Tag Archives: Interior Board of Indian Appeals

Most Claims against Interior Arising from Lower Brule Sioux Loan Guarantee Debacle are Dismissed

Here are the materials in Great American Life Insurance Company v. United States Department of the Interior (S.D. Ohio): 1 Complaint 10 Interior Motion to Dismiss 10-2 IBIA Ruling 15 Response 17 Reply 18 Notice of Additional Authority 18-1 Summary … Continue reading

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Federal Court Affirms BIA Recognition Decision in Cayuga Nation Leadership Dispute

Here are the materials in Cayuga Nation v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.): 47 Plaintiff Cayuga MSJ 50-1 Defendant Cayuga MSJ 51 Federal MSJ 57 Plaintiff Cayuga Reply 59 Reformatted Plaintiff Cayuga MSJ 63 Defendant Cayuga Reply 64 Federal Reply 72 DCT Order … Continue reading

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Leasehold Sues BIA Over Trespass Finding @ Turtle Mountain

Here is the complaint in Grenier v. Dept. of Interior (D.N.D.): complaint IBIA decision here.

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Nooksack: Three New Disenrollment-Related Lawsuits

Doucette v. Zinke (W.D. Wash): complaint Belmont v. BIA Acting Northwest Regional Director (IBIA): appellants’ notice of appeal and initial statements of reasons Tageant v. Smith (Wash. Sup. Ct.): first amended complaint

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Nooksack: Federal Court Stays RICO Suit; IBIA Dismisses First IHS Reassumption Appeal

Here are materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 6 – defendant-appellants’ opening brief 11 – plaintiff-appellees’ answering brief 124 non-parties nooksack tribe and certain tribal employees’ motion to quash non-party subpoenas 125 defendants kelly, cante and armstrong’s motion to … Continue reading

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IBIA Dismisses Second Nooksack IHS Reassumption Appeal

Here: 8-11-17 Nooksack v IHS (IBIA) Order Dismissing Appeal

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IBIA Orders Nooksack to Show Cause in Second IHS Reassumption Appeal

Here are the materials in Nooksack Indian Tribe v. Director, Portland Area, Indian Health Service: 6-26-17 Nooksack v. IHS (IBIA) Notice of Appeal 7-5-17 Nooksack v. IHS (IBIA) Notice of Receipt of Appeal, Order to Show Cause, and Order Concerning … Continue reading

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IBIA Stays Nooksack IHS Appeal Pending Federal Court Litigation; IHS Withholds $89K From Tribe Pending Appeal

Here are the materials in Nooksack Indian Tribe v. Director, Portland Area, Indian Health Service (IBIA): 3-28-17 Nooksack v. IHS (IBIA) Motion of 271 Nooksack Members to Intervene 4-3-17 Nooksack v. IHS (IBIA) IHS Statement of Non-Opposition to Motion of … Continue reading

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Nooksack Tribe Files IBIA Appeal

Here are the materials in Nooksack Tribe v. Director, Portland Area Office, Indian Health Service: 2-21-17 Nooksack Tribe IBIA Notice of Appeal 3-2-17 IBIA Order Referring Appeal to the Departmental Cases Hearing Division for Assignment to an Adminitrative Law Judge … Continue reading

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Cayuga Nation IBIA Appeal

Here: cayibia_ap1-14-17-116123107-0001 Press release: Cayuga Nation Traditional Government Appeals BIA Decision Agency Violates Own Rules to Interfere in Cayuga Affairs January 16, 2017 – Seneca Falls, NY—The Cayuga Nation’s traditional government – the Council of Chiefs and Clan Mothers – … Continue reading

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