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Witness list for Indigenous Peoples hearing on Indian Country legislation
Witness list for Indigenous Peoples hearing on Indian Country legislation (July 16, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal land claims, tribal self-governance, Indian education and Indian policy.


House subcommittee adds legislative hearing on Indian bills to agenda
House subcommittee adds legislative hearing on Indian bills to agenda (July 9, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is gearing up for more activity following the recent holiday recess.


Court revives Indian farmer's claim to share of Keepseagle settlement
Court revives Indian farmer's claim to share of Keepseagle settlement (August 17, 2018)

It turns out that the legal battles over the Keepseagle settlement aren't quite finished even as more funds flow to Indian Country.


White Mountain Apache Tribe scores important win in trust fund case
White Mountain Apache Tribe scores important win in trust fund case (January 18, 2018)

The White Mountain Apache Tribe can sue the federal government for mismanaging its trust funds all the way back to 1946, a federal judge said in a ruling with major implications for Indian Country.


Judge won't allow suit over death of young member of Ute Tribe
Judge won't allow suit over death of young member of Ute Tribe (August 3, 2015)

The family of Todd Rory Murray, who was 21 when he died, believes he was murdered by police officers.


Judge issues decisions in two  Quapaw breach of trust cases
Judge issues decisions in two Quapaw breach of trust cases (July 19, 2013)

Judge Thomas Wheeler of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims issued decisions in two breach of trust lawsuits involving the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma.


Quapaw Tribe expects long fight on trust management case
Quapaw Tribe expects long fight on trust management case (April 2, 2013)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is expecting its trust mismanagement lawsuit to be in court for at least three more years. The tribe originally sued in 2002 and thought a...


Quapaw Tribe seeks $175M in   trust mismanagement lawsuit
Quapaw Tribe seeks $175M in trust mismanagement lawsuit (March 26, 2013)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is seeking $175 million in damages for the alleged mismanagement of its trust resources. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims....


South Dakota hospital to refile lawsuit against IHS in new court
South Dakota hospital to refile lawsuit against IHS in new court (January 10, 2013)

The Bennett County Hospital & Nursing Home in South Dakota will refile its lawsuit against the Indian Health Service in a new court. The hospital sued the IHS last year...


House approves bill to help Quapaw Tribe resolve trust dispute
House approves bill to help Quapaw Tribe resolve trust dispute (December 20, 2012)

The House voted 398-5 on Wednesday to pass H.Res.668, a bill that helps the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma resolve a trust fund dispute. In 2002, the tribe filed a lawsuit...


Quapaw Tribe seeks help from Congress in settling trust lawsuit
Quapaw Tribe seeks help from Congress in settling trust lawsuit (June 1, 2012)

The Quapaw Tribe is accusing the federal government of being in breach of trust and of mismanaging its trust assets.


Federal Circuit revives case over 'bad men' treaty clause
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Federal Circuit revives case over 'bad men' treaty clause (April 16, 2012)

The federal government could be held liable for a drunk driving incident in which two members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe died Calonnie Randall, 26, and Robert Whirlwind Horse, 26,...


Bill authorizes  distribution of $28M Chippewa judgment funds
Bill authorizes distribution of $28M Chippewa judgment funds (February 16, 2012)

Congress is considering a bill to distribute a $28 million judgment fund to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. The Court of Federal Claims awarded $20 million in 1999 for the loss...


Federal Circuit reinstates trust claim in Wyoming tribes' case
Federal Circuit reinstates trust claim in Wyoming tribes' case (January 10, 2012)

Two Wyoming tribes will be able to pursue another trust mismanagement claim after winning a decision from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and...


Supreme Court's trust ruling affects at least six more tribes
Supreme Court's trust ruling affects at least six more tribes (November 7, 2011)

At least six more tribes have been affected by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in US v. Tohono O'odham Nation. In April, the justices ruled that tribes cannot pursue a...


Osage Nation to receive $345M settlement payment in November
Osage Nation to receive $345M settlement payment in November (September 27, 2011)

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma has approved a $380 million trust settlement and the money will start flowing in time for Christmas. The tribe sued the federal government in the...


Federal Circuit revives part of Samish Nation federal funds suit
Federal Circuit revives part of Samish Nation federal funds suit (September 21, 2011)

The Samish Nation of Washington can pursue damages for federal funds it was denied from 1969 through 1996, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. The Bureau of...


