Author Archives: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

North Dakota Oil Spill News

Who says the black snake stays in its shell? “December Pipeline Spill in North Dakota 3 Times Larger Than Original Estimates,” from Colorlines. 

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Skokomish Suit against Suquamish Council Members Dismissed in Federal Court

Here are the materials in Skokomish Indian Tribe v. Forsman (W.D. Wash.): 15 Motion to Dismiss 19 Response 20-2 Sklallam Amicus Brief 22 Reply 34 DCT Order

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Federal Court Dismisses Remaining Claims in Winnemem Effort to Protect Coonrod Flats

Here are the materials in Winnemem Wintu Tribe v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Cal.), also known as Franco v. USFS: 150 Supplemental Brief 155 Tribe Brief on Remedies 156 US Brief on Remedies 160 DCT Order on Reconsideration Prior post … Continue reading

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Gila River Suit for VA Reimbursements Dismissed

Here are the materials in Gila River Indian Community v. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (D. Ariz.): 15 Motion to Dismiss 16 Opposition 16-1 VA Opinion Letter 17 Reply 18 Order Granting MTD

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Federal Court Holds UPS Liable for Transporting Indian Smokes

Here is the 200+ page order in State of New York v. United Parcel Service (S.D. N.Y.): 526 DCT Order Prior post here.

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Kristen Carpenter appointed to United Nations Position

Here: On March 24, 2017, at the conclusion of its 34th Session in Geneva, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Kristen A. Carpenter as the North American member of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Carpenter … Continue reading

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Permit Issued for Keystone XL Pipeline

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Federal Court Dismisses Claims by “Historic Ione Band of Miwok Indians Tribe”

Here are the materials in Villa v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.): 16-1 Motion to Dismiss 20 Opposition 23 Reply 26 DCT Order

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Richard Hughes on Pueblo Water Rights

Richard W. Hughes has published “Pueblo Indian Water Rights: Charting the Unknown” in the Natural Resources Journal, Winter 2017. Here is the abstract: This article examines the so-far-unsuccessful efforts to judicially define and quantify the water rights appurtenant to the … Continue reading

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Navajo Sues Interior over Judiciary Funding

Here is the complaint in Navajo Nation v. United States (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint

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