Category Archives: trust relationship

Nooksack Kelly Faction Files Notice of Appeal in Rabang v. Kelly; IHS Reassumes Services “Effective Immediately”

Here is the notice of appeal: Notice of Appeal And the IHS letter: May 16 Letter from IHS to Robert Kelly Jr

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The Guardian: “New Mexico’s tribal groups gear up to fight for their home”

Here.

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Updated Standing Rock/NoDAPL Pleadings (March 21-May 11) [Update: thru May 17]

Here are updated pleadings in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (D.D.C.): 194 DAPL Reply re Vance Resp to Ct Order 195 SRST Opp to ACOE & DAPL Mtns for Partial Sum Judg 198 Consol … Continue reading

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Navajo Sues Interior over FY2017 Judicial Contract

Here is the complaint in Navajo Nation v. Dept. of Interior (D.D.C.): Complaint An excerpt: Plaintiff Navajo Nation (“Nation”) seeks relief for Defendants’ violations of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, as amended, 25 U.S.C. § 5301 et seq. … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Nooksack v. Zinke; Plaintiff Lacks Standing as “Nooksack Tribe”

Here are the materials in Nooksack Indian Tribe v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 19 – Nooksack Tribe’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction 26 – Federal Defendants’ Opposition to Preliminary Injunction Motion and Cross-Motion to Dismiss 29 – Nooksack Tribe’s Reply in Support … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses FTCA Claim Arising from Hot Oil Burn at Indian School

Here are the materials in Lightning Fire v. United States (D.S.D.): 20 Motion to Dismiss 28 Response 32 Reply 34 DCT Order

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Update on Bears Ears Listening Sessions: In Short, It’s Going As Expected

Here: Interior Secretary Orders Protester To ‘Be Nice’ During Visit To Bears Ears:  Ryan Zinke shook his finger in the face of a woman urging him to meet with tribal leaders.

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IBIA Stays Nooksack IHS Appeal Pending Federal Court Litigation; IHS Withholds $89K From Tribe Pending Appeal

Here are the materials in Nooksack Indian Tribe v. Director, Portland Area, Indian Health Service (IBIA): 3-28-17 Nooksack v. IHS (IBIA) Motion of 271 Nooksack Members to Intervene 4-3-17 Nooksack v. IHS (IBIA) IHS Statement of Non-Opposition to Motion of … Continue reading

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Zinke Calls to Reopen IRA, Looking for “Off Ramp” and to (apparently?) Terminate the Trust Relationship by Privatizing Tribes

Here: We need a discussion on that. As I look at the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act, I think it’s time for a dialogue. “What are we going to be 100 years from now? Is there an off-ramp? If tribes would … Continue reading

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Court of Federal Claims Dismisses Pro Se Treaty Rights Claim

Here are the available materials in Walking Eagle v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 1 Complaint 14 DCT Order The remaining pleadings are sealed. An excerpt from the opinion: Plaintiff, Clarence Walking Eagle, Jr., is a Sioux Native American in the … Continue reading

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