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Filed Under: Law
Miccosukee Tribe wins decision in dispute over fees paid to court (01/27)
A non-Indian man must reimburse $72,000 to the tribe after losing a lawsuit.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Tribes are carrying out the wishes of the colonizer (01/16)
Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Disenrollments are bankrupting our tribal nations (01/15)
To be sure, tribal per capita distributions are presently catalyzing the most severe form of Indian poverty.

Filed Under: Law
Judge delays contempt decision for chairman of Miccosukee Tribe (12/23)
The new Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act, which became law in September, is now an issue in the case.

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President Obama signs Grand Portage Band per capita bill into law (12/22)
The bill ensures that payments received in connection with a treaty settlement aren't subject to state or federal taxation.

Filed Under: Law
Chair of Miccosukee Tribe faces contempt over dispute with IRS (12/09)
A December 15 hearing could determine whether Chairman Colley Billie is held in contempt for refusing to turn over financial information about tribal members.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
Colville Tribes appeals court dismisses trust fund settlement case (12/09)
The tribe received a $193 million settlement and distributed half on a per capita basis.

Filed Under: Politics
House passes bill to address Grand Portage Band per capitas (11/21)
The payments will be exempt from state and federal taxation under H.R.3608.

Filed Under: Law
Federal judge won't be removed from Miccosukee Tribe's case (10/24)
The tribe accused Judge Marcia Cooke of bias, citing statements she made in open court.

Filed Under: Opinion | Trust
Donna Ennis: Ancestor starting asking about trust fund in 1900s (09/29)
Donna Ennis shares correspondence between her great grandfather and the Interior Department over his trust funds.

Filed Under: Law
Miccosukee Tribe reclaims nearly $5M in wrongful death case (09/25)
The tribe was drawn into the dispute because it fronted the legal fees for two tribal members who were held liable in a fatal vehicle accident.

Filed Under: Law | National | Trust
Navajo Nation leaders weigh use of $554M trust fund settlement (09/23)
The payout is the largest tribal settlement reached by the Obama administration.

Filed Under: Politics
House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on tribal bills (09/17)
Five bills affecting taxation, tribal foster children, a land dispute, land-into-trust and an Alaska Native corporation are on the agenda.

Filed Under: Law
Miccosukee Tribe seeks removal of judge in dispute with lawyers (09/11)
The tribe has accused three of its former attorneys of malpractice and fraud.

Filed Under: Opinion
Jay Daniels: Return per cap if you oppose resource development (09/10)
Jay Daniels says tribal members who oppose resource development shouldn't accept per capita payments from those activities.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Academia won't tackle tribal disenrollment issues (08/27)
Attorney Gabe Galanda says academics are partly to blame for the disenrollment epidemic in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Per capitas only bring tribes to self-termination (08/13)
Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses the pitfalls of tribal per capita payments.

Filed Under: Law | Politics | Trust
Leadership flap in Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes appears settled (08/01)
It looks like Gov. Eddie Hamilton is the stable and legitimate leader.

Filed Under: Cobell | Politics | Trust
Audio from House subcommittee hearing on five tribal measures (07/29)
Most of the discussion centered on a bill to authorize self-determination contracts for the Cobell land buy-back program.

Filed Under: Cobell | Politics | Trust
House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs hearing (07/29)
Bills address taxation of per capita payments for a Minnesota tribe, the safety of Native children, the Cobell buy-back program and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho.

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