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 Business Court Ruling Impacts ANC Entry Into Wireless Field September 2001
Indian Telecom Training Initiative to Be Held September 7-10 July/August 2002
BIA Hosts Indian Economic Summit September 2002
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Court Watch Supreme Court Decision Makes Confidential Tribal Documents More Accessible to General Public April 2001
U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Sovereign Immunity Issues April 2001
Court Upholds Bright Line Test for Unionization of Employees April 2001
Ruling on Religious Freedom May Have Negative Impact on Native Americans April 2001
Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of Federal Set-Aside Program May 2001
BACK TO TOP Supreme Court Issues Decision in Potawatomi Case June 2001
Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Navajo Tax Case June 2001
Recent Supreme Court Decision Viewed as Continued Erosion of Tribal Sovereign Immunity September 2001
Supreme Court Sets Guidelines for Internet Re-Publication October 2001
Court Strikes Down Tribes Challenge to Tobacco Settlement Nov/Dec 2001
Supreme Court Dismisses Most Recent Adarand Challenge January 2002
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Nextwave Case April 2002
Supreme Court Ruling Expands "Direct Threat" Defense Available to Employers in ADA Actions July/August 2002
Few Native American Issues Before Supreme Court November/December 2002
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Employment/Labor Avoiding Post-employment Reference Claims March 2001
FUTA Amendments Elevate Tribes to Governmental Status May 2001
ADEA Deemed Inapplicable to Tribal Housing Employer Nov/Dec 2001
Americans with Disabilities Act - Ask the Advocate January 2002
Application of Americans with Disabilities Act - Ask the Advocate February 2002
Federal Court Allows Non-Union Employees to Have Witness During "Investigatory Interview" February 2002
Court of Appeals Upholds Tribal Right-to-Work Ordinance March 2002
HIPAA Compliance Deadlines November/December 2002
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Federal Final Rule Issues for Financial Assistance and Social Services Programs January 2001
Temporary Rule Issued for Distribution of IRR Funds February 2001
IRS Updates List of Entities Eligible for Special Tax Treatment March 2001
Campbell Endorses Gorton for Federal Judgeship April 2001
BIA Issues Technical Amendments to Financial Assistance and Social Services Program April 2001
McCaleb's Nomination Brings Mixed Reaction June 2001
BACK TO TOP Regulations Issued Implementing the Indian Arts and Crafts Enforcement Act July/Aug 2001
Tribal Advocate Bids Farewell to Tony DeLuca September 2001
BIA Denies Federal Recognition of Two Tribes Nov/Dec 2001
Input Sought Regarding Indian Trust Management Issues January 2002
GAO Study Proposes Changes to Tribal Recognition Process January 2002
GAO Study Focuses on Native American, Alaska Native Economic Development February 2002
EPA Announces New Grant Program March 2002
Comment Period Extended for Tribal Consultation Meetings April 2002
Trust Reform Task Force Issues Report July/August 2002
Increase in Native American CDFI's in the Works November/December 2002
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Gaming National Indian Gaming Commission Requests Comments Before Revising Minimum Internal Control Standards January 2001
National Indian Gaming Commission Issues 2001 Annual Fee Rates April 2001
Proposed IGRA Amendments May Curtail Future Indian Gaming July/Aug 2001
Indian Affairs Hearing Focuses on Potential Indian Gaming Changes September 2001
Supreme Court Readies for Argument in Pull Tab Taxation Case October 2001
NIGC Proposes Environmental Regulations Nov/Dec 2001
Court of Appeals Upholds Tribe's Challenge to Local Casino Ordinance April 2002
NIGC Withdraws Proposed Game Classification Rule September 2002
BACK TO TOP New Chairman and Associate Commissioners Proposed for NIGC October 2002
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Government Drilling Divides Alaska Native Communities June 2001
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Government Contracting Proposed Changes to New "Blacklisting" Regulations May Suspend Effective Date March 2001
DoD Indian Incentive Program To Be Expanded April 2001
Contracting Opportunities under the General Services Administration's Schedule Program June 2001
Draft Legislation Would Expand Mentor-Protégé Programs Governmentwide July/Aug 2001
Indian Incentive Program Offers Potential for Increased Contracting Opportunities July/Aug 2001
Update on TRAC Act: Legislative Efforts Threaten to Stop Outsourcing of Government Functions September 2001
BACK TO TOP A-76 Award to Alaska Native Corporations Gets Mixed Reaction October 2001
OMB Proposal May Present Increased Contracting Opportunities for Native American Companies and ANCs Nov/Dec 2001
Stevens Amendment May Benefit Tribes and ANCs February 2002
E-Mail and Government Contracting - Ask the Advocate March 2002
Proposed HUBZone Amendments Provide Increased Contracting Opportunities for Tribes March 2002
District Court Upholds DOD Native American Contracting Preference May 2002
A-76 Update: Report Urges That Outsourcing Become FAR-Based as Outsourcing Amendments Continue on Capitol Hill June 2002
Tribal Holding Companies May Trigger Finding of Affiliation July/August 2002
