Category Archives: federal recognition

Federal Magistrate Enters Default against Yamassee Tribal Nation Supreme Court in Claim involving JPMorgan Chase

Here are the materials in JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. v. Khamsanvong (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint 22 Magistrate Order

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Tolowa Nation Complaint for Federal Recognition

Here is the complaint in Tolowa Nation v. United States (N.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint

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The Chronicle: “Brown U. and Native American Tribe End Standoff Over Land”

Here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Pro Se Action against Interior and Stockbridge-Munsee

Here are the materials in Bruette v. Secretary of the Interior (E.D. Wis.): 10 Motion to Dismiss 13 Amended Motion to Dismiss 15 Opposition 16 Reply 17 DCT Order

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Federal Court Dismisses Federal Recognition Bid by Group of Mdewakanton Sioux Indians 

Here is the opinion in Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota v. Zinke (D.D.C.). Briefs previously posted here.

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Town of Vernon v. United States Cert Stage Materials

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: 1. Whether a tribe that opted out of the Indian Reorganization Act can have its status under the Act revived under the Indian Land Consolidation Act, 25 U.S.C. § 2202, even though the United States did not … Continue reading

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Chinook Indian Nation Sues for Federal Recognition

Here is the complaint in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 1 Complaint

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Federal Court Dismisses as Moot Lumbee Member Challenge to BIA Indian Preference Interpretation

Here are the materials in Nakai v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 8 Answer 13 Motion to Dismiss as Moot 13-2 M-37040 Opinion 14 Response 19 Reply 24 DCT Order

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Frank’s Landing Indian Community v. National Indian Gaming Commission

Here: Opening Brief Other briefs TK Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Denies Injunction in Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota Federal Recognition Suit

Here are the materials so far in Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 10 US Motion to Dismiss 13 Response 14 Reply 17 Motion for TRO 18 US Response 19 Reply 21 DCT Order Denying TRO

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