Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Ninth Circuit Holds Timbisha Leadership Dispute Mooted by Adoption of New Constitution

Here is the opinion in Timbisha Shoshone Tribe v. Dept. of Interior. The court’s syllabus: The panel dismissed, as moot, an appeal from the district court’s dismissal of a case challenging the Department of the Interior’s recognition of the election … Continue reading

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National Indian Law Library Bulletin (5/26/2016)

Here: The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/26/16. State Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2016state.html Kitras v. Town of Aquinnah (Easement by Necessity) In re A.R.V.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act – Juvenile Dependency Appeals) People … Continue reading

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Caddo Nation Sues Witchita Nation over Sacred Site

Here is the complaint in Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Witchita and Affiliated Tribes (W.D. Okla.): Complaint

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Complaint in Mission Creek Band of Mission of Indians v. Jewell

Here, filed in the Central District of California: Complaint

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Turtle Talk Bookbag: John Borrows’ “Freedom & Indigenous Constitutionalism”

Book page here. Highly recommended. Blurb: Indigenous traditions can be uplifting, positive, and liberating forces when they are connected to living systems of thought and practice. Problems arise when they are treated as timeless models of unchanging truth that require … Continue reading

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Rebecca Tsosie Joins Univ. of Arizona

Here.

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United States Opposes Cert in NLRB Cases

Here are those briefs: 15-1024 Little River Band 15-1034 Soaring Eagle Cert petitions are here and here.

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Nooksack Appellate Court Orders Nooksack Tribal Court to Comply with Order to Accept Galanda Filings

I should be specific — here is what the order says: We decline to rule on the show cause motion at this time. However, we cannot ignore the allegation there has been noncompliance with our April 25th Order. Therefore, we hereby … Continue reading

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California v. Pauma Cert Stage Briefs

Here are the briefs in California v. Pauma Band of Luiseño Mission Indians of the Pauma and Yuima Reservation: Cal v Pauma Cert Petn Pauma Cert Opposition Brief And Pauma Band of Luiseño Mission Indians of the Pauma and Yuima Reservation … Continue reading

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Materials on Federal Seizure of $741,480 from Hopi Cultural Preservation Board Bank Account

Here are the materials so far in United States v. $741,480.00 (D. Ariz.): 1 Complaint 17 Application for Default Judgment 21 Application for Partial Default Judgment

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