Category Archives: federal recognition

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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DOI Consultation Notice on DOI Reorganization

Download(PDF): Tribal Listening Sessions on E.O. 13871: Reorganization of the Executive Branch Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Michael S. Black, invites Tribal leaders to attend one of the listed listening sessions to provide input on improving “efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability” … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Nooksack v. Zinke; Plaintiff Lacks Standing as “Nooksack Tribe”

Here are the materials in Nooksack Indian Tribe v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 19 – Nooksack Tribe’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction 26 – Federal Defendants’ Opposition to Preliminary Injunction Motion and Cross-Motion to Dismiss 29 – Nooksack Tribe’s Reply in Support … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Claims by “Historic Ione Band of Miwok Indians Tribe”

Here are the materials in Villa v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.): 16-1 Motion to Dismiss 20 Opposition 23 Reply 26 DCT Order

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Federal Court Holds Special Congressional Recognition of Frank’s Landing Is Not Federal Recognition

Here are the materials in Frank’s Landing Indian Community v. National Indian Gaming Commission (W.D. Wash.): 33 Frank’s Landing Motion for Summary J 38 US Cross Motion for Summary J 39 Frank’s Lansing Reply 40 US Reply 41 DCT Order

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Federal Magistrate Finds Tribes May Not Be Represented by Non-Licensed, Pro Se Individuals

Here are the materials so far in Robinson v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.): Complaint Magistrate Order

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Burt Lake Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Sue Interior over Federal Recognition

Here are the materials so far in Burt Lake Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians v. Jewell (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 1-1 Exhibits

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Interior Solicitor Opinion on Lumbee Federal Recognition Process

Here is opinion M-37040. In short, 1989 opinion overruled. 

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Federal Claims Court Dismisses Action by “Chakchiuma Nation”

Here are the materials in Chakchiuma Nation v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 6-motion-to-dismiss 7-response 8-reply 10-order

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Court Permanently Enjoins County from Taxing Poarch Band’s Trust Lands

Download(PDF): Doc. 90 Order for Permanent Injunction and Declaratory Judgment Link: Counterclaims against US and Poarch Band Dismissed in Tax Dispute

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