Category Archives: Indian Frauds

Ninth Circuit Affirms Injunction against Kurt Kanam and Orbie Mullins

Here is the opinion in KPMG LLP v. Kanam. Lower court materials here.

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Article Comparing Resopnses to Andrea Smith and Rachel Dolezal

This piece poses provocative and important questions about why people are outraged about Dolezal’s pretending to be black yet seem to ignore Smith’s completely unsubstantiated claims to Cherokee ancestry. Thanks to A.E. for getting the word out about it.

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Blog post on anti-Native racism in the Oscars

Here.

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Eastern Band Establishes Cherokee Identity Protection Committee

Here. An excerpt: There are three federally recognized Cherokee tribes in the United States including the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (NC), the Cherokee Nation (OK) and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (OK).  According to a list compiled … Continue reading

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11th Circuit Affirmed Conviction of Fake Indians Selling Tribal Membership to Undocumented Aliens

Here are the materials in United States v. Watson: Opinion Watson Opening Brief US Brief in Watson Watson Reply Lower courts materials here.

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Fake Indian Alert: Utah Supreme Court Addresses Fake Tribal Court Orders

Here is the opinion in DFI Properties v. GR 2 Enterprises (link) (DFIProp110210). An excerpt: On the morning of the scheduled conference, Mr. Granados, acting without counsel, filed three documents with the district court. These documents, an “Order for Hearing … Continue reading

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Vampyre Nation Gets Indian History and Law All Wrong … Unsurprisingly

Here’s a very silly complaint (via ATL and Trent) filed by the Vampyre Nation, something I suspect would be subject to a Rule 11 sanction. Of note, on the last paragraph of page 5, the “Nation” asserts as “precedence” for … Continue reading

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Fake Indian Tribe Wins Court Case in Minnesota

The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed a trial court judgment excising financing statements filed in Minnesota by a fake Indian tribe — Pembina Nation Little Shell Band (not to be confused with the real Little Shell Band). Here is the … Continue reading

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Stevens v. McClellan — Fake Indian Tribes Again

Yet another claim brought by Dale Stevens and the fake Indian tribe Wampanoag Nation, Tribe of Grayhead, Wolf Band, properly dismissed by the federal district court. Below is the magistrate judge’s report and recommentation, adopted by the district court on … Continue reading

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Indian Fraud Violates RICO

From Indianz: Three men who created a fake tribe at an Arby’s restaurant are guilty of violating federal racketeering laws, a judge ruled last week. The “Wampanoag Nation, Tribe of Grayhead, Wolf Band” and its founders filed numerous legal claims … Continue reading

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