Montana State University

Kristin Ruppel

Montana State University
Native American Studies
P.O. Box 172340
Bozeman, MT 59717-2800

Tel: (406) 994-5261
Fax: (406) 994-3881
Location: 2-186 Wilson Hall


Marsha A. Goetting

Montana State University
Extension Economics
P.O. Box 172800
Bozeman, MT 59717-2800

Tel: (406) 994-5695
Fax: (406) 994-4838
Location: 208C Linfield Hall



Inheriting Indian Land
Indian Land Tenure in the Wake of
The American Indian Probate Reform Act


The Inheriting Indian Land Symposium at Montana State University was held in April 2006.  The two-day forum provided an opportunity for tribal leaders and advocates, individual Indian landowners, and others from the intermountain region to discuss and learn about the state of Indian land tenure its political, legal and philosophical history as well as its status in the wake of the American Indian Probate Reform Act of 2004 that went into effect in June 2006.

Conference materials are featured as follows:

  1. Speaker Biographies
  2. AIPRA, Law and Regulations
  3. PowerPoint Presentations
  4. Estate Planning and Probate
  5. Related Issues