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10/29/2021

Insuring Native American Land Webinar Series

ALTA's Native American Lands Work Group produced a four-part webinar series titled "Insuring Native American Land: Special Issues and Consideration." Below are the recordings from all four presentations.

Part I

This presentation discusses special issues and considerations when searching and insuring property involving Native American land. This presentation focuses on vesting and ownership of land, the Indian Non-Intercourse Act and Section 17 Corporations.

Experts participating in this webinar include:

  • Cindy Guanell ITP, NTP | Regional Underwriting Director/Pacific Northwest Region | First American Title Insurance Co. 
  • Sean Holland | Vice President & Underwriting Counsel | Fidelity National Title Group
  • Paul Cozzi | Senior Underwriting Counsel | Fidelity National Title Group
  • Branden Allen | Underwriting Counsel | Old Republic National Title Insurance Co.

Moderating the discussion is Cindy Guanell of First American Title Insurance Co. 

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Part II

This part of the series explores the statutory and regulatory authority and processes for leasing restricted Native American lands, including 25 U.S.C. ยง 415, 29 CFR Part 169, and the HEARTH Act, which created a voluntary, alternative land leasing process available to tribes who enact leasing regulations, that permits tribal leasing without having to obtain further approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. You will learn key items to consider when handling transactions involving leases on Native American land.

Experts participating in this webinar include:

  • Orlando Lucero | Vice President/New Mexico State Underwriting Counsel | FNF Family of Companies
  • Sam Shiel | Vice President/National Underwriting Counsel| Old Republic National Title Insurance Co.
  • Cindy Guanell ITP, NTP | Regional Underwriting Director/Pacific Northwest Region | First American Title Insurance Co. 
  • Rolf Lindberg | Senior Underwriting Counsel | Stewart Title Guaranty Co.

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Part III

This presentation discusses discuss authority, recording and access when handling transactions involving Native American land.

Experts participating in this webinar include:

  • Chad Hansen | Regulatory and Compliance Counsel | First National Title Insurance Co.
  • Dawn Lewallen | Senior Division Underwriting Counsel | First American Title Insurance Co
  • Orlando Lucero | Vice President/New Mexico State Underwriting Counsel | FNF Family of Companies

Moderating the discussion is Megan Powell of First American Title Insurance Co. 

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Part IV

This presentation reviews the many of the concepts presented in the previous programs and apply those concepts to underwriting issues presented by hypothetical situations. The presentation digs into underwriting issues involving commercial and residential transactions.

Experts participating in this webinar include:

  • Nancy Appleby | Chair of Native American Lands Work Group and Owner of Appleby Law PLLC
  • Cindy Guanell,| Regional Underwriting Director - Pacific Northwest Region for First American Title Insurance Co.
  • Orlando Lucero | Vice President and New Mexico State Underwriting Counsel for Fidelity National Title Insurance Co.
  • Megan Powell | Vice Chair of ALTA's Native American Lands Work Group and Commercial Underwriter for First American Title Insurance Co. 

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