Category Archives: trust relationship

Federal Court Denies Summary Judgment on Funding Issue re: IHS Clinic near Oregon

Here are the materials in Fort McDermitt Paiute & Shoshone Tribe v. Price (D. D.C.): 1 Complaint 14 Tribe Motion for Summary J 15 IHS Motion for Summary J 18 Tribe Reply 20 IHS Reply 24 DCT Order

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Federal Court Denies Siletz Intervention in Chinook Suit against US

Here are the new materials in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 58 Siletz Motion to Intervene 61 Chinook Opposition 73 Siletz Reply 76 DCT Order Prior posts here.  

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Federal Circuit Rejects Trust Breach Claim for Water by Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Here is the opinion in Crow Creek Sioux Tribe v. United States. Briefs: Crow Creek Opening Brief US Response Brief Reply Lower court materials.

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Materials in Dispute over Trust Status of Parcel 5 at Upper Lake Rancheria

Here are the materials in the zombie case, Upper Lake Pomo Association v. Morton (E.D. Cal.) [yes, that’s Rogers Morton and yes, the caption number starts with 75]: 320 Jackson Motion to Enforce 324-1 Diwald Motion to Intervene 325 US Opposition … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Reinstates Tucker Act Claim re: Keepseagle Settlement

Here is the opinion in LaBatte v . United States. Briefs: LaBatte Brief US Brief Reply Lower court materials here. D.C. Circuit proceedings here.

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Gila River Indian Community Reimbursement Claims against VA

Here is the opinion in Gila River Indian Community v. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Briefs here.

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Norton Sound Health Corp. Sues IHS

Here is the complaint in North Sound Health Corp. v. Azar (D.D.C.): 5-14-2018 NSHC v Azar Complaint (Final as filed)

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation v. Azar Complaint

Here: 2 Complaint

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Eighth Circuit Decides Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate v. U.S. Corps of Engineers

Here is the opinion. The court’s syllabus: Action challenging the issuance of Clean Water Act permits allowing a farm owner to dredge and fill portions of Enemy Swim Lake in furtherance of the owner’s activities in building a road over … Continue reading

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Ruth Hopkins: “Native Tribes Could Lose Federal Recognition of Tribal Sovereignty Under Trump”

From Teen Vogue, here.

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