Navajo Loses 2014 Self-Determination Contract Funding Challenge

Here are the materials in Navajo Nation v. Dept. of Interior (D.D.C.):

15-3 Navajo Motion for Summary J

18 US Response

21 Navajo Reply

23 US Reply

30 DCT Order

An excerpt:

Plaintiff Navajo Nation (the “Nation”) alleges that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (“BIA”), an agency within the United States Department of the Interior (“DOI”), violated the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, 25 U.S.C. § 450 et seq. (the “ISDEAA”), by failing to disperse calendar year (“CY”) 2014 funding to the Nation according to the Nation’s proposed CY 2014 annual funding agreement (the “Proposal”). Specifically, the Nation contends that DOI Secretary Sally Jewell (the “Secretary”) failed to approve or decline the Proposal within the statutorily-mandated 90-day window for doing so and that, as a result, the Proposal must be deemed approved as a matter of law.

The parties have each moved for summary judgment. Upon consideration of the parties’ motions and supporting briefs, and for the reasons set forth below, the Nation’s motion for summary judgment is hereby DENIED, and DOI’s cross-motion for summary judgment is hereby GRANTED.

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One Response to Navajo Loses 2014 Self-Determination Contract Funding Challenge

  1. Pingback: D.C. Circuit Briefs in Navajo Challenge to 2014 Annual Funding Agreement | Turtle Talk

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