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Here are the materials in Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley v. Zinke: Unpublished Opinion Briefs: Opening Brief Federal Answer Brief Amicus Brief Reply Other posts with lower court materials here.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