Category Archives: cultural resources

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

Here: 7-25-14 Joint Submission By Huy, NCAI, NARF, ACLU et al to U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Re American Indigenous Prisoners’ Religious Rights 7-25-14 Letter to Native Nations & Advocacy Groups re Supplemental Report

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Federal Judge will no Longer Use Washington Football Team’s Nickname

From WSJ, here. The opinion is here.

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