Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Let's cut to the chase...
In December 2010 President Obama declared that the United States would sign the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

After years of foot dragging the United States became the last major country to sign the declaration.

U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in it's entirety here:
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf
Plese tell me what you think the US needs to do for the Indigenous people within our boundaries.
In terms of this thread, I would say that removing the obligation to pay taxes (state or federal) in most cases is appropriate. There may be some possible exceptions, but none presently come to mind.
How about county sales taxes on their businesses?(This is just a pass through tax which you collect from your customer at point of sale). How about local county and town property taxes and local school taxes?

No, not if they are wholly Indian owned.

I would however consider taxes or fees for certain acts upon the environment that are the result of Indian actions which could cause possible harm or damage outside of Indian/tribal land to be a potentially reasonable requirement (and vice versa).

And I stress the word "potentially".
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