Category Archives: cultural resources

Colorado River Indian Tribes Sue Interior over Modified Blythe Solar Power Project

Here is the complaint in Colorado River Indian Tribes v. Dept. of Interior (C.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: This complaint challenges the actions of Defendants U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and their officials (collectively, “BLM” … Continue reading

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Third Circuit En Banc Petition Materials in Thorpe v. Borough of Jim Thorpe (UPDATED)

Here: Petition for Rehearing (12-8-14) NCAI Mtn for Leave and Proposed Brief in Support Filed 12-8-14 Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell amicus brief Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell motion for leave to file amicus brief UPDATE: Borough Opposition to NCAI Amicus Brief … Continue reading

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D.C. Bar Assoc. Panel on Hobby Lobby and American Indian Religious Freedom

Religious Freedoms of Native Americans Following the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Date & Time: Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm CLE Credit: No Event Description “[T]he religious practices of the American Indian . . . are an … Continue reading

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Gun Lake Tribe Hosts Science and Cultural Presentation on Wolves

Here (pdf):  

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Third Circuit Holds NAGPRA Does Not Require Repatriation of Jim Thorpe’s Remains

Here is the opinion in Thorpe v. Borough of Jim Thorpe: Jim Thorpe Opinion [Update — the clerk has withdrawn this version of the opinion for quality control.] An excerpt: Thorpe’s remains are located at their final resting place and … Continue reading

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Summary Judgment Materials in Bivens Action by Estatet of Deceased Indian Graverobber

Here are the materials in Estate of Redd v. Love (D. Utah): 60-1 Motion to Dismiss 64 Opposition 69 Reply 76 DCT Order on Summary J An excerpt: This case arises following the tragic suicide of Dr. James D. Redd … Continue reading

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Healing through Culture and Art Shaw Collection

Here (Shawl Collection Event Dates):

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Nonrecognized Cherokee Nation West Sues U.S. Army Corps over Religious Freedom

Here is the complaint in Cherokee Nation West v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (N.D. Okla.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: Plaintiff seeks equal access to Fort Gibson Lake to hold a religious ceremony on November 7, 2014, March 2015 … Continue reading

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Class Certified in Native Hawaiian Inmate Civil Rights Suit

Here are the recent orders in Davis v. Abercrombie (D. Haw.): 544 DCT on Summary J 644 DCT Order on Class Certification News coverage here: “Court grants inmate class action in Native Hawaiian religion case.”

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Environmental Groups Challenge Navajo Generating Station Approvals, Too

Here is the petition in National Parks Conservation v. EPA (CA9): Envtl Groups Petition Hopi’s petition is here.

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