Category Archives: Tribal Codes

Standing Rock Children’s Code RFP

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (Tribe) is now accepting Proposals from qualified individuals, organizations or firms for the development of a Children’s Code for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Code of Justice.  The Tribe currently has a … Continue reading

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ABA Human Rights Journal: “Tribal Disenrollment Demands a Tribal Answer”

William R. Norman Jr., Kirke Kickingbird, and Adam P. Bailey have published “Tribal Disenrollment Demands a Tribal Answer” in the ABA Human Rights Journal.

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Idaho SCT Enforces Coeur d’Alene Tribal Court Order against Nonmembers

Here is the opinion in Coeur d’Alene Tribe v. Johnson. (PDF) An excerpt: Here, the Johnsons assert that the Tribal Court is dominated by the Tribe. They point to the tribal law stating that the Tribe has jurisdiction over the river and … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Tulalip Land Use Ordinances for Lack of Ripeness

Here are the materials in Mitchell v. Tulalip Tribes of Washington (W.D. Wash.): 6 motion to dismiss 7 response 11 reply 12 dct order

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Tavares v. Whitehouse Cert Petition (United Auburn Indian Community Banishment)

Here: Cert Petition Question presented: This case presents a question that divides the circuits: Should the “detention” requirement for habeas review under the ICRA be construed “more narrowly than” the “custody” showing required under other federal habeas statutes? Lower court … Continue reading

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“Tribal Justice” Doc Airing Tonight

Here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Slip and Fall Action against Fort Mojave Indian Tribe’s Casino Operations

Here are the materials in Ireson v. AVI Casino Enterprises (D. Nev.): 8 Motion to Dismiss 11 Response 16 Reply 21 DCT Order

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Federal Court Dismisses Casino Patron Effort to Overrule Tribal Tort Claims Act Interpretation

Here are the materials in Wilson v. Umpqua Indian Development Corporation (D. Or.): 1 Complaint 1-7 Tribal Court Decision 15 Motion to Dismiss 17 Opposition 18 Reply 23 Surreply 27 DCT Order

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Kansas Appellate Court Orders Resentencing of Kickapoo Tribal Member

Here is the opinion in State v. Horselooking: State v Horselooking An excerpt: Alvin P. Horselooking, Jr., appeals his sentence following his convictions of aggravated battery and driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The district court assigned Horselooking a criminal history … Continue reading

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Split Ninth Circuit Panel Finds Colorable Navajo Labor Commission Jurisdiction over Window Rock School District

Here is the opinion in Window Rock School District v. Nez. An excerpt from the court’s syllabus: The panel held that it was “colorable or plausible” that the tribal adjudicative forum, the Navajo Nation Labor Commission, had jurisdiction because the claims arose … Continue reading

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