Category Archives: federal recognition

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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Federal Court Rejects Tolowa Nation Effort for Federal Recognition

Here are the materials in Tolowa Nation v. United States (N.D. Cal.): 37 Tolowa MSJ 39 US Cross Motion 40 Tolowa Reply 42 Reply 53 DCT Order Prior posts here and here.

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Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of US in Frank’s Landing Gaming Case

Here is the opinion in Frank’s Landing Indian Community v. National Indian Gaming Commission. Briefs here.

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Burt Lake & Interior Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment

Here are the materials in Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.): 27-1 Burt Lake MSJ 30 DOI Cross Motion 32 Burt Lake Reply Prior posts here and here.

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Ninth Circuit Materials in Agua Caliente Tribe of Cupeno Indians v. Black

Here are the briefs: opening brief answer brief reply Oral argument video here.

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Federal Court Holds Nonrecognized Tribe May Not Issue Hunting and Fishing Permits But Does Not Issue Injunction under 18 U.S.C. § 1343

Here are the materials in United States v. Uintah Valley Shoshone Tribe (D. Utah): 2 Complaint 3 Motion for TRO 14 Response 15 Response 26 Defendants Brief on Plenary Power 45 Federal Motion for Summary J 47 Opposition 48 Opposition … Continue reading

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Federal Court Denies Siletz Intervention in Chinook Suit against US

Here are the new materials in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 58 Siletz Motion to Intervene 61 Chinook Opposition 73 Siletz Reply 76 DCT Order Prior posts here.  

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WaPo Profile of Lumbee Nationhood Struggle

Here is “What Makes Someone Native American? One tribe’s long struggle for full recognition.” Materials on the Nakai case are here and here.

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Some Details on Rep. Bishop’s Bill to Codify & Alter the Federal Recognition Process

HR 3744 is here: CBO publication here and Bill here. It could replace the current procedures for federal recognition (for reference, here), but does not allow previously denied “Indian groups” from re-petitioning for federal recognition under the new act (if … Continue reading

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List of Federally Recognized Indian Tribes (July 23, 2018)

Here.

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