Category Archives: cultural resources

Ninth Circuit Rejects RFRA Challenge to Solar Project Near Indian Sacred Sites

Here is the unpublished opinion in La Cuna De Aztlan Sacred Sites Protection Circle Advisory Committee v. Dept. of Interior. An excerpt: We conclude that the record, which includes declarations submitted by the Plaintiffs that provide little more than conclusory statements and which … Continue reading

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Federal Court Affirms Oklahoma School’s Refusal to Allow Native High School Graduate to Wear Eagle Feather on Graduation Cap

Here is the order in Griffith v. Caney Valley Public Schools (N.D. Okla.): 22. Order and Opinion (5-20-15) Prior materials here.

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Anishinaabe nibi inaakonigewin (water law) gathering

Announcement from Professor Aimée Craft: I hope that you will consider joining us for the Anishinaabe nibi (water) gathering taking place in the Whiteshell this June. After a few years of gathering with Elders on a project relating to Anishinaabe nibi … Continue reading

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Goshute Indian Tribe Appeals BLM Gold Mine Approval, Massive Destruction of Cultural Artifacts

Press release here: Today the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation announced it has filed an appeal of the BLM’s April 7, 2015 Record of Decision approving Newmont Mining Company’s Long Canyon Mine east of Wells, Nevada, and located in … Continue reading

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Controversy over Makah Treaty Whaling Rights Brewing

Here is “Sea Shepherd Announces Revival of Campaign Against Makah Treaty Rights.” An excerpt: From the beginning some opponents of Makah whaling engaged in behavior and used rhetoric that can contribute to anti-Indian bigotry and undermine the legitimacy of treaty … Continue reading

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Seventh Circuit Rules in Favor of Navajo Inmate on Religious Freedom Claim

Here is the opinion in Schlemm v. Wall. And a release from Huy.

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The Commerce Clause Argument against the Washington Football Team’s Nickname

Here is “Racial Slurs Shouldn’t Be Trademarked:The Washington football team’s name is an obstacle for interstate commerce,” by Robert Tsai and Christine Haight Farley. An excerpt: But one argument the DOJ makes only tepidly deserves far greater emphasis: In regulating … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Challenge to Interior Withdrawal of Grand Canyon Lands from Uranium Mining

Here are the opening briefs in National Mining Assn. v. Jewell: 16 – Open Brief – no Addendum (Quaterra) 18 – Open Brief & Addendum (NMA) 20 – Open Brief (AEMA) 29 – Utah, AZ, NV, MT – Amicus in … Continue reading

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White Earth Nation Moves for Summary Judgment in Challenge to Two Oil Pipelines

Here is the motion in White Earth Nation v. Kerry (D. Minn.): 71 Motion for Summary J We posted the complaint here.

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Indigenous activists among those killed worldwide for protecting the environment.

Here’s the BBC article.

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