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Federal Court Dismisses Pro Se Action against Interior and Stockbridge-Munsee

Here are the materials in Bruette v. Secretary of the Interior (E.D. Wis.): 10 Motion to Dismiss 13 Amended Motion to Dismiss 15 Opposition 16 Reply 17 DCT Order

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Federal Court Dismisses Federal Recognition Bid by Group of Mdewakanton Sioux Indians 

Here is the opinion in Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota v. Zinke (D.D.C.). Briefs previously posted here.

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Town of Vernon v. United States Cert Stage Materials

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: 1. Whether a tribe that opted out of the Indian Reorganization Act can have its status under the Act revived under the Indian Land Consolidation Act, 25 U.S.C. § 2202, even though the United States did not … Continue reading

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Chinook Indian Nation Sues for Federal Recognition

Here is the complaint in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 1 Complaint

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Frank’s Landing Indian Community v. National Indian Gaming Commission

Here: Opening Brief Other briefs TK Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Denies Injunction in Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota Federal Recognition Suit

Here are the materials so far in Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 10 US Motion to Dismiss 13 Response 14 Reply 17 Motion for TRO 18 US Response 19 Reply 21 DCT Order Denying TRO

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Here are the materials in Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley v. Zinke: Unpublished Opinion Briefs: Opening Brief Federal Answer Brief Amicus Brief Reply Other posts with lower court materials here.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