The Mission

Mapetsi is dedicated to providing a direct link for tribal governments to federal policy makers to protect and preserve tribal sovereignty. The firm advances the voice of tribal governments to ensure that the United States honors and respects tribal treaty and trust obligations and the government-to-government relationship with Indian tribes.

The Services

Federal laws and regulations affect the real lives of reservation residents more than any other people in the United States. We understand where federal policies and laws intersect with daily life on reservations. Mapetsi melds expertise in federal Indian law & policy with career experience both inside and outside the federal government to ensure that tribal client interests are met and that the concerns of their communities are served. The firm possesses comprehensive breadth of experience to effectively and efficiently address the many needs of tribal governments and their communities.

Our clients’ issues are our issues. We are involved from the ground up and provide hands-on assistance to achieve client goals. Mapetsi’s team philosophy is to work hard in a pro-active way to provide the best personalized service possible for our clients. We offer a broad range of services to assist tribal governments in achieving their federal objectives. Some of our services include:

  • Preparing a comprehensive strategy to meet clients’ specific goals and objectives.
  • Advocating on behalf of clients before the United States Congress and the Administration to ensure that the needs of their communities are addressed.
  • Drafting, developing, and coordinating congressional testimony and other documents to convey and further client interests.
  • Assisting clients in navigating the labyrinth of federal agency bureaucracy to ensure that goals are realized more efficiently.
  • Monitoring and analyzing federal legislation and regulatory proposals and helping prepare appropriate and timely tribal response and comment.
  • Developing grassroots efforts and building coalitions to advance client needs.
  • Designing tailored political strategies that enhance client objectives.

Mapetsi has demonstrated that it is a vital resource for tribal governments with proven success in preserving tribal languages, cultures, and traditions, addressing the needs of Indian education, strengthening public safety and justice, protecting Indian country’s natural resources, defending the rights of tribal government gaming, and advancing the many other needs of tribal communities nationwide.