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Native Law Group Welcomes Attorney Michelle Long

Native Law Group Welcomes Attorney Michelle Long

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new associate attorney. Michelle Long joined Native Law Group on March 28. "Michelle brings financial and transaction expertise that will be valuable in her work for tribal...

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Supreme Court to Hear ICWA Challenge

Supreme Court to Hear ICWA Challenge

On February 28, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would hear a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in the Haaland v. Bracken case.  The Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of ICWA, its validity under the Indian Commerce...

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President Biden Announces Supreme Court Nomination

President Biden Announces Supreme Court Nomination

On February 25, President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the 116th Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  If confirmed, Judge Jackson would take the seat of retiring Justice Stephen Breyer and become the court’s first Black female justice....

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Congress Reauthorizes VAWA

Congress Reauthorizes VAWA

On March 10, as a part of the FY22 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA is the important and historic act that restored tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians for certain crimes including child violence, sexual...

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Congress Passes Omnibus Funding for FY22

Congress Passes Omnibus Funding for FY22

On March 10, Congress passed a $1.5 trillion Omnibus Appropriations Bill to fund the Federal government through FY 2022.  The Bill increases funding for a number of important tribal programs and services.  Overall, approximately $10 billion will be provided to fund...

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White House Nominates IHS Director

White House Nominates IHS Director

On March 9, the Biden Administration announced the nomination of Roselyn Tso to be the Director of the Indian Health Services (IHS). She is a member of the Navajo Nation and has worked for IHS for over 32 years.  The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a...

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Native Law Group Partner Selected to Super Lawyers Listing

Native Law Group Partner Selected to Super Lawyers Listing

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has selected partner Thomasina Real Bird to its listing for 2020-2022. The designation means she is a top-rated attorney in Native American Law and has earned a high level of peer...

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Comments Due on Treasury Tribal Consistency Fund

Comments Due on Treasury Tribal Consistency Fund

The U.S. Department of Treasury requests final comments on the $2 billion Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund. According to the statute, $250 million will be allocated to Tribes in 2022 and 2023. The funds may be used for any governmental purpose, except...

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