Category Archives: trust relationship
Saginaw Chippewa Disenrollees Sue Interior for Failure to Enforce the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan Distribution of Judgment Funds Act
Here is the complaint in Cavazos v. Zinke (D.D.C.): tribal-members-lawsuit The plaintiffs are represented by Gerald Torres, Michael Sliger, and Hope Babcock. News coverage: “Expelled Tribe Members Say Feds Did Nothing to Protect Their Rights”
Here is the petition: Cert Petition Questions presented: Does 28 U.S.C. § 1491 grant the court of federal claims jurisdiction over an action to recover grant-in-aid funds unlawfully recouped by the United States or is the action one for specific relief which must be brought under … Continue reading →
Here: 180402 – Request for Waiver of USAC Funding Cap for 2017 Funding
Here: 01 – Complaint
Here is “Failed Protectors: The Indian Trust and Killers of the Flower Moon,” forthcoming in the Michigan Law Review. Abstract: This Review uses Killers of the Flower Moon as a jumping off point for highlighting for readers how so many Indian … Continue reading →
Here are the materials in Stephen C. v. Bureau of Indian Education (D. Ariz.): 69 BIE Motion to Dismiss 76 Response 78 Havasupai Tribe Amicus Brief 82 Society of Indian Psychologists Amicus Brief 92 BIE Reply 100 DCT Order Complaint … Continue reading →
Here is “Ute Tribe takes U.S. government to court over ‘theft’ of land and water in historic Uncompahgre.” Link to complaint here.
Here: NMA Petition Question presented: Can Congress’s delegation to the Department of the Interior of withdrawal authority over large tracts of land survive without the legislative veto right that Congress included as a check on the exercise of that authority? Lower court materials here.
Here is the complaint in Ute Indian Tribe v. United States (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint
Sarah Krakoff has posted “Public Lands, Conservation, and the Possibility of Justice” on SSRN. The paper is forthcoming in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Here is the abstract: On December 28, 2016, President Obama issued a proclamation designating … Continue reading →