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Filed Under: Recognition
Lawmakers want BIA to delay new federal recognition reforms (03/27)
The rules have been in development for more than two years but the lawmakers say more time is needed.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Shingle Springs Band considered but rejected indoor gun range (03/26)
The tribe said the cost was too high but plans for an outdoor range are generating significant controversy.

Filed Under: Law | National
Mishewal Wappo Tribe to appeal decision in recognition lawsuit (03/26)
Chairman Scott Gabaldon calls the ruling 'just another bump' on the road to sovereignty.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Shingle Springs Band vows to resolve concerns about gun range (03/24)
Opponents claim the proposed range poses sound and safety risks in the neighborhood.

Filed Under: Law | Recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses decision in federal recognition suit (03/24)
The judge said the tribe waited too long to challenge its termination under the California Rancheria Act of 1958.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Agua Caliente Band wins first round in water rights litigation (03/23)
A trial will determine the extent of the rights that were set aside with the creation of the reservation in 1877.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Pinoleville Pomo Nation marijuana farm appears to be on hold (03/20)
The tribe's developers optimistically predicted the operation would be up and running by February.

Filed Under: Environment
Department of Energy awards $6M to tribes for energy projects (03/18)
Of the 11 tribes that received funds, 10 will use the money for solar energy projects.

Filed Under: Politics
Vincent Armenta elected to 9th term as chair of Chumash Tribe (03/17)
Also elected were Kenneth Kahn, who will serve as vice chair; Gary Pace, secretary/treasurer; and board members Maxine Littlejohn and Mike Lopez.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Agua Caliente Band anticipates decision in water rights lawsuit (03/17)
The tribe, backed by the Department of Justice, is suing two water districts to determine the extent of its water rights.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Pit River Tribe rallies supporters to protect sacred Medicine Lake (03/17)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments last week in a long-running dispute over a geothermal energy plant in the Medicine Lake Highlands.

Filed Under: Law
9th Circuit won't interfere in Pala Band's disenrollment dispute (03/17)
The unpublished decision came just 10 days after oral arguments in the case.

Filed Under: Business | Canada | Opinion
Column: Agua Caliente Band serves as a model for First Nations (03/16)
Though admittedly different than the land and treaty rights involved in the Kapyong case, the Agua Caliente model is an impressive example of how negotiation and compromise can effectively function.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
State laws remain an issue as tribes consider growing marijuana (03/13)
Public Law 280 could pose a problem for tribes in certain states, an attorney said.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Former leader of Hoopa Valley Tribe pushes action on marijuana (03/12)
Tribal members will vote April 23 on a petition to repeal the anti-marijuana law on the reservation.

Filed Under: Business | Health | Law | National
Tribal Hemp and Cannabis Summit set for April 23 in New Mexico (03/12)
Interest in marijuana continues to grow in Indian Country, judging by the number of meetings and organizations popping up.

Filed Under: Business | Health | Law | National
Torres Martinez Tribe won't sell marijuana directly to consumers (03/12)
The tribe plans to provide the product to medical shops across the state.

Filed Under: Law | National
Bishop Paiute Tribe sues county for interfering with sovereignty (03/11)
The tribe and the county, who clashed before the U.S. Supreme Court over a decade ago, are back at it again.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Lytton Band plans big developments after reaching agreement (03/11)
A housing development, winery and a resort are in the works in Sonoma County.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Paskenta Band accuses former officials of a long 'looting spree' (03/11)
The lawsuit claims at least $60 million was taken over the years.

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