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Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust
Law | Politics | Trust
Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust (June 8, 2017)
Opponents of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians are stirring up controversy about a bill that affects taxation of lands going into trust.

Judge tells UPS to pay $247M for shipping Indian tobacco products
Business | Law
Judge tells UPS to pay $247M for shipping Indian tobacco products (June 1, 2017)
A federal judge said UPS turned a 'blind eye' to tax-free tobacco shipments to and from reservations in New York.

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.

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation opens public safety complex
Law
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation opens public safety complex (May 10, 2017)
The North Dakota-based tribe financed the $17.2 million facility with mineral royalties and taxes.

Crow Tribe supports legislation to make coal tax credit permanent
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Crow Tribe supports legislation to make coal tax credit permanent (May 2, 2017)
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to extend the Indian Coal Production Credit to spur economic development on and near reservations.

Judge holds UPS liable for transporting Indian tobacco products
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Judge holds UPS liable for transporting Indian tobacco products (March 29, 2017)
The world's largest package delivery company is on the hook for millions of dollars after being found liable for shipping Indian tobacco products in New York.

Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee
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Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee (March 23, 2017)
Wednesday was just another busy day for Neil Gorsuch and the federal appeals court where he has served as a judge for a decade.

Water agency dealt setback in challenge to Bureau of Indian Affairs rule
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Water agency dealt setback in challenge to Bureau of Indian Affairs rule (March 7, 2017)
It's been a bad day in court for a local government entity in southern California.

North Dakota gains financially with completion of Dakota Access
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North Dakota gains financially with completion of Dakota Access (March 2, 2017)
The $110 million in taxes are more than enough to account for the $22 million that Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) said was spent on law enforcement in the past few months.

Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal
Business | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal (February 7, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't letting the change in administration slow down plans to address a big taxation issue for tribes.

Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's Cabinet
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's Cabinet (February 2, 2017)
As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation.

North Dakota tribe threatens to walk away from energy tax deal
Environment | Politics
North Dakota tribe threatens to walk away from energy tax deal (January 12, 2017)
'We're not bluffing,' Chairman Mark Fox told lawmakers in regards to a new bill that changes oil taxation rates.

Gabe Galanda and Little Fawn Boland: Seize new tax opportunity with Donald Trump
Business | Opinion
Gabe Galanda and Little Fawn Boland: Seize new tax opportunity with Donald Trump (December 29, 2016)
'Our continued advocacy is important, especially as the Trump Administration and Congress pledge to re-write the U.S. tax code.'

Swinomish Tribe seeks recognition of original treaty boundary
Law | Trust
Swinomish Tribe seeks recognition of original treaty boundary (December 14, 2016)
Chairman Brian Cladoosby: 'Our people have been fighting for this since 1873.'

Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies
Business | National | Trust
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies (December 8, 2016)
A long-overdue update to the Indian Trader Regulations could finally address unfair systems of taxation on reservations.

Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration (December 7, 2016)
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.

Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribes
Health | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribes (November 18, 2016)
Major hurdles include funding for Indian programs and understanding the incoming president's new leadership team.

Crow Tribe signs agreement to resolve long-running tax dispute
Business | Law | National
Crow Tribe signs agreement to resolve long-running tax dispute (October 21, 2016)
The tribe will finally receive taxes on coal extracted from its mineral estate.

Chemehuevi Tribe secures approval of HEARTH Act regulations
Business | National
Chemehuevi Tribe secures approval of HEARTH Act regulations (October 20, 2016)
The California tribe won't have to seek approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs for every single business site lease.

Yakama Nation tobacco dispute goes before federal appeals court
Business | Law
Yakama Nation tobacco dispute goes before federal appeals court (September 1, 2016)
The Washington tribe is challenging a federal tax that was imposed on a business that operates on an allotment within reservation boundaries.

Lakota Country Times: County in South Dakota accused of racism
National | Trust
Lakota Country Times: County in South Dakota accused of racism (September 1, 2016)
The Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies is asking Bennett County to withdraw a 'racist' and 'misleading' resolution.

Lakota Country Times: County seeks compensation for trust lands
National | Trust
Lakota Country Times: County seeks compensation for trust lands (August 24, 2016)
Indian Country has long suffered from the failed policies of the assimilation era.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation faces challenge to taxation victory
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Citizen Potawatomi Nation faces challenge to taxation victory (July 20, 2016)
An arbitrator sided with the tribe in a major sales tax dispute but the state of Oklahoma is looking to appeal.

Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands
Law | National | Politics
Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands (July 12, 2016)
For the second time, a federal appeals court has refused to undermine the status of the Alabama tribe's reservation.

Oneida Nation considers sales tax to generate revenue for per caps
Business | Law
Oneida Nation considers sales tax to generate revenue for per caps (July 7, 2016)
The 5 percent tax on retailers would be in addition to the Wisconsin's 5 percent tax.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to collect sales tax on entire reservation
Business
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to collect sales tax on entire reservation (June 23, 2016)
Chairman Dave Archambault said some tribal members aren't happy with the council's decision.

Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire
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Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire (June 21, 2016)
A bill to exempt tribes from providing health coverage to their employees is moving forward on Capitol Hill amid opposition from Democrats.

Stillaguamish Tribe donates $400K to support public justice tax
Law | Politics
Stillaguamish Tribe donates $400K to support public justice tax (June 21, 2016)
Voters in Snohomish County in Washington are being asked to approve Proposition 1 on August 2.

Seminole Tribe won't get to argue taxation case at Supreme Court
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Seminole Tribe won't get to argue taxation case at Supreme Court (June 13, 2016)
The development wasn't a major setback since the tribe won a significant ruling before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Native Sun News: Utility firm stops taxing reservation customers
Business | National | Technology
Native Sun News: Utility firm stops taxing reservation customers (June 13, 2016)
Enrolled tribal members residing on the Northern Cheyenne reservation recently received good news from the Range Telephone Cooperative.

Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe should impose a 'wellness tax'
Health | Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe should impose a 'wellness tax' (May 10, 2016)
For all the negativity that exists in Indian Country there are always positive movements taking shape in some way or another.

Self-proclaimed 'medicine man' faces gun and tax evasion charges
Law | National
Self-proclaimed 'medicine man' faces gun and tax evasion charges (April 22, 2016)
Reuben DeHaan claims to be the minister of the 'Native American Church of Nemenha' and has raked in more than $2.7 million from his businesses.

Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme Court
Law | Opinion
Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme Court (April 12, 2016)
In his opinion for a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas was careful to keep alive a potential challenge to the tribe’s regulatory authority in the portion of the reservation occupied by non-Indians.

Law Article: Seminole Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear tax case
Business | Law
Law Article: Seminole Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear tax case (April 8, 2016)
Litigation involving the state taxation of Indian tribes and associated activities performed on Indian lands has grown in recent years given the increase in the number and scope of for-profit transactions engaged in by Indian tribes and non-Indian businesses.

Charles Kader: Native businesses considered a threat to society
Canada | Opinion
Charles Kader: Native businesses considered a threat to society (April 4, 2016)
The Native business people, all over, feel extremely hard pressed to provide for their families, living under the threat of asset forfeiture and imprisonment.

Members of Miccosukee Tribe lose appeal in income tax dispute
Law
Members of Miccosukee Tribe lose appeal in income tax dispute (March 24, 2016)
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the federal government cannot be sued due to its sovereign immunity.

Kansas Legislature approves tobacco compacts with two tribes
Business | Law | Politics
Kansas Legislature approves tobacco compacts with two tribes (March 24, 2016)
The Iowa Tribe and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation entered into the agreements and negotiations continue with two more tribes.

Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case
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Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case (March 23, 2016)
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) is standing down -- for now -- after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory in a closely-watched reservation diminishment case.

Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case
Law | National
Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case (March 22, 2016)
By a unanimous vote, the justices determined that Congress did not intend to change the boundaries of the tribe's reservation in Nebraska.

Russell Begaye: Tribes face obstacles to economic development
Business | Opinion
Russell Begaye: Tribes face obstacles to economic development (March 21, 2016)
This week, many tribes from across the country will gather in Las Vegas for the Res 2016 convention, to celebrate business successes, seek out new business opportunities and find innovative ways to get around common barriers many of us face.

Oneida Nation seeks to renew land agreement with community
Trust
Oneida Nation seeks to renew land agreement with community (March 16, 2016)
The tribe wants to pay the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, for services to its trust properties but some local leaders have concerns about taxation and jurisdiction issues.

BIA approves HEARTH Act leasing regulations for Shakopee Tribe
Business | National | Trust
BIA approves HEARTH Act leasing regulations for Shakopee Tribe (March 15, 2016)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota will no longer have to seek approval for every business site lease.

