Tag Archives: Navajo

New Mexico Notice and Time Frame Case from Court of Appeals [ICWA]

Children, Youth & Families Department v. Tanisha G. and Isaac G. This is an interesting and remarkable case, and a way to deal with continued notice violations and delay by an agency. Here are the highlights of this disturbing case … Continue reading

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Hot Topics in Navajo Law

This is a one-day CLE conference on Hot Topics in Navajo Law, as a “last chance” for CLEs, hosted by The Navajo Nation Bar Association. 2018 Last Chance Agenda 2018 LAST CHANCE CLE DECEMBER 10, 2018

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Colorado Court of Appeals ICWA Notice Case

Here. The 2016 Guidelines recommend that if only the tribal ancestral group is indicated, then the Department should notify each of the tribes in that ancestral group to identify whether the parent or child is a member of any such … Continue reading

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Navajo to tax alcohol sold at casinos


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Hopi Sue Navajo over Access to Sacred Sites

Saying the Navajo Nation is ignoring its obligations, the Hopi Tribe wants a federal judge to order that its members  be allowed onto Navajo lands for religious purposes. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court here claims the Navajos agreed … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal article on protections for Mount Taylor in NM

The article describes struggles between the Acoma Pueblo, Pueblo of Laguna, Zuni, and Navajo and ranchers regarding whether Mt. Taylor should be protected from mining because of its sacred character.

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Is Urban Outfitters Violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act?


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Navajo Group Petitions Human Rights Commission in Effort to Halt Uranium Mining

This story was filed in May in the NYTimes (here’s the link), with televised news coverage on KRQE News (link here). An excerpt from the NYTimes coverage: In a last attempt to deep-six a controversial project to mine uranium near … Continue reading

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ICT Article on Indian Language Textbooks

From ICT: SANTA FE, N.M. – Long-talked-about efforts to infuse Native culture and language learning in the public education system have resulted in action in New Mexico. A textbook co-authored by Evangeline Parsons Yazzie, a Navajo professor at Northern Arizona … Continue reading

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Mike ex rel. Mike v. Office of Navajo Hopi Relocation (D. Ariz.)

This case involved a request for relocation assistance in the context of the Navajo Hopi relocation process. The Office declined to provide assistance, but the tribal member won in court. Here are the materials:

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