Legislative & Policy Updates

October 3, 2012
*October Proclaimed National Domestic Violence Awareness Month* In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women, First Nations Development Institute is a technical assistance provider that works closely with the 20...
September 26, 2012
*2012 Update on the Native American Programs Act of 1974* On Sept. 13, 2012, Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) introduced Senate Bill 3546, a measure to amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to reauthorize a provision to ensure the survival and continuing...
August 2, 2012
*New U.S. Senate Bill Takes Aim at Online Payday Lending* On July 24, 2012, three U.S. senators introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate that would crack down on the worst practices of the online payday lending industry. In a press release, it was announced that...
August 1, 2012
*HEARTH ACT Signed into Law* President Obama signed the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act into law on July 30, 2012. The HEARTH Act passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate with bipartisan support and...
March 22, 2012
On September 30, 2012, the current 2008 Farm Bill (P.L. 110-246, Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008) is scheduled to expire. In addition to dictating subsidies and insurance for large-scale and commodity agriculture, this piece of legislation contains...
February 24, 2012
*Impact of February 24, 2009 U.S. Supreme Court's Carcieri v. Salazar Ruling* Today marks the three-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Carcieri v. Salazar (Carcieri) ruling. In Carcieri, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Indian...

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