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Topic Title Issue
Business Tribal Businesses Should Ensure Copyright Protection in Computer Technology September 1999
Extending Sovereignty to Tribally-Owned Businesses October 1999
Preserving the Corporate Veil of Tribally-Owned Corporations November 1999
ANCs and Tribally-Owned Concerns Should Review Their E-Mail Policies January 2000
Imposing Restrictions on Key Employees January 2000
Application of the Occupational Safety and Health Act to Tribal Employers February 2000
Affiliation Rules for Indian Tribes and ANCs General v. 8(a) Program Exemptions April 2000
Trademark/Copyright Issues: Time Is of the Essence June 2000
Arbitration Clauses in Contracts to Which Tribes Are Parties May Constitute Waivers of Sovereign Immunity July/August 2000
BACK TO TOP Court Ruling Impacts ANC Entry Into Wireless Field September 2001
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Court Watch California Supreme Court Overturns Proposition 5 September 1999
Tribal Court Jurisdiction over Contractual Disputes January 2000
Federal Court of Appeals Holds Indian Pull-Tab Sales Subject to Excise Tax May 2000
Sovereignty – United States Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case Involving Jurisdiction of Tribal Court over State Officials Nov/Dec 2000
Tribal Land – Legal Disputes with States in Federal Court: Overcoming State Sovereign Immunity Nov/Dec 2000
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
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
BACK TO TOP Court Strikes Down Tribes= Challenge to Tobacco Settlement Nov/Dec 2001
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Employment/Labor Unionization of Indian Employees Under Federal Law
October 1999
Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to Tribal Employers
November 1999
National Labor Relations Board Considering Enlarging Jurisdiction over On-Reservation Businesses
January 2000
Imposing Restrictions on Key Employees
January 2000
Indian Employment Tax Credit
January 2000
Application of the Occupational Safety and Health Act to Tribal Employers
February 2000
Working Toward a Drug-Free Workplace
February 2000
Application of the WARN Act
February 2000
The Indian Preference in Hiring Does Not Permit Discrimination Based on Tribal Affiliation
May 2000
Case Still Pending Regarding NLRB Jurisdiction Over Indian-Owned Casinos
July/August 2000
Implication of the Family and Medical Leave Act on Tribal Employers
July/August 2000
Duty of Loyalty Provides Added Protection for Employers Nov/Dec 2000
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
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Federal New Land Acquisition Regulations Proposed
September 1999
Distribution Downside
October 1999
SBA Certification Required for SDBs Beginning October 1
October 1999
Proposed Regulations Establish Procedure for Eligible Veterans to Submit Allotment Applications
March 2000
BIA Proposes New Indian Blood Certificate Regulations
May 2000
Bureau of Indian Affairs Proposes Amended Indian Trust Resource Regulations October 2000
BIA Issues Proposed Rules on Loan Guaranty, Insurance and Interest Subsidy Programs October 2000
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
Regulations Issued Implementing the Indian Arts and Crafts Enforcement Act July/Aug 2001
Tribal Advocate Bids Farewell to Tony DeLuca September 2001
BACK TO TOP BIA Denies Federal Recognition of Two Tribes Nov/Dec 2001
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Gaming National Indian Gaming Commission Proposes New Classification Procedure
January 2000
Comment Deadline Extended for Proposed Gaming Classification Rule
February 2000
Unionization and Indian Gaming in California
April 2000
Annual Fee Rates Adopted by the National Indian Gaming Commission
April 2000
Federal Court of Appeals Holds Indian Pull-Tab Sales Subject to Excise Tax
May 2000
National Council of Legislators Issues Report Addressing Indian Gaming
July/August 2000
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
BACK TO TOP NIGC Proposes Environmental Regulations Nov/Dec 2001
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Government The Practical Effect of Public Law 83-280
February 2000
Campaign Contributions Give Tribes a Voice in the Political Process
April 2000
Drilling Divides Alaska Native Communities
June 2001
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Government Contracting Tribal Enterprises and ANCs May Benefit from HUBZone Program
October 1999
Effect of Changes Proposed by the Department of Defense (DOD) on the Use of the Indian Incentive Program for DOD March 2000
Mentor/Protege Program and Requirements for Participation
April 2000
Affiliation Rules for Indian Tribes and ANCs General v. 8(a) Program Exemptions
April 2000
Ask the Advocate - Possible New Contracting Opportunities for Tribes and ANCs
May 2000
A-76 Contracting Opportunities for Tribes and ANCs
June 2000
Proposed Amendments to HUBZone Act May Benefit Tribal Enterprises and ANCs Nov/Dec 2000
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
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
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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 Proposed Revisions to Cost and Design Limitations in Housing Programs
June 2000
HUD Proposes Amendments to Indian Community Development Block Grant Program Regulations January 2001
HUD Seeking Nominations for Rule-Making Committee on NAHASDA September 2001
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Interviews Tribal Advocate Speaks with Michael Anderson, Part I
September 1999
Tribal Advocate Speaks with Michael Anderson, Part II
October 1999
Tribal Advocate Speaks with Timothy Glidden, Counsel for the House Committee on Resources
November 1999
Tribal Advocate Speaks with Anthony J. DeLuca - Part 1
March 2000
Tribal Advocate Speaks with Anthony J. DeLuca - Part 2
April 2000
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
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Law Enforcement The Practical Effect of Public Law 83-280 February 2000
Benefits and Pitfalls of Cooperative Agreements Between Local and Tribal Police Authorities
March 2000
Tribal Police Department Liability Issues
May 2000
Ninth Circuit Allows Dual Prosecution of Non-member Indian Nov/Dec 2001
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Legislation On the Hill - Status of FY 2000 Appropriations Bill
October 1999
State Taxation of Indian Businesses
November 1999
Senate Passes Indian Legislation; House Less Active
January 2000
FY2000 Funding for Indian Programs
January 2000
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
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Litigation Suit Challenges Constitutionality of Direct Conversions Exception to A-76 Cost Comparison Analysis
June 2000
Briefing Completed in Challenge to Direct Conversion Under Section 8014
July/August 2000
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On the Hill More Funds Allotted for Native American Health and Education as Interior Appropriations Bill is Signed into Law Nov/Dec 2000
BACK TO TOP McCaleb Nears Confirmation as Head of Bureau of Indian Affairs July/Aug 2001
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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
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Small Business The SBA's 8(a) Program and Alaska Native Corporations
September 1999
Tribal Enterprises and ANCs May Benefit from HUBZone Program
October 1999
SBA Certification Required for SDBs Beginning October 1
October 1999
ANCs and the Small Business Requirements Applicable to 8(a) Firms
November 1999
Affiliation Rules for Indian Tribes and ANCs General v. 8(a) Program Exemptions
April 2000
Comment Period Extended for Proposed CDIB Rule
July/August 2000
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
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Sovereign Immunity Recent State and Federal Decisions Further Erode Tribal Sovereignty July/Aug 2001
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Tribal Land
New Land Acquisition Regulations Proposed
September 1999
Status of BIA's Proposed Land Acquisition Regulations
February 2000
Proposed Land Acquisition Regulations Elicit Wide Range of Comments
March 2000
Land Issues - Reservation v. Trust Status - Part 1
May 2000
Land Issues - Reservation v. Trust Status - Part 2
June 2000
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
BACK TO TOP Update on Land Acquisition Regulations October 2001