Category Archives: cultural resources

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Here is the opinion in Thorpe v. Borough of Jim Thorpe: Jim Thorpe Opinion [Update -- the clerk has withdrawn this version of the opinion for quality control.]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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Hopi Tribe v. EPA Ninth Circuit Petition over Navajo Generating Station Approvals

Here: Petition

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Federal Government Liable for Ruination of Fort Yuma Indian Reservation Sacred Site

Here are the orders in Quechan Tribe v. United States (S.D. Cal.): Doc 215_SJ ORDER 011008 282 Quechan Memorandum of Facts and Law 283 US Memorandum of Facts and Law 290 Quehan Pretrial Memorandum 291 US Pretrial Memorandum Doc 319 … Continue reading

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Federal Court Affirms Interior Withdrawal of Grand Canyon Lands from Uranium Mining

Here is the order in Yount v. Jewell (D. Ariz.): Doc 238 SJ Order in Yount v Jewell 9-30-14 Briefs here. Other materials here.

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Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives

The Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives is available for download here. This publication is intended to be an informational resource for tribes, agencies, and organizations across the U.S. About the Guidelines: The Third National Climate Assessment … Continue reading

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