Tag Archives: Navajo Nation

Harvard Researchers to Lead New Council of Economic Advisors for the Navajo Nation

Link to press release from Office of President and Vice President here.

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Jensen v. EXC Inc.

Link to docket page here. Link to previous materials and coverage here.

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Ninth Circuit Rules against Testimony Submitted on Historical Trauma to Show Navajo Defendant was Coerced into Confessing

Here is the unpublished opinion in United States v. Woody. An excerpt: The district court’s factual findings regarding “historical trauma” and the impact of Native American culture on the voluntariness of Woody’s statements were clearly erroneous. A “‘finding is clearly … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation Office of Legal Counsel Seeking Interns

Details are available here: Legal Internship opening If interested, contact Karis Begay: knbegaye@navajo-nsn.gov  

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Article Published by ABA, Enforcing Tribal Environmental Laws without “Treatment as a State”

Jill Grant has published an article on the Navajo Nation’s innovative petroleum storage tank inspection and enforcement program. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act lacks a “treatment as a state” provision for Tribes, but the Navajo Nation has found other … Continue reading

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Lezmond Mitchell v. U.S. Cert Petition

Here: Mitchell Cert Petition Questions presented: Petitioner, a Navajo, is a federal prisoner sentenced to death under the Federal Death Penalty Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 3591-3599. Petitioner’s statements to the FBI constituted the primary evidence at his capital trial. The … Continue reading

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Update on Ongoing San Francisco Peaks and Arizona Snowbowl Litigation

Here are several documents recently released: Hopi Settlement Agreement and Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Navajo Nation concerned over Hopi settlement agreement with the City of Flagstaff 2016 03 11 -Press Release re Settlement with Flagstaff FINAL COPY News coverage: SETTLEMENT … Continue reading

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Suit against Navajo Housing Authority over Domestic Violence

Here: Press Release – Lawsuit Against NHA for Sex Discriminatio

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Federal Court Denies Reconsideration in N.M. Condemnation Action against Navajo; Certifies for Interlocutory Appeal

Here are the new materials in Public Service Co. of New Mexico v. Approximately 15.49 Acres of Land in McKinley County (D. N.M.): 107 Motion for Reconsideration 111 Navajo Response 114 US Response 117 Reply 27 DCT Order Denying Motion for … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation Contract Gaming Atty RFP

Navajo DOJ is seeking a Contract Gaming Attorney. Through Navajo DOJ, the Attorney will provide legal services to the Navajo Nation Gaming Regulatory Office (NNGRO) working primarily on amendments, negotiations and implementations of the Arizona and New Mexico Tribal State … Continue reading

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