The Relationship Between Minnesota Tribes, Wild Rice, and State Water Quality Standards

Sara Van Norman

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Indian Law 101: Info. & Resources

As an attorney working in Indian country, I get questions not only about Indian law, but also about tribes, current tribal issues, and Native people in general. I do my best to respond to these questions thoughtfully—while also acknowledging the…

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Indian Law 101: Sovereign Immunity

A key aspect of state and federal government is “sovereign immunity”—or immunity from unconsented lawsuit. The same goes for tribal government.  This is an ancient legal concept arising from the idea that the monarch can do no wrong, and therefore…

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Indian Law 101: Welcome to Indian Country!

Say your company has a great prospect to stock an on-reservation, tribally-owned convenience store. Should you just use the same, one-page form contract you’ve used for other deals? Or say you are a general contractor responding to an RFP to…

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