Tribal Jurisdiction Issues

Arapaho say BIA statement contradicts agency actions, local BIA officials

Arapaho say BIA statement contradicts agency actions, local BIA officials

(Ethete, Wyo.)—A Washington, D.C., spokeswoman for the Bureau of Indian Affairs was misinformed or mistaken when she told a reporter that the BIA did not acknowledge Northern Arapaho authority to withdraw from the former joint powers board known as the JBC, Northern Arapaho Business Council (NABC) Chairman Darrell O’Neal, Sr., said. “The BIA spokeswoman quoted is a public information […]

BIA says it did not sign off on NABC’s decision to dissolve the Joint Business Council

BIA says it did not sign off on NABC’s decision to dissolve the Joint Business Council

(Wind River Indian Reservation) – A Bureau of Indian Affairs spokesperson has announced that the agency has not signed off on the Northern Arapaho Business Council’s ability to dissolve the Joint Business Council. Earlier last week, the NABC announced that the BIA had agreed that the tribe had the authority to end the JBC with […]

Recall Elections for LTBB Tribal Chairman Fred Kiogima and LTBB Vice Chairperson Deb DeLeon Scheduled for November 17

Recall Elections for LTBB Tribal Chairman Fred Kiogima and LTBB Vice Chairperson Deb DeLeon Scheduled for November 17

October 9, 2014 For Immediate ReleaseLTBB Election Board Verifies Signatures on Recall Petitions for LTBB Tribal Chairman Fred Kiogima and LTBB Vice Chairperson Deb DeLeon, Schedules Recall Elections for November 17Today, we, the tribal citizens of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, turned into the LTBB Election Board recall petitions for LTBB Tribal Chairman […]

Madera County Sheriff Suit against Chukchansi Factions Dismissed

Madera County Sheriff Suit against Chukchansi Factions Dismissed

Plaintiff John Anderson is the Sheriff of Madera County, located outside of Fresno in the Eastern District of California. The specific dispute at issue in this case is but a piece of a larger struggle which began in 2011 for control and direction of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians (“the Tribe”), a federally […]

Cert Stage Briefs in Dollar General v. Mississippi Choctaw

Cert Stage Briefs in Dollar General v. Mississippi Choctaw

Statement of the Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp, LLC, Petitioners, v. the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; the Tribal Court of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, et. al, Respondents Case Respondent Doe is a member of an Indian tribe who participated in a short internship in a store operated by petitioner Dolgencorp, LLC, a non-Indian […]

Shoshone tribe says it will continue with joint council despite Arapaho withdrawal

Shoshone tribe says it will continue with joint council despite Arapaho withdrawal

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe announced it would continue with the Shoshone and Arapaho Joint Business Council despite a decision from the Northern Arapaho Business Council to withdraw from the joint powers board. The Shoshone tribe released a statement Monday saying it will “maintain” the JBC and provide oversight and control over all the JBC programs […]

Petition to detach: Tribe seeks formal land separation from city

Petition to detach: Tribe seeks formal land separation from city

A petition for detachment of Citizen Potawatomi Nation land from the City of Shawnee has been filed. Tribal chairman John “Rocky” Barrett said, though the land is held in a trust by the United States for the tribe, and is not within city limits, CPN is requesting a formal detachment because the city is trying […]

High stakes for tribal casinos in court fight over labor rights

High stakes for tribal casinos in court fight over labor rights

(Reuters) – After the Saginaw Chippewa fired a housekeeper at the Soaring Eagle casino in 2010, the Michigan tribe found itself at the center of a national legal battle over the reach of U.S. labor law and the sovereign rights of Native American tribes. The housekeeper, Susan Lewis, was fired for soliciting union support among […]

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