Forrest Tahdooahnippah

Forrest Tahdooahnippah

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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Monumental Change Announced for Alaska Native Tribes—BIA will Allow Alaskan Land to be Taken into Trust

On December 19, 2014, the Bureau of Indian Affairs announced the promulgation of a final rule that will allow land to be taken into trust for federally-recognized tribes in Alaska. Allowing trust lands in Alaska is a seismic...more

12/24/2014 - Alaska Bureau of Indian Affairs Economic Development Final Rules Indian Tribal Trusts Tribal Lands

Department of Justice Memorandum Regarding Legalization of Marijuana in Indian Country Raises More Questions Than Answers

On Thursday December 11, 2014, the press was abuzz about a just released Department of Justice memorandum titled “Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country.” Some news outlets heralded the memorandum as a...more

12/15/2014 - DOJ Marijuana Native American Issues Tribal Lands

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms the Doctrine of Tribal Sovereign Immunity in Bay Mills Decision

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision, highly anticipated by Indian tribes and Indian law practitioners, in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, et al. In a 5-4 split, the Court reaffirmed the doctrine of...more

5/29/2014 - Casinos Indian Gaming Michigan v Bay Mills Indian Cmty SCOTUS Sovereign Immunity Tribal Governments Tribal Lands

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