Saginaw Chippewa Disenrollees Bring New Suit against Interior

Here is the complaint in Cavazos v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.):

1 Complaint

An earlier suit was dismissed for failure to exhaust.

Amusement of the Day (concl.): BIA Phoenix Area Enrollment Manual

And today we conclude with a few leftover illustrations (I particularly like the one that illustrates Indian lawyering). Hope you enjoyed the previous posts here and here.

Amusement of the Day (cont.) — 1977 BIA Phoenix Area Office Enrollment Manual Illustrations

Yesterday, we covered tribal constitutions. Today, the political and bureaucratic complexity of enrollment decisions in cartoon form (we will conclude tomorrow):

Amusement of the Day — 1977 BIA Phoenix Area Office Enrollment Manual Illustrations

Apparently, in 1977 or so, the Phoenix Area Office decided to write a lengthy manual for tribal governments, instructing them on how to make enrollment decisions that met tribal constitutional muster. Suffice it to say the text is TL:DR, but the illustrations are awesome — and by awesome, I mean crazy — and by crazy, I mean Indian country crazy.

Tomorrow, how tribal governments make membership decisions….

Burt Lake Band Prevails in Federal Recognition Procedural Dispute with Interior, Case Remanded

Here is the order in Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.):

Briefs here.

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

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

Prior posts in Cayuga Nation v. Zinke here. IBIA decision here.