Category Archives: tribal election

IBIA Dismisses Second Nooksack IHS Reassumption Appeal

Here: 8-11-17 Nooksack v IHS (IBIA) Order Dismissing Appeal

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Federal Court Refuses to Enjoin Standing Rock Election

Here are the materials in Fool Bear v. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (D.N.D.): 1 Complaint 3 Motion for PI 5 DCT Order Denying TRO 6 Motion for Reconsideration 8 DCT Order Denying Reconsideration

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Federal Nooksack Update: USDC (RICO), IBIA, IHS, EPA

Here are additional materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 66 – Defendant Chief Judge Raymond Dodge’s Motion for Summary Judgment and Memorandum in Support Thereof 71 – Plaintiffs’ Response to Defendant Dodge’s Motion for Summary Judgment 80 – Defendant … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rules Against Burley Faction in California Miwok Dispute

Here are the materials in California Valley Miwok Tribe v. Zinke (E.D. Cal.): 44-1 Burley Motion for Summary J 46 US Cross-Motion 47 Dixie Cross-Motion 48 Burley Response 50 US Response 51 Dixie Response 53 Burley Reply 56 US Reply 57 … Continue reading

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Transcripts of “Who Belongs? From Tribal Kinship to Native Nation Citizenship to Disenrollment”

Here: Who Belongs Conference Day 1 AM Who Belongs Conference Day 1 PM Who Belongs Conference Day 2

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Judge Dodge Protected by Judicial Immunity in Federal Nooksack Case, For Now

Download(PDF): Doc. 63 – Order Granting Defendant Dodge’s Motion to Dismiss Link: Posted Documents and Materials, previous Nooksack posts UPDATE (1217 EDT): Briefs filed before order to dismiss: Doc. 30 – Defendant Dodge’s Motion to Dismiss and Memorandum in Support … Continue reading

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Nooksack State Court Proceedings Stayed Pending Federal Litigation

Here are the materials in Rabang v. Gilliland (Wash. Super. — Whatcom County): 3-9-17 Defendant Chief Judge Raymond G Dodge’s Motion to Dismiss 3-24-17 Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to CR12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) OCR 3-31-17 Reponse to Defendant Raymond Dodge’s … Continue reading

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Nooksack Disenrollees’ RICO Action against Nooksack Holdover Council (in their individual capacities) to Proceed

Here are the materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): ORDER MOTION OF DEFENDANTS KELLY, GEORGE, SMITH, SOLOMON, JOHNSON, CANETE, GEORGE, ROMERO, EDWARDS, AND ARMSTRONG TO DISMISS PURSUANT TO F. R. CIV. P. 12(B)(1) AND F. R. CIV. P. 12(B)(6) … Continue reading

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Update in Nooksack Tribe v. Zinke

Here are new materials in the case now captioned Nooksack Indian Tribe v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 14 – Motion of 271 Nooksack Tribal Members to Intervene 19 – Nooksack Tribe’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction 22 Nooksack Opposition to Intervention 24 … Continue reading

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Massive NYTs Magazine Article on Nooksack Disenrollments

Here is “Who Decides Who Counts as Native American? Four years ago, the Nooksack in Washington State announced that they were expelling hundreds of members, setting off a bitter debate over tribal identity.”

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