Category Archives: federal recognition

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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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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