Tag Archives: Friday afternoon

SCOTUS Grants the Review in the Culverts Case

Late this afternoon the Court released an order list which granted the cert petition in U.S. v. Washington (the culverts case). Order list here. Previous briefs and posts here.

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BIA Issues Land into Trust Decision for Mashpee Wampanoag

Here. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today issued a decision approving a request by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to acquire 170 acres of land into trust in the town of Mashpee, Mass., for tribal … Continue reading

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RCMP Report on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Shows Disproportionate Rates of Homicide and Missing Women Cases

Today, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police issued “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: A National Operational Overview.” Link to full report here. Speakers at the press conference highlighted numerous disturbing statistics and then officially resolved to promote more national prevention initiatives. … Continue reading

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Friday News Dump: Mechoopda Gaming Decision

Here.

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Land into Trust Gaming Application for Mechoopda Tribe Approved

And another here. WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today approved a request by the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria to acquire 626 acres in trust in Butte County, California, near the City of … Continue reading

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Final Determination Against Acknowledgment of Tolowa Nation

Friday afternoon release here. WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn today issued a final determination not to acknowledge the petitioner known as the Tolowa Nation (Petitioner #85) located in Fort Dick, California, as an Indian tribe … Continue reading

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Interior Proposed Findings for Two Federal Acknowledgment Petitioners

In today’s Friday afternoon release from Interior: WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today issued proposed findings for two petitioners under the Federal Acknowledgment Process. The decisions include a proposed finding to acknowledge the petitioner … Continue reading

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Friday News Dump — NIGC Opines on Kialegee Broken Arrow Casino

Docs here: Kialegee_Letter_5-25-12 kialegee_tribal_town_opinion_5-24-12

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Shinnecock Wins IBIA Appeal — Become 565th Federally Recognized Tribe — UPDATED with IBIA Decision

Here is the IBIA decision: 38553324-Shinnecock-Decision Here is the news article: The Shinnecock Indian Nation received word Friday afternoon from its tribal attorneys that it is now officially the 565th Native American tribe to earn recognition from the U.S. government, … Continue reading

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