Tag Archives: Northern District of Oklahoma

Pawnee Nation & Walter Echo-Hawk Sue over Fracking

Here is the complaint in Pawnee Nation v. Jewell (N.D. Okla.): 2 Complaint Here is the press release: PAWNEE NATION OF OKLAHOMA FILES SUIT TO PROTECT TRIBAL LANDS AND WATER FROM ILLEGAL OIL AND GAS DRILLING. November 18, 2016:   Today, … Continue reading

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US Granted 18 Months to Complete Osage Headright Trust Accounting

Here are the updated materials in Fletcher v. United States (N.D. Okla.): 1285 US Motion to Alter Judgment 1289 Fletcher Motion to Alter Judgment 1294 US Response 1295 Fletcher Response 1304 Fletcher Reply 1305 US Reply 1306 DCT Order Underlying … Continue reading

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Federal Court Quashes Subpoena on Tribal Sovereign Immunity Grounds

Here are the materials in Dillon v. BMO Harris Bank (N.D. Okla.): 3 Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians Motion to Quash 7 Response 9 Reply 15 DCT Order  

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Federal Court Dismisses Suit by Oklahoma Student Denied Request to Wear Eagle Feather at Graduation

Here is the opinion in Griffith v. Caney Valley Public Schools (N.D. Okla.): 42 DCT Order Briefs here.

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Pro Se Prisoner Effort to Tap Osage Headrights Fails

Here are the materials in Passons v. Osage Nation Government (N.D. Okla.): 33 Osage Nation Motion to DIsmiss 42 DOI Motion to Dismiss 51 Response to 42 53 DOI Reply 55 Response to 33 58 DCT Order

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Feds Owe Duty to Account to Individual Osage Headright Owners

Here are the materials in Fletcher v. United States (N.D. Okla.): 1262 Fletcher Brief on the Merits 1266 Federal Response Brief on the Merits 1274 Fletcher Reply 1280 DCT Order

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Briefs in Oklahoma Eagle Feather Graduation Case

Here are the materials in Griffith v. Caney Valley Public Schools (N.D. Okla.): 32 Motion to Dismiss 33 Opposition 34 Reply 39 Brief of the State of Oklahoma As Amicus Curiae

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Federal Suit against Osage Wind LLC Fails

Here are the materials in United States v. Osage Wind LLC (N.D. Okla.): 24 US Motion for Partial Summary J 26 Osage Wind Motion for Summary J 30 US Reply 44 DCT Order Complaint here. The previous tribal suit against … Continue reading

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Doe v. Pruitt, Another (Fourth) Federal ICWA Case Filed (N.D. Okla)

Here is the complaint. This case mirrors the ongoing Doe v. Jesson case (where Mille Lacs defeated the preliminary injunction, and we are currently waiting for a decision on summary judgment). Filed after we wrote the ICWA Legal Defense memo … Continue reading

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United States v. Mustang Wind Co. Complaint

Here is the complaint in United States v. Mustang Wind Co. (N.D. Okla.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: In this civil action, the United States seeks a preliminary and a permanent injunction and a declaratory judgment that the ongoing excavation activities of … Continue reading

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