Category Archives: federal recognition

Eleventh Circuit Briefs in Longo v. Seminole Indian Casino-Immolakee (Title VII Claim)

Here: Longo Brief Seminole Brief Reply TK Lower court materials here.

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HuffPo on 13 Issues Facing Native Peoples Beyond Mascots & Casinos

Here’s the article by Julian Brave NoiseCat. Thanks to E.E. for the link.

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L.A. Times profiles the Pamunkey Tribe

Here.

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New Profile of Duwamish Tribe

Here is “Duwamish Tribe Vows to Keep Fighting for Recognition, Despite Last Week’s Decision.”

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Two Federal Acknowledgment Determinations–Pamunkey Indian Tribe makes 567

Press release here Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today issued final determinations for two petitioners under the existing Federal Acknowledgment process. The decisions include a final determination to acknowledge the petitioner known as the Pamunkey Indian Tribe … Continue reading

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New Federal Acknowledgment Process Regs

Department of the Interior Announces Final Federal Recognition Process to Acknowledge Indian Tribes Initiative Reforms a Process Long Criticized as “Broken,” Increases Transparency in Important Review of Tribal Recognition Status WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and … Continue reading

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Kirsten Carlson on Congress, Tribal Recognition, and Legislative-Administrative Multiplicity

Kirsten Matoy Carlson has posted her paper, “Congress, Tribal Recognition, and Legislative-Administrative Multiplicity,” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For over thirty years, tribal leaders, state officials, members of Congress, and scholars have decried the process by which the United … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Title VII Claim against Seminole Casino

Here are the materials in Longo v. Seminole Indian Casino–Immokalee (M.D. Fla.): 24 Motion to Dismiss 25 Response 28 Reply 29 Surreply 31 DCT Order An excerpt: Remarkably, Plaintiff demands that the Court ignore this clear and dispositive analysis, and … Continue reading

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New Student Scholarship on the Environmental Impact of Federal Recognition of American Indian Nations

The Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review has published “People of the Outside: The Environmental Impact of Federal Recognition of American Indian Nations” (PDF). Here is the abstract: American Indians interact with land and the environment in a manner that … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Gaming Bid of MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians

Here are the materials in State of Alabama v. 50 Serialized JLM Games (S.D. Ala.): 8 Alabama Motion to Remand 10 MOWA Motion to Dismiss 23 Alabama Response to Motion to Dismiss 31 MOWA Amended Notice of Removal to Federal Court … Continue reading

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