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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Challenge to North Fork Rancheria Trust Acquisition

Here are the materials in Stand Up for California! v. Dept. of Interior: Picayune Rancheria Opening Brief Stand Up Opening Brief Lower court materials here.

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Interior Approves Craig Tribal Association’s Land-into-Trust Application

Download(PDF): Press Release Link: Notice in Federal Register Excerpt: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts, who leads the Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, today announced the Department’s decision to place a 1.08-acre land … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Rejects Another Challenge to Oneida Trust Acquisition

Here is the unpublished opinion in Central New York Fair Business Assn. v. Jewell (PDF). Briefs: Appellants Brief Federal Brief Oneida Brief Appellants Reply Lower court materials here.

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BIA Acquires Pe’Sla Property in Trust for Four Tribes

Here is the decision in State of South Dakota v. Great Plains Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs: Decision An excerpt: For the reasons below, I affirm the Regional Director’s Decision to accept Pe’Sla in trust. The Regional Director properly determined … Continue reading

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Feds Acquire Indiana Land in Trust for Pokagon Band

Here: Pokagon Band Letter

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Fletcher — The Consequences Of Divide-And-Conquer: Carcieri Redux (Law360.com)

Here: The Consequences Of Divide-And-Conquer: Carcieri Redux In Carcieri v. Salazar, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Narragansett Tribe was not “under federal jurisdiction” in 1934, and therefore the U.S. Department of the Interior could not acquire land in trust for the tribe. The … Continue reading

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IBIA Affirms Trust Land Acquisition for St. Regis Mohawk over Carcieri Challenges

Here is the opinion in State of New York v. Acting Eastern Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs: 58ibia323 H/T Pechanga.  

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Federal Court Issues Stay Pending Appeal in Alaska Fee to Trust Case

Here are the updated materials in Akiachak Native Community v. Jewell (D.D.C.): 139 Alaska Motion for Stay 140 Akiachak Opposition 143 Alaska Reply 145 DCT Order An excerpt: For the foregoing reasons, the Court will GRANT IN PART Alaska’s motion … Continue reading

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Federal Court Denies Alaska and US Motions for Reconsideration in Akiachak Native Community v. Jewell

Here are the materials: 112-1 Alaska Motion for Reconsideration 113 Akiachak Opposition 116 Akiachak Supplemental Memorandum 118 Interior Supplemental Memorandum 119 Alaska Supplemental Memorandum 120 Interior Motion for Reconsideration + Exhibits 121 Interior Response to Alaska Motion 124 Akiachak Reply … Continue reading

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House Resources Subcommittee Hearing on Federal Trust Acquisitions for Gaming Purposes

Here: Oversight Hearing on: “Executive Branch standards for land-in-trust decisions for gaming purposes” Member Statements: The Honorable Don Young Subcommittee Chairman Witnesses and Testimony: PANEL I Kevin Washburn Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior PANEL II … Continue reading

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