California Federal Court Dismisses Anti-NAGPRA Scholar’s Free Speech Suit

Here are the materials in Weiss v. Perez (N.D. Cal.):

16 Motion for Preliminary Injunction

31 San Jose State Motion to Dismiss

32 SJSU Opposition to 16

46 Reply in Support of 16

57 Opposition to 31’\

60 Reply in Support of 31

Complaint posted here.

Anti-NAGPRA Scholar Sues San Jose State for Free Speech Violations

“Here Come the Anthros”

Here is the complaint in Weiss v. Perez (N.D. Cal.):

1 Complaint

San Jose Mercury News: “San Jose State: Professor smiling with Native American skull ignites fiery debate

Springer and Weiss: “Responding to Claims of Archaeological Racism

Akwesasne Notes, March 1971

Ninth Circuit Materials in Slockish v. FHA


Opening Brief

Indian Law Scholars Amicus Brief

Religious Groups Amicus Briefs

Religious Liberty Scholars Amicus Brief

Federal Answer Brief


Lower court materials here.


Federal Court Dismisses Muscogee (Creek) Nation Suit against Poarch Band Creek over Hickory Ground

Here are the materials in Muscogee (Creek) Nation v. Poarch Band of Creek Indians (M.D. Ala.):

190 Second Amended Complaint

200 Federal Motion to Dismiss

202 Tribal Defendants Motion to Dismiss

205 Individual Defendants Motion to Dismiss

210 Response to 200

211 Response to to 205

212 Response to 202

216 Reply in Support of 200

217 Reply in Support of 202

218 Reply in Support o 205

223 DCT Order

Prior posts here.

D.C. Circuit Declines to Order Injunction on Construction of Border Wall to Stop Destruction of Sacred Sites over Dissent of Judge Millett

Here is the order in Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation v. Wolf:

Order on Motion for Stay Pending Appeal + Dissent



Appellants Motion for Emergency Injunction

Lower court materials here.

ASU Law: NAGPRA Panel on Nov. 16

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NAGPRA: 30 Years and Beyond

Monday, Nov. 16

12:00-1:30 p.m. MST

Join us as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and explore new opportunities for building on this landmark legislation.

Guest speakers:
– Suzan Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee) – Writer/Curator/Policy Advocate/President, Morning Star Institute
– Shannon O’Loughlin (Choctaw) – Executive Director and Attorney, Association on American Indian Affairs
– James Riding In (Pawnee) – Founding Member and Associate Professor, American Indian Studies, Arizona State University

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.

Free webinar and open to the public.

Register for this free webinar at: 

NAGPRA 30 Years and Beyond

D.C. District Court Denies Manzanita Kumeyaay Effort to Stop Border Wall Construction

Here are the materials in Manzanita Band of Kumeyaay Indians v. Wolf (D.D.C.):

1 Complaint

7 Motion for TRO

16 Opposition

18 Reply

23 DCT Order

AAIA: 6th Annual Repatriation Conference (10/26-28/2020)

6th Annual Repatriation Conference
Growing Community & Moving Forward after 30 Years of NAGPRA

An ALL VIRTUAL Community Conference

October 26 – 28, 2020

The Association on American Indian Affairs and the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology is partnering for the 6th Annual Repatriation Conference.  Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Conference will be completely virtual and formatted for active participation and networking among participants from Indian Country, institutions, federal agencies,  international institutions, attorneys, academics and others interested in repatriation and Indigenous human rights work.
This artwork was created especially for the 6th Annual Repatriation Conference by George Curtis Levi, who is a member of the Southern Cheyenne Tribe of Oklahoma and is also Southern Arapaho. This ledger art painting depicts how repatriation builds community and strengthens culture. It was painted on an antique mining document from Montana that dates from the 1890s. India ink and liquid acrylic paints were used.

Register here.

Conference program here.