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The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has the authority to remove unpermitted docks and pilings on the St. Joe River that were placed by nontribal members who refused to seek tribal permits or appear in tribal court.
A new report from the Legislature’s Office of Performance Evaluations on state jurisdiction in Indian country is offering four recommendations to lawmakers: Consider investing in forums for intergovernmental cooperation, and establish a liaison or office within the Idaho governor’s office dedicated to Indian affairs; consider...
In a move long sought by the Yakama Nation, federal officials have approved returning authority to the tribe for certain civil and criminal cases involving tribal members that have been handled by the state for decades.
BOISE – Idaho Supreme Court justices are pondering a case in which a Native American-owned cigarette wholesaler from a reservation in New York says the state has no jurisdiction to regulate the smokes it sends to the Coeur d’Alene Reservation. The state disagrees and won a lower-court injunction, but Native Wholesale Supply Co. appealed to the Idaho Supreme Court. The firm, which wholesales cigarettes made by a large native-owned manufacturer in Canada, has gotten into legal scrapes with other states in the past, including Washington.
Idaho Supreme Court justices are pondering a case in which a Native American-owned wholesaler from a reservation in New York is selling millions of cigarettes to a Native American-owned retailer on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation, and the wholesaler says the state has no jurisdiction to regulate the smokes - including whether they comply with Idaho laws related to compliance with a national tobacco settlement.
Is the Washington state Republican Party taking another misguided run at tribal sovereignty? They are, if Bob Eberle and his fellow Skagit County Republicans have anything to say about it.
Chief Allan has heard it all his life. Why do you Indians get so much help? Free this, free that, a check every month. Why do you have it so good?
The Colville Confederated Tribes has filed a federal suit against Washington state to protect the tribes’ hunting rights on property north of the reservation. According to the suit, the Department of Fish and Wildlife had no right to cite a Colville tribal member with a gun safety violation on the land the tribes call the North Half in north-central Washington.