Category Archives: federal recognition

Pamunkey Indian Tribe is First Federally Recognized Tribe in Virginia

Final Order re Acknowledgment 62ibia122 Download press release here. On January 28, 2016, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe’s July 2, 2015 Final Determination for Federal Acknowledgment (the “Final Determination”) became effective as a result of a final dismissal of a request … Continue reading

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2016 Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs

Here is the notice from the Federal Register: 2016 Federal Register List of Entities Eligible

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New Article by Lorinda Riley on the Role of Politics in Federal Recognition

Lorinda Riley has published “When a Tribal Entity Becomes a Nation: The Role of Politics in the Shifting Federal Recognition Regulations,” in the American Indian Law Review. Here is a description excerpted from the article’s introduction: This article explores how … Continue reading

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Federal Claims Court Dismisses Wyandot Nation of Kansas Trust Claim

Here are the materials in Wyandot Nation of Kansas v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 7 Motion to Dismiss 8 Opposition 9 Reply 10 Surreply 19 DCT Opinion

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Federal Recognition Complaint: Agua Caliente Cupeño

Here is the complaint in Agua Caliente Tribe of Cupeño Indians of the Pala Reservation v. Washburn (E.D. Cal.): Cupeño Complaint

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Eleventh Circuit Briefs in Poarch Band of Creek Indians v. Hildreth

Here: Hildreth Opening Brief Poarch Band Brief US Amicus Brief Hildreth Reply Lower court materials here.

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Washington Tribe Appeals NIGC Decision to Federal Court

Doc. 1- Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Frank’s Landing Indian Community is suing the National Indian Gaming Commission for rejecting its class II gaming regulations.  The Commission ruled in March that the Community is not a federally-recognized Tribe for … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Briefs in Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell

Here: Tribe Opening Brief US Answer Brief Reply TK Lower court briefs here.

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Notice of Proposed Rule Making on Native Hawaiian Self Governance

NPRM here. Press release here. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior announced today a proposal to create an administrative procedure and criteria that the Secretary of the Interior would apply if the Native Hawaiian community forms a unified … Continue reading

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

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

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