United States’ Motion to Dismiss Amended ComplaintsDownload Tribal Nations Motion to DismissDownload Individual Plaintiffs’ OppositionDownload Garfield County Plaintiffs OppositionDownload SUWA Intervenors ReplyDownload Tribal Nation ReplyDownload
High school graduate Lena’ Black, an enrolled member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and of Osage descent, filed a lawsuit on May 15, 2023, against the Broken
Here are the materials so far in Shoshone-Bannock Tribes v. Vanir Construction Management, Inc. 1 Notice of Removal.pdfDownload 1-2 State Court Complaint.pdfDownload 3 Tribal Court
Here are the materials in State of Oklahoma v. Brester: OCCA Decision.pdfDownload Appellant Brief.pdfDownload Appellee Brief.pdfDownload Miami and Ottawa Tribes Amicus Brief.pdfDownload Peoria Tribe Amicus
Here are the materials so far in Mashkikii-Boodawaaning (Medicine Fireplace) v. Chippewa Valley Valley Agency Ltd. (W.D. Wis.): 11 First Amended Complaint.pdfDownload 14 Motion to
South Dakota Federal Court Dismisses Federal Gun Possession Indictment Relying on Rosebud’s D.V. Conviction
Here are the available materials in United States v. Peneaux (D.S.D.): 31 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 38 DCT Order.pdfDownload An excerpt from the order: Federal law
Here are the available materials in HCI Distributing v. Hilgers (formerly Peterson) (D. Neb.): 124 HCI Motion for Summary J.pdfDownload 184 DCT Order.pdfDownload Prior post
Here is the opinion in Yellow Kidney v. Montana Office of Public Instruction: Order – Order Denying Motion To Dismiss.pdfDownload Briefs here.
D.C. Circuit Allows North Dakota to Intervene in Missouri Riverbed Suit between MHA Nation and Interior Dept.
Here are the materials in MHA Nation v. Dept. of the Interior: Opinion North Dakota Opening Brief.pdfDownload Federal Answer Brief.pdfDownload North Dakota Opening Brief.pdfDownload Reply.pdfDownload
Shea Esterling has published “The Journey Home: The Repatriation of the Maaso Kova” with the American Society of International Law.
If you cannot attend this event in person, we now have a virtual link! You can watch it virtually here: https://vimeo.com/event/3271405
Seeking Indigenous people who have given birth to participate in a research study to learn about your stories and experiences with feeding your baby. Angie
Here is the complaint in Seneca-Cayuga Nation v. Drummond (N.D. Okla.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload Maybe time for some burn barrel protesting.
Here is the opinion in State of Alaska v. Federal Subsistence Board. Briefs here.
Wenona Singel and Rory Wheeler
VAWA Roundtable Discussion: Sentencing and the Value of a Pre-Sentence Report in Tribal Courts March 8, 2023 on Zoom Webinar 11-4pm ET | 10 -3pm
It’s been a terrible last few weeks in Indian law — two of the most accomplished, passionate, and delightful Native men I have ever met
Here is the cert petition in Sulgrove v. Spokane Tribe: Sulgrove Petition.pdfDownload Here are the questions presented: Whether landowners, whose water use was exempted from
Eighth Circuit Rejects Federal Tort Claim against US involving Rosebud Indian Health Clinic Employee Car Accident
Here is the opinion in Two Eagle v. United States. The briefs: Two Eagle Opening Brief.pdfDownload US Answer Brief.pdfDownload Reply.pdfDownload
New York Federal Court Dismisses Third Party Claims against Cayuga and Clint Halftown [except for recoupment] in Smoke Shop Dispute
Here are the updated materials in Cayuga Nation v. Parker (N.D. N.Y.): 64 Meyer Third Party Complaint.pdfDownload 65 Parker Third Party Complaint.pdfDownload 75-1 Tribe Motion
Here is the stipulation in Williams & Cochrane LLP v. Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Reservation (S.D. Cal.): 389 Williams and Cochrane v Rosette
Here is the order in JLLJ Development LLC v. Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority (Mich. Cir. Ct.): CC – Order GENERIC ORDER – CIVIL-CRIMINAL-DOMESTIC – 21-000189-CB-C30
Ninth Circuit Panel Affirms City of Seattle’s Removal of Sauk-Suiattle Dam Suit to Federal Court, Asks for En Banc Review of Circuit Precedent on Removal . . . Good for procedure nerds, I’m sure.
