Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Army Corps Denies Easement at Standing Rock Pipeline Crossing

NYTs.  Press release from NCAI here. 

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538 Profile: “Police Violence Against Native Americans Goes Far Beyond Standing Rock”

Here. 

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BIA Acquires Pe’Sla Property in Trust for Four Tribes

Here is the decision in State of South Dakota v. Great Plains Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs: Decision An excerpt: For the reasons below, I affirm the Regional Director’s Decision to accept Pe’Sla in trust. The Regional Director properly determined … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation RFP: Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act Appeals

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 … Continue reading

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NYTs (Timothy Egan): “Fake Cowboys and Real Indians”

Here. Bundys = fake cowboys  Standing Rock protest = real Indians

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Yurok Tribe Suit against Bureau of Reclamation over Klamath River Coho Salmon

Here is the complaint in Yurok Tribe v. Bureau of Reclamation (N.D. Cal.): Complaint

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ASU Law Tribal Government E-Commerce Conference Feb 2-3/17 — REGISTRATION OPEN

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 … Continue reading

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NCAI Comments on Infrastructure Permitting

Here: NCAI Comments on Federal Infrastructure Decisionmaking

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EdWeek: Commentary on Indigenous Ed in Alaska

Here is “Alaska Is Failing Its Indigenous Students” by Evon Parker.

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Eighth Circuit Materials in Challenge to Tribal Court Jurisdiction over Trust Land Minerals Royalties

Here are the materials in Enerplus Resources (USA) Corporation v. Wilkinson: Appellant Brief District of North Dakota materials: 4 Enerplus Motion for PI 10 Wilkinson Opposition 10-3 MHA Nation SCT Opinion 19 Enerplus Response 48 DCT Order

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