Indian Law Professors Amicus Brief in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

Here:

Amicus Brief of Indian Law Professors

An excerpt:

Amici write to explain how the long and shameful history of treatment of Indian children by the child welfare system in the United States demonstrates the dangers of and substantial harms inflicted by discrimination in this setting, including in particular discrimination based on the religious beliefs of government employees or agents

Miigwetch to April Youpee-Roll for taking the lead!

D.C. Circuit Briefs in Alaska Corps Eligibility for CARES Act Funding

Here are the materials in Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Mnuchin:

Chehalis et al Brief

Navajo et al Brief

NCAI Brief

Case tag here.

CARES Act Fund Distribution to ANCs Stayed Pending Appeal

Here are the new materials in Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Mnuchin (D.D.C.):

99 Chelahis Motion for Stay Pending Appeal

102 Calista Response

103 Federal Response

104 ANC Response

105 Ahtna Response

106 Chehalis Reply

107 DCT Order on Stay

Prior post here.

ANCs Ruled Eligible for CARES Act Money

Here is the order in Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Mnuchin (D.D.C.):

97 DCT Order

Materials here.

Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment in CARES Act Suit

Here are the new pleadings in Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Mnuchin (D.D.C.):

76-2 CRST MSJ

77 Chehalis MSJ

78-1 Alaska Corps MSJ

79-1 Mnuchin MSJ

81 AFN Brief

82 NCAI Amicus Brief

Federal Court Enjoins Treasury from Disbursing CARES Act Funds to ANCs (for now)

Here is the order in Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Mnuchin (D.D.C.):

36 DCT Order

Case tag here.

Chehalis v. Mnuchin Press Release issued by the Tulalip Tribes and the Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation_

Updated Briefs in Chehalis v. Mnuchin [updated again]

Here are updated materials in Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Mnuchin (D.D.C.)::

21 US Brief

23 Ahtna Amicus Brief

25 Gila River Amicus Brief

30 Chehalis Reply

Case tag here.

UPDATES–

Here is the complaint in Ute Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. Mnuchin (D.D.C.):

1 Complaint

5 Motion for TRO

Here are the materials in Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe v. Mnuchin (D.D.C.):

3 Complaint

4 Motion for TRO

 

Amicus Briefs in CARES Act/ANC Matter [Chehalis]

Here are updated materials in Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Mnuchin (D.D.C.):

18 Alaska Native Village Corporation Association Amicus Brief Motion

18-1 Amicus Brief

20 NCAI Amicus Brief

Prior posts here.

Swinomish/Quinault/Suquamish Amicus Brief in Climate Change Litigation in Washington State

Here is the brief in Aji P. v. State of Washington (Wash Ct. App.):

Tribal Amicus Brief

More details on this case here.

VERY LAST CHANCE to Sign on To Tribal Amicus Brief in Fifth Circuit ICWA Case

From NARF:

Dear tribal leaders and tribal counsel,

Today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion that extends the filing deadline for amicus briefs in Brackeen v. Zinke by two days.  This is one last call for Tribes who are interested in signing on to the tribal amicus brief in this case.

As you know, Brackeen v. Zinke is a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in which a federal district court judge in Texas recently found ICWA to be unconstitutional.  The case is currently on appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) and our co-counsel at Dentons have draft a tribal amicus brief to complement the arguments being made by the Tribal Defendants and our allies, including law professors, child welfare organizations, and several states.  All federally recognized Tribes are invited to sign on to the brief in a show of unity.  Of course, there is no cost to join this brief—any federally recognized Tribe may do so free of charge.

If your Tribe would like to sign its name to the brief, please let NARF know by tomorrow, Tuesday, January 15 at 11:00pm Alaska Time (7pm ET/8pmCT/9pmMT/10pmPT).  Already more than 280 Tribes and more than 50 Indian organizations have signed on to the brief.

If your Tribe would like to sign on, we will need an email that provides the following:

  1. A statement from an individual (chairperson, executive director, general counsel, etc.) or body (tribal council, etc.) authorized to do so, asking to be added as a signatory on the brief.  A statement via email is fine; and
  2. The full name and correct spelling of the Tribe as it should appear on the brief.

The above information should be emailed to Erin Dougherty Lynch at dougherty@narf.org and cc’d to Dan Lewerenz atlewerenz@narf.org.

Finally, if you would like a draft of the brief, please email Erin and Dan at dougherty@narf.org and lewerenz@narf.org.

Thank you again for your commitment to defending ICWA.

Erin Dougherty Lynch
Senior Staff Attorney
Native American Rights Fund