Category Archives: Bureau of Indian Affairs

MHA Nation Tribal Member Effort to Force Secretarial Election over Voting Rights Fails

Here are the materials in Cross v. Dept. of Interior (D. Ariz.): 1-complaint-1.pdf 10-motion-to-dismiss.pdf 11-response.pdf 12-reply.pdf 18-dct-order.pdf 65ibia089.pdf 65ibia157.pdf

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Federal Court Affirms BIA Recognition Decision in Cayuga Nation Leadership Dispute

Here are the materials in Cayuga Nation v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.): 47 Plaintiff Cayuga MSJ 50-1 Defendant Cayuga MSJ 51 Federal MSJ 57 Plaintiff Cayuga Reply 59 Reformatted Plaintiff Cayuga MSJ 63 Defendant Cayuga Reply 64 Federal Reply 72 DCT Order … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Affirms Conviction and Sentence for Marijuana Possession on Indian Casino Property

Here is the unpublished opinion in United States v. Bullcoming.

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Criminal, Indian gaming, Research | Tagged , , , ,

The Nation Profile on Jim Cason: “The Plot to Loot America’s Wilderness”

Here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Pawnee Effort to Challenge Oil and Gas Leases

Here are the materials in Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma v. Zinke (N.D. Okla.): 19 Motion to Dismiss 20 Opposition 21 Reply 27 DCT Order

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Bureau of Indian Affairs, economic development, Environmental, Research, trust relationship | Tagged , , , ,

Federal Court Dismisses as Moot Lumbee Member Challenge to BIA Indian Preference Interpretation

Here are the materials in Nakai v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 8 Answer 13 Motion to Dismiss as Moot 13-2 M-37040 Opinion 14 Response 19 Reply 24 DCT Order

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Donald Trump, and Indian Country’s Termination Fears

Donald Trump’s election as President was met with skepticism and fear across much of Indian country. As a candidate, Trump did not publish any substantive proposals for Indian policy. The absence of campaign proposals, coupled with his previous hostility toward Indians … Continue reading

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House Resources Committee Chair Demands BIA Reverse Obama Administration Gaming Decisions

Here: 2017-02-15 Bishop letter to Cason

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Nooksack Tribe Sues Interior for Refusing to Recognize Tribal Council, Fund Contracts

Download(PDF): Complaint for Injunction, Writ of Mandamus, Declaratory Judgment, and Other Relief

Posted in Announcements, Author: Sarah Donnelly, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Research, tribal constitutions, tribal membership, trust relationship | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Interior Solicitor’s Memo Opinions Issued Before Leaving Office

Downloads(PDF): Opinion Regarding the Status of Mineral Ownership Underlying the Missouri River within the Boundaries of the Fort Berthold Reservation (1/18/2017) Authority to Acquire Land into Trust in Alaska (1/13/2017)

Posted in Author: Sarah Donnelly, Bureau of Indian Affairs, News | 1 Comment