Virginia Executive Order on Tribal Consultation

Va. Order Gives Tribes More Power Over State Permits

By Clark Mindock, Law 360

Read the article here!

Further Reading:

Gov. Northam’s Press Release: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2021/november/headline-911335-en.html

Washington Post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/11/18/virginia-indian-tribes-northam-consultation/

Law360 (attached; it’s behind a paywall): https://www.law360.com/projectfinance/articles/1441920/va-order-gives-tribes-more-power-over-state-permits

Indianz.comhttps://www.indianz.com/News/2021/11/18/virginia-governor-adopts-formal-tribal-consultation-policy/

WRIC: https://www.wric.com/news/politics/northam-executive-order-requires-consultation-with-tribal-nations-on-permits-for-environmental-cultural-and-historic-resources/

WHSV: https://www.whsv.com/2021/11/19/executive-order-state-permitting-agencies-must-consult-tribal-nations/

Virginia Mercury: https://www.virginiamercury.com/blog-va/northam-orders-state-to-consult-with-tribal-nations-when-considering-permits/

Nevada Federal Court Declines Reconsideration Motion in Lithium Case

Here are the new materials in Bartell Ranch LLC v. McCullough (D. Nev.):

96 Motion for Reconsideration

105 Interior Response

106 Lithium Corp Response

107 Reply

117 DCT Order Denying Reconsideration

 

Federal Court Declines to Enjoin Lithium Mine Opposed by Nevada Tribes

Here are the materials in Bartell Ranch LLC v. McCullough (D. Nev.):

28 First Amended Complaint

45 Atsa Koodakuh Wyh Nuwu People of Red Mountain Motion for PI

65 Federal Response

66 Lithium Nevada Response

71 Burns Paiute Tribe Reply

73 Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Reply

84 Federal Surreply

92 DCT Order

D.C. Circuit Declines to Order Injunction on Construction of Border Wall to Stop Destruction of Sacred Sites over Dissent of Judge Millett

Here is the order in Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation v. Wolf:

Order on Motion for Stay Pending Appeal + Dissent

Briefs:

Opposition

Appellants Motion for Emergency Injunction

Lower court materials here.

D.C. District Court Denies Manzanita Kumeyaay Effort to Stop Border Wall Construction

Here are the materials in Manzanita Band of Kumeyaay Indians v. Wolf (D.D.C.):

1 Complaint

7 Motion for TRO

16 Opposition

18 Reply

23 DCT Order

Southern California Tribes Sue over Border Wall

Here is the complaint in Manzanita Band of the Kumayaay Nation (D.D.C.):

1 Complaint

Federal Court Allows Narragansett Consultation Claim against Fed. Highway Admin. to Proceed

Here is the order in Narragansett Indian Tribe v. Nason (D.D.C.):

30 DCT Order

Prior post here.

National Archives Office in Seattle to Close [updated with Senators’ letter]

From the Seattle Times, here is “‘Terrible and disgusting’: Decision to close National Archives at Seattle a blow to tribes, historians in 4 states.”

Update:

2020_0124_National-Archives-Senators-Letter

Federal Court Transfers Narragansett Consultation Claims against Federal Highway Admin. to D.C. District Court

Here are the materials in Narragansett Indian Tribe v. Hendrickson (D. R.I.):

12 Motion to Dismiss

14 Tribe Motion to Transfer Venue

16 US Opposition to 14

17 Reply in Support of 14

18 Tribe Opposition to 12

20 Reply in Support of 12

21 Tribe Motion for Reconsideration

23 DCt Order Granting 14 on Reconsideration

Complaint here.