Law Article: Sovereignty, jurisdiction and taxes in Indian Country (January 4, 2011)
"Just as general tax matters run throughout every facet of civil practice, in Washington, Indian tax issues permeate the law. From the family law attorney who must evaluate trust assets of a Native American spouse, to the business practitioner minimizing...
NPR: Artifacts from mound site in Indiana on display for first time (January 4, 2011)
"It's 1988. Workers building a road in Mt. Vernon, Ind. damage an ancient burial mound, causing a treasure trove of silver and copper to pour from the ground. A bulldozer operator decides to grab some of the treasure. He...
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe mourns loss of housing director, elder (January 4, 2011)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is mourning the loss of two active members. Alice Lopez, 49, the tribe's housing director, died unexpectedly on Sunday. Laurie "Cal" Green, 91, the tribe's former historian, died Wednesday. Lopez was active in tribal...
James Joseph, hereditary Sauk-Suiattle chief, passes away at 70 (January 4, 2011)
James Lawrence Joseph, the hereditary chief of the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe of Washington, died last Tuesday. He was 70. Joseph, who also served as chairman of the tribe, was active in fishing and Indian child welfare issues. He also helped...
Police offer $25K reward in murder of Eastern Pequot man in 2006 (January 4, 2011)
Authorities in Connecticut are offering a $25,000 reward in connection with the 2006 murder of a Anthony Hamlin, who was a member of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation. Hamlin, 40, was murdered on the night was going to move to...
Attorney fees an issue as Cobell settlement moves ahead in court (January 4, 2011)
Fees for the attorneys who have worked on the Indian trust fund lawsuit for the past 14 years are in the hands of a federal judge. The $3.4 billion settlement to the case caps the fees to $99.9 million, with...
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe planning to reopen smoke shop in New York (January 4, 2011)
The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma plans to reopen its smoke shop and convenience store on ancestral land in New York. The tribe opened the facility last month. But its tobacco supplier pulled out, forcing the tribe to find another distributor....
Editorial: Byron Dorgan honored responsibilities to Indian nations (January 4, 2011)
"When Republicans take control of the U.S. House this week, their first order of business will be to read the U.S. Constitution aloud. Dorgan’s presence would remind House members that the Constitution does more than establish limited government and the...
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