Tag Archives: aboriginal title

NYTs: “Vast Indigenous Land Claims in Canada Encompass Parliament Hill”

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Federal Court Issues Protective Order re: Sacred Sites in Pueblo of Jemez Land Claim against US

Here are the materials in Pueblo of Jemez v. United States (D.N.M.): 105 Pueblo Motion for Protective Order 108 US Response and Cross Motion 110 Pueblo Reply 113 US Reply 114 DCT Order This case is on remand from the … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Agua Caliente Band Water Rights Case

Here are the briefs in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District: Water Districts Opening Brief Agua Caliente Brief US Briefpdf 2016-02-18 – Dkt 035-1 – Brief Amicus Curiae of the SCA Tribal Chairmen’s Association, et al. … Continue reading

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Update in Agua Caliente Band v. Coachella Valley Water District

Briefs filed by the Tribe and the United States to obtain summary judgment on the water districts’ equitable defenses asserted in response to the Tribe’s claim for a declaration of its federally reserved rights to groundwater. Here: 2015-09-18 – Dkt … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Bill Wood: Commentary on the Ninth Circuit (Opinion in Robinson v. Jewell) and Aboriginal Title in California (Revised)

Commentary on the Ninth Circuit (Opinion in Robinson v. Jewell) and Aboriginal Title in California A few people emailed and texted me about this opinion and suggested I write something about it. So I’ve sketched out below some initial thoughts … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Pueblo of Jemez Aboriginal Title Land Claim

Here is the opinion: 13-2181 Briefs are here.

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Nonrecognized Kawaiisu Tribe’s Claim to Tejon Ranch

Here is the opinion in Robinson v. Jewell. From the court’s summary: The panel affirmed the district court’s dismissal of the claims of the Kawaiisu, a non-federally recognized Native American group, and its elected chairperson, David Laughing Horse Robinson, asserting … Continue reading

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Update in Agua Caliente Water Rights Case — Materials re Petition to Appeal to CA9

Here: 2015-03-16 – Phase 1 summary judgment earing transcript (original) 2015-04-13 – Dkt 10-1 – ACBCI Answer to Petition Petition for Permission to Appeal-c2 US.answer Previous post here.

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Agua Caliente Band Prevails on Winters-Based Water Rights Claim; Aboriginal Title Claim Denied

Here is the order in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District (C.D. Cal.): 115 DCT Order Briefs are here, here, and here.  

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Tenth Circuit Briefs in Jemez Pueblo Land Claim

Here: Pueblo of Jemez Opening Brief NCAI and AAIA Amicus Brief AIO and ALTF Amicus Brief US Answer Brief Jemez Reply Brief Lower court materials here.

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