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US court: Miccosukee tribal member must pay income taxes 

MIAMI- A federal court has ruled that a member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida must pay income taxes on profits from its casino. The Miami Herald reports that Monday’s ruling could open the door to the tribe owing more than $1 billion in unpaid taxes to the U.S. government. ...

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Canada trumps American trade war… imposes tariffs on American products

Remarks by the Prime Minister of Canada on steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the United States Prime Minister Trudeau “These tariffs are totally unacceptable” in imposing a dollar for dollar tariff match May 31, 2018   By Lynda Powless/Editor Ottawa, Ontario-Canada is hitting back. A move by American President ...

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Payday lender lawyer sentenced to 8 years in prison

PHILADELPHIA- The lawyer who represented payday lenders accused of evading state regulations by using Native American tribes and a bank as fronts has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 69-year-old Wheeler Neff of Wilmington, Delaware was sentenced Friday on conspiracy and fraud convictions. ...

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National Indigenous Fisheries Institute: Improve Federal fisheries and Oceans programs

Ignite a Culture Change as a Mission of Government – Recommendations to Improve Federal Fisheries and Oceans Programs released today by the National Indigenous Fisheries Institute   SYDNEY, NS, May 22, 2018 – The first report on the review of Indigenous fisheries programs calls on Fisheries and Oceans Canada to take ...

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BMO Financial Group to donate $1 million to Youth Fusion for Indigenous communities

MONTREAL, May 22, 2018 – BMO Financial Group is pleased to announce a donation of one million dollars to Youth Fusion for aboriginal programming. This substantial donation is intended to maintain and enhance existing Youth Fusion projects in aboriginal communities in Quebec and to promote the expansion of these programs throughout Quebec and the rest of Canada. Currently, Youth ...

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If Kinder Morgan bails, feds would back new Trans Mountain investors: Morneau

By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS Ottawa is offering to stand behind any and all financial backers of the divisive Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as the Liberal government tries to shore up investor confidence in a country racked with uncertainty over trade and U.S. tax changes. The government is providing ...

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Canada and Texas energy company want First Nation to pay legal fees over stalled pipeline

Canada and a Texas energy company want a First Nation to pay for their legal fees over stalled pipeline project – National Observer May 16th 2018 Canada and an American energy company want a First Nation in British Columbia to pay for their legal fees following ‘significant’ delay and prejudice ...

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First North Atlantic right whale of season seen off N.S. amid fishing concerns

By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX- The first North Atlantic right whale of the season has been spotted in waters off eastern Cape Breton amid concerns from fishermen that measures meant to protect the endangered mammals have led to increased fishing activity and greater risk. Fisheries officials said late ...

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