Category Archives: federal recognition

Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell — Complaint for Federal Recognition

Here is the complaint: Complaint An excerpt: COMES NOW, Petitioner, MACKINAC TRIBE, by and through undersigned counsel, to petition the Court to determine that the MACKINAC TRIBE is a federally recognized  Indian Tribe, and to order the Defendant, Secretary of … Continue reading

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Interior Opinion on Meaning of “Under Federal Jurisdiction”

Here: DOI Carcieri M opinion – M 37029 Here is the link to Interior opinions.

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ILPC Book Talk — Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles & Indigenous Rights in the United States

Amy Den Ouden, Kathleen Brown-Perez, Jean O’Brien, Ruth Torres

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Federal Recognition Event at MSU Thursday

This is a big week at Michigan State. Our Spring Speakers event is this Thursday at 2pm in the Castle Board Room at MSU Law. The 1491s will be on campus Friday.

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Interior Updated Federally Recognized Tribes List

Here.

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Rule 19 Dismissal in Friends of Amador County v. Jewell

Here is the unpublished opinion. An excerpt: The district court concluded next that joinder would not be feasible because the Tribe enjoys sovereign immunity as a federally recognized Indian tribe. Appellants challenge the validity of the Tribe’s federally recognized status … Continue reading

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February 20th Spring Speakers Event on Federal Recognition

We’re very much looking forward to this event. Please join us.  

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Nipmuc Nation v. Jewell — Complaint Seeking Federal Recognition

Here: Complaint News coverage here.

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Final Determination Against Acknowledgment of Tolowa Nation

Friday afternoon release here. WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn today issued a final determination not to acknowledge the petitioner known as the Tolowa Nation (Petitioner #85) located in Fort Dick, California, as an Indian tribe … Continue reading

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Interior Proposed Findings for Two Federal Acknowledgment Petitioners

In today’s Friday afternoon release from Interior: WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today issued proposed findings for two petitioners under the Federal Acknowledgment Process. The decisions include a proposed finding to acknowledge the petitioner … Continue reading

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