Tag Archives: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Eighth Circuit Decision Upholding Tribal Jurisdiction in Watso v. Piper [ICWA, PL 280]]

Decision here. This settles a long running string of cases out of the Minnesota federal courts in which the non-Indian parents of tribal member children argued there was no tribal jurisdiction over their children when they lived on the tribal … Continue reading

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Bench and Bar of Minnesota: “A Tribal Counsel’s Guide to Corporate Compliance”

Here, by Mandi Crane, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community counsel.

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Federal Court Dismisses Effort to Appeal Shakopee Tribal Court Marriage Dissolution/Child Custody Order

Here are the new materials in Nguyen v. Gustafson (D. Minn.): 35 Tribal Motion to Dismiss 39 Defendant Motion to Dismiss 41 Plaintiff Opposition 43 Gustafson Reply 44 Tribal Reply 47 DCT Order Granting Motion to Dismiss Prior post here.

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Dismissal of the Watso v. Piper Case

There have been a long series of federal cases in Minnesota involving tribal court child welfare jurisdiction over non-member children residing on the reservation (Watso, Nguyen). Most recently, Watso v. Piper was dismissed. The magistrate’s decision (that was upheld), is … Continue reading

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BIA Acquires Pe’Sla Property in Trust for Four Tribes

Here is the decision in State of South Dakota v. Great Plains Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs: Decision An excerpt: For the reasons below, I affirm the Regional Director’s Decision to accept Pe’Sla in trust. The Regional Director properly determined … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Wolfchild

Here is today’s order list. Cert stage briefs here.

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Eighth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Shakopee Tribal Member’s Prisoner Rights Claim

Here is the opinion in Brooks v. Roy. An excerpt: According to Brooks, he was placed into a 12-step program at New Dimensions because there is no alternative program at MCF-Faribault for those of a Native American faith. He says … Continue reading

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Materials in Minnesota/Shakopee Concurrent Jurisdiction Matter

Here are the materials in Lieske v. Liekse, litigating concurrently in Shakopee and Scott County, MN courts: 783-14 – Clerk’s Notice – Memorandum Opinion and Order – 5-15-14 [tribal court decision] 783-14 – Respondent (husband) Lieske’s Motion Dismiss Affidavit Lieske … Continue reading

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National Park Service Releases Effigy Mounds Desecration Report

Here: EFMO_FOIA_ForWeb-2 News coverage here.

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Federal Court Refuses to Intervene in Divorce Proceedings in Shakopee Tribal Court

Here are the materials in Lightfoot v. Jewell (D. Minn.): 13 Thomas Motion to Dismiss 18 Shakopee Motion to Dismiss 23 Lightfoot Motion for TRO 33 Thomas Opposition to TRO 35 Interior Opposition to TRO 37 Tribal Opposition to TRO … Continue reading

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