Tag Archives: Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

D.C. Circuit Strikes Down Tribal Rural Limitation on Broadband Lifeline Project

Here is the opinion in National Lifeline Association v. FCC. Briefs: National Lifeline Brief Tribal Brief FCC Brief National Lifeline Reply Tribal Reply

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BIA Acquires Pe’Sla Property in Trust for Four Tribes

Here is the decision in State of South Dakota v. Great Plains Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs: Decision An excerpt: For the reasons below, I affirm the Regional Director’s Decision to accept Pe’Sla in trust. The Regional Director properly determined … Continue reading

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Guest Post — Frank Pommersheim: A Short Inquiry into Pe’ Sla: History, Public Policy, and Moral Imagination

A Short Inquiry into Pe’ Sla:  History, Public Policy, and Moral Imagination By Frank Pommersheim In 2012, several Lakota tribes, including Rosebud, Crow Creek, Standing Rock, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux of Minnesota purchased a 2,400 acre ranch on the … Continue reading

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South Dakota SCT Decides Two Related Matters Involving Crow Creek Sioux Tribal Member Estate

Here are the opinions in Estate of Flaws (Tamara) and Estate of Flaws (Yvette).

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Tribal Justice Frank Pommersheim Goes Digital: 25 Years as a Tribal Judge

Here (PDF):

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Federal Court Denies Duane Big Eagle’s Section 2255 Motion

Here are the materials in Big Eagle v. United States (D. S.D.): 2 Motion to Vacate Conviction 17 US Response 24 DCT Order An excerpt: Big Eagle now has filed a motion to vacate, set aside, or correct sentence under … Continue reading

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Eighth Circuit Affirms Kickbacks Conviction of Duane Big Eagle, former Crow Creek Sioux Chair

Here are the materials in United States v. Big Eagle: 113754P — CA8 opinion Big Eagle Brief US Brief Big Eagle Reply

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WaPo on Tribal Concerns re: Keystone XL Pipeline

Here, or here.  

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South Dakota SCT Decides ICWA Doesn’t Apply to Children Not Eligible for Membership

Here is today’s opinion in In re L.S. An excerpt: In the circumstances here, however, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe requires an application for membership. See Constitution and By-Laws of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of Fort Thompson, South Dakota, Art. … Continue reading

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Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Settles IRS Dispute

News article here (prior legal materials here) (h/t Pechanga and Indianz): The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe has settled its tax debt with the Internal Revenue Service and lined up a loan that will enable it to buy back the 11 … Continue reading

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