Category Archives: tribal membership

ICT Coverage of U of A Tribal Disenrollment Conference, “Who Belongs?”

Here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Claims by “Historic Ione Band of Miwok Indians Tribe”

Here are the materials in Villa v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.): 16-1 Motion to Dismiss 20 Opposition 23 Reply 26 DCT Order

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Nooksack Tribe Files IBIA Appeal

Here are the materials in Nooksack Tribe v. Director, Portland Area Office, Indian Health Service: 2-21-17 Nooksack Tribe IBIA Notice of Appeal 3-2-17 IBIA Order Referring Appeal to the Departmental Cases Hearing Division for Assignment to an Adminitrative Law Judge … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Alto v. Haugrud (San PascualDisenrollments)

Here is the order list. The cert petition is here: alto-cert-petition Lower court materials here.

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Nooksack Tribe Sues Interior for Refusing to Recognize Tribal Council, Fund Contracts

Download(PDF): Complaint for Injunction, Writ of Mandamus, Declaratory Judgment, and Other Relief

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Nooksack State Superior Court Litigation Update

Whatcom County has dismissed Rabang’s trespass suit for lack of jurisdiction. Plaintiff filed new suit based on intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Downloads(PDF): Preliminary Injunction Hearing Transcript Order of Dismissal Complaint for Intentional and Negligent Infliction of Emotional … Continue reading

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Galanda: “Obama’s Disenrollment Legacy”

Here.

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Pala Band Disenrollment Challenge

Here is yesterday’s order list. The cert stage materials in Aguayo v. Jewell are here.

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“Who Belongs? From Tribal Kinship to Native Nation Citizenship to Disenrollment” @ U of A Law (March 9 & 10, 2017)

Registration page here. Agenda here. Here is the flyer (PDF):

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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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