Category Archives: Research

“First Non-Indian Jury Trial Conviction In Indian Country Prosecuted At Tucson, Arizona’s Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court”

Here. An excerpt: The Pascua Yaqui Tribe recognizes that its strength is family, and that the safety of victims of domestic violence must be ensured by immediate intervention. The protection of victim and defendant rights and due process are also … Continue reading

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Legal Planet: “Politicians and Commentators Who Criticize Recent National Monuments Are Making Up Their Own Version of History”

By Sean Hecht (“Go Blue”), here. An excerpt: But the idea that large monument designations are new or inappropriate is, much like other current right-wing narratives about the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies, a false story based on false history.  Bears … Continue reading

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Micro-Response on the Presidential Authority to Terminate or Diminish National Monuments

From one of the authors of the original paper: It is true that there have been a number of proclamations diminishing monuments in the past but none of these have been challenged in court so no court has ever passed … Continue reading

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Nooksack Kelly Faction Files Notice of Appeal in Rabang v. Kelly; IHS Reassumes Services “Effective Immediately”

Here is the notice of appeal: Notice of Appeal And the IHS letter: May 16 Letter from IHS to Robert Kelly Jr

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Sixth Circuit Materials in Saginaw Chippewa Effort to Intervene in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder

Here: Saginaw Chippewa Motion to Expedite Michigan Response CA6 Order Denying Motion to Expedite Saginaw Chippewa Opening Brief Lower court materials here.

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House Resources PR Staff Response to “New Scholarship Arguing ‘Presidents Lack the Authority to Abolish or Diminish National Monuments’”

Here (original post here): I was just reading your blog “New Scholarship Arguing, ‘Presidents Lack the Authority to Abolish or Diminish National Monuments.’” Just wanted to send some additional info. Let me know if you have any questions! Amending Proclamations: … Continue reading

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Protection of Traditional Cultural Resources – Working Draft of NARF

Here: Protection of Traditional Cultural Resources – Working Draft of NARF From NCAI: Dear Leaders: This is an important time for protection of tribal cultural resources.  The World Intellectual Property Organization, an agency of the United Nations, is considering the … Continue reading

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Transcripts of “Who Belongs? From Tribal Kinship to Native Nation Citizenship to Disenrollment”

Here: Who Belongs Conference Day 1 AM Who Belongs Conference Day 1 PM Who Belongs Conference Day 2

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SCOTUS Denied Cert in Challenge to Oneida Trust Land Acquisition on Monday (Central New York Fair Business Assoc. v Zinke)

Missed it. Sorry. 🙂 Here’s the order list from Monday. Petition is here.

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Federal Magistrate Orders Release of Jemez Pueblo Prisoner for ICRA Violations

Here are the materials in the case now captioned Fragua v. Elwell (D.N.M.): 18 Magistrate Recommendation 20 Magistrate Order of Release Prior post here.

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