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Nevada-based Tribal Cannabis Consultants has helped five Native American tribes in the state to enter the cannabis industry.

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AUGUSTA, Maine — After the Maine Legislature denied the 81-member Kineo Tribe of Malecite Indians’ bid for state recognition, the tribe now says that it will pursue federally recognized status instead. 

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When the number of COVID-19 cases soared on the Navajo Nation’s reservation last May, tribal President Jonathan Nez pleaded with then-Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to keep nearby Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona closed to prevent an influx of tourists from further spreading the coronavirus.

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The U.S. Department of the Interior on Friday dismissed its appeal in the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s land-to-trust case, effectively recognizing the sovereignty of the Massachusetts-based tribe that’s occupied its land in Cape Code for more than 12,000 years.

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HELENA, Mont. — Montana lawmakers last week introduced a bill that would eliminate a property tax exemption for tribal lands waiting to be put into trust by the federal government.

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Nearly fifteen years of litigation concluded Jan. 11 when the U.S Supreme Court allowed a Ninth Circuit ruling to stand in a case involving a dispute between the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and chemical manufacturer FMC Corporation.

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Federal legislation enacted at the end of 2020 clears up longstanding tribal claims over water rights in Montana and provides the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes with a historic $1.9 billion windfall. 

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 8 agreed to hear two cases challenging the Trump administration’s distribution of federal Covid-19 relief funding to include Alaska Native corporations (ANC).

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WEWOKA, Okla. — The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma sees the tax it assessed against oil and gas companies operating on tribal lands as an exercise in sovereignty.

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BAY MILLS, Mich. — The Bay Mills Indian Community says it will no longer pursue an off-reservation casino in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula and is dismissing its lawsuit against the state, noting that pursuing the case would not be an effective use of resources.