Tag Archives: federal recognition

Ninth Circuit Rejects Mishewal Wappo Trust Breach Claim

Here are the materials in Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley v. Zinke: Unpublished Opinion Briefs: Opening Brief Federal Answer Brief Amicus Brief Reply Other posts with lower court materials here.  

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Federal Court Dismisses Claims by “Historic Ione Band of Miwok Indians Tribe”

Here are the materials in Villa v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.): 16-1 Motion to Dismiss 20 Opposition 23 Reply 26 DCT Order

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Federal Court Holds Special Congressional Recognition of Frank’s Landing Is Not Federal Recognition

Here are the materials in Frank’s Landing Indian Community v. National Indian Gaming Commission (W.D. Wash.): 33 Frank’s Landing Motion for Summary J 38 US Cross Motion for Summary J 39 Frank’s Lansing Reply 40 US Reply 41 DCT Order

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Federal Magistrate Finds Tribes May Not Be Represented by Non-Licensed, Pro Se Individuals

Here are the materials so far in Robinson v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.): Complaint Magistrate Order

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Burt Lake Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Sue Interior over Federal Recognition

Here are the materials so far in Burt Lake Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians v. Jewell (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 1-1 Exhibits

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Interior Solicitor Opinion on Lumbee Federal Recognition Process

Here is opinion M-37040. In short, 1989 opinion overruled. 

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Federal Claims Court Dismisses Action by “Chakchiuma Nation”

Here are the materials in Chakchiuma Nation v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 6-motion-to-dismiss 7-response 8-reply 10-order

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Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell Cert Petition

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: Whether the Court of Appeals deviated from this Court’s decision in Carcieri v Salazar, 555 U.S. 379 (2009) which held that the Secretary of Interior’s Federal Acknowledgment Process (FAP) established in 25 C.F.R. Part 83 … Continue reading

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Kirsten Carlson on Lobbying Congress for Federal Recognition of Indian Tribes

Kirsten Matoy Carlson has posted “Why Lobby Congress? Constitutive and Instrumental Influences on Indian Groups’ Strategies for Federal Recognition, 1977-2012” on SSRN. This paper is highly recommended. Here is the abstract: When and why do marginalized groups chose a particular … Continue reading

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Frank’s Landing Class II Gaming Suit Dismissed as to the NIGC; Other Defendants Remain

Here are the materials in Franks Landing Indian Community v. National Indian Gaming Commission (W.D. Wash.): 19 Motion to Dismiss 24 Response 27 Reply 29 DCT Order

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