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”

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Lummi Tribe v. United States Cert Petition [HUD Funding]

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

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Bristol Bay Area Health Waiver Request from USAC Funding Cap (FCC)

Here: 180402 – Request for Waiver of USAC Funding Cap for 2017 Funding

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Seminole Tribe v. Azar Complaint

Here: 01 – Complaint

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Fletcher Review of David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”

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

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Indian Students’ Claims against BIE School at Havasupai Survive Motion to Dismiss

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

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News Profile of Ute Tribe Reservation Suit against US

Here is “Ute Tribe takes U.S. government to court over ‘theft’ of land and water in historic Uncompahgre.” Link to complaint here.

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National Mining Assn v. Zinke Cert Petition [Grand Canyon Uranium Mining]

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.

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Ute Indian Tribe Sues US for Breach of Trust

Here is the complaint in Ute Indian Tribe v. United States (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint

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Sarah Krakoff on Bears Ears

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

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