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Bracing for Impact: Millions of Tribal Acres at Stake in Upcoming Court Ruling

Bracing for Impact: Millions of Tribal Acres at Stake in Upcoming Court Ruling

Tribal advocates anxiously await a meeting of an en banc panel of federal judges who will soon decide whether a legal opinion that could have a negative impact on millions…

Havre businessman pleads guilty in corruption case to the Chippewa Cree Tribe

Havre businessman pleads guilty in corruption case to the Chippewa Cree Tribe

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) – A Havre businessman has pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy that defrauded the Chippewa Cree Tribe and funneled money to several others involved,…

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe responds to state suit against casino plan

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe responds to state suit against casino plan

BOSTON (AP) — An American Indian tribe proposing a casino on Martha’s Vineyard argued in federal court filings on Wednesday that it never waived its sovereign immunity when it reached…

Indian Gaming > 9th Circuit sets oral arguments in Big Lagoon Rancheria dispute

Indian Gaming > 9th Circuit sets oral arguments in Big Lagoon Rancheria dispute

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California, an Indian gaming case that’s being closely watched throughout Indian Country, next month. The Big Lagoon Rancheria…

Washington law firm Dickstein Shapiro becomes smaller, more focused business

Washington law firm Dickstein Shapiro becomes smaller, more focused business

On paper, Dickstein Shapiro, the 61-year-old Washington law and lobby firm, had a difficult year in 2013. It experienced a 20 percent drop in revenue and a 35 percent drop…

Seventh Circuit Rules against Western Sky in Jackson v. Payday Financial LLC — A Warning to Indian Country

Seventh Circuit Rules against Western Sky in Jackson v. Payday Financial LLC — A Warning to Indian Country

Here is the opinion: CA7 Opinion Based on these findings, we now conclude that the Plaintiffs’ action should not have been dismissed because the arbitral mechanism specified in the agreement…

Nooksack tribe can’t claim sovereignty in casino loan case

Nooksack tribe can’t claim sovereignty in casino loan case

The Nooksack Indian Tribe cannot claim its sovereignty trumps the terms of a contract it signed to obtain a loan for its casino, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday, Aug.…

Keepseagle plaintiffs question reliability of own counsel

Keepseagle plaintiffs question reliability of own counsel

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The plaintiffs of the historic Keepseagle lawsuit that pitted the Native American farmers and ranchers against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are now questioning…

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