5 Key Areas of Assistance in Tribal Law

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A Palm Springs tribal attorney is going to help you with all matters that actually do not have to do with the normal US government. The bureau of Indian affairs may handle the issues, and you need a tribal attorney who is going to help you get service with contracts and government problems that are getting in your way.

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The State of California has declined to get involved in a dispute between two groups of Indians who run the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, a story by www.law360.com said. The case is before a federal court, which is deciding whether one faction violated a court order by trying to reopen the casino. The State of California says its job is to protect its citizens, and that the tribe is obligated to resolve its own issues. Continue reading

In 1988, Congress enacted legislation titled the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) to provide the framework for a gambling operation run by California tribes. This enactment was a direct response to the ruling that stopped California from interfering with existing tribal gaming operations. The IRGA set forth to provide tribes with opportunity for economic growth, self-sufficiency and stable government. Continue reading

New Tribal Land Law Regulations

Local taxing regulations in Palm Springs will be seriously affected when a federal regulation that governs tribal land surface rights is changed. The impact will be especially significant in western Coachella Valley where property holdings usually require negotiations between different local governments and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Continue reading

Indian Trust Administration and Reform Report

Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, named five Native American Indians to look into the way the Native American’s trust funds are being handled/managed. These funds have almost $4 billion dollars in them. This has all been done because President Obama is committed to ensuring that these trust funds are handled in a responsible manner. Continue reading

Indian tribes are unified under one government, or type of leadership. In America, even though the federal government may not recognize a certain people group, a particular state may officially recognize an Indian group. The process of official group recognition can be challenging. Legislatures and courts often get into the action of determining whether a specific group of Indians can be recognized. If a group is to be officially recognized, the history and control of territory are issues that need to be dealt with. Continue reading

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