Preliminary Injunction Issued by Paskenta Tribal Court

Here is the order in Freeman v. Freeman (Paskenta Tribal Court):

PTCV-14-001-2014-5-29 – Preliminary Injunction Order

Materials here.

More Tribal Court Filings in Paskenta Leadership Dispute

Here are the new materials in Freeman v. Freeman (Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians Tribal Court):

PTCV-14-001 – 2014-5-27 Motion for Preliminary Injuction and Default Judgment

PTCV-14-001 – 2014-5-27 – Declaration of M Jones

PTCV-14-001 – 2014-5-27 – Second Declaration of G. Freeman

Prior posts on this issue here, here, and here.

And a related document:

4-16-14 BIA Letter re Legitimate Paskenta Tribal Council

Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Paskenta Band Governance

Here are the materials in Swearinger v. Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians Tribal Business Council (N.D. Cal.):

DCT Order Dismissing Complaint

Swearinger Complaint

Paskenta Band Motion to Dismiss

Swearinger Opposition

Paskenta Band Reply

An excerpt:

Plaintiffs are “enrolled members of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians,” a federally recognized Indian tribe with “approximately 240 members.” Docket No. 1, Compl. ¶¶ 11, 13-14. Although Congress revoked PBNI’s status as a federally recognized tribe in 1958, it  later restored the tribe’s federally recognized status in 1994 by enacting the Paskenta Band Restoration Act (PBRA), Pub. L. No. 103-454, §§ 301-03, 108 Stat. 4791 (codified as amended at 25 U.S.C. §§ 1300m et seq.). Compl. ¶ 21. The PBRA directed the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an “election for the purpose of adopting a constitution and bylaws for the Tribe.” 25 U.S.C. § 1300m-6. The PBRA further states that, after the tribe adopts a constitution, “such tribal constitution shall govern membership in the Tribe.” Id. § 1300m-4(b).