Eighth Circuit Briefs in City of Council Bluffs v. Dept. of Interior

Here:

Appellants Brief

Addendum

Federal Appellee Brief

Ponca Tribe Amicus Brief

Reply

Lower court materials here.

NIGC Affirms Approval of Ponca Tribe’s Gaming Ordinance on Remand from Federal Court

Here is the order in In re: Gaming Ordinance of Ponca Tribe of Nebraska:

Revised Amendment to FDO – Ponca NE

The earlier federal court materials are here.

Federal Court Issues Order in Council Bluffs v. DOI [Ponca Tribe]

Here are the materials in City of Council Bluffs v. United States Department of Interior (S.D. Iowa):

1 Complaint

13 Iowa Complaint

14 Nebraska Complaint

22-1 Council Bluffs MSJ

35-1 NIGC Cross MSJ

49 Ponca Amicus Brief

50 Council Bluffs Reply

53 NIGC Reply

55 DCT Order

I know it’s complicated. For the most part, the court’s decision favors Ponca and NIGC….

Legal Aid of Nebraska Seeking DV Attorney for Native American Victims

Here:

Attention – Attorney Position Open

Legal Aid of Nebraska, a law firm providing free civil legal services to low-income persons, seeks an attorney to serve Native American victims of domestic violence in Western Nebraska.  Must be admitted to practice in Nebraska or have a Nebraska license pending, and be licensed or willing to become licensed in the Ponca, Winnebago, Omaha and Santee Tribal Courts. This position entails extensive travel throughout panhandle and Cherry counties.  Duties will include but will not be limited to: provide assistance to members of the Omaha, Ponca, Santee, and Winnebago and to other Native Americans who are victims of domestic violence primarily residing in the panhandle and Cherry counties. This position entails providing training to law enforcement; making community presentations;  conducting outreach to Native American victims of domestic violence; developing culturally appropriate materials providing legal information and information about Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Native American Project and domestic violence; fostering relationships with the Tribes, tribal members, domestic violence agencies and other service providers. The attorney in this position also provides quality and aggressive representation of low-income Native American domestic violence victims who are clients of LAN primarily in state court, and, engages in the day-to-day practice of law according to the priorities and practices set by Legal Aid of Nebraska.  Ideal candidate will possess expertise in the area of domestic violence and demonstrate skill in tribal court practice or connection to Native American issues.  This is a full-time position requiring a committed individual. Company cell phone and laptop will be provided.  Location in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Legal Aid of Nebraska offers excellent supervision, training and support, and state-of-the-art technology.  Loan assistance repayment may be available assuming eligibility for Legal Aid’s repayment program.  Experience-based competitive salary.  Excellent benefits package.  Please send resume, references, writing sample and cover letter via email to: Muirne Heaney, Legal Aid of Nebraska, Interim Director of Litigation and Advocacy, at mheaney@legalaidofnebraska.com.  EOE.  Position open until filled.

Annette Farnan
Interim Executive Director