The Treasury Department is seeking comments from Tribal Governments and interested individuals regarding the ability of Tribes to issue tax-exempt bonds. This includes Tribal Economic Development Bonds (TEDBs) that were authorized by ARRA. The attached PDF document contains the Treasury Department’s notice, and comments are due by September 10, 2010.Read More →

Eric Eberhard, Distinguished Indian Law Practitioner in Residence at the Seattle University Center for Indian Law and Policy, has published an 862-page treatise on the principles and issues involved in Tribal trust lands. The treatise was produced in conjunction with the University’s law conference entitled “Perspectives on Tribal Land AcquisitionsRead More →

Statement by the President on H.R. 4783 Today I have signed into law H.R. 4783, the “Claims Resolution Act of 2010.” This Act, among other things, provides funding and statutory authorities for the settlement agreements reached in the Cobell lawsuit, brought by Native Americans; the Pigford II lawsuit, brought byRead More →

This week in Washington, D.C., four Olympic Peninsula tribes–Hoh, Makah, Quileute, and Quinault–are hosting a conference on climate change. The conference will highlight how climate change is threatening coastal native populations. Topics include ocean acidification, rising sea levels, the melting of sea ice, and their effects on fish that manyRead More →