CARES Act Distribution Considerations

From my sideline observation of the Tribes v. Treasury lawsuit, it seems to me that the Plaintiffs are concerned about the Alaska Native Corporations being a for-profit corporation. I served on the Sitnasuak Native Corporation board of directors when the proxy initiative was voted on by shareholders that created the SNC Trust for the benefitContinue reading “CARES Act Distribution Considerations”

Plenary Power Doctrine – U.S. Indian Law – as it relates to the 2020 Tribes v. Treasury lawsuit

The Plenary Power Doctrine states: “Congress, and not the Executive Branch or Judicial Branch, has ULTIMATE authority with regards to matters affecting the Indian Tribes. Federal Courts give greater deference to Congress on Indian matters than on other subjects.” Reference: Conference of Western Attorneys General, American Indian Law Desk Book, University Press of Colorado, 2004Continue reading “Plenary Power Doctrine – U.S. Indian Law – as it relates to the 2020 Tribes v. Treasury lawsuit”

U.S. Code for Indian Gaming Regulation does not exclude ANCs in “tribe” definition

U.S. Code Title 25. Indians – Includes Alaska Native Corporations U.S. Code Title 25. INDIANS Title 25 of the United States Code outlines the role of Indians in the United States Code. 25 U.S.C. e) “Indian tribe” means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village orContinue reading “U.S. Code for Indian Gaming Regulation does not exclude ANCs in “tribe” definition”

Self-Governance IS Sovereignty

It is OUTRAGEOUS to me that a handful of Tribes have argued and convinced a Judge in a Washington DC-based US District Court that their Tribal Sovereignty is more valid than our sovereign right that we exercise in Alaska; Self-Governance.  The definition of Sovereignty is the full right and power of a governing body over itself,Continue reading “Self-Governance IS Sovereignty”

Shareholders ARE Tribal Members in Alaska

The Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) are under attack by the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA). I am an ANC shareholder. http://www.indiangaming.org/legislative/formula-and-eligible-uses-of-the-8-billion-tribal-coronavirus-relief-fund In a thinly-veiled call to action, the powerful national gaming association states: * they naturally represent the interest of all tribal governments * that Indian Gaming has always been about job creation and theyContinue reading “Shareholders ARE Tribal Members in Alaska”