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Central New York Fair Business Assoc. v. Jewell Cert Petition


Cert Petition

Questions presented:

1) Does the Secretary of the Interior have unlimited authority pursuant to 25 U.S.C. § 465,25 U.S.C. § 9 and 43 U.S.C.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Bill Wood on the IRA's "Under Federal Jurisdiction" Provision

William Wood has published Indians, Tribes, and (Federal) Jurisdiction in the University of Kansas Law Review.

Here is an excerpt:

I argue that, doctrinally, all Indian tribes currently recognized as such by the U.S.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Interior Approves Craig Tribal Association’s Land-into-Trust Application

Download(PDF): Press Release

Link: Notice in Federal Register


Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts, who leads the Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, today announced the Department’s decision to place a 1.08-acre land parcel owned by the Craig Tribal Association, a federally recognized tribe headquartered in the City of Craig, Alaska, into federal Indian trust status.

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BIA Acquires Pe’Sla Property in Trust for Four Tribes

Here is the decision in State of South Dakota v. Great Plains Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs:


An excerpt:

For the reasons below, I affirm the Regional Director’s Decision to accept Pe’Sla in trust. 

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher