Carl J. Artman is an attorney who represents Indian tribes seeking new ways to develop their on-reservation and near-reservation economies. He is also a Faculty Associate with the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University who teaches a Washington, D.C. based Indian law class entitled Federal Advocacy for the Tribal Client, for the Indian Legal Program, after serving as Professor of Practice for the ASU Law’s Indian Legal Program from 2008-2010.
Carl Artman served as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs under President George W. Bush. His office had jurisdiction over the Office of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education from 2007 to 2008. He served as the Associate Solicitor for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior from 2005 to 2007. 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.
Professor Artman served on the Board of Directors for the Library of Congress’s American Folk Life Center, Oneida Nation Electronics, Airadigm Communications, Inc., and the Personal Communications Industry Association. He served on the Board of the Presidential Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities. Professor Artman was the Chairman of the Tribal Management Advisory Committee and the Tribal Budget Advisory Committee during his tenure as Assistant Secretary. He served as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nation’s Convention to Eliminate Racial Discrimination. While at the Department of Interior, he served as a member of the Trust Executive Steering Committee, Climate Control Task Force Steering Committee and Fire Policy Council. He was a member of the Board of Governance for the National Indian Programs Training Center and an alternate for Board of Regents for the Haskell Indian Nations University. He served as a marketing editor for the Denver Journal of International Law Policy.
He received a bachelor of arts from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, a JD from Washington University in St. Louis, and an LLM from University of Denver College of Law.