Saginaw Chippewa Disenrollees Bring New Suit against Interior

Here is the complaint in Cavazos v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.):

1 Complaint

An earlier suit was dismissed for failure to exhaust.

IBIA Affirms Trust Land Acquisition for St. Regis Mohawk over Carcieri Challenges

Here is the opinion in State of New York v. Acting Eastern Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs:


H/T Pechanga.


Quinault Wins TRO against Dept. of Interior in Land Sale Case

Here is the order (dct-order-on-tro-re-quinault) from the Western District of Washington granting a TRO favoring the Quinault Indian Nation in its disupte with the Dept. of Interior:

This action centers around the attempted sale of 26 parcels of Indian-owned trust land within the Quinault Indian Reservation. This action is intricately related to a companion case, Anderson & Middleton v. Salazar et al., Cause No. CV09-5033RBL. Plaintiff bid for the land, submitted a deposit, and subsequently failed to pay the remaining balance due. Plaintiff argues that it is justified in not yet tendering full payment for the 26 parcels and asks the Court to enjoin both the forfeiture of its deposit and the pending sale of the parcels to the next highest bidder. Defendants argue that a temporary restraining order is improper and that the United States Department of the Interior of Board of Indian Appeals’ (IBIA) decision should continue to bind the Quinault Nation (Quinault) in this matter.

And here is the IBIA decision from which Quinault is appealing (quinault-v-nw-regional-director-ibia-decision).