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  • “Forage”- Ahead: Tribes Permitted to Gather Plants from National Parks

    Effective August 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Interior authorized the National Park Service to enter into government-to-government agreements with federally recognized Tribes to allow tribal members to gather and remove plants or plant parts from national parks and monuments for tribal or cultural uses. In the agreements, Tribes must explain their traditional connections to a particular park or monument, and show that such connections predate the park’s establishment. Tribes must fu...

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  • A Method to Expand Renewable Energy Capabilities on Indian Reservations

    California has committed to expanding the use of renewable energy in the state, with a goal of generating 33 percent of the state’s electrical energy from renewable sources by 2020. But, it may be missing an opportunity for expansion of the use of solar energy in Indian Country. Most tribes receive their electricity from the major providers in California–SDG&E, Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric–and the cost of electricity and bringing utility services to ...

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  • “Accidental Americans” – Rush to Renounce U.S. Citizenship to Avoid the Ugly U.S. Tax Web

    View Author Bio > Article PDF   Introduction The author has been advising so-called “expatriates” since there was the first major change in the tax law in the last 20 years. That was in 1996. Fast-forward to the present, and the law is very different from the changes in 1996, or the changes from 2004 for that matter. The current law is based upon significant changes in 2008. A summary of the changes in the tax law for ...

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