Gravel Income From Tribal Land Not Taxable, Justices Told

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 6, 2021 - 4:24pm
A couple told the U.S. Supreme Court that it should review a Second Circuit finding that income from selling gravel mined on Seneca Nation land is taxable because a plain reading of two centuries-old treaties exempts those amounts from taxation.

Interior Sec. Deb Haaland Visits New Mexico and Utah This Week on First Official Trip

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 6, 2021 - 3:45pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Today, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland attended a listening session with the All Pueblo Council of Governors in Albuquerque, N.M. to hear about their expeiences leading during Covid-19 pandemic. Also in attendance were New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico congressional delegation.  Haaland also spoke about President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, according to another press release from the Interior Department. 


Energy Cos. Ask FERC To Halt New Mass. Gas Project Review

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 6, 2021 - 2:40pm
Dozens of energy industry players urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to abandon re-examination of an Enbridge Inc. unit's $1 billion pipeline project facility, arguing the agency can't disturb finalized orders and attempts to do so create substantial regulatory uncertainty.

Former Chairwoman of Montana Native Women’s Coalition Convicted of Stealing Federal Grant Funds Meant for Victims of Violence

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 6, 2021 - 2:13pm

BILLINGS, Mont. — On Friday, a former board member of Montana Native Women’s Coalition was convicted by a federal jury of crimes related to unapproved spending of federal grant funds.


Key Considerations For Litigation Settlement Trustees

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 6, 2021 - 1:43pm
Robert Weiss and David Vanaskey at Wilmington Trust describe some of the core considerations for trustees that administer settlements resulting from mass tort and class action litigation, based on their experience working on the Volkswagen diesel emissions settlement.

Virtual Litigation May Unravel The Narcissistic Lawyer

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 6, 2021 - 1:38pm
The virtual courtroom limits a narcissistic lawyer's ability to intimidate witnesses and opposing counsel, boast to clients or engage in grandstanding — an unexpected benefit of the global pandemic as some aspects of remote litigation are likely here to stay, says Jennifer Gibbs at Zelle.

Confederate symbols prove difficult to remove in many states

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 6, 2021 - 12:08pm

The movement to remove Confederate monuments and depictions of historical figures who mistreated Native people became part of the national reckoning over racial injustice following George Floyd's death last year in Minneapolis


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - April 6, 2021 - 11:36am

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. (Official Photo-U.S. Dept. of the Interior)

Jury convicts chair of Montana Native nonprofit of theft Secretary Haaland to meet with New Mexico tribal leaders https://www.nativenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/nnn040621.mp3

The post Tuesday, April 6, 2021 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.


Forest Service Says Groups, Tribes Can't Fight Uranium Mine

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 6, 2021 - 11:22am
Arizona tribes and environmental groups missed the mark and can't lawfully challenge a federal decision to greenlight the reopening of a dormant uranium mine six miles from Grand Canyon National Park, the U.S. government told the Ninth Circuit on Monday.

Gov't Contractor Accused Of Spiking $13M Maintenance Deal

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 6, 2021 - 9:19am
An Alaska-based construction company is suing a Native American-owned government contractor in Georgia federal court, saying Lakota Enterprises Inc. improperly canceled a subcontract worth at least $13 million for maintenance work at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Nourishing communities during the pandemic

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 6, 2021 - 7:00am

As the pandemic continues to lay bare social inequalities like access to fresh foods, Spring Alaska Schreiner finds an alternative way to feed her community through tribal food boxes full of nutritious Indigenous foods


Ice fishing: Hobby, passion, tradition

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 5, 2021 - 10:00pm

Indigenous fishermen in northern Wisconsin use ice fishing to get away and connect


Navajo Nation President Nez: "Stay the Course"

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 5, 2021 - 9:06pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has been monitoring the number of Covid-19 for over a year now. Even as more Navajo citizens get vaccinated, Nez says it is important for the Navajo Naiton to stay the course and keep taking all the precautions to stay safe. 


Headdress found in dumpster makes its way home

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 5, 2021 - 9:00pm

'I really wish these feathers could talk about the journey where its been in the last 15 years or so because its in perfect condition'


After new law, McConnell warns CEOs: 'Stay out of politics'

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 5, 2021 - 8:51pm

Mitch McConnell particularly slammed President Joe Biden's criticism that the Georgia bill was restrictive


UK to ease lockdown next week, will test vaccine passports

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 5, 2021 - 8:44pm

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the government will test out a contentious "vaccine passport" system as a tool to help travel and large events return safely.


Indigenous leaders laud New Mexico's school funding measure

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 5, 2021 - 8:26pm

Zuni school board member Anthony Lucio said it was a lawsuit filed by his community that made it happen


Evening briefs in Indian Country

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 5, 2021 - 8:18pm

Headlines from April 5, 2021


1st Circ. Won't Rehear Permit Dispute For Wampanoag Casino

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 5, 2021 - 7:07pm
The First Circuit on Monday rejected the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head's request for the full court to reconsider its decision that the Massachusetts tribe must follow local permitting rules while building its casino on Martha's Vineyard.

Navajo Activist Allie Young Nominated for Service Act Award through the Congressional Medal of Honor Society by Sen. Sinema

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 5, 2021 - 6:45pm

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) has nominated Allie Young, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to receive the Service Act Award through the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.



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