Tag Archives: trust relationship

NYTs: “Shutdown Leaves Food, Medicine and Pay in Doubt in Indian Country”

Here, featuring the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

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BIA Will Not Recognize Actions of Holdover Nooksack Tribal Council

Here is the letter from ASIA Larry Roberts to Robert Kelly: Letter An excerpt: We will not recognize any actions until duly elected officials are seated in accordance with the Tribe’s Constitution and Bylaws.  This includes recent actions by you and … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Research, tribal constitutions, tribal courts, trust relationship | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Suit over BIE Reorganization May Proceed

Here are the materials in Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe v. Jewell (D.S.D.): 15-us-motion-to-dismiss 21-response 30-us-reply 31-dct-order-denying-motion-to-dismiss-counts-i-iii We posted the complaint herehere.

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Fletcher & Singel on the Historical Basis for the Trust Relationship between the US and Indian Children

Fletcher & Singel have posted “Indian Children and the Federal Tribal Trust Relationship” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article develops the history of the role of Indian children in the formation of the federal-tribal trust relationship and comes … Continue reading

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Federal Court Certifies Class in Osage Headrights Accounting Suit

Here are the new materials in Fletcher v. United States (N.D. Okla.): 1148 Motion to Certify Class 1154 US Response 1196 DCT Order Certifying Class This case is on remand from the Tenth Circuit; post here.

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Tenth Circuit Rules in Favoring of Trust Accounting Claims of Osage Headright Holders

Here are the materials in Fletcher v. United States: CA10 Opinion Fletcher Opening Brief Interior Answer Brief Fletcher Reply Brief An excerpt: After settlers displaced the Osage Nation from its native lands, the federal government shunted the tribe onto the … Continue reading

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Lynn & Whyte: “Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change and the Government-to-Government Relationship”

Kathy Lynn and Kyle Powys Whyte have posted “Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change and the Government-to-Government Relationship” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Climate change impacts present indigenous peoples with distinct challenges, from the loss of species needed for subsistence practices … Continue reading

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Webcast of Today’s SCIA Hearing on Fulfilling the Trust Responsibility

Here: Oversight Hearing on Fulfilling the Federal Trust Responsibility

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Federal Court Dismisses Trust Breach Claim by Osage Headright Beneficiaries

Here are the materials in Fletcher v. United States (N.D. Okla.): DCT Order Dismissing Third Amended Complaint USA Motion to Dismiss Fletcher Opposition USA Reply Our prior post on this case (from 2009) is here.

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Federal Circuit Reinstates Wind River Shoshone Trust Claim re: Natural Resources Mismanagement

Here is today’s opinion. An excerpt: The Shoshone Indian Tribe of the Wind River Reservation and the Arapaho Indian Tribe of the Wind River Reservation (collectively “the Tribes”) appeal the United States Court of Federal Claims’ dismissal of Claim II … Continue reading

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