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DOE Loan Program Issues New Tribal Energy Solicitation With Key Improvements
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has opened the doors of its much anticipated Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program (TELGP), which can guarantee up to $2 billion in loans to support economic opportunities...
United States
2 Aug 2018
Tax Parity, Kiddie Tax Exemption Still Needed For Indian Country
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 moved through Congress and was signed into law at breakneck speed.
United States
5 Jun 2018
Supreme Court Update: Court Issues Series Of Decisions Impacting Tribal Interests
The Supreme Court's 2017-2018 term has been unusually busy with cases affecting Indian tribes and tribal interests ranging from tribal trust lands, online sports betting, boundary disputes...
United States
1 Jun 2018
President Trump's Infrastructure Plan And Tribal Bonds
President Trump's proposed infrastructure plan as described in the "Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure" would expand the ability of governmental bodies to issue tax-exempt bonds...
United States
12 Apr 2018
Five Tips For Ethical Practices When Doing Business In Indian Country
It is a challenge for a business to determine the best practices to follow when operating a business on tribal lands, or for a Native American tribe to consider investing in a project for economic development.
United States
6 Apr 2018
Limitations Period Doesn't Apply To Tribal Claim For Mismanagement Of Trust Funds
A decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Jan. 5, 2018, has important implications for breach of trust claims involving tribal trust funds.
United States
17 Jan 2018
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Receives Partial Victory In South Dakota Tax Case
In a recent case before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Gerlach, Case No. 14-4171 (D.S.D. Sept. 15, 2017)...
United States
19 Oct 2017
Funding Opportunities Available For Energy Development On Tribal Lands
•As the Trump Administration focuses on promoting American energy independence, it has made available new funding opportunities to deploy tribal energy projects on tribal lands.
United States
18 Aug 2017
Senate Bill Provides Parity: Tribal Government Regulation Of UAS On Tribal Lands
Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on May 25, 2017, introduced the Drone Federalism Act of 2017 to allow any state...
United States
19 Jun 2017
D.C. Circuit Awards Navajo Nation $15.7 Million In Additional Annual ISDEAA Funding
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on April 4, 2017...
United States
13 Apr 2017
Six Tips For Tribal Governments To Reduce Tribal Member Taxes In 2017
As the Republican-led Congress and White House move forward on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and major tax-reform legislation...
United States
13 Feb 2017
California Indian Law Association Seeks Applications For 2017 Scholarship
The California Indian Law Association (CILA) has announced that it is partnering with the California Bar Foundation to provide a 3L Diversity Scholarship to a graduating Native American law student...
United States
20 Jan 2017
Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In First Indian Law Case Of 2017
The case will continue to be closely watched as the Court begins to issue decisions later this year.
United States
16 Jan 2017
Reorganization Of Title 25 ("Indians") Of The US Code
Effective September 1, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Law Revision Counsel reorganized portions of Title 25 "Indians" of the United States Code ("U.S.C.") by reclassifying...
United States
6 Jan 2017
Legislative Opportunities For Tribal Governments Under The Trump Administration
With the advent of a Republican-controlled White House and Congress, many who work in Washington, D.C., on behalf of Indian tribes may be tempted to adopt a defensive posture.
United States
24 Nov 2016
DOE To Deploy Funds For Clean Energy And Energy Efficiency Projects In Indian Country
The U.S. DOE's Office of Indian Energy has announced its Notice of Intent for funding opportunities ranging from $50,000 to $1 million to maximize the development and deployment of clean energy and energy efficiency solutions in Indian Country.
United States
25 Oct 2016
Five Tips For Forming A Tribal Electric Utility
Forming a tribal public utility allows a community to independently manage its own energy resources, operate more efficiently than its current electric service provider, and serve the needs of its community.
United States
18 Oct 2016
Clean Water Act: Treatment As A State And Federal Baseline Water Quality Standards
Section 518(e) of the Clean Water Act authorizes the EPA to treat eligible federally recognized tribes, with Indian reservations, as a state for purposes of administering section 303 provisions of the CWA.
United States
4 Oct 2016
Administration Announces Schedule For Government-To-Government Consultations On Infrastructure Decision-Making
On September 23, the Department of the Army, Department of the Interior, and Department of Justice announced seven formal government-to-government consultation meetings...
United States
3 Oct 2016
Democrats Request GAO Investigation On Policies Protecting Health & Environmental Safety Of Tribal Communities
"Tribes have the right to self-determination and the right to have a say in decisions that impact their health, sacred lands, and cultural preservation."
United States
13 Sep 2016
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