Here is the decision in State of South Dakota v. Great Plains Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs:
For the reasons below, I affirm the Regional Director’s Decision to accept Pe’Sla in trust. The Regional Director properly determined that he had the statutory authority to accept Pe’Sla in trust pursuant to the IRA. Next, Department policies clearly provide the Regional Director with authority to accept Pe’Sla in trust due to its location within the BIA Great Plains Region. Finally, I reject the State’s argument that the Regional Director did not properly consider the relevant criteria included at 25 C.F.R. §§ 151.10 and 151.11.
Here (RFP for NHLSP Appeals):
The Navajo Nation seeks outside counsel to represent it in federal appeals of benefit denials made by an independent federal commission. Respondent will also provide coordination, consultation, advice, and recommendations on related pending suits. Respondent may also provide advice, consultation and representation on Breach of Trust and/or Breach of Fiduciary Duty against this same federal commission on behalf of individual Navajos and the Navajo Nation as a whole. Most claims will relate to denials of relocation benefits due individual Navajos who were relocated pursuant to the Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act.
The Navajo Nation Department of Justice will be accepting proposals for this service postmarked by 5:00 PM MT on Friday, December 16, 2016. NO LATE PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Buddha Stands With Standing Rock
(all my relatives)
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Muscogee Creek Nation
Staff Attorney, Muscogee Nation Supreme Court
National Indian Gaming Commission
Technology Leaders Fellowship, Washington D.C. Closes Friday, December 21, 2016.
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
Associate General Counsel, Juneau, AK.
Bundys = fake cowboys
Standing Rock protest = real Indians
Here is the complaint in Yurok Tribe v. Bureau of Reclamation (N.D. Cal.):
Here are some details:
The Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is hosting its third annual Tribal Government E-Commerce CLE Conference entitled: Sovereignty and E-Commerce: Innovating and Reshaping the Borders of Indian Country
Thursday, February 2 – Friday, February 3, 2017
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler, AZ
Agenda topics include:
Conference Keynote: The Honorable Kenneth L. Salazar, 50th U.S. Secretary of the Interior in the Obama Administration from 2009 – 2013., and a Partner with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.
Click here for more information Government/Non-Profit and Early Registration Rates available.
Presented by: Rosette, LLP American Indian Economic Development Program, and the Indian Legal Program
Here are further materials in John et al v. Garcia et al, 16-cv-02368 (N.D. Cali):
In the related RICO case, legal counsel for the disenfranchised members filed a motion for attorneys’ fees. Here are further materials in Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria v. Ceiba Legal, LLP et al, 16-cv-03081 (N.D. Cali. 11/3/2016)