Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations Sue Oklahoma over Water Rights Guaranteed by the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek

Here is the complaint, Chickasaw Nation v. Fallin (W.D. Okla.):

Chickasaw & Choctaw Water Rights Complaint

And news articles in the NYTs here and here.

Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Choctaw Tribal Court Indian Child Adoption Matter

Here are the materials in Alexander v. Salazar (E.D. Okla.):

DCT Order in Alexander

Tribal Court Judge Jurisdictional Brief

Alexander Jurisdictional Brief

Hammons’ Jurisdictional Brief

California Appellate Court Decides ICWA Expert Witness Case

Here is the opinion in In re M.B.

An excerpt:

Subsequently, the court conducted a hearing to select and implement a permanent plan of adoption. (Welf. & Inst.Code, § 366.26.) At the hearing, the juvenile court applied the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which requires the expert opinion of an Indian expert that continued custody of the child by the parent or Indian custodian would result in serious emotional or physical damage to the child. Both appeal the judgment. Father argues the judgment must be reversed because the Indian expert did not conduct an adequate investigation. Mother joins this challenge. We affirm.

No Jurisdiction in Suit against Feds over Choctaw Membership

Here is the opinion in Greene v. Skibine (E.D. Cal.) in which the federal court dismissed the complaint sua sponte — Greene v Skibine DCT Order

Greene has made many efforts to gain membership in the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.