Category Archives: federal recognition
Federal Court Holds Nonrecognized Tribe May Not Issue Hunting and Fishing Permits But Does Not Issue Injunction under 18 U.S.C. § 1343
Here are the materials in United States v. Uintah Valley Shoshone Tribe (D. Utah): 2 Complaint 3 Motion for TRO 14 Response 15 Response 26 Defendants Brief on Plenary Power 45 Federal Motion for Summary J 47 Opposition 48 Opposition … Continue reading →
Here are the new materials in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 58 Siletz Motion to Intervene 61 Chinook Opposition 73 Siletz Reply 76 DCT Order Prior posts here.
Here is “What Makes Someone Native American? One tribe’s long struggle for full recognition.” Materials on the Nakai case are here and here.
HR 3744 is here: CBO publication here and Bill here. It could replace the current procedures for federal recognition (for reference, here), but does not allow previously denied “Indian groups” from re-petitioning for federal recognition under the new act (if … Continue reading →
Here are the materials in Ayanuli v. United States (Ct. Cl.): 1 complaint 5 motion to dismiss 7 dct order
Federal Court Won’t Acknowledge Chinook Tribe, but Allows Suit to Challenge Federal Acknowledgement Regs
Here is the order in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 45 dct order Materials here,
in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 32 us motion to dismiss 37 chinook response 41 reply Complaint here.
Here are the materials in Nipmuc Nation v. Zinke (D. Mass.): 35 Tribe Motion for Summary J 40-1 BIA Opposition 46 Tribe Response 51 BIA Reply 58 DCT Order
Federal Court Holds Burt Lake Band of Ottawa Indians Has Standing to Challenge 2015 Federal Acknowledgment Regs
Here is the order in Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 20 DCT Order Briefs here. Here are some details on this as yet non-recognized tribe: New Scholarship on the Burt Lake Burn-Out Northern Express Article … Continue reading →