Native American Law Questions & Answers by State

Native American Law Questions & Answers

Q: I need a native law lawyer for sexual harassment. I work for a native casino

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Jun 29, 2017

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Q: I got a speeding ticket on a reservation - does it count against my insurance?

2 Answers | Asked in Native American Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 17, 2017
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Q: Can I get spousal support when my husband is in an Indian tribe? That's our only income

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Native American Law for Florida on
Answered on Jun 16, 2017

Probably, but what is the kind of income you're asking about?
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Q: hi can i get green card if i am fhather of litle american citizen?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Immigration Law and Native American Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 9, 2017

It sounds as if your wife needs to see a good doctor - and a good immigration lawyer, if she wants you to stay in America to help take care of your child. In order for a US citizen child to sponsor a parent for a green card, the child has to be at least 21 years old.

A long wait, in your case!
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Q: Will I need to renew my Indian Passport, before I apply for U.S. citizenship and during the citizenship interview?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Native American Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 25, 2017

You won't need it to be unexpired if your green card is still valid. You will need an acceptable form of photo ID which is unexpired.
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Q: Do I have to pay back an illegal payday loan from a Native American reservation in New Jersey

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Native American Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 20, 2017

No you do not. Depending on your overall financial situation, Bankruptcy may be right for you. An experienced Bankruptcy attorney will be able to determine which type of Bankruptcy is the correct one for you. Good luck
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Q: Is Trump suable by Natives over "Pocahontas" insults to Warren? He clearly intends it as a slur, & I am so offended.

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law on
Answered on May 20, 2017

There are no grounds for a lawsuit as he does have a First Amendment Right to say things that are offensive to others. While one cannot "yell fire in a crowded theater," a person has a right to say inappropriate things without being sued.
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Q: What do a man's children need to do after his unexpected death ?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law, Native American Law, Probate and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 11, 2017

Your CHILDREN'S relationship is not one of 'common law' and assuming they are over the age of majority, they should contact a MA lawyer to determine if probate is needed, and what they need to do to assert a claim.

If they are NOT yet of the age of majority, YOU can act on their behalf. The procedure for doing that varies from state to state, so again, contact a MA attorney to determine what you need to do and how to proceed.

Bear in mind, if there were no probate estate...
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Q: In a compact of free association, can congress give US citizenship to the people of a sovereign country?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Native American Law on
Answered on Apr 20, 2017

I am unsure of your question, but generally yes. The US can dictate who can become a citizen or not.
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Q: How do I get a post storage hearing on my vehicle which was towed without notice on tribal land

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law for Arizona on
Answered on Apr 3, 2017

This answer may vary depending on the state that you are in, but generally the state statutes have no effect on trust land. You need to look to the tribal code for your remedy. You may need to hire an attorney familiar with that tribal court.

Q: the secretary of the interior,attorney general and secretary of treasury were all summoned.No answer.Past time.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Civil Litigation and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

Did you have a summons properly served on each defendant?
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Q: Im half native american am i elligable for money

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law, Construction Law and Nursing Home Abuse for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

You need to look into what you need to do to become a member of your tribe. Every tribe is a separate sovereign, and each tribe has a variety of different benefits.
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Q: How much power does a state have to regulate and tax and/or collect revenue from Tribal Casino's?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

The general rule is none, however each tribe enters into a "compact" with the state and the details of that compact govern any monies paid to state coffers.
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Q: Im 18 and if a 14 year old hits hits me can I fight back without jail time?? I'm a junior and they're a freshman.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Native American Law on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

You are allowed to defend yourself in a manner that protects you. If at any point you overtake the attacker and become the aggressor, rather than stopping and walking away, you could risk charges.
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Q: My ex told me we were divorced and I married my 2nd husband in Michigan, am I a bigamous? What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

I am assuming your first divorce was never completed. If so, you need to get formally divorced first to be lawfully married. Depending on where you are living, bigamy may require some intent and notice thus a prosecution for such is unlikely.
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Q: Native American foster children are being homeschooled in Ponotoc county Ok. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

To home school children, there must be some form of approval and review. If this is being done without any proper paperwork in place or at least in the process, the children and foster parents could be subjected to truancy laws.
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Q: if my friend is in a Navajo Nation jail for missing a court date for housing eviction, why is his bail $1100.00?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Native American Law for New Mexico on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

Without more details and this may be speculative, the bail may be based on a dollar amount that the landlord is trying to recover from past rent.

They may have been served with notice by mail, but was handed a copy later. Again, I don't have exactly enough information.
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Q: I also have another question I was adopted when I was two days old to a white family and I'm native American .

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Native American Law for Oregon on
Answered on Mar 21, 2017

You will need a DNA tests of yourself and father, birth certificates, and your father's CDIB card to help get this started. You have to work this thru your tribe.
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Q: can I get my retainer back if the attorney didn't defend me in court did say a word to the petitioners or there atty.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Native American Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 3, 2017

1. You asked your attorney to file a civil complaint and there is no indication that your attorney could file a civil complaint in your case. In fact, based on the limited information you have provided your attorney would not be able to file a separate case.

2. You retained your attorney to represent you for a specific case. A separate, civil case would be a different case for which you would need to retain your attorney under a new agreement (and pay more money).

3. Your...
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Q: What is lack of subject- matter

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Native American Law for Kansas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2017

I'm guessing you meant: "What is lack of subject-matter jurisdiction?"

When a court hears your case, there are three questions it must initially ask:

1. Does it have subject-matter jurisdiction? Subject-matter jurisdiction is the authority of a court to hear cases of a particular type or cases relating to a specific subject matter.

2. Does it have personal jurisdiction? Personal jurisdiction is the power of a court over the parties in the case.

3. Is this...
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