BIA approves HEARTH Act leasing regulations for Shakopee Tribe


The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has joined the growing list of tribes that are taking advantage of the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act.

The tribe's business site leasing regulations have been approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to a notice published in the Federal Register on Tuesday. That means the tribe won't need the agency's approval for every single lease in the future.

Approval also confirms that the tribe cannot be taxed by the local or state government for activities on its lands.


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