Federal Court Strikes Ban on Chinook Federal Acknowledgment Petition, Violates APA

Here are the materials in Chinook Indian Nation v. Bernhardt (W.D. Wash.), formerly Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke:









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Oregon COA Affirms Validity of State Board of Education Rule on Indian Mascot in Schools

Here is the opinion in Walter v. Oregon Board of Education:


Federal Court Denies Siletz Intervention in Chinook Suit against US

Here are the new materials in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.):

58 Siletz Motion to Intervene

61 Chinook Opposition

73 Siletz Reply

76 DCT Order

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Oregon COA Affirms Governor’s Authority to Enter into Indian Gaming Compacts

Here are the materials in Dewberry v. Kitzhaber (Or. App.):

Oregon COA Opinion

Appellants Opening Brief

Respondents Joint Answer Brief

Tribal Amicus Brief

Appellants Reply Brief

An excerpt:

In summary, the Oregon legislature authorized the Governor to enter into agreements with tribes to ensure that the state does not infringe on tribal rights under federal laws, such as IGRA. The trial court correctly concluded that the Governor acted lawfully under ORS 190.110 in negotiating and entering into the tribal-state compact with the Tribes.