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.

Most Claims against Federal Approvals of Keystone XL Allowed to Proceed

Here is the order in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Trump (D. Mont.):

92 DCT Order

Briefs here.

Update in Remanded “Bad Men” Case regarding Shooting of Indian Man

Here are the materials in Jones v. United States (Fed. Cl.):

137 Motion for Sanctions

139 Response

142 Reply

145 DCT Order

Prior posts here.

Briefs in Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Community v. Trump (Keystone XL)

Here are the briefs on the United States’ and TransCanada’s Motions to Dismiss Rosebud and Fort Belknap’s treaty and jurisdiction claims regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline.

News coverage here, and more information here.  Previous posts on this case are here.

Amended Complaint in Keystone XL Challenge

Here is the pleading in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Trump (D. Mont.):

Doc. 51-1 Proposed Amended Complaint

Other Keystone XL posts here.

Herrera v. Wyoming SCOTUS Background Materials

Here are the merit stage briefs:


Petitioner’s Brief

17-532 tsac Indian Law Professors

Crow Tribe Amicus Brief

Eastern Shoshone Amicus Brief

Natural Resources Law Professors Brief

NCAI Brief


Public Health Scholars Brief

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Brief

Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

US Merits Brief

Petitioner’s Reply Brief


Respondents Brief

Brief amici curiae of Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Amicus Brief of Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

States Amicus Brief Supporting Respondent

Amicus brief of Safari Club International

Amici Curiae Brief of Wyoming Stock Growers Association

Here are the cert stage briefs:

2017-10-05 Herrera Cert Petition

17-532 Amici Brief Indian Law Professors

Crow Tribe Brief

Scholars Brief

Wyoming opposition to Herrera petition

Cert Stage Reply

17-532 Herrera (ac pet) [US invitation brief]

respondent supplemental brief

petitioner supplemental brief