Category Archives: treaty rights

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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Standing Rock/NoDAPL Motion to File Amicus in Support of Dakota Access and ACOE Brief Regarding Remedy

Here are the briefs(PDF) in the matter of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe et al v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers et al, (D.D.C. 16-cv-01534): 258- United States Army Corps of Engineers’ Brief Regarding Remedy 259- Motion of the American Fuel … Continue reading

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Upper Skagit Prevails over Suquamish in Ninth Circuit U&A Fishing Territory Appeal

Here is the opinion in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Suquamish Indian Tribe. An excerpt: In this treaty fishing rights case, the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe (“the Upper Skagit”) filed a Request for Determination as to the geographic scope of the Suquamish … Continue reading

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En Banc Petitions in Penobscot v. Mills

Here: Tribe En Banc Petition US En Banc Petition Prior case materials here.

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Seattle Human Rights Commission Letter on Culverts Case

Here: Seattle Human Rights Commission Culvert_OpEd An excerpt: The Seattle Human Rights Commission writes in response to the Seattle Times recent editorial “The Supreme Court must clarify culvert ruling,” and seeks to correct inaccuracies regarding tribal treaty rights and the State’s obligation … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Materials in Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe (U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 09-1 — second go around, I think?)

Here: Four Tribes’ Brief Hoh Tribe Brief Makah Brief Makah Reply Quinault and Quileute Brief Six Tribes’ Brief State Brief State Reply Oral argument video here.

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Skokomish Tribe Effort to Re-Open Its U&A Fishing Territory Fails

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington subproceeding 17-1 (Skokomish Indian Tribe v. Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation) (W.D. Wash.): 1-1 Skokomish Request for Determination 21 S’Klallam Tribes Motion to Dismiss 23 Squaxin Island Motion … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rules Cherokee Freedmen Retain Treaty Rights

Here is the opinion in Cherokee Nation v. Nash (D.D.C.). More details tomorrow. An excerpt: The Court finds it confounding that the Cherokee Nation historically had no qualms about regarding freedmen as Cherokee “property” yet continues, even after 150 years, to … Continue reading

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Culverts cert petition filed

The State of Washington has petitioned for cert. in the Culverts case. The cert. petition is available here.

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