Category Archives: cultural resources

Yvonne Keshick Awarded NEA National Heritage Fellowship for Quillwork

Here. A basket maker and porcupine quillwork, Yvonne Walker Keshick creates birchbark masterpieces realistically decorated with quills that depict natural images as well as cultural symbols of the Odawa tribe. Also a devoted teacher, she has developed resources and provided … Continue reading

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Federal Communications Commission Petition to Deny Radio Station’s License Renewal for Use of Washington Football Team’s Nickname

Here. News coverage here:”Law prof files FCC complaint over use of NFL team’s ‘r-word’ name.”

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in La Cuna De Aztlan Sacred Sites Protection Circle Advisory Committee v. Dept. of Interior

Here: La Cuna de Aztlan Opening Brief Interior Answer Brief La Cuna de Aztlan Reply Brief Lower court materials here.

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Grant Christensen on Cultural Property as a Form of Collateral in a Secured Transaction Under the Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act

Grant Christensen has posted his paper, “Selling Stories or You Can’t Own This: Cultural Property as a Form of Collateral in a Secured Transaction Under the Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act,” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Model Tribal … Continue reading

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WaPo: “Interior secretary: It’s ‘surprising’ Redskins name not changed, but it’s not top priority for tribal leaders”

Here.

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NARF Press Release: REDSKINS GROUP INFRINGES ON NARF TRADEMARK

REDSKINS GROUP INFRINGES ON NARF TRADEMARK It has recently come to the attention of the Native American Rights Fund, also known as NARF, that a group variously calling itself “Native American Redskins Fans” and “Native American Redskins Family” is improperly … Continue reading

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Navajo Boy Sent Home for Having Long Hair on First Day of School

Here is one of many articles. And here is what the Fifth Circuit has already said about such nonsense regarding the treatment of another 5-year-old in Texas: A Native American boy and his parents challenge a school district’s requirement that … Continue reading

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Split Ninth Circuit Panel Affirms Dismissal of Challenge to Repatriation of “La Jolla Skeletons” to Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee

Here is the opinion in White v. University of California. From the court’s syllabus: The panel affirmed the district court’s dismissal of an action under the Native Graves Protection and Repatriation Act on the basis that the affected tribes and … Continue reading

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Useful Scholarly Materials on RFRA, the Eagle Act, and Hobby Lobby

I urge readers to check out two papers by Kati Kovacs at Rutgers Law School. She formerly worked in DOJ ENRD. She just published Eagles, Indian Tribes, and the Free Exercise of Religion is available online, http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2863&context=llr, and has a … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Holds Eagle Act Regulations May Violate RFRA

Here is the opinion. An excerpt: Appellants filed suit against the Department of the Interior (the “Department”) seeking a declaration of rights that the Department’s enforcement of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (the “MBTA”) and the Bald and Golden Eagle … Continue reading

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