Q: I’m a Native American business owner on tribal land am I liable to the state government.
I am in the process off renouncing US citizenship and riding solely on my native citizenship. I as a Cherokee citizen should not have to carry US citizenship to have access to my ancestry and my ancestors land. I will ask for a chancellor to come into Indian territory “Oklahoma “ and conduct my denunciation.
A: In a nut shell, the Native American tribes are considered domestic nations within the US not foreign nations (hence no US embassy). As a result you cannot denounce your US citizenship and expect to be able to remain in the US. This would restrict your business as well, unless you became a citizen of another country in which you would have to get the appropriate paperwork to operate your business as a foreign individual to the US. These laws are very complex and will not be a cheap venture, and I would recommend contacting an experienced Native American attorney in your area.
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