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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:

Decision

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

Guest Post -- Frank Pommersheim: A Short Inquiry into Pe’ Sla: History, Public Policy, and Moral Imagination

A Short Inquiry into Pe’ Sla:  History, Public Policy, and Moral Imagination

By Frank Pommersheim

In 2012, several Lakota tribes, including Rosebud, Crow Creek, Standing Rock, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux of Minnesota purchased a 2,400 acre ranch on the open market.  1,100 more words

Treaty Rights

Fletcher -- The Consequences Of Divide-And-Conquer: Carcieri Redux (Law360.com)

Here:

The Consequences Of Divide-And-Conquer: Carcieri Redux

In Carcieri v. Salazar, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Narragansett Tribe was not “under federal jurisdiction” in 1934, and therefore the  956 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Citizens Against Reservation Shopping v. Jewell Cert Petition

Here:

Citizens Against Reservation Shopping v. Jewell

Questions presented:

1. Whether, to have been a “recognized Indian tribe now under Federal jurisdiction” in 1934, a tribe must have been “recognized” at that time.

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