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States win big victory with Supreme Court ruling on online taxation
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States win big victory with Supreme Court ruling on online taxation (June 21, 2018)

The nation's highest court has opened the door for states to impose taxes on internet sales, a major development that further encroaches on tribal efforts to expand their economies.

Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions
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Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions (June 18, 2018)

The Supreme Court is almost finished with its current term, one in which Indian Country fared surprisingly well. But the drama isn't over yet.

Yakama Nation celebrates treaty whose provisions are questioned by Trump
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Yakama Nation celebrates treaty whose provisions are questioned by Trump (June 7, 2018)

The Yakama Nation is commemorating the 163rd anniversary of its treaty amid doubts raised by the Trump administration.

Trump administration goes against tribal interests in treaty case
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Trump administration goes against tribal interests in treaty case (May 16, 2018)

After seven months, the Trump administration has finally provided its views in a closely-watched treaty rights case and it's not looking good for Indian Country.

HEARTH Act remains popular as tribes assert more control on homelands
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HEARTH Act remains popular as tribes assert more control on homelands (April 24, 2018)

Tribes are making the federal government get out of the way when it comes to leasing on their homelands.

Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
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Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty' (April 24, 2018)

A raid on the Winnebago Tribe's tobacco operations has spawned a new lawsuit in federal court.

Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress
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Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress (March 16, 2018)

Gavin Clarkson knows the value of hard work and education, having learned those lessons from his Choctaw father.

Tulalip Tribes head to trial in closely-watched dual taxation case
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Tulalip Tribes head to trial in closely-watched dual taxation case (March 14, 2018)

Should states and counties be able to tax businesses in Indian Country?

Tribes weigh in on taxation case ahead of Supreme Court arguments
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Tribes weigh in on taxation case ahead of Supreme Court arguments (March 5, 2018)

An online taxation case could hinder economic growth in Indian Country unless the U.S. Supreme Court addresses tribal sovereignty.

Frank LaMere: Native people are still fighting for our own rights
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Frank LaMere: Native people are still fighting for our own rights (February 12, 2018)

It seems like it is always the Indians versus their neighbors or my Winnebago people versus the whole world.

Mark Trahant: Battle over the budget grows as deficit spending explodes
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Mark Trahant: Battle over the budget grows as deficit spending explodes (January 17, 2018)

The first year of the Trump era has been challenging.

Mark Trahant: Let's make 2018 the year we focus on policy instead of tweets
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Mark Trahant: Let's make 2018 the year we focus on policy instead of tweets (January 12, 2018)

Elections in America are usually fought over nonsense. Trivial topics. Stuff that grabs headlines

Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress
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Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress (December 19, 2017)

A $1.5 trillion tax reform bill represents a rare and now missed opportunity to address the many economic development disparities in Indian Country, Democratic members of Congress said.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Chief Chief Irv Powless was a legend and a friend
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Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Chief Chief Irv Powless was a legend and a friend (December 13, 2017)

When I think of what it requires to be a rotiane in the best sense, Chief Irv Powless exemplified this in every instance of his 88 years and for that I am grateful

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community secures federal permit to manufacture tobacco
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community secures federal permit to manufacture tobacco (December 12, 2017)

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is joining the tobacco manufacturing business and is partnering with an Indian owned firm..

Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens
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Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens (December 4, 2017)

So many of our tribal citizens are the low end when it comes to earning. This bill does nothing to lighten that tax load.

Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts
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Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts (November 27, 2017)

Thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native children will lose their health insurance unless Congress reenacts the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country isn't valued as lawmakers move on tax reform bill
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country isn't valued as lawmakers move on tax reform bill (November 20, 2017)

There is no better way for any legislature — be it a tribal council, a state assembly, or a Congress — to telegraph what’s most important to a society than through tax policy.

Mark Trahant: Republicans target health care and education to pay for tax cuts
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Mark Trahant: Republicans target health care and education to pay for tax cuts (November 15, 2017)

Here we go again. The Congress is hell bent on wrecking the Affordable Care Act.

Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program
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Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program (November 14, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has seen its first casualty of the Trump era with the resignation of a senior official whose connection to a failed loan generated renewed scrutiny.

President Trump told tribes to 'just do it' when it comes to energy development
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President Trump told tribes to 'just do it' when it comes to energy development (November 6, 2017)

President Donald Trump so far has hosted just one public event with tribes and a new report about the meeting is raising eyebrows.

Mark Trahant: Republicans focus on taxes as climate assessment gets worse
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Mark Trahant: Republicans focus on taxes as climate assessment gets worse (November 6, 2017)

Two serious debates in Washington right now: Climate change and taxes. These are connected.

Native Sun News Today: County once again seeks compensation for Indian trust lands
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Native Sun News Today: County once again seeks compensation for Indian trust lands (November 3, 2017)

Back in July the Bennett County Commission in South Dakota passed a resolution calling for more 'federal impact aid funding in lieu of property taxes on Indian trust lands.'

Cronkite News: Tribes left out of Republican push for tax reform in Washington
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Cronkite News: Tribes left out of Republican push for tax reform in Washington (November 2, 2017)

A day before Republicans were expected to unveil their plan to overhaul the tax code, tribal leaders and senators complained that Indian Country once again does not have a seat at the table.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on tax policy reform
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Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on tax policy reform (October 31, 2017)

Republicans in Congress are shifting their focus to tax reform as tribal interests wait to see whether they will be included.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tax reform policy
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tax reform policy (October 30, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up tax reform as Republicans prepare to unveil a major policy bill.

Tribes don't want to be left behind as Washington turns to tax policy reform
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Tribes don't want to be left behind as Washington turns to tax policy reform (October 26, 2017)

With Indian Country's standing within the Trump administration still in flux, tribal leaders are turning to Congress to include them in tax reform efforts.

Tribes press Congress for greater authority -- including taxation -- over their lands
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Tribes press Congress for greater authority -- including taxation -- over their lands (October 25, 2017)

Tribal leaders and their advocates are embracing a once-controversial Indian land bill, seeing it as a means for exercising greater control of their economic futures.

Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule
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Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule (October 24, 2017)

Tribes are eager to end dual taxation on their reservations. Is the Trump administration listening?

Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Republicans focus on tax reform
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Republicans focus on tax reform (October 3, 2017)

The larger issue of tax reform and its impact on Indian Country is still a complicated question.

Bureau of Indian Affairs approves first HEARTH Act regulations of Trump era
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Bureau of Indian Affairs approves first HEARTH Act regulations of Trump era (September 6, 2017)

Two more tribes are taking advantage of the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act, a self-determination law that has proven popular in Indian Country.

President Trump visits North Dakota after approving controversial Dakota Access Pipeline
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President Trump visits North Dakota after approving controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (September 6, 2017)

President Donald Trump is focusing on tax reform in a speech at an oil refinery in North Dakota.

Tribe raises taxes on oil developers as money continues to flow to North Dakota
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Tribe raises taxes on oil developers as money continues to flow to North Dakota (August 30, 2017)

A dual system of taxation has resulted in the state of North Dakota earning more money on oil development than the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the owner of the resources.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe buys well-known gas station and store for $2.3 million
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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.

Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal
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Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal (August 7, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is poised to help tribes resolve a long-standing taxation issue even as a powerful lawmaker from President Trump's own party expresses resistance.

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation
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Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation (July 26, 2017)

A senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was hired by the Trump administration to work on energy, economic development and related issues is making a seemingly big promise to tribes.

Washington asks high court to overturn Yakama Nation treaty victory
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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.

Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.