Tag Archives: Quinault Indian Nation

Statement from the Four Intervening/Appellant Tribes on the Stay of the Texas v. Zinke Decision

Joint Tribal Statement re Fifth Circuit Stay 12.3.18 We applaud the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for staying a recent ruling in Texas that struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). This stay decision protects children from potential abuse … Continue reading

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Four Intervening Tribes in Texas v. Zinke ICWA Case File Notice to Appeal and Motion to Stay in Fifth Circuit

New Fifth Circuit page here. Tribal Motion for Stay Pending Appeal Finally, the district court’s ruling will cause significant inconsistency throughout the country. As this Court noted in Bryant, when issuing a stay, “[t]he inevitable disruption that would arise from … Continue reading

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Texas v. Zinke Update: Stay Denied; Navajo Nation Files Motion to Intervene

In Texas v. Zinke, the ICWA case in the northern district of Texas, the district court judge denied the four intervening defendant tribes’ motion to stay the decision. There has been no stay request filed in the Fifth Circuit nor … Continue reading

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Texas v. Zinke (ICWA Challenge) April Update

There were some thirty entries on the Texas v. Zinke docket this month. Relevant documents are on the case page. Since our last update, the feds filed another motion to dismiss. The plaintiffs’ seperated into private and state parties for … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Decides Comenout v. Whitener (Rule 19, tribal immunity)

Here is the unpublished order. Briefs: Opening Brief Answer Brief Reply Brief Lower court materials: 19 Motion to Dismiss 21 Response 24 Reply 25 DCT Order  

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Apparent Hate Crime Victimizing Quinault Tribal Members

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Superior Court Finds Upper Skagit Tribe Necessary Party in Declaratory Action

Download Court’s letter opinion in re: Schuyler v. Unsworth & Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Thurston County Cause No. 14-2-02373-9 here. A member of the Upper Skagit Tribe filed an action in Superior Court for declaratory relief on certain tribal … Continue reading

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Trust Breach Claims by Nine Tribes Survives Motion to Dismiss

Here are the materials in Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate v. Jewell (D.C. District Court): 17 Amended Complaint 19 US Motion to Dismiss 22 Opposition 23 US Reply 27 DCT Order

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Materials on Makah Indian Tribe’s Request for Determination Re Quileute and Quinault Usual and Accustomed Fishing Grounds in the Pacific Ocean

There is the potential for an enormous amount of chaos for both US v. Washington and for any Indian tribe with extant treaty rights based on the arguments going on here now. Most notably, several tribes (Quinault, Quileute, and Hoh) are … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Materials in Hoh/Quinault/Quileute v. Port Gamble/Jamestown/Makah Subproceeding 09-1

Here are the briefs in United States v. Washington subproceeding 09-1: Hoh Tribe Opening Brief Quinault & Quileute Tribes Opening Brief Makah Answer Brief Port Gamble and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribes Answer Brief Washington Answer Brief Hoh Tribe Reply Quileute & … Continue reading

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