Tag Archives: United Keetoowah Band

Tenth Circuit Affirms Interior’s Decision to Acquire Trust Land for United Keetoowah Band

Here is the opinion in Cherokee Nation v. Bernhardt. Briefs: federal-appellant-brief.pdf ukb-opening-brief.pdf cherokee-nation-answer-brief.pdf federal-reply.pdf ukb-reply.pdf lower court materials here.

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Tenth Circuit Briefs in Cherokee Nation v. Zinke (UKB Trust Acquisition)

Here they are (so far); Federal Brief Lower court materials in Cherokee Nation v. Jewell here.

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Michigan COA Decision on In re Morris

The Michigan Court of Appeals heard the ICWA notice case that the Michigan Supreme Court originally remanded back to Wayne County for notice. That case, In re Morris, details what is required of Michigan courts when notifying tribes of a … Continue reading

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Proposed Casino Would Be South Carolina’s First

An excerpt from The Island Packet: The gambling resort would be within Hilton Head Lakes, a residential development on U.S. 278 — 18 miles from Hilton Head Island and three miles from Exit 8 on I-95. The United Keetoowa Band … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Adrea Korthase, economic development, fee to trust, IGRA | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Iowa Court of Appeals Decides ICWA Notice Case

Here is the opinion in In re L.B.-A.D. An excerpt: Under the circumstances presented, we find the State has proved by clear and convincing evidence grounds for termination under section 232.116(1)(h). Additionally, we find no error in the juvenile court’s determination that … Continue reading

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UKB v. HUD–10th Cir. Overturns Agency Interpretation of NAHASDA

The 10th Circuit found that the regulations used by HUD to deliver funds under NAHASDA did not conform to the clear intent of Congress.  Specifically, the United Keetoowah Band’s lack of court jurisdiction did not mean the tribe could not … Continue reading

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