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Native Affairs Quarterly - Spring 2021

March 23, 2021

Our Spring 2021 issue of Van Ness Feldman's Native Affairs Quarterly, written by members of our Native Affairs practice is now available.  Included in this issue:

  • VAWA Reauthorization Brings Renewed Focus on Jurisdiction, Particularly for Alaska Native Tribes
  • The Biden Administration Makes Tribal Consultation a Priority
  • Tribes and Cannabis: Next Steps for Tribes to Consider While Awaiting Federal Legislation
  • Department of Defense Indian Incentive Program Funding Fix to Help Clear the Rebate Backlog and Increase Benefits to Native American Subcontractors
  • The Biden Administration’s Emphasis on Combating Climate Change and Advancing Environmental Justice: What Does It Mean for Indian Country?
  • The Overlap of Native American Rights and EJ: How the Concerns of Tribal Nations are Included in, but not Exhausted by, Climate Change and Environmental Justice Policies
  • Addressing the Combined Impact of Historical Trauma and the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Role of Native CDFIs Expected to Strengthen with New Programs Focused on CDFIs as Engines of Growth and Recovery
  • Update on Efforts to Establish a Proportional Set-Aside for Indian Country Within the New Markets Tax Credit Program
  • Congress Needs to Provide Equitable Treatment for Native-Owned Businesses Participating in BIA’s Loan Guarantee Program

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