Category Archives: cultural resources

Nez Perce Files Suit Over Final Decision in Clear Creek Project

Download complaint here. Link to news coverage here.

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Copies of Red Rock Testimony Dispatched to D.C. Officials

Links to coverage: Red Rock Stories: Thirty-Four Writers Donate Their Work to Red Rock Testimony to Speak for Utah’s Public Lands and Advocate for Bears Ears The Salt Lake Tribune: Bears Ears Book Will be Sent to Members of Congress … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Decides Indian Prisoner Religious Freedom Case

Here is the opinion in Davis v. Davis. An excerpt: Prisoner Plaintiffs Teddy Norris Davis and Robbie Dow Goodman appeal the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of prison officials within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (“TDCJ”). … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Challenge to Federal Approval of Tule Wind Project over Eagle-Based Challenge

Here is the opinion in Protect Our Communities v. Jewell. From the syllabus: The panel affirmed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of federal agencies and officials and intervenor Tule Wind, LLC in an action challenging the Bureau of … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Quarterly Article on French Auction of Native Artifacts

Link to “Native Americans Protest Sale of Artifacts” by Alexis Buchanan here. Excerpt: Perhaps auction houses would not be so unwavering in the sale of these items if they did not fetch such high prices. The Guardian reports that France has … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in La Cuna De Aztlan Sacred Sites Protection Circle Advisory Committee v. Interior

Here is today’s order list. Cert stage briefs here. Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Lists Injunction on Witchita Construction Project

Here are the materials in Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (W.D. Okla.): 4 Caddo Brief 22 Joint Status Report 27 DCT Order

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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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NYTs: “A Heated Linguistic Debate: What Makes ‘Redskins’ a Slur?”

Here. I like Sherman Alexie’s take on the Daily Show here. In short, who ever says “Great job, redskin” in a good way?

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Updates in Navajo Nation v. Urban Outfitters

Here are the materials in Navajo Nation v. Urban Outfitters, 12-cv-00195 (D. N.M.): Doc. 668 Memorandum Opinion and Order Denying in Part Defendants’ Partial Motion for Summary Judgment Based on Laches and Granting in Part Plaintiffs’ Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment on Defendants’ … Continue reading

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