Osage Nation to settle  trust mismanagement lawsuit for $380M
Osage Nation to settle trust mismanagement lawsuit for $380M (August 18, 2011)

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is settling its trust mismanagement lawsuit for $380 million. The tribe sued the federal government in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims 11 years ago....


Quapaw Tribe tries to opt out of  Cobell trust  fund settlement
Quapaw Tribe tries to opt out of Cobell trust fund settlement (June 20, 2011)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma made a last-minute attempt to opt out of the $3.4 billion Indian trust fund settlement on behalf of its 1,065 members. The tribe met an...


DOJ cites Supreme Court case in bid to dismiss Quapaw suit
DOJ cites Supreme Court case in bid to dismiss Quapaw suit (June 7, 2011)

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in US v. Tohono O'odham Nation is being used against members of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma who filed a trust mismanagement lawsuit. In...


Judge denies treaty-based claim against former tribal officer
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Judge denies treaty-based claim against former tribal officer (May 5, 2011)

A member of the Navajo Nation can't invoke the Fort Sumner Treaty of 1868 for an incident involving a tribal police officer on another reservation, a judge from the U.S....


Eastern Shawnee Tribe a victim of Supreme Court  decision
Eastern Shawnee Tribe a victim of Supreme Court decision (May 2, 2011)

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is the latest victim of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that changes the game in Indian trust litigation. The tribe filed a lawsuit in...


Opinion: Analysis of Tohono O'odham Nation trust decision
Opinion: Analysis of Tohono O'odham Nation trust decision (April 29, 2011)

"The most striking feature of Tuesday’s opinion in United States v. Tohono O’odham Nation (No. 09-846) is the apparent disregard for judicial minimalism in Justice Kennedy’s opinion for the Court....


Opinion: Supreme Court decision  in Tohono O'odham case
Opinion: Supreme Court decision in Tohono O'odham case (April 27, 2011)

"Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its decision in United States v. Tohono O’odham Nation, No. 09-846. The Court, by a vote of 5-2-1 (Justice Kagan recused) reversed the decision of...


Supreme Court changes the game for tribal trust litigation
Supreme Court changes the game for tribal trust litigation (April 27, 2011)

Tribes won't be able to pursue trust management lawsuits in separate courts under the U.S. Supreme Court decision in US v. Tohono O'odham Nation. More than 90 tribes have filed...


Tohono O'odham Nation  loses trust suit in Supreme Court
Tohono O'odham Nation loses trust suit in Supreme Court (April 26, 2011)

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling today in US v. Tohono O'odham Nation, a trust case. By a 7-1 vote, the justices ruled that the Tohono O'odham Nation cannot...


Turtle Talk Poll: Why no decision in Tohono O'odham    case?
Turtle Talk Poll: Why no decision in Tohono O'odham case? (April 20, 2011)

Turtle Talk is asking readers why they think the U.S. Supreme Court hasn't issued a ruling in US v. Tohono O'odham Nation, a trust case. The case is one of...


Some from Quapaw Tribe will opt out of     $3.4B Cobell  settlement
Some from Quapaw Tribe will opt out of $3.4B Cobell settlement (March 15, 2011)

Some members of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma will opt out of the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit because they have filed a damages lawsuit in...


Judge awards Alaska Native family $4.9M for breach of trust case
Judge awards Alaska Native family $4.9M for breach of trust case (February 9, 2011)

A federal judge says the federal government owes an Alaska Native family $4.9 million in a breach of trust case. Judge Nancy Firestone of the Court of Federal Claims previously...


Members of Quapaw Tribe seek damages for trust    mismanagement
Members of Quapaw Tribe seek damages for trust mismanagement (February 7, 2011)

Nine members of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, seeking damages for mismanagement of their trust funds and their trust...


Dakota descendants  back in court over mismanagement of trust
Dakota descendants back in court over mismanagement of trust (January 28, 2011)

The plaintiffs in the Wolfchild lawsuit were back in court last Friday to discuss the next steps in the case. On December 21, 2010, Judge Charles Lettow of the Court...


Dakota descendants win another round in trust  management suit
Dakota descendants win another round in trust management suit (January 11, 2011)

A federal judge has again ruled that the federal government owes money to Dakota descendants whose ancestors were promised land in the late 1800s. Judge Charles Lettow ruled that Congress...


Alaska Native family wins money damages in breach of trust case
Alaska Native family wins money damages in breach of trust case (January 6, 2011)

An Alaska Native family has won a multi-million dollar judgment in a breach of trust lawsuit against the federal government. Judge Nancy Firestone of the Court of Federal Claims ruled...