Category Archives: federal recognition

Two Federal Acknowledgment Determinations–Pamunkey Indian Tribe makes 567

Press release here Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today issued final determinations for two petitioners under the existing Federal Acknowledgment process. The decisions include a final determination to acknowledge the petitioner known as the Pamunkey Indian Tribe … Continue reading

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New Federal Acknowledgment Process Regs

Department of the Interior Announces Final Federal Recognition Process to Acknowledge Indian Tribes Initiative Reforms a Process Long Criticized as “Broken,” Increases Transparency in Important Review of Tribal Recognition Status WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and … Continue reading

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Kirsten Carlson on Congress, Tribal Recognition, and Legislative-Administrative Multiplicity

Kirsten Matoy Carlson has posted her paper, “Congress, Tribal Recognition, and Legislative-Administrative Multiplicity,” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For over thirty years, tribal leaders, state officials, members of Congress, and scholars have decried the process by which the United … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Title VII Claim against Seminole Casino

Here are the materials in Longo v. Seminole Indian Casino–Immokalee (M.D. Fla.): 24 Motion to Dismiss 25 Response 28 Reply 29 Surreply 31 DCT Order An excerpt: Remarkably, Plaintiff demands that the Court ignore this clear and dispositive analysis, and … Continue reading

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New Student Scholarship on the Environmental Impact of Federal Recognition of American Indian Nations

The Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review has published “People of the Outside: The Environmental Impact of Federal Recognition of American Indian Nations” (PDF). Here is the abstract: American Indians interact with land and the environment in a manner that … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Gaming Bid of MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians

Here are the materials in State of Alabama v. 50 Serialized JLM Games (S.D. Ala.): 8 Alabama Motion to Remand 10 MOWA Motion to Dismiss 23 Alabama Response to Motion to Dismiss 31 MOWA Amended Notice of Removal to Federal Court … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Mackinac Tribe’s Bid for Federal Recognition

Here is the order in Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell (D. D.C.): 19 DCT Order Briefs are here.

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Mishewal Wappo Tribe Loses Trust Breach/Federal Recognition Claim

Here is the order in Mishewal Wappo Tribe  of Alexander Valley v. Jewell (N.D. Cal.): 197 DCT Order Briefs are here.

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California Valley Miwok Tribe v. California Gambling Control Commission Complaint

Here: 1 Complaint

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Second Circuit Rejects Schaghticoke Land Claims

Here is the unpublished opinion in Schaghticoke Tribal Nation v. Kent School Corp. Inc.: Schaghticoke CA2 Opinion An excerpt: Ultimately, the district court concluded that the evidence submitted by STN was insufficient to satisfy the Montoya standard requiring that the … Continue reading

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