Download the documents and materials in the matter of The Cherokee Nation v. Jewell et al, 14-cv-00428 (E.D. Okla. May 31, 2017):
- Doc. 67 – Plaintiff’s Merits Brief
- Doc. 77 – Intervenor-Defendants’ Response Merits Brief
- Doc. 78 – Cherokee Nation Reply Brief
- Doc. 79-1 – Federal Defendants’ Response Merits Brief
- Doc. 80 – Order
The Court ruled a 2011 BIA decision approving an amended land into trust application of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee was arbitrary and capricious. On remand, the BIA must obtain Cherokee Nation’s consent to the application per its treaty rights over former reservation land, give full consideration to the jurisdictional conflicts between Cherokee Nation and UKB, the resulting administrative burdens on the BIA, and the effects of Carcieri.
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