Miccosukee Tribe returns Billy Cypress to power despite theft claim
Politics
Miccosukee Tribe returns Billy Cypress to power despite theft claim (March 8, 2016)
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.

Opinion: Decision signals victory in Indian Country taxation lawsuit
Law | Opinion
Opinion: Decision signals victory in Indian Country taxation lawsuit (March 7, 2016)
Although this ruling does not finally decide the case, the court's reasoning indicates that it is likely to invalidate the tax when it does issue a final decision.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community criticizes seizure of tobacco
Business | Canada | Law
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community criticizes seizure of tobacco (February 17, 2016)
The state of Michigan claims the cigarettes, which were manufactured by a company based on a First Nation in Canada, didn't bear state tax stamps.

David Wilkins: Justice Antonin Scalia's anti-Indian track record
Law | Opinion
David Wilkins: Justice Antonin Scalia's anti-Indian track record (February 17, 2016)
Justice Scalia’s Indian Law opinions between 1986-2016 both reaffirmed federal superiority over Native peoples and also dramatically elevated state power vis-a-vis tribal governments in most of the opinions he wrote or joined.

Bill in Nebraska authorizes tax revenue agreements with tribes
Business | Education | Politics
Bill in Nebraska authorizes tax revenue agreements with tribes (January 26, 2016)
The bill also includes tax breaks for businesses on reservations and directs a portion of the state's community college levy to tribal colleges.

Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court seems more sympathetic to Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case
Law | Opinion
Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court seems more sympathetic to Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case (January 22, 2016)
The case got its start when the tribe — with approval of the federal government — decided to regulate liquor sales on the reservation.

Supreme Court hears Omaha Tribe reservation boundary dispute
Law | National
Supreme Court hears Omaha Tribe reservation boundary dispute (January 20, 2016)
The justices appeared skeptical of the state of Nebraska's attempts to diminish the reservation by excluding the village of Pender from the tribe's land base.

Omaha Tribe lands in Supreme Court in reservation boundary case
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Omaha Tribe lands in Supreme Court in reservation boundary case (January 19, 2016)
The outcome will determine whether the village of Pender remains a part of the reservation in northeastern Nebraska.

Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court considers Omaha Tribe dispute
Law
Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court considers Omaha Tribe dispute (January 14, 2016)
The Supreme Court is now being asked to define what happens to Indian lands after Congress agreed to let settlers occupy lands within an Indian reservation.

Kathleen Nilles: Five ways tribes can reduce taxes for members
Law | Opinion
Kathleen Nilles: Five ways tribes can reduce taxes for members (January 7, 2016)
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.

Editorial: North Dakota tribe should renew energy tax agreement
Opinion
Editorial: North Dakota tribe should renew energy tax agreement (January 6, 2016)
Everyone seemed happy with the agreement until oil prices started to dive.

Capitol Hill compromise renews tax breaks for Indian Country
Business | National | Politics
Capitol Hill compromise renews tax breaks for Indian Country (December 16, 2015)
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act includes provisions aimed boosting employment and economic development on and near reservations.

Suquamish Tribe debuts second marijuana outlet in Washington
Business | Law | National
Suquamish Tribe debuts second marijuana outlet in Washington (December 9, 2015)
The tribe is imposing the same 37 percent tax as the state as well as an additional 8.2 percent tax on sales of marijuana at the Agate Dreams store.

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.

Kevin Leecy: Tribes remain a vital segment of our community
Opinion
Kevin Leecy: Tribes remain a vital segment of our community (November 27, 2015)
Indian tribes remain sovereign nations. Our people are still here. Our governments are still here. We still retain our rights.

Miccosukee Tribe removes Chairman Colley Billie from office
Law | Politics
Miccosukee Tribe removes Chairman Colley Billie from office (November 11, 2015)
Tribal members accused Colley Billie of removing $82 million from a reserve account tied to an ongoing taxation dispute.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules listening session
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules listening session (November 2, 2015)
Dual taxation, tax credits and the large employer mandate that is forcing some tribes to pay millions of dollars in tax penalties are some of the items on the agenda.

Tribes urge Obama administration to take a stand on taxation
Business | Law | National | Politics
Tribes urge Obama administration to take a stand on taxation (October 21, 2015)
Encroachments by state and local governments are seen as a major hindrance to economic development in Indian Country.

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