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Filed Under: Law | Politics | Trust
Chumash Tribe wins dismissal of suit over status of reservation (07/03)
Chairman Vincent Armenta cheers the rejection of the 'frivolous' case but anticipates future battles with local opponents.

Filed Under: Business | National | Politics
Senate committee focuses on access to capital in Indian Country (06/18)
Funding for the loan guarantee program at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the community development financial institutions fund at the Department of Treasury remains low.

Filed Under: Law | National
Ute Tribe wins major ruling in long-running dispute with state (06/17)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeal rebuked state and local authorities in Utah for repeatedly challenging the sovereignty of the tribe.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
Judge sanctions plaintiffs and attorneys in Dakota land dispute (06/11)
The Wolfchild plaintiffs also were ordered to post a $200,000 appeal bond after losing yet another ruling in their long-running case.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Hualapai Tribe mired in litigation over Grand Canyon Skywalk (06/10)
A public relations firm, a law firm and a firm started by a late non-Indian developer are duking it out in federal court.

Filed Under: Law | National
Appeals court opens leader of Miccosukee Tribe to IRS summons (06/02)
Chairman Colley Billie claimed immunity but the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals said the tribe's sovereignty is not superior to that of the United States.

Filed Under: Opinion
David Wilkins: Disenrollments aren't about tribal sovereignty (05/12)
Tribal politicians and jurists who work to disenroll legitimate Native citizens justify their perverted behavior by wrapping themselves in the cloak of sovereign power.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Quinault Nation hails dismissal of lawsuit over lake ownership (05/05)
President Fawn Sharp affirmed that Lake Quinault 'undisputedly' lies within the boundaries of the reservation.

Filed Under: Business | Law | Opinion
Opinion: Connecticut takes wrong approach with tribal lenders (04/30)
While payday lending is technically illegal in Connecticut, Federally-recognized Native American tribes and their elected representatives are immune from Connecticut process and suit.

Filed Under: Business | Law | Opinion
Editorial: Tribal online lending operations deserve state scrutiny (04/13)
The real lenders, the ones who are raking in the incredible profits, are unscrupulous lenders with no claim to sovereignty.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National | Technology
Otoe-Missouria Tribe wages campaign to protect online lending (04/07)
A group called Institute for Liberty launched Native Kids First after the state of Connecticut went after the tribe's lending operation.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Navajo Nation case against Urban Outfitters goes to higher court (03/12)
The company sold products with the 'Navajo' name without the tribe's permission. The goods weren't Indian-produced either.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Chairman of Otoe-Missouria Tribe disputes fine in lending dispute (03/12)
Chairman John Shotton is accusing officials in Connecticut of violating his civil rights.

Filed Under: Law | National
Turtle Talk announces winner of big Indian law and policy contest (01/16)
The answer may surprise you!

Filed Under: Business | Law
Supreme Court won't take up Seminole Tribe's taxation case (01/13)
The tribe sought a refund for gasoline taxes paid to the state.

Filed Under: Law | National
Supreme Court brings good news to Cayuga Nation in land dispute (12/08)
The justices won't let a county in New York file a late petition in a foreclosure case.

Filed Under: Law
Supreme Court to consider motion in Cayuga Nation land case (12/01)
A county in New York wants permission to appeal the case even though it missed the deadline to file a petition with the nation's highest court.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Divided court won't extend Seneca Nation immunity to business (11/25)
By a 4-3 vote, the New York Court of Appeals opens the tribe's golf course to a lawsuit.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills (11/21)
The bills affect an Alaska Native corporation, the Hualapai Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
Judge dismisses lawsuit against chairman of Chumash Tribe (11/13)
Chairman Vincent Armenta said he's tired of being sued by opposition groups.

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