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Mark Trahant: Battle over the budget grows as deficit spending explodes
Opinion | Politics
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
Opinion | Politics
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
National | Politics
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
Opinion
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
Business
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
Opinion | Politics
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
Health | Opinion | Politics
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
Opinion | Politics
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
Education | Opinion | Politics
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
National | Politics
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
Environment | Law | National | Politics
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
Environment | Opinion | Politics
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
National | Politics
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
Business | National | Politics
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
National | Politics
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
Business | National | Politics
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
Business | National | Politics
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
Business | National | Politics | Trust
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
Business | National | Politics
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
Opinion | Politics
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
Business | National | Politics
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
Business | National | Politics
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
Business | National
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
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.

Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal
Business | National | Politics
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
Business | National | Politics
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
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.

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
Business | National | Politics
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
Business | Law | National
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
Law | National | Politics
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
Business | Law | National
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
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics
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
Business | Law | National
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
Business | Health | Law | National | Politics
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
Business | Law | National
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.

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