Category Archives: cultural resources

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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NYTs Article on German Museums and American Indian Scalps

Here.

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Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss Grand Canyon Trust v. Williams — Uranium Mining Dispute

Here are the materials in Grand Canyon Trust v. Williams (D. Ariz.): 71 Federal Motion to Dismiss 120 Havasupai Response 123 Federal Reply 126 Grand Canyon Trust Response 131 DCT Order Denying Motion to Dismiss Earlier post on this matter … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Oklevueha Native American Church v. Holder

Here: Oklevueha Opening Brief US Answer Brief National Council of Native American Churches et al. Amicus Brief Reply Brief TK Lower court materials here. And here. Prior Ninth Circuit materials here.

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Univ. of Minnesota Takes Stand Against Use of Washington Pro Football Team’s Nickname

Wow! Go Gophers! Why does this matter? The NFL Vikings are playing at U of M’s stadium while their new stadium is under construction. Here is MPR’s coverage: “U of M opposed to use of Redskins name at TCF Bank … Continue reading

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FINAL Report to U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Re: American Indigenous Prisoners’ Religious Rights

Here: 8-1-14 Supplemental Joint Submission By Huy NCAI USET NARF ACLU et al to U N Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Re American Indi

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Center for American Progress Report on American Indian Mascots

Here is “Missing the Point: The Real Impact of Native Mascots and Team Names on American Indian and Alaska Native Youth:” StegmanAIANmascots-reportv2 An excerpt: Although the debate over the Washington football team may rage on until either the NFL or … Continue reading

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