- Minnesota Legislature Passes Bill to “Fix” the Minnesota SCT Decision In re R.S.
- Ninth Circuit, on Reconsideration, Orders Interior Review of Gila Bend Act in Tohono O'odham Gaming Lands Appeal
- Eighth Circuit Rejects Sandy Lake Chippewa Secretarial Election Appeal -- UPDATED with briefs
- MANAHATTA Presented at the 2013 United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous People
- "Housing Crisis on the Rez"
Category Archives: cultural resources
Here are the materials in United States v. Aguilar: Unpublished opinion Aguilar Opening Brief US Appellee Brief Aguilar Reply From the opinion, which in part dealt with a motion to suppress under the Fourth Amendment’s voluntariness requirement: Aguilar argues his … Continue reading →
Uranium Companies and Others Challenge Secretarial Withdrawal of Lands Around Grand Canyon on Establishment Grounds
In January of 2012, Secretary Salazar announced that he was withdrawing lands near the Grand Canyon. Specifically, the withdrawal prohibits new mining claims and development on old claims that lack “valid existing rights.” Recently, uranium companies and others have challenged … Continue reading →
The Michigan Natural Resources Commission has approved a wolf hunting season here in Michigan, just one day after Governor Snyder signed legislation authorizing the Commission to determine whether to allow such hunting. In recent years, Anishnaabe tribes (Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa) … Continue reading →
Here, via How Appealing.
Last year, Jenny Reardon and Kim Tallbear published “‘Your DNA is Our History’: Genomics, Anthropology, and the Construction of Whiteness as Property” in Current Anthropology. PDF here. Important paper. The abstract: During the nineteenth century, the American School of Anthropology … Continue reading →
Washington Redtails! WaPo. HuffPo.
Here are the materials: Call to Action Re California’s Proposed Violation of American Indian Prisoners’ Religious Freedoms CA-DCR_(NCR_13-01)_2013-04-24 Sample Comment – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation NCR 13-01 UN_Letter of Support for HUY_2013-04-24
Arizona COA Holds Hopi Tribe May Proceed on Public Nuisance Claim against City of Flagstaff/Arizona Snowbowl
Here is the unpublished opinion: CV12-0370 An excerpt: The superior court’s judgment dismissing the Tribe’s public nuisance claim is reversed. Although reversing, this decision does not address the merits of the public nuisance claim but, instead, addresses only the issues … Continue reading →
Here: UNSR Letter of Allegation Indigenous Prisoners Religious Freedom Excerpt: A pattern of restricting American indigenous prisoners’ religious freedoms is currently occurring throughout the United States. In recent years, states have issued new regulations curtailing the ability of American indigenous … Continue reading →