Category Archives: cultural resources

US and Industry Defeat Challenge to Uranium Mining at Grand Canyon Mine

Here are the materials in Grand Canyon Trust v. Williams (D. Ariz.): 140-1 Plaintiffs Motion for Summary J 146-1 US Motion for Summary J 147-1 Intervenors Motion for Summary J 151 Plaintiffs Reply 155 US Reply 156 Intervenors Reply 166 … Continue reading

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Alaska COA Rejects Yup’ik Free Exercise Defense to Criminal Prosecution for Salmon Fishing

Here is the opinion: Phillip v. State An excerpt: In June 2012, the thirteen defendants in this case — all Yup’ik fishermen living a subsistence lifestyle — were charged with violating the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s emergency orders … Continue reading

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Yakama/Umatilla Prevail against Fish and Wildlife Service in Sacred Sites Question

Here are the materials in Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. Fish and Wildlife Service (E.D. Wash.): 1 Complaint 49 Umatilla Motion for Summary J 50 Yakama Motion for Summary J 52 FWS Motion for Summary J 54 … Continue reading

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CA Native American Heritiage Commission Threatens Lawsuit Regarding the Feather River West Levee Project

Here is the commission’s report: NAHC_FRWLPInvestigativeReport News coverage here.

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Traverse City to Decide What to Do with 7000 Native Artifacts

Here is “What’s Next For The Con Foster Collection?” According to the article, “The city is likely in violation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) of 1990, which outlines a process for returning certain Native American … Continue reading

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Jessica Rickert on the Heard Museum

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Northern Arapaho Tribe Prevails against Fish & Wildlife Service/Eastern Shoshone Tribe over Eagle Permits in Accordance with Hobby Lobby

Here is the opinion in Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Ashe (D. Wyo.): 93 DCT Order An excerpt: While the foregoing discussion is mired in legal nuance, at the end of the day, the federal government burdened one federally-recognized Indian tribe’s … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Plains Indians,’ America’s Early Artists, at the Met

Some of the earliest surviving art by native North Americans left America long ago. Soldiers, traders and priests, with magpie eyes for brilliance, bundled it up and shipped it across the sea to Europe. Painted robes, embroidered slippers and feathered … Continue reading

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NYTs: “Debate Over ‘Redskins’ as Nickname Trickles Down to Buffalo Suburb”

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Rick Collins on Strict Scrutiny in Religious Freedom Cases & American Indian Sacred Sites Claims

Richard B. Collins has posted “Too Strict?” on SSRN. It is forthcoming in the First Amendment Law Review. The abstract: Should the strict scrutiny standard govern judicial review of claims that government has burdened religious freedom? American law’s patchwork of … Continue reading

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