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Disenrollment is once again on the rise, according to tribal advocates and victims of a practice seen as unfair and dehumanizing.
America has plenty of money for corporate welfare and defense contractors. Why so little for tribal citizens?
A treaty promise made to the Blood Tribe in 1877 is the subject of a new settlement.
The Canadian government continues to distribute $5 every year to citizens of First Nations whose ancestor signed treaties requiring annuity payments.
The Colorado-based tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest of the funds.
Tribal citizens who have been punished by their governments are finding few allies in the federal court system but that isn't stopping them from seeking justice.
The tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest.
The Michigan tribe earlier this year lowered the annual payment to $60,000 for most adults.
Each member will receive about $1,400 from the tribe's share of the Ramah contract support costs settlement.
The tribe has a relatively small membership and a generous yearly per capita of $10,000 so the removals are being viewed with skepticism.
The 5 percent tax on retailers would be in addition to the Wisconsin's 5 percent tax.
Sales are due to begin in early 2017 and there are plans to open retail locations off the reservation.
Each tribal member receives $6,500 a year thanks to energy development on the reservation but some critics are alleging mismanagement.
A bail bond company and a trust entity wanted the tribe to pay the debts of one of its members.
The tribe needed a new leader because former chairman Colley Billie was removed from office last November amid allegations of $82 million in financial mismanagement.
The director of Native American Services for the state of New York was able to take the money over seven years without being detected.
Thanks to the passage of federal legislation, as well as some favorable IRS administrative rulings and procedures, tribal leaders now have the ability to structure programs and establish plans that can relieve federal and state income tax burdens.
Romeo Whitebird was just seven months old when he was beaten by his caretaker, who is now serving nine years in prison.
During World War II, the Canadian government took 55,000 acres for a shooting and bombing practice range.
Tribal members can pick up their checks at the Blackhawk Center Gym on December 3.
Tribal members accused Colley Billie of removing $82 million from a reserve account tied to an ongoing taxation dispute.
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final guidance after extensive consultation in Indian Country
A deferred per capita plan is a plan sponsored by an Indian tribal government that permits its members to voluntarily invest a portion of their per capita distributions in a tax-deferred savings vehicle.
Members are upset about the loss of the $250 payment but youth benefited from a $300 clothing allowance.
Chairman Colley Billie claimed immunity but the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals said the tribe's sovereignty is not superior to that of the United States.
Tribal members gave up their per capita payments in order to acquire the 480-acre site for $1.35 million.
'Wishing you a Happy Easter!' the Mandan Hidatsa & Arikara Nation said in a March 31 announcement of a $1,000 gift to each enrolled tribal member.
Former treasurer-secretary Jake Suppah claims the tribe is about to run out of money for key programs and for per capita payments.
A non-Indian man must reimburse $72,000 to the tribe after losing a lawsuit.
Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment.
To be sure, tribal per capita distributions are presently catalyzing the most severe form of Indian poverty.
The new Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act, which became law in September, is now an issue in the case.
The bill ensures that payments received in connection with a treaty settlement aren't subject to state or federal taxation.
A December 15 hearing could determine whether Chairman Colley Billie is held in contempt for refusing to turn over financial information about tribal members.
The tribe received a $193 million settlement and distributed half on a per capita basis.
The payments to citizens of the Grand Portage Band will be exempt from state and federal taxation under H.R.3608.
The tribe accused Judge Marcia Cooke of bias, citing statements she made in open court.
Donna Ennis shares correspondence between her great grandfather and the Interior Department over his trust funds.
The tribe was drawn into the dispute because it fronted the legal fees for two tribal members who were held liable in a fatal vehicle accident.
The payout is the largest tribal settlement reached by the Obama administration.
Five bills affecting taxation, tribal foster children, a land dispute, land-into-trust and an Alaska Native corporation are on the agenda.
The tribe has accused three of its former attorneys of malpractice and fraud.
Jay Daniels says tribal members who oppose resource development shouldn't accept per capita payments from those activities.
Attorney Gabe Galanda says academics are partly to blame for the disenrollment epidemic in Indian Country.
Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses the pitfalls of tribal per capita payments.
It looks like Gov. Eddie Hamilton is the stable and legitimate leader.
Most of the discussion centered on a bill to authorize self-determination contracts for the Cobell land buy-back program.
Bills address taxation of per capita payments for a Minnesota tribe, the safety of Native children, the Cobell buy-back program and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho.
At one point, band members were receiving more than $10,000 a year.
Two tribal members were held responsible for the death of a woman in a drunken-driving accident but they haven't paid.
Including the Navajo Nation, 73 tribes have reached settlements with the Obama administration.
Accountant discusses case in which the Puyallup Tribe of Washington fought the Internal Revenue Service over a per capita issue.
Members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe of Wyoming are expected to receive per capita payments next week.
Members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming are boosting the local economy thanks to a $6,300 per capita payment.
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming are sharing in a $157 million trust fund settlement.
The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming has received a $157 million trust fund settlement.
The Puyallup Tribe of Washington has prevailed in a taxation dispute with the Internal Revenue Service.
The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming announced a per capita payment from a recent trust fund settlement.
Attorneys discuss guidance from Internal Revenue Service regarding the taxation of per capita payments from tribal trust funds.