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2012-07-26 10:30:12

Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) Condemns Legislative Blockade of Internet Commerce in Response to Legislative Threat WASHINGTON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) today sharply denounced a Democratically-led Senate bill that would result in the loss of billions of dollars of sorely-needed tribal revenue, drastically increase Native American unemployment in Oregon, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana...

2012-06-27 02:30:48

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Native American Tribes from across the United States have joined together to announce the formation of the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA). The new group has been formed to promote e-commerce in Indian Country, protect sovereign rights, and promote consumer protections. "In this time of unprecedented economic growth potential and increasing efforts to undermine tribal sovereign immunity, the formation of this group...

2012-05-22 06:27:45

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Both the Native American Lending Alliance (NALA) and the Native American Fair Commerce Coalition (NAFCC) applaud the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles for ruling in favor of the protection of Native American sovereign rights. The court ruled in favor of Ameriloan over the California Department of Corporations in their unlawful attempt to assert jurisdiction over tribally operated businesses. This decision is consistent with the...

2006-04-28 07:16:06

By Jason Szep PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (Reuters) - Like many of his Native American ancestors, Steve Phillip knows a thing or two about battles. He fought in the Vietnam War, waged a fight with alcoholism that nearly killed him and survived near poverty in rural northern Maine where his father picked berries for a living. Now, the 58-year-old is one of about 1,000 Micmac Indians fighting for self rule -- which would free them from state laws and taxes -- in a case that illustrates...

2006-01-04 19:53:54

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The top court of the Cherokee Nation has declined to strike down a gay marriage in what is seen as a pioneering case in American Indian country, the couple and officials said on Wednesday. Cherokee tribal members Kathy Reynolds, 29, and Dawn McKinley, 34, married in May 2004 in Oklahoma, just weeks after the city of San Francisco ignited a national debate on gay marriage by briefly allowing same-sex couples to wed. Gay rights advocates say...

2005-09-13 16:52:07

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. court backed the sovereignty of Indian tribes on Tuesday ruling that four siblings whose father is a member of a tribe with a successful casino may not use the federal government to secure membership of the tribe. The four, Kathy Lynnette Lewis, Larry Paul Lewis Jr., Chad Elliott Lewis and Jerry Lee Lewis, sued the federal government to have its agencies order the Table Mountain Rancheria tribe, which operates a casino near Fresno, California, to...

2005-08-23 15:37:33

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Affirming the sovereign powers of American Indian tribes, a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled the Navajo tribe may prosecute American Indian activist Russell Means even though he is not one of its members. Means, a member of the Oglala-Sioux Tribe of Indians and one the best known American Indian activists, had sought to prevent the Navajo Nation from criminally prosecuting him for an incident on the Navajo Reservation. The Navajo Nation wants to press...