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Welcome to the Holland & Knight Native American Law Blog, that provides insights and analysis on issues facing Native American governments and organizations, including Indian tribes, tribal entities, Alaska Native Corporations and nonprofits. Our Native American Law Group offers comprehensive legal and public policy services in Indian Country, from the exercise of tribal sovereignty and governance to the development and operation of hotels, clinics, retail centers, renewable and non-renewable energy, casinos, infrastructure and utilities. 

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A decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Jan. 5, 2018, has important implications for breach of trust claims involving tribal trust funds. Most claims for mismanagement of tribal trust resources are limited to the six-year period before a suit was filed but the court ruled that claims regarding mismanagement of tribal trust funds have no such limit. This could make a huge difference in the amount of damages that a tribe can recover for mismanagement of its trust funds.
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The Farm Bill is one of the largest pieces of legislation in the United States. Enacted every five years by Congress, it addresses policy and funding for everything from nutrition programs and food production to natural resource conservation, forestry, and rural infrastructure and economic development.
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January 16, 2018
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On Dec. 22, 2017, lawmakers enacted the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the first major overhaul of the U.S. tax system in over 30 years. On January 18, join Holland & Knight’s Native American Law Group to learn more about what happened, what is next, and what Indian Country can do to take advantage of new opportunities.
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The Farm Bill is one of the largest pieces of legislation in the United States. Enacted every five years by Congress, it addresses policy and funding for everything from nutrition programs and food production to natural resource conservation, forestry, and rural development.
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January 3, 2018
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The Farm Bill is one of the largest pieces of legislation in the United States. Enacted every five years by Congress, it addresses policy and funding for everything from nutrition programs and food production to natural resource conservation, forestry, and rural development.
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December 12, 2017
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On November 29, Holland & Knight tax attorneys, Kathleen Nilles and Ken Parsons, joined the Native American Finance Officers Association in the second part of a two-part webinar series to discuss why choosing a business structure is important to tribal economic development. In Part Two, the speakers highlighted alternatives to Section 17 federal law corporations and why they may or may not be a good vehicle for your tribe.
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On November 15, Holland & Knight tax attorneys, Kathleen Nilles and Ken Parsons joined the Native American Finance Officers Association in the first part of a two-part webinar series to discuss why choosing a business structure is important to tribal economic development.
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Nov. 2, 2017, fulfilled President Donald Trump's directive, issued in a Presidential Memorandum on Oct. 25, 2017, to launch a three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or drone) Integration Pilot Program. The program is designed to safely test innovative small UAS operations in partnership with state, local and tribal jurisdictions, and generate data for future UAS policy and rulemaking.
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The White House issued a Presidential Memorandum on Oct. 25, 2017, directing the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to launch a three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program, which the FAA states is designed to "safely test and validate advanced operations for drones in partnership" with what the Memorandum called "a select number of State, local and tribal jurisdictions."
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Holland & Knight's Native American Law Group is committed to keeping you up-to-date on the latest developments in federal Indian law, federal procurement, policy and regulatory matters that move Indian Country and its enterprises forward. Ten of our team members will be present at important conferences and gatherings in September.
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AB 398 passed in both the California State Senate and Assembly with a two-thirds majority of bipartisan lawmakers. It received support from businesses and environmental advocates alike. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law this Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The legislation extends California’s cap-and-trade program from December 31, 2020 through December 31, 2030.
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July 31, 2017
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As the Trump Administration focuses on promoting American energy independence, it has made available new funding opportunities to deploy tribal energy projects on tribal lands.
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In the past month, members of Congress have introduced two important bills that promote parity for tribal governments and their tribal council members.
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There are four steps a tribal member can take in order to reduce the federal and state taxes on their income. By making distributions from nontaxable sources of tribal revenue, making payments pursuant to general welfare programs, adopting a deferred per capita savings plan and conducting a tax-efficiency audit of the Tribeis Minors Trust a tribal member is able to avoid facing big tax cuts in the future.
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The Drone Federalism Act of 2017, introduced in the U.S. Senate on May 25, 2017, would allow any state, local, or tribal government to protect its citizens and private property rights with respect to overflights by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones.
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the Navajo Nation is entitled to $15.7 million in additional annual funding for its judicial system pursuant to its Indian self-determination contract with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
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Section 106(a) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code provides for abrogation of the sovereign immunity of "governmental units" for purposes of certain bankruptcy-related litigation. Trial and appellate courts, however, are not in accord regarding whether Native American tribes are included in the definition of "governmental unit."
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Holland & Knight team members attend the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development's National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) in Las Vegas on March 13-16, 2017.
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March 2, 2017
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As efforts continue on Capitol Hill to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Congressman Ruiz and other Democratic Members of Congress are hosting a tribal policy roundtable to hear directly from tribal leaders on the impact that the ACA has had on Indian Country.
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February 9, 2017
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Indian Country is on high alert as it watches President Trump begin to move into the Executive Branch.
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January 23, 2017
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