D.C. Federal Court Instructs Sho-Ban Tribe to Seek Idaho Federal Court Review of Claims the U.S. Violated a Trust Breach Settlement Agreement

Here are the materials in Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.):

84 Settlement Agreement

90 Tribe Motion to Clarify

95 Federal Opposition

98 Reply

103-1 Tribe Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement

104 Federal Opposition

105 Reply

109 DCT Order

And here are related materials in Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation v. United States (D. Idaho):

21 Amended Complaint

41 US Motion to Dismiss

59 DCT Order Issuing Stay

Government Sued Over Grand Traverse Trail Trust Land Decision in Peshawbestown

From the Traverse City Record-Eagle:

PESHAWBESTOWN — A group of local waterfront property owners are fighting a recent decision to place a former railroad corridor into federal trust status for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

A public notice last month in Leelanau County prompted six land owners along Suttons Bay to file a federal complaint over a Bureau of Indian Affairs decision to move into trust more than 22 acres of the former railroad right-of-way.

The lawsuit, filed April 18, alleges federal officials’ final decision to put the property in trust “was unlawful, arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion, because the Grand Traverse Band does not have title to all of the land.”

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