Federal Court Allows Criminal Case Arising on Red Lake Reservation to Proceed

Here are the materials in United States v. Fisher (D. Minn.):

1 Indictment

22 Motion to Dismiss

25 Motion to Suppress

31 Fisher Memorandum

36 Government Response

37 Magistrate Report

38 Objection

40 DCT Order

Discovery Dispute in Mille Lacs Reservation Boundaries Case

Here are the non-sealed materials in Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe v. County of Mille Lacs (D. Minn.):

96 Tribe Motion to Quash

110 Tribe Opposition to Motion to Compel

130 Magistrate Report

Prior post here.

Federal Court Dismisses Tribal Member’s Property Claims against Fond du Lac Ojibwe

Here are the materials in Begay Dobbs v. Fond Du Lac Reservation Business Committee (D. Minn.):

19 Amended Complaint + Exhibits

23 Motion to Dismiss

32 Opposition

35 Reply

39 Magistrate Report

43 Objections

44 DCT Order

Fond du Lac Ojibwe Sues EPA over Mine, “Existential Threat” to Tribe

Here is the complaint in Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa v. Stepp (D. Minn.):

1-complaint-3.pdf

Mille Lacs Ojibwe Law Enforcement Suit against Mille Lacs County

Here are the materials in Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe v. County of Mille Lacs (D. Minn.):

1 Complaint

17 County Answer + Counterclaim

27 MTD Counterclaim

35 Response

38 Reply

46 DCT Order Dismissing Counterclaims

72 Magistrate Letter

73 Objection to Letter

76 DCT Order

Federal Court Dismisses Tort Claim against Tribal Casino for Lack of Diversity Jurisdiction

Here are the materials in Dettle v. Treasure Island Resort & Casino (D. Minn.):

11 amended complaint

24 motion to dismiss

31 response

38 magistrate report

41 letter to court

42 response to objection

43 dct order

Federal Court Dismisses Effort to Appeal Shakopee Tribal Court Marriage Dissolution/Child Custody Order

Here are the new materials in Nguyen v. Gustafson (D. Minn.):

35 Tribal Motion to Dismiss

39 Defendant Motion to Dismiss

41 Plaintiff Opposition

43 Gustafson Reply

44 Tribal Reply

47 DCT Order Granting Motion to Dismiss

Prior post here.

Dismissal of the Watso v. Piper Case

There have been a long series of federal cases in Minnesota involving tribal court child welfare jurisdiction over non-member children residing on the reservation (Watso, Nguyen). Most recently, Watso v. Piper was dismissed. The magistrate’s decision (that was upheld), is particularly well written.

Magistrate Report

Memorandum Opinion and Order

Watso v. Jacobson here

Americans for Tribal Court Equality here

Federal Court Rejects Effort to Appeal Shakopee Tribal Court Marriage Dissolution/Child Custody Order

Here are the materials in Nguyen v. Gustafson (D. Minn.):

6 Motion for PI

25 Response

28 Reply

29 DCT Order

The plaintiff in this case is also the plaintiff in Americans for Tribal Court Equality v. Piper.