Category Archives: treaty rights

Cert Petition in Washington State Dept. of Licensing v. Cougar Den Inc.

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: Whether the Yakama Treaty of 1855 creates a right for tribal members to avoid state taxes on off-reservation commercial activities that make use of public highways. Lower court materials here.

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MLive: “1836 treaty puts Michigan tribes at center of Nestle water bid”

Here.

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DOI Consultation Notice on DOI Reorganization

Download(PDF): Tribal Listening Sessions on E.O. 13871: Reorganization of the Executive Branch Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Michael S. Black, invites Tribal leaders to attend one of the listed listening sessions to provide input on improving “efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability” … Continue reading

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Kevin Bruyneel: “Review Essay on Seema Sohi’s Echoes of Mutiny and Suzan Shown Harjo’s Nation to Nation”

Kevin Bruyneel has published “Review Essay on Seema Sohi’s Echoes of Mutiny and Suzan Shown Harjo’s Nation to Nation” in the Tulsa Law Review.

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Updated Standing Rock/NoDAPL Pleadings (March 21-May 11) [Update: thru May 17]

Here are updated pleadings in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (D.D.C.): 194 DAPL Reply re Vance Resp to Ct Order 195 SRST Opp to ACOE & DAPL Mtns for Partial Sum Judg 198 Consol … Continue reading

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NYTs: “Will Bears Ears Be the Next Standing Rock?”

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Court of Federal Claims Dismisses Pro Se Treaty Rights Claim

Here are the available materials in Walking Eagle v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 1 Complaint 14 DCT Order The remaining pleadings are sealed. An excerpt from the opinion: Plaintiff, Clarence Walking Eagle, Jr., is a Sioux Native American in the … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Materials in United States v. King Mountain Tobacco Co.

Here: Opening Brief Lower court materials here.

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Michael Blumm on the Treaty Right to a Habitat

Michael Blumm has published “Indian Treaty Fishing Rights and the Environment: Affirming the Right to Habitat Protection and Restoration” in the Washington Law Review.

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Washington COA Rejects Snoqualmoo Indian Treaty Rights to Defense to Elk Harvest

Here is the opinion in State v. Snyder: Opinion An excerpt: In 1974, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, as affirmed by the United States Supreme Court, took continuing jurisdiction over fishing disputes arising from … Continue reading

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