Tenth Circuit Briefs in State of Kansas ex rel. Schmidt v. Dept. of the Interior


Lower court materials here.

Wyandotte removal trail.

Interior’s Acquisition of Wyandotte Nation Trust Land Affirmed

Here are the materials in State of Kansas v. Dept. of the Interior (D. Kan.):

35 Interior Motion to Strike

34 Plaintiffs Motion

40 Interior Brief

36 Response to 35

42 DCT Order

41 Reply

Prior post here.

Kansas, Sac and Fox Nation, and Iowa Tribe Sue Interior over Wyandotte Nation Trust Land Acquisition

Here is the complaint in State of Kansas v. Bernhardt (D. Kan.):

1 Complaint

1-2 Secretary’s Decision Letter

Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska Seeks CEO


Job Announcement

Position:          Chief Executive Officer

Location:         White Cloud, Kansas

Pay:                 Salary based on experience


Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska located on the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska Reservation near White Cloud, Kansas.


Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required

5 or more years of experience in a senior management position

Knowledge of and experience in management and administration

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Valid driver’s license

Be able to work varied shifts

Be able to pass a pre-employment drug test

Pass a complete background check


Employee medical, dental, vision and life insurance (100% Employer paid)

401 K Plan

Paid vacation and sick time


Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter and resume to the Human Resource Department at 3345 B Thrasher Road White Cloud, Kansas 66094. Only those applicants that we plan to interview will be contacted. For questions contact Brenda Lunsford at 785-595-3258.

Deadline: Thursday January 4, 2018

National Park Service Releases Effigy Mounds Desecration Report



News coverage here.

Missouri Courts Interpret Tribal Sovereign Immunity for First Time

The case is Ogden v. Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska. From the opinion:

In March of 2006, Larry Ogden, after communication with the tribal chairman of the “Iowa Tribe Executive Committee,” moved to Missouri to accept employment as manager of a truck stop near I-29 in Holt County, Missouri, known as the “Squaw Creek Eagles Nest Plaza.” Several months later, Ogden was terminated from employment. Ogden sued the “Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska” (“Iowa Tribe”) for breach of an employment agreement and for wrongful discharge. The Iowa Tribe filed a motion to dismiss the petition based upon tribal sovereign immunity. The trial court granted the motion to dismiss. Ogden appeals. We affirm.