Category Archives: federal recognition

Mishewal Wappo Tribe Loses Trust Breach/Federal Recognition Claim

Here is the order in Mishewal Wappo Tribe  of Alexander Valley v. Jewell (N.D. Cal.): 197 DCT Order Briefs are here.

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California Valley Miwok Tribe v. California Gambling Control Commission Complaint

Here: 1 Complaint

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Second Circuit Rejects Schaghticoke Land Claims

Here is the unpublished opinion in Schaghticoke Tribal Nation v. Kent School Corp. Inc.: Schaghticoke CA2 Opinion An excerpt: Ultimately, the district court concluded that the evidence submitted by STN was insufficient to satisfy the Montoya standard requiring that the … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Decides Cloverdale Rancheria v. Jewell

Here is the unpublished opinion. Plaintiffs-Appellants are five members of the Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California (“the Tribe”) who seek to compel Defendants-Appellees, the Department of Interior and its officials (“the Department”), to recognize them as the Tribe’s … Continue reading

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Law Prof Comments on Proposed Federal Acknowledgement Process Revisions

Here: Law Professor Letter – FAP Reform Chi-miigwetch to Patty Ferguson for doing the heavy lifting.

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Briefs in Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell (Complaint for Federal Recognition)

Here: 7-1 US Motion to Dismiss 10 Tribe Opposition 12 US Reply Complaint is here.

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Second Circuit Briefs in Schaghticoke Appeal

Here are the briefs in Schaghticoke Tribal Nation v. Kent School Corp. Inc.: Schaghticoke Brief Connecticut Brief Kent School Corp et al Brief US Brief Schaghticoke Reply Lower court materials here.

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Randall Akee: “The press for Native Hawaiian federal recognition is presumptuous”

From the Hawaii Independent. A response to this news. An excerpt: In moving forward, what should be done? The process for Federal recognition was a knee-jerk reaction to the Rice v. Cayetano decision. Surely there are other legal strategies and … Continue reading

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DOI Considers Procedures to Reestablish Government-to-Government Relationship with Native Hawaiians

Press release here. Federal Registry Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking here. 2000 DOI/DOJ Report on the Reconciliation Process here. FAQ here.

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Interior Moves to Dismiss Mackinac Tribe Suit for Federal Recognition

Here: 7-1 US Motion to Dismiss Complaint here.

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