Federal Court Holds Tribe Cannot Unilaterally Change Speed Limit on State Highway on Reservation

Here are the materials in State of South Dakota v. Frazier (D.S.D.):

1 Complaint

3 Motion for Injunction

22 Motion to Dismiss

26 Opposition

34 DCt Order

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe v. Donald J. Trump

Here is the complaint in Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe v. Donald J. Trump, which relates to Cheyenne River’s Health Safety Checkpoints.

From the complaint:

The United States and the nation’s Native American tribes are in a state of emergency. COVID-19 is spreading rapidly throughout the country, infecting millions of people, including in South Dakota, which has had 6,353 confirmed cases and 83 deaths outside the boundaries of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Experts estimate that, for every confirmed COVID-19 case, there could be as many as eleven unconfirmed cases. “At this time, there is no known cure, no effective treatment, and no vaccine. Because people may be infected but asymptomatic, they may unwittingly infect others.” S. Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom, 590 U.S. —-, 140 S. Ct. 1613, 2020 WL 2813056 at *1 (May 29, 2020) (Roberts, C.J., concurring).

On April 2, 2020, in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe established a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan, including Health Safety checkpoints to monitor the entry of individuals onto the Tribe’s Reservation. These Health Safety Checkpoints have allowed the Tribe to effectively track individuals that have returned to the Reservation from hotspots throughout both the state of South Dakota and other off-Reservation locations and to keep the Tribe’s rate of infection significantly below the rate for South Dakota at large. To date, the Tribe has had no COVID-19 deaths.

News coverage here, and the press release can be seen here.

Update on South Dakota Road Closure Dispute

Here are the leading primary source docs so far:

BIA Road Closure Guidance

5-8-20 Correspondence from Governor Noem to Chairman Frazier

5-8-20 Correspondence from Governor Noem to President Bear Runner

CRST Letter to Gov. Noem

Noem Letter to White House

Federal Court Dismisses Treaty Group Challenge to Self-Determination Contract between Oglala Sioux Tribe & Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Indian Health Service

Here are the materials in Gilbert v. Weahkee (D.S.D.):

5 Amended Complaint

17 IHS Motion to Dismiss

19 Response

19-3 Oglala Tribal Court Decision

31 Reply

38 Plaintiffs Motion for Summary J

39 Opposition

40 Reply

44 DCT Order

Tribal Motions for Summary Judgment in Standing Rock v. Army Corps [Dakota Access Pipeline]

Here are the new materials in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (D.D.C.):

418 DCT Order on Administrative Record

433-2 Standing Rock Motion for Summary Judgment

434-2 Oglala Motion for Summary Judgment

435-1 Yankton Motion for Summary Judgment

436-1 Cheyenne River Motion for Summary Judgment

439 NCAI Amicus Brief