Here is the opinion in Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe v. City of Seattle. Briefs here. Impressionist painting of the removal of a state court complaint to
Tenth Circuit Rules in Favor of Oil and Gas Extractors in Royalties Dispute [Wind River Reservation]
Here is the opinion in Merit Energy Company LLC v. Haaland. Briefs: Merit Opening Brief.pdfDownload Federal Brief.pdfDownload Merit Reply.pdfDownload Federal Reply.pdfDownload
Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Publishes Damning Report on Alaska’s Child Welfare System Violates the Americans With Disabilities Act
Here is the report. 2022.12.15_alaska_findings_report_0.pdfDownload From the press release: The Department of Justice announced today that it found reasonable cause to believe that the State
Here are the new materials in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Haaland (formerly Bernhardt, Zinke, etc.) (D.D.C.): Time to rumble. 91 Sault
D.C. Federal Court Dismisses Suits Attacking United Keetoowah and Kialegee Compacts, Allows Suits Against Comanche and Otoe-Missouria to Proceed
Here are the materials in Cherokee Nation v. Dept, of the Interior (D.D.C.): 106 Federal Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 107-1 Woommavovah Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 109 Shotton
California’s War of Extermination Against American Indians, led by the U.S. District Court of the Northern District Court of California Historical Society will take place
Here: Summary Disposition Order Darby Concurrence Combs Concurring Gurich Concurring Appellant Brief Related case here.
Here was yesterday’s order. Prior post here. Thinking if SCOTUS had some good frybread, they’d let Indian country have the nice things we deserve, like
Session 2: Consequences and Implications of the Supreme Court Case The panel of legal experts and academics will discuss the oral arguments in the HAALAND
After two years of virtual programming, the D.C. Indian Law Conference returns Monday, November 7 in a hybrid format, allowing attendees the option to attend in-person or
D.C. Federal Court Rejects Effort to Seek Trust Accounting re: Allotments of Former Slaves of Indian Tribes
Here are the materials in Tanner-Brown v. Haaland (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 15 Motion to Dismiss 18 Opposition 19 Reply 21 DCT Order Granting Motion to
Here are the new materials in Maverick Gaming LLC v. United States (W.D. Wash.): 66 Amended Complaint.pdfDownload 68-1 Shoalwater Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 85 Shoalwater Bay
Harvard Native Alums Letter on the Harvard Steering Committee on Human Remains in University Museum Collections Report
Here: Harvard Letter 2022-10-12.pdfDownload The report is here. What would the ancestors say?
Here. More DALL-E crazy.
After a two week trial, on September 30, 2022, a Montana court struck down as unconstitutional two state laws that hinder Native participation in the state’s
Here: Next session is December 1:
The Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law are taking submissions for upcoming issues.
Join the Bureau of Indian Education in Oklahoma City on October 4th for the 2022 Native Language Summit. Experts will be leading discussions on integrating
Came across this short note in Indian Talk, a 1973 newsletter by and about Michigan Indians and a precursor to the original Turtle Talk, referencing
Maryland COA Affirms Decision Resolving Internal Political Dispute of State-Recognized Accohannock Indian Tribe
Here is the unpublished opinion in Hinmon v. Accohannock Indian Tribe: Unpublished Opinion.pdfDownload
VAWA Roundtable Discussion: Shared Tribal Experiences Under VAWA ’13 September 28, 2022 on Zoom Webinar 11-5pm ET | 10 -4pm CT | 9-3pm MT |
Here is the opinion in Vandecar v. Muscogee (Creek) Nation: Doc. 13, Order and Opinion, 08302022.pdfDownload
Here are the new pleadings in State of Oklahoma v. Dept. of the Interior (W.D. Okla.): 97 Oklahoma Motion for Summary J.pdfDownload 102 Interior Cross-Motion.pdfDownload
Order here. Blurb: Eleven years after the first edition of this book, labor and employment law in Indian country remains a critical battleground for tribal
Here: Navajo Opening Brief.pdfDownload US Brief.pdfDownload Other briefs TK. Lower court materials here.
This means that the United States is potentially liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Let the settlement negotiations proceed. Opinion in L.B. v. United
Here is the order: doc.-055-order-on-mtn-for-preliminary-injuction-granted-lower-brule-22cv3008-2022.08.11-004Download The decision acknowledges that the county’s current redistricting plan would dilute the voting power of the Native community and requires
Apologies for the late announcement, but due to ILPC staffing changes, we had to take a Friday Job Announcement summer hiatus. We plan to start
Here is the opinion Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California v. State of California. Briefs here.
