Update in Tribal Litigation Involving Gold Coast Shellfish Company [U.S. v. Washington subproceeding 89-3-12]

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington subproceeding 89-3-12 (W.D. Wash.):

1 Skokomish Complaint

142 DCT Order

143 DCT Order — Permanent Injunction

150 Klallam Tribes’ Petition for Review

155 Squaxin and Nisqually Response

157 Gold Coast Response

158 State Response

164 DCT Order

Muckleshoot v. Tulalip U&A Cert Petition

Here is the cert petition in Muckleshoot Indian Tribe v. Tulalip Tribes:

Cert Petition

Question presented:

Whether the Ninth Circuit, in conflict with precedent of this Court and the D.C. Circuit, impermissibly narrowed a decades-old judicial decree so as to deprive Indian tribes of their ability to exercise treaty fishing rights.

Lower court materials here.

Update:

Brief in Opposition

Split Washington SCT Holds Title Insurance Co. Must Defend Non-Indian Property Owners from Indian Treaty Rights Claims

Here are the materials in Robbins v. Mason County Title Insurance Co.:

Opinion

Mason County Title Opening Brief [COA]

Robbins Opening Brief [COA]

Robbins Reply Brief [COA]

Mason County Title Petition for Review

Robbins Answer to Petition for Review

Mason County Title Supplemental Brief

Split Ninth Circuit Panel Affirms Dismissal of Muckleshoot U&A Appeal

Here is the opinion in Muckleshoot Indian Tribe v. Tulalip Tribes, subproceeding 17-02 of United States v. Washington.

Briefs here.

Ninth Circuit Affirms Rejection of Skokomish U&A Claims to Satsop River, Debates Continuing Jurisdiction, Cites to Hunter Thompson, and Makes a Dull Indian Law Day Interesting

Here is the opinion in United States v. Washington, subproceeding 17-01.

Briefs here.

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Muckleshoot U&A Appeal [U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 17-02]

Here:

Appellants Corrected Opening Brief

Appellee Nisqually Indian Tribe Answering Brief 

Appellee Squaxin Island Tribe Brief 

Brief of Interested Party Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe 

Real Party in Interest Breif fo the Stilliguamish Tribe of Indians

Real Party in Interest Brief fo the Hoh Indian Tribe

Appellee Puyallup Tribe Brief

Jamestown et al brief

Suq Responsive Br

Reply brief

Lower court materials here.

Ninth Circuit Briefs in U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 17-1 [Skokomish U&A]

Here are the briefs:

Skokomish Opening Brief

Squaxin Island Brief

State of Washington Brief

Port Gamble and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribes Brief

Lower court materials here.

Federal Court Dismisses U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 17-02 [Muckleshoot Request for U&A Determination in Puget Sound Saltwater]

Here are the materials in Muckleshoot Indian Tribe v. Tulalip Tribes (W.D. Wash.):

25 Motion to Dismiss

27 Suquamish Motion to Dismiss

31 Muckleshoot Response

37 Reply

39 Suquamish Reply

40 DCT Order

 

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law job posted on Turtle Talk, please email indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Guardian Ad Litem. Soliciting contractual-service proposals for Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) to work in the Family Healing to Wellness Court (FHTWC). The contractual services will start upon completion of contract negotiations and end on 9/30/19. This contractual position is paid from Grant Number #4030 (Grant) from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Squaxin Island Tribe

Staff Attorney (previously posted 4/7/17). The Legal Department advises and represents the Squaxin Island Tribe in federal, Tribal and state courts and in administrative proceedings. The work environment is collegial, collaborative and dynamic, and with an emphasis on creative problem-solving. We seek qualified individuals with top-notch skills. UPDATE: The position will remain open until filled.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law job posted on Turtle Talk, please email indigenous@law.msu.edu.

DNA People Legal Services

Staff Attorney/Project Administrator, Fort Defiance, AZ. The NARF Criminal Grant ends September 30, 2017, due to the length of time left on the grant (5mos), this person will only be responsible for Quarterly Reporting. This person will be 80% Staff Attorney and 20% Project Administrator with additional pay. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 21, 2017.

Other vacancies, including Development Director, Staff Attorney at Farmington and Shiprock, Staff Attorney at Tuba City and Flagstaff, MLP Attorney at Tuba City, Americorps Member.

Squaxin Island Tribe

Staff Attorney, Olympia area, WA. The Legal Department advises and represents the Squaxin Island Tribe in federal, Tribal and state courts and in administrative proceedings. The work environment is collegial, collaborative and dynamic, and with an emphasis on creative problem-solving. We seek qualified individuals with top-notch skills. The position will remain open until filled, but first review of applications will occur after April 17, 2017.

Falmouth Institute

Adjunct Faculty, Fairfax, VA. Are you looking to share your knowledge and expand your reputation in Indian Country? Falmouth Institute, the premier provider of culturally relevant education and information services for North American Indian tribes and organizations, is seeking adjunct faculty to teach 2-day and 3-day courses in applied Indian law. Subjects include Employment Law; FLSA & FMLA; Family Law in Indian Country; Indian Land and the Law; Indian Self-Determination Act; Jurisdiction in Indian Country; Protecting Confidential Tribal Records; Rights of Way Over Indian Land; Self Governance; The Essentials of Indian Law;  Understanding the Federal Tort Claims Act for Tribal Organizations; Wills, Probate and Land Consolidation in Indian Country; and Zoning on Indian Land. Courses are held in Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and Seattle, as well as on-site for clients. If you have in-depth knowledge of Indian law and a passion for teaching others, write to basla.andolsun@falmouthinstitute.com to apply.