07:30 Registration/Breakfast/Exhibit Hall Opens General Session
[Preliminary Workshops 9:00-11:30]
08:45 CO-CHAIRS OPENING REMARKS Joseph Sinzer, Executive Vice President Corporate Development, MADISON GREY HOLDINGS, LLC

Sinzer
09:00 PRACTICAL ACCOUNTING AND PROCEDURES This panel will discuss key aspects to an organization’s accounting and financial reporting including the need for internal controls, corporate governance and communicating these concepts throughout the organization. You will hear about Tribes’ experiences in goal setting and building financial plans. Speakers will discuss successes and failures in Tribal Finance and Accounting. You will learn about solutions that Tribes can implement today to improve their internal controls and financial reporting processes.Moderator: Rachel Williams, CPA, CFE, KROLL, INC. Panelists: Dan Lynch, Chief Financial Officer, MORONGO BAND OF MISSION INDIANS Pete Magee, CPA, ACCUFUND, INC.

Williams

Lynch
09:45 YOUR FINANCE TEAM: WHO ARE THE KEY PLAYERS? When the time comes for you to borrow, whether it be by issuing bonds or obtaining a loan from a commercial bank, you will need a good team of experts to help you negotiate the terms of the business deal, explain the legal issues, and draft and review transaction documents. Speakers will give you a step-by-step primer of who you need on your team and how to find them. This panel will also explore what your tribe should expect in the way of time, labor and expenses as the financing comes together. Moderator: Louis Frillman, President, GVA MARQUETTE ADVISORS Panelists: Dr. Gavin Clarkson, Assistant Professor, Native American Studies, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Brad Toner, Vice President, CONOVER INSURANCE Alan Gordon, SVP & Gaming Industry Manager, BANK OF AMERICA

Frillman

Clarkson

Gordon

Friedman
10:30 Coffee Break in Exhibit Room 10:45 BORROWING BASICS This panel will provide an overview of financing options available to tribes. Legal and finance professionals will compare bank loans with other forms of financing such as issuing bonds. The goal of this panel is to provide a template for the more complex finance topics to come. Moderator: Melissa Robertson, Associate, ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP Panelists: Jeanette Bettles, Vice President, MERRILL LYNCH & COMPANY Jim Williamson, Executive Vice President, AIG

Robertson

Williamson
11:30 Lunch in Exhibit Room General Session 12:45 SIXTH SEMIANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN FINANCE CONFERENCE BEGINS OPENING PRAYER Yavapai - Apache Nation WELCOMING REMARKS: CO-CHAIRS OPENING REMARKS Townsend Hyatt, Partner, ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP Jamie Fullmer, Chairman, YAVAPAI - APACHE NATION

Hyatt

Fullmer
01:10 OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Deron Marquez, Former Tribal Chairman, SAN MANUEL BAND OF MISSION INDIANS

Marquez
01:30 STATE OF THE NATIONS: TAKING THE NEXT STEP We will hear a roundtable discussion among tribal leaders about the ongoing threats to sovereignty. Are concessions being made in negotiating gaming compacts or intergovernmental agreements that jeopardize tribal sovereignty? What are ways tribes can act to preserve sovereignty? Moderator: Townsend Hyatt, Partner, ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP Panelists: Jamie Fullmer, Chairman, YAVAPAI - APACHE NATION James Ransom, Chief, ST. REGIS MOHAWK TRIBE George Rivera, Governor, PUEBLO OF POJOAQUE

Hyatt

Fullmer

Ransom

Riveria
02:30 Refreshment Break in Exhibit Room 03:00 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: THE 2006 ELECTION IMPACT The Democratic Party has control of both Houses of Congress for the first time in 12 years. How will the change in leadership and philosophy affect Indian Country? This roundtable discussion will examine some key legislative issues with the potential to affect Native Americans, including off-reservation gaming and how federal labor laws apply to Indian tribes. Moderator: Philip Recht, Partner, MAYER, BROWN, ROWE & MAW LLP Panelists: John Dossett, General Counsel, NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS John Tahsuda, Former Minority Staff Director, UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS John Harte, Former Consultant, NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION

Recht
04:00 IRS UPDATE: THE IMPACT ON INDIAN COUNTRY This panel will provide an update on IRS activity in Indian Country, including litigation update, private letter rulings, and newly proposed regulations from the Treasury Department regarding tax-exempt financing for “essential governmental functions”. Speakers will discuss the implications of the proposed regulations for future efforts to issue tax-exempt debt in Indian Country. Moderator: Dr. Gavin Clarkson, Assistant Professor, Native American Studies, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Panelists: Raymond Etcitty, Chief Legislative Counsel, NAVAJO NATION OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL Cliff Gannett, Director, Tax Exempt Bonds, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) Don Sampson, Executive Director, CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE UMATILLA RESERVATION Mark Scott, Partner, VINSON & ELKINS, LLP

Clarkson

Etcitty

Gannett

Sampson

Scott
05:15 Cocktail Reception
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