Category Archives: federal recognition

Some Details on Rep. Bishop’s Bill to Codify & Alter the Federal Recognition Process

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

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List of Federally Recognized Indian Tribes (July 23, 2018)

Here.

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Pro Se Claims of Unrecognized “Cherokee Nation of Indians” Dismissed

Here are the materials in Ayanuli v. United States (Ct. Cl.): 1 complaint 5 motion to dismiss 7 dct order

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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,

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Chinook Nation Federal Recognition Arguments Were Today; Here are the Briefs . . .

in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 32 us motion to dismiss 37 chinook response 41 reply Complaint here.

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Nipmuc Nation Loses Federal Recognition Suit

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

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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

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Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017

Here: bills-115hr984enr News coverage: “Trump signs bill giving recognition to 6 Virginia tribes”

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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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