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Artman quoted by 'AP' on impact of government shutdown

April 20, 2011

Professor of Practice Carl Artman, director of the College of Law’s Economic Development in Indian Country Program, was quoted in an April 9 Associated Press story titled, “BIA allays tribes' fears about shutdown fallout,” by reporter Felicia Fonseca.

The article discussed the impact a possible government shutdown might have on the law enforcement services and schools that the American Indian community oversees. There was concern among many that, like the government shutdown in 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs would have to furlough some of its employees. Still, the BIA said public safety services would continue “uninterrupted” even in the case of a government shutdown.

Artman, who formally served as Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs for the U.S Department of Interior, which oversees the BIA, argued that a government shutdown might mean the closure of nearly 60 schools operated directly by the BIA.

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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.

Staci McCabe,
(480) 965-8702
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law