Tag Archives: aboriginal title

Opinion in Pueblo of Jemez v. United States

Here is the opinion: 404 DCT Opinion An excerpt: THIS MATTER comes before the Court on the bench trial held on October 29-November 20, 2018; November 29-November 30, 2018; December 3, 2018; December 5, 2018; and December 13, 2018. The primary issue is … Continue reading

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Jemez Pueblo Loses Claim to Valles Caldera National Preserve

Here are (some of) the materials in Pueblo of Jemez v. United States (D. N.M.): 387 Jemez Trial Brief 399 DCT Judgment An excerpt: THIS MATTER comes before the Court on the Court’s Sealed Memorandum Opinion, Findings of Fact, Conclusions of … Continue reading

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Federal Court Decision on the Use of Native Oral History to Establish Aboriginal Title

Here is the order in Pueblo of Jemez v. United States (D. N.M.): 326-mmo opinion order re oral traditional evidence testimon 11518 Prior posts here.

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Federal Court Memorandum on Aboriginal Title Matters in Pueblo of Jemez Land Claim

Here are the materials in Pueblo of Jemez v. United States (D.N.M.): 236 Pueblo Motion in Limine 247 Opposition 261 Reply 317-memorandum opinion and order 102518 Prior posts here.

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NYTs: “Vast Indigenous Land Claims in Canada Encompass Parliament Hill”

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Federal Court Issues Protective Order re: Sacred Sites in Pueblo of Jemez Land Claim against US

Here are the materials in Pueblo of Jemez v. United States (D.N.M.): 105 Pueblo Motion for Protective Order 108 US Response and Cross Motion 110 Pueblo Reply 113 US Reply 114 DCT Order This case is on remand from the … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Agua Caliente Band Water Rights Case

Here are the briefs in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District: Water Districts Opening Brief Agua Caliente Brief US Briefpdf 2016-02-18 – Dkt 035-1 – Brief Amicus Curiae of the SCA Tribal Chairmen’s Association, et al. … Continue reading

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Update in Agua Caliente Band v. Coachella Valley Water District

Briefs filed by the Tribe and the United States to obtain summary judgment on the water districts’ equitable defenses asserted in response to the Tribe’s claim for a declaration of its federally reserved rights to groundwater. Here: 2015-09-18 – Dkt … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Bill Wood: Commentary on the Ninth Circuit (Opinion in Robinson v. Jewell) and Aboriginal Title in California (Revised)

Commentary on the Ninth Circuit (Opinion in Robinson v. Jewell) and Aboriginal Title in California A few people emailed and texted me about this opinion and suggested I write something about it. So I’ve sketched out below some initial thoughts … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Pueblo of Jemez Aboriginal Title Land Claim

Here is the opinion: 13-2181 Briefs are here.

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