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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

  • January 15, 2019

    Shutdown Draining Tribes, National Parks, Dem Panel Told

    A Democratic committee heard testimony Tuesday about the ongoing federal shutdown, with House Democrats blaming President Donald Trump for the shutdown and hearing testimony detailing the shutdown's worsening impact on Native Americans and public lands.

  • January 15, 2019

    4th Circ. Backs Va. Water Permit For $5B Pipeline

    A Fourth Circuit panel has rejected a petition by a coalition of environmental groups that challenged Virginia’s decision to issue a Clean Water Act certification for the $5 billion Atlantic Coast gas pipeline, saying the state did not act arbitrarily and ignore the project’s risks.

  • January 15, 2019

    CWA Shift Pushes Calif., States Toward Stricter Water Regs

    California is close to finalizing new protections for its wetlands in response to the Trump administration's proposal to redefine which waters are subject to federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction, leading the way for like-minded states that could use their considerable authority to counteract a new definition they see as inadequate.

  • January 15, 2019

    States, Tribes Back Swinomish In BNSF Appeal At 9th Circ.

    Three states and three tribes have urged the Ninth Circuit to uphold a lower court decision favoring the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in its suit against BNSF Railway Co. over shipping crude oil across reservation land, saying federal law doesn’t pre-empt an easement pact and treaty rights are at stake.

  • January 15, 2019

    States Urge 5th Circ. To Reverse ICWA Invalidation Order

    California, Massachusetts, Illinois and New Jersey have joined over a dozen states that are throwing support behind four tribes and the federal government as they seek to overturn a decision deeming the Indian Child Welfare Act unconstitutional, arguing that the statute provides critical protections for Native American children and their families.

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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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  • Attorneys who focus on Native American law
  • 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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