Federal Court Holds 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie Imposes Duty on Federal Government to Provide Adequate Health Care at Rosebud

Here are the materials in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States (D.S.D.):

An excerpt:

As to the tribes that entered into the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie for the reasons discussed above, the Government’s duty—expressed at the time as furnishing “to the Indians the physician… and that such appropriations shall be made from time to time, on the estimate of the Secretary of the Interior, as will be sufficient to employ such persons”—can be interpreted under the canons of construction applicable to Indian treaties as requiring the Government to provide competent physician-led health care to the Tribe.

Prior post here.

Ninth Circuit Rejects Upper Lake Pomo Citizens’ Play for Trust Land

Here is the unpublished opinion in Jackson v. United States.

Briefs:

opening-brief.pdf

us-brief.pdf

intervenors-brief.pdf

reply-brief.pdf

Lower court materials here.

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Navajo Nation Trust Breach Appeal re: Water Rights

Here are the briefs in Navajo Nation v. United States:

Lower court materials here.

House Resources Subcommittee Hearing: “Destroying Sacred Sites and Erasing Tribal Culture: The Trump Administration’s Construction of the Border Wall”

Here:

Witness List

Panel I

The Honorable Ned Norris, Jr. (testimony)

Chairman The Tohono O’odham Nation 

Sells, AZ 

Ms. Sarah Krakoff (testimony)

Moses Lasky Professor of Law

University of Colorado Law School

Boulder, CO 

Ms. Shannon Keller O’Loughlin (testimony)

Executive Director 

Association on American Indian Affairs 

Rockville, MD 

Mr. Steve Hodapp (testimony)

Retired Independent Contractor & Environmental Specialist

Lexington, VA 

Panel II

Dr. Anna Maria Ortiz (testimony)

Director, Natural Resources and Environment

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Washington, D.C.

Mr. Scott Cameron (testimony)

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management, and Budget

U.S. Department of the Interior

Washington, D.C.

Federal Court Dismisses Treaty Group Challenge to Self-Determination Contract between Oglala Sioux Tribe & Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Indian Health Service

Here are the materials in Gilbert v. Weahkee (D.S.D.):

5 Amended Complaint

17 IHS Motion to Dismiss

19 Response

19-3 Oglala Tribal Court Decision

31 Reply

38 Plaintiffs Motion for Summary J

39 Opposition

40 Reply

44 DCT Order