Category Archives: tribal courts

Navajo Sues Interior over Judiciary Funding

Here is the complaint in Navajo Nation v. United States (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint

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NAICJA 2017 Conference RFP

The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) invites presentation proposals for the 48th Annual National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference which will be held October 10-13, 2017, at the beautiful Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, NM. NAICJA’s Annual … Continue reading

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On the Minnesota SCT Rule 10 Proposed Revisions on Recognizing Tribal Court Orders and Judgments

Link: Proposed Rule 10 The Minnesota Tribal Court State Court forum is petitioning the Minnesota Supreme Court for a new and improved rule on the recognition of tribal court judgments in state courts, known as Rule 10 of the Minnesota … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Dispute over Nonmember Property Boundary Line Dispute on Ute Reservation

Here are the materials in Austin v. Dietz (D. Utah): 12 Motion to Dismiss 12-2 Motion to Dismiss First Tribal Court Suit 12-3 Motion to Dismiss Second Tribal Court Suit 12-4 Tribal Court Panel Decision 13 Response 15 Reply 28 … Continue reading

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Motion for TRO Rejected in Northern Arapaho Tribe v. LaCounte

Here are the materials in Northern Arapaho Tribe v. LaCounte (D. Mont.): 115 NAT Motion for TRO 123 Federal Response 127 Reply 147 DCT Order Denying Motion for TRO An excerpt: Negotiations concerning the operation of the two courts are ongoing. … Continue reading

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Complaint in Pawnee Nation lawsuit for Earthquake Damage caused by Wastewater Injection

Here is the complaint filed in the Pawnee Nation Tribal Court in Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma v. Eagle Road Oil LLC, et al. On Friday, March 3, the Pawnee Nation sued 27 companies that operate wastewater disposal wells used in … Continue reading

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New Student Scholarship on Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction to Crimes Against Children

The Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review has published “What about the Children? Extending Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction to Crimes Against Children” by Alison Burton. An excerpt: As explained in Part IV, if Congress extends tribal criminal jurisdiction to non-Indian crimes … Continue reading

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Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Judicial Postings

Here (PDF): Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is seeking a Full Time Associate Judge and a Part-time Deputy Judge Applicants must possess their Juris Doctorate from an accredited Law School with prior study and or practice in the field of … Continue reading

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Federal Court Again Dismisses Challenge to Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Court Jurisdiction

Here are the materials in Acres v. Blue Lake Rancheria (N.D. Cal.): 39-blue-lake-motion 41-opposition 48-dct-minute-order 50-dct-order-written An excerpt: Plaintiff James Acres seeks declaratory and injunctive relief against the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe (“Tribe”), the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Court (“Tribal … Continue reading

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Alaska Tribal Court Selected for Dependency Court Project

The Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Child Dependency Court under the leadership of Judge Debra O’Gara been selected by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) as one of six new courts to … Continue reading

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