Category Archives: Author: Zeke Fletcher

Court of Claims Decision in Jicarilla Apache Nation v. United States

Here. III. CONCLUSION Plaintiff has demonstrated that, during the period from February 22, 1974, to September 30, 1992, defendant breached its fiduciary duties to the Nation by mismanaging the Nation’s trust assets and other funds. Plaintiff has established all the … Continue reading

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Grand Traverse Band Has 145 Acres Placed Into Trust

From the Traverse City Record Eagle: The Bureau of Indian Affairs last week issued a notice of decision that approved the band’s trust application for five parcels totaling just over 145 acres in Acme and Whitewater townships near Turtle Creek … Continue reading

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DOI/BIA Sends Final Section 20 Regulations for Publication in the Federal Register

From Indianz: In one of his final actions as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs assistant secretary Carl Artman has finalized the long-awaited Section 20 regulations for gaming on trust land acquired after 1988. The regulations were sent for … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Affirms Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish (Gun Lake) Band’s Trust Land Decision

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held the Department of the Interior’s decision to place land into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians near Bradley, Michigan did not violate the National Environmental Protection Act nor … Continue reading

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