Federal Bankruptcy Court Holds Bankruptcy Act Abrogated Tribal (and Section 17 Corporate) Immunity

Here are the materials in In re Womelsdorf (D. Or. Bkrtcy.):

291 Motion to Vacate

299 Objection

301 Reply

305 Order

307 Motion for Reconsideration

311 Objection

317 Reply

324 Order

Motions to Dismiss Pleadings in re: Wolfchild Land Claims

Here are the materials so far in Wolfchild v. Redwood County (D. Minn.):

120 First Amended Complaint

156 Redwood County Motion to Dismiss

164 Landowners Motion to Dismiss

165 Lower Sioux Community Motion to Dismiss

168 Episcopal Diocese Motion to Dismiss

185 Wolfchild Opposition

189 Lower Sioux Reply

190 Landowners Reply

191 Episcopal Diocese Reply

192 Redwood County Reply

WaPo Coverage of Obama Tribal Nations Meeting


An excerpt:

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama met for the third time with Native American tribal leaders on Friday, signing an executive order on tribal colleges and assuring them “you have a president that’s got your back.”

Obama has won plaudits among Native Americans by breaking through a logjam of inaction on tribal issues and for giving a voice to their issues with the annual gatherings in Washington. At Friday’s conference, Obama announced he had signed an executive order establishing a White House initiative on American Indian and Alaska native education. The initiative will be overseen by an executive director appointed by the interior and education secretaries.

White House Release on 2011 Tribal Nations Conference

Dear Friend:

As a reminder, today, President Obama is hosting the 2011 White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of the Interior.  As part of President Obama’s ongoing outreach to the American people, this conference provides leaders from the 565 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the President and representatives from his Administration.  This will be the third White House Tribal Nations Conference the Obama Administration has hosted and continues to build upon the President’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country.

The Opening Session from 8:30am to 9:30am EST and the Closing Session from 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST will be available live online at www.whitehouse.gov/live  President Obama will speak during the Closing Session.


Charlie Galbraith

The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs