Category Archives: cultural resources

Consultation Webinar Announcement

Defending Tribal Sovereignty: The Ongoing Battle Over “Meaningful Consultation” and Self-Governance Over Natural and Cultural Resources May 23, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST Non-CLE Webinar REGISTER NOW (direct link: https://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=326797486) The Dakota Access Pipeline, Bears Ears National Monument, … Continue reading

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Eighth Circuit Decides Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate v. U.S. Corps of Engineers

Here is the opinion. The court’s syllabus: Action challenging the issuance of Clean Water Act permits allowing a farm owner to dredge and fill portions of Enemy Swim Lake in furtherance of the owner’s activities in building a road over … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Diné CARE Challenge to Fracking Near Chaco Canyon

Here are the materials in Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment v. Zinke (D.N.M.): 112 dine care opening brief 113 us response 117 reply 132 dct order  

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Brown U/CSREA Keynote Address: Rebecca Tsosie

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Brown University Discussion on Indian Sacred Sites

Here: “Sacred Sites, Federal Indian Law, and the Future” Friday, April 20, 2018 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm IBES Room 130, 85 Waterman Street The political and social dynamics of American Indian sacred sites and basic human rights protections within … Continue reading

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Wisconsin SCT Briefs in Wingra Redi-Mix, Inc. v. State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Here: wingra opening brief ho-chunk nation response brief state historical society brief reply News coverage of oral argument here. Lower court materials here.

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Little River Band Ottawa Lake Sturgeon News

On Thursday 4/12/18, the Little River Band of Odawa Indians Natural Resources Department staff, led by Corey Jerome – Sturgeon Biologist, have recaptured a Lake Sturgeon from Manistee Lake that was raised and released in 2008 from our sturgeon Streamside … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Rosales v. Dutschke (Jamul Indian Village)

Here: Opening Brief Tribal Answer Brief Federal Answer Brief Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Rejects Coyote Valley Band Challenge to Highway

Here are the materials in Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California v. United States Department of Transportation (N.D. Cal.): 118-1 US Motion for Summary Judgment 131 Tribe Motion re Federal Defendants 133 Tribe Motion re State Defendants 138 State … Continue reading

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Oglala Sioux Tribe Resolution Demanding BLM Consultation re: Converse County Oil and Gas Project (Wyo.)

Here: 1980_001 (2) (1) The tribe’s press release: OST PRESS RELEASE ON CONVERSE COUNTY OIL GAS PROJECT (3-27-18) (1) UPDATE (4/11/2018): FINAL AGENDA FOR GOVERNMENT-TO-GOVERNMENT CONSULTATIOS (4-9-18).2  

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