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County backs group lobbying Congress for fee-to-trust reform

CALIFORNIA – Just weeks after the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians won federal approval to annex 1,433 acres of land into their reservation through the fee-to-trust process, Santa Barbara County has decided to back a coalition of counties lobbying Congress to reform that process. 151 more words

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Carcieri Clarification: BIA Allowed to Limit Consideration to Whether Tribal Government is “Under Federal Jurisdiction” in 1934 for Fee to Trust Decisions

By Rachel Giubilato, Procopio Law Clerk

The DC Circuit Court in The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, et al., v. Sally Jewell, et. 405 more words

Forest County Potawatomi FOIA Suit against Interior over Menominee Fee to Trust Materials

Here is the complaint in Forest County Potawatomi Community v. Jewell (D. D.C.):

1 Complaint

An excerpt:

For over two years, Plaintiff Forest County Potawatomi Community (the “Community”) has attempted to obtain records from Defendants, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Department of the Interior Announces Final Rule for Land into Trust for Alaska Native Tribes

Here is the rule.

Press release here:

As part of President Obama’s commitment to upholding the nation’s trust responsibilities to American Indian and Alaska Natives, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin K. 775 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher