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Treasury spells out rules on taxing of tribes

In this Dec. 2, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama, Hartford "Sonny" Black Eagle Jr. and Mary Black Eagle, center, bows their heads in prayer during the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Interior Department in Washington. Tribal officials say 78-year-old Hartford "Sonny" Black Eagle Jr. died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at his home in Lodge Grass on the tribe's reservation in the southeastern part of the state. Black Eagle and his family adopted Obama during a traditional ceremony involving the candidate in the weeks leading up to Montana's Democratic primary. As part of his adoption, Obama received a Crow name that translates as "One Who Helps People Throughout the Land." Black Eagle and his wife, Mary, later attended Obama's presidential inauguration.(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Taxes cannot be levied on honoraria to a shaman or spiritual leader for religious services, but could be assessed on per-capita payments from gambling revenues to tribal members, under a proposal for taxing Native Americans by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Tribal leaders push for big Indian voter turnout

In this Oct. 26, 2012, photo, members of the Native American Voters Alliance mark their ballots at an early voting center in Albuquerque, N.M. NAVA, the National Congress of American Indians and other groups have been working to turn around low voter participation that has persisted in Indian Country for decades. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

A tribal newspaper in Arizona is publishing a detailed voter guide for the first time ever. A New Mexico pueblo is sending kindergartners home with get-out-the-vote buttons for their parents. Tribes in Wisconsin are reaching out to young adults with a Rock the Vote event.

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