Alaska Federal Court Rules in Favor of Southcentral Foundation in Dispute with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Here is the final order in Southcentral Foundation v. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (D. Alaska): 352 DCT Order.pdfDownload Prior post here. Long running case,
On January 24, 2022, a unanimous three-judge court in the Milligan case blocked Alabama’s newly drawn congressional map. The Court ordered the state Legislature to
As it was relayed to me, “a modicum of good news on a Friday,” which seemed reason enough to post.
Yeah, there’s a couple cases out of the Dakotas, but so what?
Here is the Order denying the North Dakota’s Motion to Dismiss Turtle Mountain and Spirit Lake’s Complaint. order-denying-motion-to-dismissDownload The Tribes’ Release can be seen here.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Here is “Indigenous legal responses to hate incidents: A Coast Salish case study.” Sonny Assu. Amazing.
Here is the complaint in Lac Courte Oreilles Financial Services LLC v. Cane Bay Partners VI LLLP (W.D. Wis.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload
Here are the briefs: Ormat Opening Brief.pdfDownload Tribe Principal Brief.pdfDownload Federal Answer Brief.pdfDownload Tribe Reply.pdfDownload
Violence Against Women Act Round Table Discussion Lessons Learned: Implementing VAWA ’22 Based on VAWA ’13 Hosted on Zoom, June 29, 2022, 11-5:30pm Visit www.vawaroundtable.com for more
Here: Amicus Brief – International lawyers – Case of the Indigenous Maya Qeqchi Agua Caliente Community v Guatemala.pdfDownload More details on the case here.
Here are the materials in Oshiro v. Washington State Housing Finance Commission: 1. 4-14-22 Petioners’ Emergency Motion for Discretionary Review 2022-06-08 23_21_41.pdfDownload 5. 4-18-22 Answer
Here are the materials in Seneca v. Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Inc. (W.D. Wis.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload 10 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 14 Response.pdfDownload 15 Reply.pdfDownload 18
Gregory Bigler has posted “Foundations of Tribal Society: Art, Dreams, and the Last Old Woman,” published in the UCLA Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is around the corner, April 26-May 6. Sign up today to join the Implementation Project for a
Here: Opening Brief.pdfDownload Interior Response Brief.pdfDownload Reply.pdfDownload Lower court materials here. Wyandotte removal trail.
Marshall Project: “California’s Longest Serving Death-Row Prisoner On Pain, Survival and Native Identity”
Here. PAIGE PETTIBON FOR THE MARSHALL PROJECT
Here. Not a lot of Hollywood Reporter or AV Club news links on this site, but here we are.
Thanks again to Ali Slader for organizing.
Due to the upcoming holidays, this week’s job announcements are being posted this Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021. If you would like your listings included this
California Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Secretarial Procedures for Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria
Here are the materials in Cal-PAC Rancho Cordova LLP v. Dept. of the Interior (E.D. Cal.): 1 complaint.pdfDownload 31-1 cal pac motion for summary j.pdfDownload
Detroit News: First lady Jill Biden visits Saginaw Chippewa center to discuss youth mental health Arizona Capitol Times: Ducey gives tribe $30M for water rights
Proclamation on Bears Ears National Monument Proclamation on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Proclamation on Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument
____________________________________________________________________________ To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send the following information to [email protected]: In the email body: A typed
December 9-10, 2020, 9-4pm MT Join the National American Indian Court Judges Association and Casey Family Programs for a virtual Judicial Skills Training for Judges who
Here is the National Congress of American Indians’ (“NCAI”) Amicus Brief in Trump v. New York, which is being argued today and addresses whether unauthorized
17th Annual ILPC/TICA Indigenous Law Conference November 10, 12, and 13, 2020 1-4:30pm ET Panel 6: The McGirt Decision Register and learn more at www.indigenouslawconference.com
17th Annual ILPC/TICA Indigenous Law Conference November 10, 12, and 13, 2020 1-4:30pm ET Panel 5: Voting Rights and the 2020 Election Register and learn
Here is the opinion in United States v. Dowty.
Here is the complaint in Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe v. Donald J. Trump, which relates to Cheyenne River’s Health Safety Checkpoints. From the complaint: The
Here is the complaint in Pascua Yaqui Tribe v. EPA (D. Ariz.): 1 Complaint Here is the complaint in Navajo Nation v. Wheeler (D. N.M.):
Here. So it’s not the National Review, which apparently is waaay more fascist. Same acronym tho….
Second Circuit Briefs in Seneca Nation of Indians v. State of New York [gaming dispute arbitration award]
Here: Seneca Brief New York Brief Lower court materials here.