Category Archives: Regulations

Federal Court Allows Riverside County Possessory Interest Tax on Agua Caliente

Here is the order in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Riverside County (C.D. Cal.): 163 DCT Order Briefs here.

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DOI Consultation Notice on DOI Reorganization

Download(PDF): Tribal Listening Sessions on E.O. 13871: Reorganization of the Executive Branch Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Michael S. Black, invites Tribal leaders to attend one of the listed listening sessions to provide input on improving “efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability” … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Strikes Down Part 291 Secretarial Procedures

Here is the opinion in State of New Mexico v. Dept. of Interior. Briefs here.

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Challenge to Tribal Leasing Regs

Here is the opinion in Desert Water Agency v. Dept. of the Interior. An excerpt from the court’s summary: The panel affirmed the district court’s dismissal for lack of standing and ripeness of a complaint brought by the Desert Water … Continue reading

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EPA Issues Water Quality Regulation to Protect the Penobscot River

Link: Bangor Daily News article by Judy Harrison, Download: Promulgation of Certain Federal Water Quality Standards Applicable to Maine (Final Rule), Fact Sheet: Final Rule on Certain Federal Water Quality Standards Applicable to Maine, Response to Public Comments EPA Issues Water Quality Regulation … Continue reading

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NCAI Comments on Infrastructure Permitting

Here: NCAI Comments on Federal Infrastructure Decisionmaking

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Interior Releases Rule on Government-to-Government Relationship with Native Hawaiians

The DOI issued a news release regarding its rule for Native Hawaiians.  Here’s the rule, “Procedures for Reestablishing a Formal Government-to-Government Relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community.”

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Judge Ron Whitener and Kate Fort Presentations at NCJFCJ Annual Conference

Judge Ron Whitener, Chief Judge of the Tulalip Tribal Court, was the first ever Native plenary speaker at NCJFCJ’s Annual Conference. He gave a presentation entitled “How State and Tribal Court Judges Can Work Together to Improve Outcomes.” Judge Whitener’s … Continue reading

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Draft ROW Bill Requests Tribal Comments By July 13th

Download proposed rule here. NCAI has been asked to share this draft of the Rights-of-Way bill with Tribes for feedback before it is introduced next Friday by Congressman Luján (D-NM).  Turnaround time to provide comments is by middle of next … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Affirms Interior Decision to Acquire Land into Trust for Alaska Native Tribes

Here is the opinion in Akiachak Native Community v. Dept. of Interior. Briefs here.

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