Tag Archives: Fort Berthold Indian Reservation

Federal Court Rejects Tribal Jurisdiction, Orders Arbitration, in Oilfield Equipment Contract Dispute

Here are the materials in Halcon Operating Co. Inc. v. Rez Rock N Water LLC (D.N.D.): 5 Motion for PI 19 Motion to Dismiss 22 Response to 19 23 Reply in Support of 19 29 DCT Order

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North Dakota SCT Rejects State Criminal Jurisdiction over Nonmember Indians

Here are the materials in Olson v. North Dakota Dept. of Transportation: Appellant Brief Appellee Brief Opinion Reply

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Eighth Circuit Holds New Town is “Indian Country”

Here is the opinion in United States v. Bear. The court’s syllabus: Defendant’s argument that New Town, where his crime occurred, is not part of the Fort Berthold Reservation is rejected, and the district court did not err in determining … Continue reading

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North Dakota SCT Issues Ruling on Tribal Jurisdiction

Here is the opinion in Fredericks v. Fredericks. An excerpt: Lyndon Fredericks appeals, and Bole Resources, LLC, and others (“Bole defendants”) cross-appeal from a judgment declaring the district court had subject-matter jurisdiction over the action, reforming a quit claim mineral … Continue reading

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Briefs in Paradigm Energy v. Fox — Pipeline Construction under Fort Berthold Reservation

Here are the materials so far Paradigm Energy Partners LLC v. Fox (D.N.D.): 5-paradigm-motion-for-tro 8-mha-nation-motion-to-dismiss 20-mha-motion-to-dissolve-tro 21-paradigm-response-to-20 24-mha-reply-in-support-of-8 25-reply-in-support-of-20 UPDATE (2/17/2017): 26-dct-order 38-paradigm-dismissal-notice 41-dct-order-dismissing-matter-without-prejudice

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News Profile of Sebastian Braun’s Study of Impacts of Fracking at Fort Berthold

Here is “Chronicling the oil boom: UND professors map dramatic changes to western ND landscape.” Links to several maps are available here.  

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Federal Court Suit to Stop Fort Berthold Tribal Court Suit against Oil Company

Here are the materials so far in Kodiak Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. v. Burr (D. N.D.): 1 Complaint 1-1 Amended Tribal Court Complaint 1-2 Tribal Resolution

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B.J. Jones & Christopher Ironroad on Sentencing Disparities for Dakota Citizens

Here: 89 N.D. L. Rev. 53 Addressing Sentencing Disparities for Tribal Citizens in the Dakotas: A Tribal Sovereignty Approach – BJ Jones & Christopher J. Ironroad The abstract: Native Americans in the Dakotas can receive criminal sentences in federal courts … Continue reading

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Ray Cross on Fracking and the Fort Berthold Reservation

Probably the most important article on fracking in Indian country so far. Raymond Cross has published “Development’s Victim or Its Beneficiary?: The Impact of Oil and Gas Development on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation” in the North Dakota Law Review.

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First US Oil Refinery in 40 Years Approved (at Fort Berthold Reservation)

Here is the news coverage (from an enviroment-friendly organization). Here are the administrative materials on the permit approval (PDF).

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