Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Challenge to Native Hawaiian Governmental Elections as Moot

Here is the opinion in Akina v. State of Hawai’i. An excerpt: These appeals concern recent efforts by a group of Native Hawaiians to establish their own government. The plaintiffs are Hawaii residents who challenge that process. They appeal the … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation Seeks Proposals to Assist with Claims for Unpaid Contract Support Costs

Here: The Navajo Nation Department of Justice seeks outside counsel assistance in pursuing the Navajo Nation’s claims for unpaid contract support costs from P.L. 93-638 contracts entered into with the Indian Health Service (IHS).  This would include developing claims for … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation DOJ Seeks Proposals to Assist with Passage of Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Agreement

Here: Legislative and Lobbying Legal Services to assist with the introduction and passage of legislation to implement the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Agreement (NUWRSA) approved by the Navajo Nation Council in January 2016.  The NUWRSA provides for the quantification … Continue reading

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Request for Legal Assistance for Dakota Access Pipeline Opposition

As you may know, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota is in litigation is around the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, an energy project slated to transport approximately 500,000 barrels of crude oil fracked from … Continue reading

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News Profile of LTBB Reservation Litigation

Here is “Long lawsuit ahead regarding tribal reservation: Federal judge orders two phases to tribal lawsuit, first phase could go to 2018.” Court docs here.

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National Indian Law Library Bulletin (8/26/2016)

Here: The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/26/16. U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html Jamul Action Committee v. Chaudhuri (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act – NEPA Review) U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlContinue reading

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Tenth Circuit Reverses Indian Country Criminal Conviction

Here is the opinion in United States v. Wolfname.

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NYTs Op-Ed: David Archambault on Dakota Access Opposition

Here is “Taking a Stand at Standing Rock.”

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NYTs: “Occupying the Prairie: Tensions Rise as Tribes Move to Block a Pipeline”

Here. Briefs in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (D.D.C.) are here.

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San Bernadino County Sheriff Enjoined from Citing On-Reservation Tribal Members for Traffic Violations

Here are the materials in Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. McMahon (C.D. Cal.): 13-1 Tribe Motion 14 Opposition 24 Supplemental Opposition 26 Reply 32 Tribe Supplemental Brief 35 Response to 32 51 DCT Order We posted the complaint here.

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