Indian Affairs | Indian Traders (25 CFR 140)

Indian Traders (25 CFR 140)

As part of our efforts to promote economic development in Indian Country, we are seeking your 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.  We seek to modernize these regulations through the formal rulemaking process to reflect the current Federal policy of promoting tribal self-determination.  

The Tribal Leader letter announcing the consultations session 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?

Comments must be submitted to on or before August 30, 2017.

Indian Trader and Commerce consultations are planned for the following dates and locations below:

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.

DateTime (Local Time Zone)Location
Thursday, August 17, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Conference Room #133
1001 Indian School Road, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Tuesday, August 22, 20179:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton
Oregon Room
1000 NE Multnomah Steet
Portland, OR 97232
Wednesday, August 23, 20179:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
Summer/Fall Room
777 Seneca Allegany Boulevard
Salamanca, NY 14779
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Iroquois South
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, WI 54313

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

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