SBA Area Office Applies 8(a) Tribal Affiliation Exemption to HUBZone Size Determination September 2002
BOP Decides to Award Construction Management Service Contracts to 8(a) Companies October 2002
BACK TO TOP Contract Bundling Continues to Affect Small Business Interests November/December 2002
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Indian Health Indian Health Service Holds Level of Need Funding Workgroup Regional Consultation in Washington, D.C. February 2001
Funds Available for IHS Loan Repayment Program April 2001
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Indian Housing HUD Proposes Amendments to Indian Community Development Block Grant Program Regulations January 2001
HUD Seeking Nominations for Rule-Making Committee on NAHASDA September 2001
HUD Issues Final Direct Loan Guarantee Rule May 2002
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Interviews Tribal Advocate Speaks with Paul Moorehead, Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs January 2001
Interviews with Tribal Leaders Across America
Interview with Governor Alvidrez – January 5, 2001
February 2001
Tribal Advocate Speaks with Deputy Chief Gerald Vaughan of the FCC May 2001
  BACK TO TOP Tribal Advoccate Speaks with NIBA President Pete Homer, Jr. June 2002
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Land DOI Issues Notice on Changes in Indian Estate Law April 2002
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Law Enforcement Ninth Circuit Allows Dual Prosecution of Non-member Indian Nov/Dec 2001
New Tribal Law Enforcement Funds Available May 2002
BACK TO TOP Senate Indian Affairs Committee Considers Tribal Law Enforcement Issues November/December 2002
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Legislation American Indian and Alaska Native Legislation in the 106th Congress - Table Table in Each Issue
The 106th Congress in Review January 2001
New Chairmen/New Rules May Impact Native American & Alaska Native Legislation February 2001
Study Prompts Introduction of Native American "Hate Crimes" Bill May 2001
Indian Energy Policy Receives Increased Focus on Federal Level February 2002
House Passes the Small Business Advocacy Act July/August 2002
BACK TO TOP Indian Country Scores Victory in Passage of FY 2003 Appropriations Bill September 2002
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On the Hill McCaleb Nears Confirmation as Head of Bureau of Indian Affairs July/Aug 2001
Congress Approves DOI Appropriations Act January 2002
House Resources Committee Chairman to Step Down February 2002
Indian Affairs Committee Criticizes Portions of President's Budget April 2002
Proposed Small Business Development Legislation May Provide for Greater Funding to Tribal and Alaska Native Business Efforts May 2002
Senate Subcommittee on Financial Institutions Holds Hearing on Capital Investment in Indian Country July/August 2002
Positive Legislation Affecting Native Americans and Alaska Natives October 2002
BACK TO TOP Homeland Security Bills May Provide Contracting Opportunities for Small and Native-Owned Businesses November/December 2002
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Regulations DOI Issues Final Loan Guaranty, Insurance and Interest Subsidy Rule March 2001
BIA Delays Effective Date for Land Acquisition Regulations March 2001
Bipartisan Legislation Addresses Concerns in Indian Schools April 2001
Bureau of Indian Affairs Again Delays Effective Date for Land Acquisition Regulations May 2001
ASBCA Rules on Proprietary Software Issue May 2002
Final Rule Implemented for Indian Incentive Program July/August 2002
BACK TO TOP Internal IRS Ruling Asserts Agency Authority Over Tribes September 2002
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Self-Governance Indian Health Services Proposes Tribal Self-Governance Regulations April 2002
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Small Business Proposed SBA Rule May Provide Significant Advantages to ANCs and Tribally-Owned Businesses January 2001
Alaska SBA and PMP Present 8(a) Seminar June 2001
Bush Administration Questions Necessity of Native American Small Busineess Development Act June 2002
BACK TO TOP Native American Small Business Development Act Approved by Senate Committee  September 2002
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Sovereign Immunity Recent State and Federal Decisions Further Erode Tribal Sovereignty July/Aug 2001
U.S. Supreme Court Lets State Privacy Ruling Stand January 2002
Federal Court Upholds Tribal Court Jurisdiction March 2002
Connecticut Supreme Court Upholds Tribe's Sovereign Immunity June 2002
BACK TO TOP Tribal Sovereignty Scores Victory in Ongoing Gasoline Tax Case October 2002
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Tribal Land Final Land Acquisition Regulations Issued by BIA February 2001
Effective Date for ITLAP Regulations Delayed March 2001
Delay in Land Acquisition Regulations May Lead to Greater State and Local Control over Trust Decisions June 2001
McCaleb Proposes Withdrawal and Redrafting of Land Acquisition Regulations September 2001
  Update on Land Acquisition Regulations October 2001
BACK TO TOP Connecticut Legislation Would Extinguish Indian Land Claims May 2002
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Tribal Recognition Senate Indian Affairs Committee Holds Hearing on Tribal Recognition Issues October 2002
Proposed Moratorium on Tribal Recognition Decisively Defeated in Senate November/December 2002

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