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Native American

Native American Law360 provides breaking legal news and analysis on regulation and legislation related to Native American tribes. The section also tracks litigation and deals involving Native American tribes and Native American-owned businesses.



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Latest News in Native American

  • July 20, 2018

    NEPA-Deficient Uranium Mine License Wrongly Kept: DC Circ.

    The D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission wrongly allowed Powertech to keep a uranium mining license after failing to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act over objections from the Oglala Sioux Tribe, holding that such a decision “vitiates” the environmental law’s requirements.

  • July 20, 2018

    Wis. Tribe, Village Tussle Over Apple Festival Permit

    The Oneida Nation and a Wisconsin village blasted each other in federal court Thursday as both sought quick wins in a tussle over the village’s demands that the tribe obtain a permit for an apple festival, with the battle hinging on whether the tribe’s reservation still exists under a 19th-century treaty.

  • July 20, 2018

    $38M Divvy In Tribal Deal OK'd Despite USDA Quibbles

    A D.C. federal judge on Thursday approved a plan to distribute $38 million from the landmark Keepseagle settlement to nonprofit organizations serving Native American farmers and ranchers, largely rejecting the U.S. Department of Agriculture's claims that two of the awards posed potential conflicts of interest.

  • July 20, 2018

    ND Wants $38M From Army Corps For Pipeline Protest Costs

    North Dakota filed a tort notice seeking $38 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the law enforcement resources it deployed to respond to eight months of sometimes violent Dakota Access Pipeline protests, alleging the federal government’s inaction forced the state to step in.

  • July 20, 2018

    Fed. Circ. Says Tribal Immunity Doesn't Apply In IPR

    The Federal Circuit on Friday ruled tribal sovereign immunity doesn’t apply in reviews at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, rejecting an attempt from Allergan PLC to shield patents for its dry-eye medication Restasis by transferring them to a Native American tribe.

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Areas of Coverage

  • AGENCIES
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Board of Indian Appeals
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • National Indian Gaming Commission
  • Indian Health Service
  • Office of Indian Education
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Tribal Justice
  • POLICY & REGULATION
  • Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
  • Civil Rights Act
  • Tribal recognition rules
  • Native American trust fund and land issues
  • Gaming compact negotiations
  • Federal and state tax policies and revenue-sharing
  • Native American lobbying groups
  • LITIGATION
  • Suits over development projects involving Native American groups, including mining and drilling, casinos and resorts, and shopping centers
  • Disputes over land use and other natural resources
  • Breach of trust and mismanagement of tribal resources suits
  • Native American rights, sovereignty, and tribal recognition disputes
  • Cases involving tribal employers
  • Criminal jurisdiction disputes
  • PROFILES
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of Native American and tribal law practices

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  • Corporate counsel and compliance officers at Native American-owned companies
  • Tribal leaders and tribal government officials
  • Policymakers at federal and state agencies
  • Judges and court staff across the U.S.
  • Professors, students, and library staff at every accredited law school in the U.S.
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