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2018 Farm Bill Is Historic For Indian Country
The 2018 Farm Bill is a huge legislative accomplishment. It earned a super-majority of bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, and it included dozens of provisions sought by Indian Country.
United States
3 Jan 2019
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
U.S. Department Of Agriculture Releases 2018 Farm Bill Principles
Sonny Perdue, secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), released the Trump Administration's 2018 Farm Bill and Legislative Principles on Jan. 24, 2018.
United States
26 Jan 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
Presidential Memorandum Launches New Pilot Program To Test Drone Operations
The White House issued a Presidential Memorandum on Oct. 25, 2017, directing the U.S. DOT and FAA to launch a three-year UAS Integration Pilot Program...
United States
3 Nov 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
Secretary Of Interior Nominee Willing To Work For Tribes
President-Elect Donald Trump has officially announced Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) as his nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI).
United States
28 Dec 2016
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
State Of Alaska Ends Its Fight
The newly appointed Alaska Attorney General, Jahna Lindemuth, announced on Monday that the State of Alaska will drop its litigation appeal that challenged the regulations issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior permitting the Bureau of Indian Affairs to process applications from Indian tribes in Alaska, like tribes elsewhere, in order to have Interior hold their land in trust for them and subject to limited tribal jurisdiction mostly concurrent with that of the State
United States
19 Aug 2016
FinCEN Assesses Significant Penalty Against Casino For Bank Secrecy Act Violations
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) assessed a civil money penalty in the amount of $2.8 million against The Gardens Casino for Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) regulatory violations.
United States
25 Jul 2016
HHS To Apply Medicare Rates For Physician, Other Health Services Purchased By IHS-Funded Programs
The final rule comes in response to an increasing demand for PRC care, which in recent years has consistently exceeded available funding.
United States
15 Apr 2016
U.S.-Canada Arctic Partnership Calls For Collaboration With Native Americans, Alaska Natives
The U.S. and Canada hope to extend this partnership to Mexico in the near future.
United States
1 Apr 2016
Parity For Tribal Governments Operating Drones
In 2012, unmanned aircraft systems legislation left tribal governments out of the definition of governments eligible to use UAS by means of Section 334 Certificates of Waiver or Authorization.
United States
9 Mar 2016
Indian-Owned Businesses Should See More Procurement Contracts Under New Buy Indian Policy
The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs on Jan. 12, 2016, announced a new policy to improve the implementation of the Buy Indian Act of 1910.
United States
28 Jan 2016
D.C. District Court To Clean Up Indian Farmers And Ranchers Class Action
After years of post-settlement wrangling in a class action lawsuit brought by Native American farmers and ranchers for damages arising from what they claimed was systemic discrimination against them by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the parties reached agreement last month on a modification to their initial settlement.
United States
15 Jan 2016
Indian Tribes Have Important November 19 CSC Filing Deadline
The DOI Settlement Funds are Available for Tribes with Self-Determination Contracts and Self-Governance Agreements.
United States
12 Oct 2015
Administrative Law Judge Rules Camera-Equipped Model Airplanes Are Cleared for Take-Off
A ruling by an administrative law judge punches a hole through the FAA's ban on the unlicensed use of commercial drones.
United States
8 Mar 2014
Drones In The United States: What Will It Take To Fly?
It's only a matter of time. Unmanned aerial technology – called UAVs, UASs or drones – for civilian use in the United States is inevitable.
United States
7 Feb 2014
September Fiscal Fights In Congress Threaten To Ground Tribal Plans For Drones
Domestic use of drones by Native American Indian tribal governments for resource management and public safety may be grounded before takeoff, at least for a while, by fiscal dogfights and privacy concerns that will play out later this month in the U.S. Congress.
United States
9 Sep 2013
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