Category Archives: fee to trust

Central New York Fair Business Assoc. v. Jewell Cert Petition

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: 1) Does the Secretary of the Interior have unlimited authority pursuant to 25 U.S.C. § 465,25 U.S.C. § 9 and 43 U.S.C. § 1457 to promulgate and exercise the 25 CFR Part 151 regulations to … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Challenge to North Fork Rancheria Trust Acquisition

Here are the materials in Stand Up for California! v. Dept. of Interior: Picayune Rancheria Opening Brief Stand Up Opening Brief Lower court materials here.

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Bill Wood on the IRA’s “Under Federal Jurisdiction” Provision

William Wood has published Indians, Tribes, and (Federal) Jurisdiction in the University of Kansas Law Review. Here is an excerpt: I argue that, doctrinally, all Indian tribes currently recognized as such by the U.S. government—all “federally recognized tribes”— necessarily were under federal … Continue reading

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Interior Approves Craig Tribal Association’s Land-into-Trust Application

Download(PDF): Press Release Link: Notice in Federal Register Excerpt: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts, who leads the Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, today announced the Department’s decision to place a 1.08-acre land … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Rejects Another Challenge to Oneida Trust Acquisition

Here is the unpublished opinion in Central New York Fair Business Assn. v. Jewell (PDF). Briefs: Appellants Brief Federal Brief Oneida Brief Appellants Reply Lower court materials here.

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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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BIA Acquires Pe’Sla Property in Trust for Four Tribes

Here is the decision in State of South Dakota v. Great Plains Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs: Decision An excerpt: For the reasons below, I affirm the Regional Director’s Decision to accept Pe’Sla in trust. The Regional Director properly determined … Continue reading

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Feds Acquire Indiana Land in Trust for Pokagon Band

Here: Pokagon Band Letter

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Guest Post — Frank Pommersheim: A Short Inquiry into Pe’ Sla: History, Public Policy, and Moral Imagination

A Short Inquiry into Pe’ Sla:  History, Public Policy, and Moral Imagination By Frank Pommersheim In 2012, several Lakota tribes, including Rosebud, Crow Creek, Standing Rock, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux of Minnesota purchased a 2,400 acre ranch on the … Continue reading

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Fletcher — The Consequences Of Divide-And-Conquer: Carcieri Redux (Law360.com)

Here: The Consequences Of Divide-And-Conquer: Carcieri Redux In Carcieri v. Salazar, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Narragansett Tribe was not “under federal jurisdiction” in 1934, and therefore the U.S. Department of the Interior could not acquire land in trust for the tribe. The … Continue reading

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