Category Archives: treaty rights

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?”

Here. 

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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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British Columbia Court Affirms Aboriginal Hunting and Fishing Rights in Favor of Sinixt People (Suit Involved Colville Tribal Member)

Here is the opinion in R. v. Desautel: R v Desautel

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Skokomish Suit against Suquamish Council Members Dismissed in Federal Court

Here are the materials in Skokomish Indian Tribe v. Forsman (W.D. Wash.): 15 Motion to Dismiss 19 Response 20-2 Sklallam Amicus Brief 22 Reply 34 DCT Order

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DAPL Appeal Pleadings

Here are the briefs in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers: 2017 03 15 Em Mtn for Injunction 2017 03 17 ACOE Resp in Opp 2017 03 17 CRST Reply 2017 03 17 DAPL Resp … Continue reading

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Washington SCT Rules 7-2 in Favor of Treaty Right to Travel

Here is the opinion in Cougar Den Inc. v. Washington State Dept. of Licensing. Briefs: 92289-6 Appellant’s Opening Brief 92289-6 Appellant’s Reply 92289-6 Appellant’s Response to Amicus Brief 92289-6 Respondent’s Brief 92289-6 Yakama Nation Amicus Brief

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