U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg has ordered that the Dakota Access Pipeline (“DAPL”) must be shut down and emptied of oil by August 5, 2020, a monumental victory for the Tribes who have been fighting the pipeline since 2016.
Tribe Fights Back Against Retaliation for Protecting People from COVID-19 Pandemic in Suit Against President and Federal Officials
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe today filed suit against President Donald Trump, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Dr. Deborah Birx, and other federal officials for abusing federal authority to force the Tribe to dismantle health checkpoints the Tribe uses to screen people for COVID-19 coming onto their reservation in central South Dakota.
Ho-Chunk Farms, owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, partners with Big Fire Law & Policy Group LLP to develop a Tribal Hemp Code to grow Hemp in 2020
Ho-Chunk Farms, owned by the Tribe’s Economic Development Corporation, will start growing and cultivating hemp. Ho-Chunk, Inc’s mission has been to drive the socio-economic development of the Winnebago people through a world-class Tribally owned company. Ho-Chunk, founded in 1994, has grown into a diversified corporation with numerous subsidiaries. Their business model reinvests in the Winnebago […]
Arizona Appeals Board Reverses Economic Security Department’s Ruling on Liability for Arizona Unemployment Insurance
Arizona Appeals Board reversed the Economic Security Department’s ruling that a business was liable for Arizona Unemployment Insurance (UI) taxes under A.R.S.
Treasury Requesting Additional Information from Indian Tribes before Distributing Remaining Relief Funds.
Our country and the world continue to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Some states and countries are beginning to lift stay at home orders as people become more restless under the toll that this public health and economic crisis is taking.
As tribal communities continue to grapple with the COVID-19, three lawsuits filed by Indian tribes and tribal organizations regarding inclusion of Alaska Native Corporations in the Coronavirus Relief Fund moved rapidly through the federal court system.
On March 18, 2020, President Trump announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will suspend evictions and foreclosures through April 2020 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Funding Notices from Center of Disease Control and Prevention, Indian Health Services and Health and Human Services
This update is on funding notices from, and a town hall to be held by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, funding notices from and Teleconferences with the Indian Health Service and a virtual tribal budget consultation by Health and Human Services.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Cares Act) includes funding to help tribes and tribally designated housing authorities to protect the health and safety of tribal members, communities and staff from COVID-19.
The world continues to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic (“COVID-19”). This is an unprecedented time in our history where economies have become shuttered and a lot of our daily lives have come to a standstill.