Category Archives: cultural resources

Amicus Briefs in Support of Cert Petition in Sac & Fox Nation v. Borough of Jim Thorpe

Here: 15-07-01 Members of Congress Amicus Brief (Sac & Fox Nation v. Borough, No. 14-1419) NCAI Amicus Brief Petition is here.

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NPR on Native Protests of Copper Mine in Arizona

Here is “Native Americans Protest Proposed Copper Mine In Arizona.”

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The Ancient One is a Colville Ancestor

Here is “The ancestry and affiliations of Kennewick Man” as published in Nature. From the abstract: Kennewick Man, referred to as the Ancient One by Native Americans, is a male human skeleton discovered in Washington state (USA) in 1996 and … Continue reading

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American Indian Prisoner Religious Freedom Complaint

Here is the complaint in McCarter v. Beard (C.D. Cal.): McCarter RLUIPA Amended Complaint

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Federal Court Declines to Block Solar Project affecting CRIT Sacred Sites

Here are the materials in Colorado River Indian Tribes v. Dept. of Interior (C.D. Cal.): 37-1 CRIT Motion for PI 59 Nextera Opposition 68 Interior Opposition 74 Reply 150 DCT Order We posted the complaint here.

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Ninth Circuit Materials Navajo Nation NAGPRA Dispute with Federal Government

Here are the briefs in Navajo Nation v. Dept. of Interior: Navajo Opening Brief US Answer Brief Navajo Reply Oral argument video and audio. District court materials: 13 US Motion to Dismiss 17 Navajo Response 18 US Reply 25 DCT … Continue reading

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Environmental group initiates FOIA lawsuit against NPS for new rule allowing Tribes to gather in National Parks

The materials are here, on PEER’s website. Among the arguments being made are that tribes are not entitled to “special rights” for gathering on NPS lands, absent an act of Congress.

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Federal Court Dismisses American Indian Arts and Crafts Act Claim for Lack of Article III Standing

Here are the materials in Native American Arts v. Peter Stone Co. (N.D. Ill.): 250 Peter Stone Motion for Summary J on Standing 267 Peter Stone Motion for Summary J 271-1 Native American Arts Motion for Summary J 279 Native … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Evaluates Contours of Migratory Bird Treaty Act in Criminal Appeal for Selling Eagle Fans

Here is the opinion in United States v. Crooked Arm. From the court’s syllabus: The panel affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court’s denial of a pretrial motion to dismiss for failure to state a felony claim … Continue reading

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Eastern Michigan U. Native Students Meet with University President and DOJ Liaison over Harassment and Continued Use of Hurons Logo

Here is “Hurons logo, harassment prompt meeting at EMU.”

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