Tag Archives: Indian country sacred sites

Federal Dismisses Amended Complaint in Caddo Nation Sacred Sites Suit against Wichita & Affiliated Tribes

Here are the materials in Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (W.D. Okla.): 60 amended complaint 63 motion to dismiss 66 response 67 reply 68 dct order

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Tenth Circuit Dismisses Caddo Sacred Sites Dispute with Wichita for Mootness

Here is the opinion in Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. Materials here.

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Court Dismisses with Leave to Amend Tribal Challenge to Willits Bypass

Materials in the matter of Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California, et al v. United States Department of Transportation et al, 15-cv-04987 (N.D. Cal. 2016): Doc. 26 – California Department of Transportation’s and Malcolm Dougherty’s Answer and Affirmative Defenses … Continue reading

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Tribal Challenge to Willits Bypass Project

Here is the complaint in Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California v. United States Dept. of Transportation (N.D. Cal.): Complaint An excerpt: Defendants in this case must not be allowed to destroy historic properties, cultural resources, and sacred … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Decides Pit River Tribe v. Bureau of Land Management re: Medicine Lake Highlands

Here is the opinion. An excerpt from the court’s syllabus: The panel reversed the district court’s order granting judgment on the pleadings in an action brought by environmental organizations challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s continuation of 26 geothermal leases … Continue reading

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NYTs’Op/Ed: “Selling Off Apache Holy Land”

Here.

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Challenge to Interior Withdrawal of Grand Canyon Lands from Uranium Mining

Here are the opening briefs in National Mining Assn. v. Jewell: 16 – Open Brief – no Addendum (Quaterra) 18 – Open Brief & Addendum (NMA) 20 – Open Brief (AEMA) 29 – Utah, AZ, NV, MT – Amicus in … Continue reading

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Federal Court Affirms Interior Withdrawal of Grand Canyon Lands from Uranium Mining

Here is the order in Yount v. Jewell (D. Ariz.): Doc 238 SJ Order in Yount v Jewell 9-30-14 Briefs here. Other materials here.

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IPR on KBIC/Bad River Letter to UN Special Rapporteur re: Mining

Here. An excerpt: A tribe in the Upper Peninsula is appealing to the United Nations in an effort to restrain sulfide mining. The tribe hopes to strengthen its position through an international agreement signed by the Obama Administration. The Keweenaw … Continue reading

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Keweenaw Bay and Bad River Chippewa Media Release on Report on Mining to UN Special Rapporteur

Here (Media release. Bad River 5.2.2012): Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa recently collaborated on a Statement of Information submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples documenting concerns … Continue reading

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