is a future-oriented look at where an industry, profession, or topic is heading and the most important issues for the future. Each author has been selected based upon their experience and C-level standing within the professional community."
Artman served as the 10th Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior and as the Department's Associate Solicitor for Indian Affairs. An enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Artman has worked for his tribe as Director of Federal Affairs, Chief Legal Counsel, and as Chief Operating Officer of an Oneida Tribe-owned telecommunications venture.