Category Archives: treaty rights

Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Lummi over Klallam Tribes in U&A Litigation

Here is the opinion in Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe v. Lummi Nation. From the syllabus: The panel reversed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the Lower Elwha Klallam Indian Tribe, and held that the disputed waters west of Whidbey Island, Washington … Continue reading

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Cert Opp Briefs in Culverts Case

Here: US Brief in Opposition Tribes Brief in Opposition

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U.S. brief in opposition to cert. in Culverts case

Here.

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Cert Stage Briefs in Herrera v. Wyoming

2017-10-05 Herrera Cert Petition Question presented: Whether Wyoming’s admission to the Union or the establishment of the Bighorn National Forest abrogated the Crow Tribe of Indians’ 1868 federal treaty right to hunt on the “unoccupied lands of the United States,” thereby permitting the present-day criminal … Continue reading

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Yukon First Nations’ Suit over Peel Watershed Reaches Canada Supreme Court

Here. Previous coverage is here.

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Makah & State request rehearing & rehearing en banc in dispute regarding Quileute’s and Quinault’s ocean U&A

Makah’s petition is here, and the state’s is here. Among the issues at stake in the case are whether the Stevens treaties must be interpreted monolithically and whether the evidence of whaling and sealing is sufficient to establish fishing usual … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Materials in Nisqually Indian Tribe v. Squaxin Island Indian Tribe

Here (aka United States v. Washington subproceeding 14-2): Nisqually Opening Brief Lower court materials here.

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Ninth Circuit Remands Makah v. Quileute/Quinault Ocean U&A Dispute

Here is the opinion in Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe.  Briefs are here.

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Article About the Little Traverse Reservation Boundary Case

Links: Detroit Business article by Tom Beaman, previous posts

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Herrera v. Wyoming Cert Petition

Here: 2017-10-05 Herrera Cert Petition Question presented: Whether Wyoming’s admission to the Union or the establishment of the Bighorn National Forest abrogated the Crow Tribe of Indians’ 1868 federal treaty right to hunt on the “unoccupied lands of the United States,” thereby permitting the … Continue reading

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