Wisconsin Federal Court Dismisses Dispute between Neighbors at Stockbridge-Munsee

Here are the materials in Hawk v. Burr (E.D. Wis.):

North Dakota Federal Court Dismisses FTCA Claim arising from BIA Road Maintenance Negligence under “Discretionary Function Exception”

Federal (and tribal) discretion at work.

Here are the materials in Mound v. United States (D.N.D.):

1 Complaint

9 Federal Motion to Dismiss

19 Response

23 Reply

32 US Post Hearing Brief

33 Mound Post Hearing Brief

Amusement of the Day (concl.): BIA Phoenix Area Enrollment Manual

And today we conclude with a few leftover illustrations (I particularly like the one that illustrates Indian lawyering). Hope you enjoyed the previous posts here and here.

Amusement of the Day (cont.) — 1977 BIA Phoenix Area Office Enrollment Manual Illustrations

Yesterday, we covered tribal constitutions. Today, the political and bureaucratic complexity of enrollment decisions in cartoon form (we will conclude tomorrow):

Amusement of the Day — 1977 BIA Phoenix Area Office Enrollment Manual Illustrations

Apparently, in 1977 or so, the Phoenix Area Office decided to write a lengthy manual for tribal governments, instructing them on how to make enrollment decisions that met tribal constitutional muster. Suffice it to say the text is TL:DR, but the illustrations are awesome — and by awesome, I mean crazy — and by crazy, I mean Indian country crazy.

Tomorrow, how tribal governments make membership decisions….

Ninth Circuit Confirms Interior’s Denial of Federal Recognition for Ukiah Valley Pomo Indian Tribe

Here are the materials in Allen v. United States:

Unpublished Opinion

allen-opening-brief.pdf

federal-answer-brief.pdf

reply-.pdf