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Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe buys well-known gas station and store for $2.3 million
Business
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe buys well-known gas station and store for $2.3 million (August 8, 2017)
The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is adding a second gas station to its economic development enterprise in Washington.

Washington asks high court to overturn Yakama Nation treaty victory
Business | Law
Washington asks high court to overturn Yakama Nation treaty victory (June 23, 2017)
The state of Washington is asking the nation's highest court to hear a treaty rights case affecting a business on the Yakama Nation.

Yakama Nation spars with county official over road resurfacing
National | Politics
Yakama Nation spars with county official over road resurfacing (May 17, 2017)
The tribe is firing back after a local official questioned why a road on the reservation in Washington is being resurfaced.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on $30M retail expansion
Business | National
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on $30M retail expansion (June 3, 2016)
A new grocery story, fast food restaurant, gas station and other amenities are coming to the Fourwinds Market in Siren, Wisconsin.

Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe caves to state on taxes
Opinion
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe caves to state on taxes (December 2, 2015)
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe has voluntarily caved in – allowing the state of Montana to collect taxes on gasoline and tobacco products on the reservation.

Washington Supreme Court affirms legality of tribal gas compacts
Business | Law
Washington Supreme Court affirms legality of tribal gas compacts (August 28, 2015)
A non-Indian group disputed a provision that requires tax revenues to be shared with tribes.

Editorial: Yakama Nation gas tax likely headed to higher court
Business | Law
Editorial: Yakama Nation gas tax likely headed to higher court (August 5, 2015)
What is considered fair to the descendants of Native Americans mistreated by the United States government may not always seem fair to the rest of us.

Wyandotte Nation opens convenience store and gas station
Business
Wyandotte Nation opens convenience store and gas station (July 21, 2015)
The Turtle Stop II in Grove, Oklahoma, offers gas, food and other items 24 hours a day.

Hualapai Tribe finishes remodel of grocery store and gas station
Business
Hualapai Tribe finishes remodel of grocery store and gas station (June 11, 2015)
The 5,600 square-foot Walapai Market is located in historic Route 66 in Peach Springs, Arizona.

Washington Supreme Court hears tribal gas compact lawsuit
Business | Law
Washington Supreme Court hears tribal gas compact lawsuit (May 12, 2015)
The Automotive United Trades Organization claims the agreement is illegal because it requires the state to share tax revenues with tribes.

Supreme Court won't take up Seminole Tribe's taxation case
Business | Law
Supreme Court won't take up Seminole Tribe's taxation case (January 13, 2015)
The tribe sought a refund for gasoline taxes paid to the state.

Editorial: Yakama Nation and state must address gas tax issue
Business | Opinion
Editorial: Yakama Nation and state must address gas tax issue (December 5, 2014)
Some gas stations on the reservation are selling to non-Indians without imposing a state tax.

Shivwits Band seeing early success with gas station and store
Business
Shivwits Band seeing early success with gas station and store (July 23, 2014)
Plans are underway to expand the See'Veets Eng store, which opened on February 1.

11th Circuit stops Seminole Tribe from suing state over fuel tax
Business | Law
11th Circuit stops Seminole Tribe from suing state over fuel tax (May 6, 2014)
The Seminole Tribe can't sue the state of Florida over fuel taxes, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

Meskwaki Tribe ready to start construction on $6M travel plaza
Business
Meskwaki Tribe ready to start construction on $6M travel plaza (April 25, 2014)
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa plans to open a $6 million travel plaza this fall.

Group in Washington continues to criticize tribal gas tax deals
Business | Law
Group in Washington continues to criticize tribal gas tax deals (April 25, 2014)
The Automotive United Trades Organization released a report that questioned how tribes are using gasoline tax revenues.

Muscogee Nation to open compressed natural gas station
Business | Environment
Muscogee Nation to open compressed natural gas station (January 23, 2014)
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma is looking to open its first compressed natural gas station

Editorial: Yakama Nation reaches sensible agreement on gas tax
Opinion
Editorial: Yakama Nation reaches sensible agreement on gas tax (December 3, 2013)
Newspaper praises Yakama Nation for reaching gas tax agreement with the state of Washington.

