Coronavirus Relief Fund Extension to December 31, 2022
As of December 23, 2022, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, which includes the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act. This legislation […]
Big Fire Law Helps Secure Victory for WarHorse Casino
The Nation’s Largest Majority Native Woman-Owned Law Firm Secures Dismissal of Suit Challenging Winnebago Tribe’s Proposed Lincoln, Nebraska Casino
Big Fire Law Honored as Best New Law Firm of 2021
Members of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Tribes, the Winnebago Tribe, the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Lead Innovative Tribal […]
American Rescue Plan Date Extension
In March, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 became law. Congress allocated $20 billion to Indian tribes in tribal fiscal recovery funding
(“TFRF”) to be administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury
(“Treasury”). Treasury recently announced another extension of dates for tribal submissions which may also delay recovery payments.
Indian Healthcare Improvement Act Update- Affordable Care Act Withstands Challenge in Supreme Court
Today in a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) which notably includes the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (“IHCIA”). In California v. Texas, several states challenged the “individual mandate” provision which requires all citizens to have insurance coverage.
Lakota Victory! Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Celebrates Denial of Noem’s Fireworks Fiasco
On June 2, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota ruled that the State of South Dakota is not entitled to hold a Fourth of July fireworks spectacle that would endanger people, the environment, and Lakota sacred sites in the Black Hills. The State and Governor Kristi Noem had sued to challenge the National Park Service’s (“NPS”) decision to deny a permit for the potentially disastrous July Fourth fireworks display
Tribal Government Recovery Update – Extension of Dates
On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Congress allocated $20 billion to Indian tribes in tribal fiscal recovery funding (“TFRF”) to be administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”).