Category Archives: cultural resources

CalMatters: “Native American tribes clash with UC over bones of their ancestors”

Here.

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Federal Dismisses Amended Complaint in Caddo Nation Sacred Sites Suit against Wichita & Affiliated Tribes

Here are the materials in Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (W.D. Okla.): 60 amended complaint 63 motion to dismiss 66 response 67 reply 68 dct order

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Atlantic: “Trump’s Nativism Is Transforming the Physical Landscape”

Here. An excerpt: Last December, Trump issued two orders that removed more than a million acres of federal land from Bears Ears National Monument and more than 800,000 acres from the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, both in southern Utah. The … Continue reading

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WaPo Story on Banned Poisons Still Being Used to Kill Eagles

Here is “Thirteen bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them.“

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South Dakota SCT Dismisses Appeal Challenging State Utility Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

Here is the opinion: in re keystone xl pipeline

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Iowa Law Review Student Scholarship on How NHPA Fails Tribal Interests

Amanda M. Marincic has published “The National Historic Preservation Act: An Inadequate Attempt to Protect the Cultural and Religious Sites of Native Nations” in the Iowa Law Review. An excerpt: Beginning in 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe engaged in … Continue reading

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Seminole Tribe v. FCC Petition for Review [NHPA]

Here is the petition in Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Federal Communications Commission (D.C. Cir.): complaint

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Sacred Dakota peace pipe sells for $40,000 — and buyer gives it back to Minnesota tribe

Story is HERE.

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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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