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to open gas station in June
Business | Politics
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to open gas station in June (March 7, 2013)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California expects to complete construction of a new gas station in June. The Chumash Service Station includes 10 gas pumps, a 2,500-square-foot...

Group says KBIC land-into-trust bid will harm local economy
Business | Trust
Group says KBIC land-into-trust bid will harm local economy (January 30, 2013)
A group of non-Indian gas stations in Michigan commissioned a study to bolster their opposition to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community land-into-trust application. The Upper Peninsula Petroleum Association claims the...

Opinion: Tribal sovereign immunity just doesn't make any sense
Opinion
Opinion: Tribal sovereign immunity just doesn't make any sense (September 3, 2012)
"Automotive United Trades Organization v. State of Washington came down Thursday from the Washington Supreme Court. The matter, which I wrote about almost a year ago, had to do with...

Radio: Non-Indian gas stations win ruling in tribal compact suit
Business | Law
Radio: Non-Indian gas stations win ruling in tribal compact suit (August 31, 2012)
"Gas station owners in Washington have won the right to proceed with a lawsuit against the state. They’re challenging the policy of gas tax refunds to Native American tribes who...

Gasoline taxation lawsuit to proceed without tribal involvement
Business | Law
Gasoline taxation lawsuit to proceed without tribal involvement (August 30, 2012)
A lawsuit that challenges gasoline compacts will be allowed to proceed without the involvement of tribes, the Washington Supreme Court ruled today. The Automotive United Trades Organization, which represents non-Indian...

Mashantucket Tribe is on track to open first gas station this fall
Business
Mashantucket Tribe is on track to open first gas station this fall (July 12, 2012)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is set to open its first gas station this fall. The tribe has already begun work on the 24-pump station, The New London...

Rincon Band expects to open $3M travel plaza in early August
Business
Rincon Band expects to open $3M travel plaza in early August (May 17, 2012)
The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians in California announced plans for a $3 million travel plaza. The facility will include a convenience store, gas station, car wash and a Subway...

Jack Duran: Tribes face taxation threats from states and IRS
Opinion
Jack Duran: Tribes face taxation threats from states and IRS (April 25, 2012)
"Perhaps the most innovative and aggressive means of taxing tribes also comes from California. It is established law that Indian tribes are free from state taxation unauthorized by Congress. In...

Tule River Tribe welcomes visitors to off-reservation business
Business
Tule River Tribe welcomes visitors to off-reservation business (March 2, 2012)
The Tule River Tribe of California held a grand opening for its new Eagle Feather Trading Post. The gas station and convenience store is located in Reef City, at the...

Tule River Tribe seeks to diversify economy with   gas station
Business
Tule River Tribe seeks to diversify economy with gas station (January 23, 2012)
The Tule River Tribe of California opened a gas station and convenience store, its first off-reservation business venture. The Eagle Feather Trading Post II is modeled after the gas station...

Non-Indian retailers in court over Washington gas compacts
Business | Law
Non-Indian retailers in court over Washington gas compacts (January 13, 2012)
The Washington Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday in Automotive United Trades Organization v. State. The Automotive United Trades Organization represents non-Indian gas stations. The group claims the gas compacts,...

Washington Supreme Court to hear suit over tribal gas compact
Business | Law
Washington Supreme Court to hear suit over tribal gas compact (September 19, 2011)
The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to hear Automotive United Trades Organization v.State, a case over tribal gas tax compacts. The Automotive United Trades Organization represents non-Indian gas stations. The...

Column: Tribal gas tax compacts due for review in Washington
Opinion
Column: Tribal gas tax compacts due for review in Washington (September 14, 2011)
"Here is a lawsuit that will make news next year when the Washington Supreme Court decides it. The case is Automotive United Trades Organization v. State. It was filed by...

Florida court tells Seminole Tribe to pay state gasoline taxes
Business | Law
Florida court tells Seminole Tribe to pay state gasoline taxes (June 23, 2011)
The Seminole Tribe must pay taxes for gasoline that it purchases off the reservation, the Florida 4th District Court of Appeal ruled on Wednesday. The tribe filed a lawsuit against...

