Category Archives: trust relationship

Federal Circuit Briefs in Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona v. United States

Here: Opening Brief Federal Brief Reply Lower court materials here.

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Materials in Cook Inlet Tribal Council Suit against Indian Health Service

Here are the materials in Cook Inlet Tribal Council v. Mandregan (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 13-1 Tribe MSJ 15 IHS Cross MSJ 18 Tribe Reply 21 IHS Reply 39 DCT Order 40 Tribe Bill of Costs 41 Tribe Motion for Atty … Continue reading

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Federal Court Refuses to Allow Law Firm to Intervene in Trust Breach Suit to Collect Fees against Tribe

Here are the materials in Yankton Sioux Tribe v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.): 69 Herman Law Motion to Intervene 72 Yankton Response 74 Reply 88 Yankton Supplemental Brief 90 Herman Law Supplemental Brief 110 DCT Order

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Update in San Pasqual Band Membership Suits

Here are the materials in Alegre v. United States (S.D. Cal.): 44 second Amended Complaint 46-1 US Motion to Dismiss 48 Response 49 Reply 50-1 Individual Defendants MTD 53 Response 59 DCT Order Dismissing SAC 62 Third Amended Complaint 68-1 … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Rejects Indian Leaseholder Claims

Here is the opinion in Moody v. United States. Briefs: Opening Brief US Answer Brief Reply Brief Lower court materials here.

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Interior & Spokane Tribe Prevail over Spokane County & Kalispel Tribe re: Spokane Casino

Here are the materials in Kalispel Tribe of Indians v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Wash.): 79 Kalispe MSJ 82 Spokane County MSJ 96 Spokane Tribe Cross MSJ 98 DOI Cross MSJ 113 Kalispel Reply 114 Spokane County Reply 115 Spokane … Continue reading

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Nooksack Update: Rabang v. Kelly II (9th Cir.); Doucette v. Bernhardt (W.D. Wash))

District court materials (prior post here): 28 Doucette v. Bernhardt 3-7-19 Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment 32 Doucette v. Bernhardt 4-18-19 Defendants’ Consolidated Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment and in Support of Defendants’ Cross-Motion for Summary … Continue reading

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Federal Claims Court Finds US Breached Investment Duty to Western Shoshone

Here are the materials in Western Shoshone Identifiable Group v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 34 Second Amended Complaint 37 DCT Order Denying Motion to Dismiss 151 Plaintiffs Post Trial Brief 156 US Post Trial Brief 157 Plaintiff Reply 173 DCT … Continue reading

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Interior Starts Process to Undo Eagle Act Regulations to Allow Non-Indians to Access Eagle Feathers

Here is the notice: 2019-04-30 FR An excerpt: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received a petition for rulemaking, which asks the Service to revise the existing rules pertaining to the religious use of federally protected bird feathers. The petition is being published … Continue reading

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New GAO Report Recommending Improved Tribal Consultation on Federal Pipeline Projects

Here is the report. Update:

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