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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case Challenging ICWA

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case Challenging ICWA

On November 9, 2022, the United States Supreme Court heard a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in the Haaland v. Brackeen case. The Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of ICWA, its validity under the Indian Commerce Clause, and claims that...

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Interior Announces Improved 477 Program

Interior Announces Improved 477 Program

By Donald Walton, Associate Attorney On October 7, 2022, the Department of the Interior and other federal departments announced a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to implement the Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017. Under the...

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CRYP 2022 Wo Otúh’an Wi Toy Drive in Progress

CRYP 2022 Wo Otúh’an Wi Toy Drive in Progress

The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s annual Wo Otúh’an Wi Toy Drive is now under way, and the nonprofit organization is reaching out to hundreds of families to ensure that their children’s holiday wishes come true. Wo Otúh’an Wi means “Moon of Giving Away Presents” in...

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White House Announces 2022 Tribal Nations Summit

White House Announces 2022 Tribal Nations Summit

The White House announced that it will hold the 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit on November 30th and December 1st, 2022 at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. Registrations are due by Monday, November 14, 2022. The White House states that each...

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Renewable Energy Tax Credits for Tribes

Renewable Energy Tax Credits for Tribes

Cassondra Britton, Contributing Attorney The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes a new provision that allows tribes to utilize renewable energy tax credits to finance and develop renewable energy projects. The provision solves a long-standing problem that tribal...

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FEMA Announces National Tribal Strategy

FEMA Announces National Tribal Strategy

Jason Decker, Contributing Attorney On August 18, 2022, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released its “2022-2026 FEMA National Tribal Strategy.” The impetus for a National Tribal Strategy can be traced back to the enactment of the Recovery Improvement...

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