Tag Archives: District of Minnesota

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

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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 … Continue reading

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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

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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.

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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 … Continue reading

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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.

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Doe v. Jesson Case (MN Federal ICWA Case) Dismissed as Moot

Here is the opinion. After two years, the Minnesota federal district court dismissed the voluntary adoption case challenging the provisions of the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA) allowing for notice and intervention of a child’s tribe in the proceedings. … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Pro Se Wrongful Termination Claim against White Earth Ojibwe

Here are the materials in Harper v. White Earth Human Resources (D. Minn.): 9-motion-to-dismiss 26-magistrate-report 28-dct-order

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Federal Court Orders Tribal Exhaustion in Repo Matter

Here are the materials in Tiessen v. Chrysler Capital (D. Minn.): 15 Repossessor Motion to Dismiss 28 Opposition 33 Reply 41 Magistrate Report 42 DCT Order

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Federal Court Refuses to Suppress Statements Made to Red Lake Tribal Police in Federal Prosecution

Here are the materials in United States v. Makwa (D. Minn.): 24 Motion to Suppress 25 Motion to Dismiss 26 US Response 36 MJ R&R 39 Objection 42 Objection Memorandum 43 US Response 46 DCT Order

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