Category Archives: trust relationship

Federal Claims Court Dismisses Most Counts in Pine Ridge Lease Cancellation Challenge

Here are the materials in Moody v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 1 Complaint 32 Motion to Dismiss Counts 1-3 33 Response 34 Reply 36 Order

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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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Standing Rock/NoDAPL Motion to File Amicus in Support of Dakota Access and ACOE Brief Regarding Remedy

Here are the briefs(PDF) in the matter of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe et al v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers et al, (D.D.C. 16-cv-01534): 258- United States Army Corps of Engineers’ Brief Regarding Remedy 259- Motion of the American Fuel … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Dismisses Challenge to Hydraulic Fracking Rule as Unripe

Here is the opinion in State of Wyoming v. Zinke.

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Federal Court Dismisses Pawnee Effort to Challenge Oil and Gas Leases

Here are the materials in Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma v. Zinke (N.D. Okla.): 19 Motion to Dismiss 20 Opposition 21 Reply 27 DCT Order

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Federal Circuit Vacates Tribal Win in NAHASDA Suit

Here are the materials in Lummi Tribe v. United States. Opinion US Opening Brief Lummi Response Brief US Reply Brief An excerpt from the opinion: The government seeks review of a September 30, 2015 order of the Court of Federal … Continue reading

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Federal Government and Purported Nooksack Leadership Reach Agreement to Hold Elections

Here is the Memorandum of Agreement: MOA.8-28-17

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Materials in Cherokee Nation Trust Breach Claims against Interior

Here are the materials so far in Cherokee Nation v. Dept. of Interior (W.D. Okla.): 1 Complaint 51-1 Motion to Dismiss 55 Cherokee Motion to Strike Exhibits 58 US Response to Motion to Strike 59 Cherokee Reply in Support of … Continue reading

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WaPo: “Interior secretary recommends Trump alter at least three national monuments, including Bears Ears”

Here.

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Federal Court Dismisses as Moot Lumbee Member Challenge to BIA Indian Preference Interpretation

Here are the materials in Nakai v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 8 Answer 13 Motion to Dismiss as Moot 13-2 M-37040 Opinion 14 Response 19 Reply 24 DCT Order

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