Editorial: Osage Nation puts up brick wall to wind farm projects
Opinion
Editorial: Osage Nation puts up brick wall to wind farm projects (June 20, 2011)
"An effort by two out-of-state companies to build wind farms in Osage County has officially run into a brick wall. It comes in the form of a challenge this week...

Editorial: Osage Nation shouldn't oppose wind farm proposals
Opinion
Editorial: Osage Nation shouldn't oppose wind farm proposals (June 17, 2011)
"The Osage Nation has come out against a plan to build wind farms in Osage County. The main concerns are possible harm to the ecosystem — particularly the Nature Conservancy’s...

Osage Nation raising objections about  proposed wind farms
Environment
Osage Nation raising objections about proposed wind farms (June 14, 2011)
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is opposing wind farm developments in Osage County. Chief John D. Red Eagle said the tribe is worried about the impact on oil and gas...

Gasoline tax on Yakama Nation generates more controversy
Business | Law | Politics
Gasoline tax on Yakama Nation generates more controversy (June 14, 2011)
Gasoline taxes on the Yakama Nation in Washington appear to be generating more controversy. The tribe signed a 1994 agreement to pay the state tax on about 25 percent of...

Yakama Nation to meet with state over gasoline tax issues
Business | Politics
Yakama Nation to meet with state over gasoline tax issues (May 20, 2011)
The Yakama Nation and the Washington Department of Licensing will meet June 13 to discuss gasoline tax issues. The tribe operates eight gas stations on the reservation. Under a consent...

Robinson Rancheria needs highway permit for gas station
Business
Robinson Rancheria needs highway permit for gas station (May 18, 2011)
The Robinson Rancheria is waiting on a permit from Caltrans before opening its new gas station and convenience store. The tribe needs approval for a turn lane into the new...

KOMO: State won't divulge how tribal gas revenues are spent
Business | Law
KOMO: State won't divulge how tribal gas revenues are spent (May 6, 2011)
"While we're all feeling extra pain at the gas pump these days, a KOMO 4 Problem Solver investigation has discovered the state is keeping some million-dollar secrets about your gas...

Ute Tribe in Utah plans more oil drilling on the reservation
Business
Ute Tribe in Utah plans more oil drilling on the reservation (April 21, 2011)
The Ute Tribe announces plans for more oil development on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah. The tribe's Ute Energy company entered into a development agreement with Newfield Production...

State claims Yakama Nation owes $11M in unpaid fuel tax
Business | Law
State claims Yakama Nation owes $11M in unpaid fuel tax (April 20, 2011)
The state of Washington claims the Yakama Nation owes more than $11 million in unpaid fuel taxes. Under a 1994 agreement, the tribe pays the state's tax on about 25...

Blood Tribe announces   partnership for oil and gas development
Business | Canada
Blood Tribe announces partnership for oil and gas development (April 5, 2011)
The Blood Tribe of Alberta has formed an energy company to take advantage of oil and gas development on the reserve. Kainai Energy, the new company, will work with Native...

Al Jazeera: North Dakota's black gold rush a concern for tribe
Environment | National
Al Jazeera: North Dakota's black gold rush a concern for tribe (March 29, 2011)
"Far away from city lights, blackness easily moves across the sky as the sun sets over the plains of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. But across this wide...

Washington Republicans set sights on tribal gas tax compacts
Business | Law | Politics
Washington Republicans set sights on tribal gas tax compacts (March 18, 2011)
Republicans in Washington are issuing a "wake-up" call to tribes on gas tax compacts, one lawmaker said. The state entered into the compacts following a federal court decision that said...

County supervisor says Torrez Martinez Tribe owes gas taxes
Business
County supervisor says Torrez Martinez Tribe owes gas taxes (February 17, 2011)
An official in Imperial County, California, says the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Tribe owes millions of dollars in gas taxes to the state. District 4 supervisor Gary Wyatt has urged...

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