Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Gun Lake Tribe Hosts Science and Cultural Presentation on Wolves

Here (pdf):  

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Paskenta Gaming Injunction Case Voluntarily Dismissed

Here are the new materials in State of California v. Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians (E.D. Cal.): 32 California Motion for Dismissal without Prejudice 34 Paskenta Notice of Voluntary Dismissal 36 DCT Order Modifying Injunction 37 DCT Order Dismissing Case … Continue reading

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National Labor Relations Board Reaffirms Its Jurisdiction over Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

Here is the order and materials: Board Decision SCIT Motion to Expedite SCIT Amended Motion to Expedite SCIT Supplemental Brief You may recall this matter is on remand from the Sixth Circuit.

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Federal Bankruptcy Court Holds Prairie Band Potawatomi Per Cap is Property of Individual Debtors

Here are the materials in In re McDonald (D. Kan. Bkrcy.): 41 Trustee Brief 42 Debtors Brief 44 Trustee Reply Brief 45 Debtors Reply 47 Order Sustaining Objections An excerpt: Debtors, William and Bonnie McDonald and Kliffton and Jeanette Scott, … Continue reading

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Federal Court Issues Preliminary Injunction in Picayune Casino Dispute

Here are the materials in State of California v. Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians (E.D. Cal.): 9 McDonald Faction Opposition to TRO 10 Unification Council Response to TRO 25 California Motion for PI 30 Unification Council Response to PI Motion … Continue reading

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Federal Court Materials (So Far) in Suit against Seminole Tribe’s Section 17 Corporation

Here are the materials in Lujen Brands LLC v. Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. (S.D. Fla.): 14 STOFI Motion to Dismiss 15 Lujen Response 18 STOFI Reply DCT paperless order: ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., Mike … Continue reading

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2014 FBA DC Indian Law Conference Agenda — November 14, 2014

Here: 8:00 am Registration 8:30 am Welcome & Prayer 8:45 am Roundtable on the Federal Trust Responsibility – Perspectives of a Federal Government Lawyer Government attorneys from Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Interior, Department of Justice and other Federal agencies … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Briefs in Citizens against Casino Gambling in Erie County v. Hogen (FINAL)

Here: Final CACGEC Principal Brief Final Federal Brief Final Seneca Amicus Brief Final CACGEC Reply Brief Final Federal Reply Brief Lower court materials here.

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Update in Hualapai Ranch Tribal Court Litigation

Here are additional materials in WD at the Canyon v. Hwal’Bay Ba:J Enterprises Inc. (Hualapai Tribal Court): Order setting telephonic hearing  Respondents’ Supplementary Brief Disclosure Plaintiffs’ Disclosure Statement Prior posts are here and here.  

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Update in Navajo Nation Election Dispute

Here is “Navajo Nation presidential candidate suffers setback after ruling” reporting that the Navajo President vetoed the bill that would have allowed Chris Deschene to remain on the ballot. Also, “Navajo Language Fluency Still a Requirement for Tribal Candidates.” On … Continue reading

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