Category Archives: federal recognition

Law Prof Comments on Proposed Federal Acknowledgement Process Revisions

Here: Law Professor Letter – FAP Reform Chi-miigwetch to Patty Ferguson for doing the heavy lifting.

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Briefs in Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell (Complaint for Federal Recognition)

Here: 7-1 US Motion to Dismiss 10 Tribe Opposition 12 US Reply Complaint is here.

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Second Circuit Briefs in Schaghticoke Appeal

Here are the briefs in Schaghticoke Tribal Nation v. Kent School Corp. Inc.: Schaghticoke Brief Connecticut Brief Kent School Corp et al Brief US Brief Schaghticoke Reply Lower court materials here.

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Randall Akee: “The press for Native Hawaiian federal recognition is presumptuous”

From the Hawaii Independent. A response to this news. An excerpt: In moving forward, what should be done? The process for Federal recognition was a knee-jerk reaction to the Rice v. Cayetano decision. Surely there are other legal strategies and … Continue reading

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DOI Considers Procedures to Reestablish Government-to-Government Relationship with Native Hawaiians

Press release here. Federal Registry Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking here. 2000 DOI/DOJ Report on the Reconciliation Process here. FAQ here.

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Interior Moves to Dismiss Mackinac Tribe Suit for Federal Recognition

Here: 7-1 US Motion to Dismiss Complaint here.

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Proposed Part 83 Changes to Federal Acknowledgment Process

Proposed Rule here: 2014-05-22 Proposed Rule 25 CFR 83 Related materials: Comparison Chart 05-22-14 Frequently Asked Questions on Proposed 25 CFR 83 Summary of Comments and Responses on Part 83 Discussion Draft Press release here: Interior Proposes Reform of Federal … Continue reading

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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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