Category Archives: tribal membership

Splinter: “The Long Thorny History of the Cherokee Who Owned African Slaves”

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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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Paul Spruhan on the Law of the Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB)

Paul Spruhan posted “CDIB: The Role of the Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood in Defining Native American Legal Identity” on SSRN. The abstract: This essay discusses the “CDIB” or Certificate of Indian or Alaska Native Blood, a document that … Continue reading

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Latest Nooksack Federal Court, IHS Developments

Here are new materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 9-22-17 letter from ihs to nooksack tribal members 11-18-16 Letter IHS Regional Director Dean Seyler to Nooksack Chairman Robert Kelly Jr 116 Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Briefing Re MOA 118 Defendant Dodge’s … 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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Briefs For Opposing Motions to Compel and Quash in Nooksack RICO Case

Here are the documents in the matter of Rabang v. Kelly, 17-cv-00088 (W.D. Wash.): Doc. 95 – Plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel Discovery Doc. 98 – Motion to Quash Subpoena Noted for Hearing September 8 2017 Doc. 102 – Response of Kelly … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Rabang v. Kelly (Nooksack RICO Matter)

Here: 6 – Defendant-Appellants’ Opening Brief 11 – Plaintiff-Appellees’ Answering Brief 16 Appellants’ Reply Brief More posts here.  

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Federal Court Dismisses Pro Se Action against Interior and Stockbridge-Munsee

Here are the materials in Bruette v. Secretary of the Interior (E.D. Wis.): 10 Motion to Dismiss 13 Amended Motion to Dismiss 15 Opposition 16 Reply 17 DCT Order

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Nooksack Reaches Settlement with National Indian Gaming Commission

Here: Nooksack NIGC Settlement

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Federal Court Rules Cherokee Freedmen Retain Treaty Rights

Here is the opinion in Cherokee Nation v. Nash (D.D.C.). More details tomorrow. An excerpt: The Court finds it confounding that the Cherokee Nation historically had no qualms about regarding freedmen as Cherokee “property” yet continues, even after 150 years, to … Continue reading

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