Category Archives: tribal courts

Amerind Insurance Prevails over Blackfeet Housing

Here are the materials in Amerind Risk Management Corp. v. Blackfeet Housing Authority (D.N.M.): 42 dct order 28-1 amerind motion for summary j 33 response 36 amerind response 38 blackfeet reply Prior post here.

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Nooksack Update in Federal RICO Action

Here are new materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 122 Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Summary Judgment Response Ninth Circuit briefs in Rabang v. Kelly are here.

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Federal Court Suit to Enforce Arbitration Over Tribal Court Suit

Here are the materials so far in Halcón Operating Co. Inc. V. Rez Rock N Water LLC (D.N.D.): 1 Complaint 4 Motion for PI

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Federal Court Finds Tribal Court Exhaustion Futile, Grants ICRA Habeas Petition

Here are the materials in Toya v. Toledo (D.N.M.): 10 Amended Habeas Petition 13 Answer 16 Reply 18 Magistrate Report 19 DCT Order Adopting Magistrate Report Prior post here.

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Federal Court Holds Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Have Authority to Impose $1.5M Annual Permit Fee on FMC Corp.

Here is the order in FMC Corp. v. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (D. Idaho): 64-1 Tribe Motion on Montana 1 65-1 Tribe Motion on Montana 2 66-1 Tribe Motion on Tribal Process 67-2 FMC Motion on Tribal Process 67-3 FMC Motion on … Continue reading

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Window Rock Unified School District v. Reeves (Nez) Cert Petition

Here: Cert Petition  Question presented: Whether a tribal court has jurisdiction to adjudicate employment claims by Arizona school district employees against their Arizona school district employer that operates on the Navajo reservation pursuant to a state constitutional mandate to provide … Continue reading

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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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Webinar: Opioid Addiction & Treatment in Tribal Communities

Link: Announcement(PDF), Registration NCJFCJ & NAICJA will host the webinar Thursday, October 5 2017, at 3PM ET.

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National Court Clerk Certification and Court Personnel Conference with NAICJA’s 2017 Annual Judges Conference

Inviting Tribal Court Clerks and Court Personnel to join us for the National American Indian Court Judges Association’s (NAICJA) Tribal Court Clerks Certification & Court Personnel Training during NAICJAs’ Annual Conference! This is a great training to get certification, learn … Continue reading

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Idaho Federal Court Holds Tribe’s Effort to Enforce Tribal Judgment Must Be Dismissed Unless Tribe is Seeking an Order on Tribal Court Jurisdiction

Here are the materials in Coeur d’Alene Tribe v. Hawks (D. Idaho): 1 Complaint + Exhibits 6-1 Motion to Dismiss 10 Response 12 Reply 16 DCT Order An excerpt: But here, the Hawks have not challenged the Tribal Court‘s jurisdiction to … Continue reading

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