Tag Archives: Litigation

Mashpee Wampanoag Litigation

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is currently involved in federal litigation against the U.S. Department of Interior, challenging its decision that the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 did not bring it under federal jurisdiction. See the filings below: Doc … Continue reading

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Amended Complaint Filed in Muscogee (Creek) Nation v. Poarch Band of Creek Indians

Filed recently in the Middle District of Alabama District Court: 159 Motion for Leave to File 2nd Amended Complaint 159-2 2nd Amended Complaint and 159-3 Exhibits to 2nd Amended Complaint

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Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band v. Zinke

Original complaint and press release here. 12 Amended Complaint 20 Federal Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss 20-1 Memorandum in Support of Federal Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss 21 Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint 23 Plaintiff’s Memorandum in Opposition to Federal Defendants’ … Continue reading

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The State of Washington’s Opening Brief in the Culverts Case

Here. Previous coverage here.

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Colville Member Prevails in B.C.’s High Court on Right to Hunt in Canada

Here’s a news article.  Mr. Desautel prevailed as a descendant of the Sinixt Tribe. Decision is here.

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Enbridge pipeline litigation, and its (potential) impact on tribal treaty rights in the Great Lakes

In 2010, Enbridge Energy Partners’ Line 6 Oil Pipeline burst near the Kalamazoo River in southern Michigan, spilling 1.1 million gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River system. At the time, it was the worst inland oil spill in … Continue reading

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U.S. Government and Indian Farmers Preliminarily Agree on $680 million settlement


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NYTs on Cobell Litigation

From the NYTs: February 1, 2008 Editorial The Verdict: It’s Broken The case of the mismanaged American Indian trust funds is Dickensian both in length — now 11 years before the courts — and inequity. On Wednesday, Judge James Robertson … Continue reading

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Robertson Rules on “Accounting”

Today in the Cobell case, Judge Robertson issued his findings of fact and conclusions of law on the government’s “accounting.” The document is available here. Here’s the story from Indianz.Com Judge: Cobell historical accounting ‘impossible’ Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Filed … Continue reading

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