2019 BRINGS KEY NEW STATE AND FEDERAL STATUTES AND REGULATIONS CRITICAL TO NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
Every New Year brings new statutes and regulations, and 2019 is no exception. Among the many state and federal laws and regulations that are going into effect in 2019 or carrying over from 2018, many directly impact Native American individuals and tribal nations. From new state regulations on the wearing of tribal regalia and water use to federal laws regarding gaming and Social Security benefits, we find ourselves in a new legal landscape in 2019.
Below are a few notable changes to the law impacting Native American communities that have recently gone into effect, or are ongoing in their implementation. (We’ve also published a list of new real estate statutes and regulations that may be of interest.)
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