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Supreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land caseFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land case (May 15, 2017)
Yet a long-running dispute over 13,000 acres is not yet over for the New York-based tribe and the Trump administration.
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.
Oneida Nation wins another decision in long-running land disputeFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Oneida Nation wins another decision in long-running land dispute (November 10, 2016)
The New York tribe can follow the land-into-trust process, a federal appeals court ruled in a unanimous decision.
Shinnecock Nation hits the end of the line with ancestral land claimFiled Under: Law | National | Federal Recognition
Shinnecock Nation hits the end of the line with ancestral land claim (June 27, 2016)
Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the New York tribe's long-running lawsuit.
Shinnecock Nation weighs options over theft of ancestral landsFiled Under: Law
Shinnecock Nation weighs options over theft of ancestral lands (February 17, 2016)
Former chairman Lance Gumbs said about 3,500 acres on Long Island were taken by fraudulent means in 1859.
Shinnecock Nation faces deadline to appeal loss in land claim caseFiled Under: Law
Shinnecock Nation faces deadline to appeal loss in land claim case (February 2, 2016)
The U.S. Supreme Court has not been receptive to tribal land claims ever since its March 2005 decision in Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation.
Shinnecock Nation loses attempt to revive ancestral land claimFiled Under: Law
Shinnecock Nation loses attempt to revive ancestral land claim (October 28, 2015)
The tribe's next option would be an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court but the justices have not been receptive to land claims in recent years.
County hopes to revive foreclosure lawsuit against Cayuga NationFiled Under: Law
County hopes to revive foreclosure lawsuit against Cayuga Nation (August 28, 2015)
The Supreme Court refused to entertain an appeal after the county's law firm missed a critical deadline.
Mashantucket Tribe sued over 'transition pay' for ex-councilorFiled Under: Law | Politics
Mashantucket Tribe sued over 'transition pay' for ex-councilor (May 4, 2015)
Charlene Jones is claiming she is owed twelve weeks of pay after losing her 2009 re-election bid.
Editorial: Tribal online lending operations deserve state scrutinyFiled Under: Business | Law | Opinion
Editorial: Tribal online lending operations deserve state scrutiny (April 13, 2015)
The real lenders, the ones who are raking in the incredible profits, are unscrupulous lenders with no claim to sovereignty.
Judge upholds BIA decision on Oneida Nation land-into-trust bidFiled Under: Law | Trust
Judge upholds BIA decision on Oneida Nation land-into-trust bid (March 26, 2015)
An anti-Indian group cited the Supreme Court ruling in Carcieri v. Salazar in hopes of preventing the tribe reacquiring its ancestral lands.
Supreme Court won't hear Stockbridge-Munsee Band land claimFiled Under: Law
Supreme Court won't hear Stockbridge-Munsee Band land claim (March 2, 2015)
The tribe is the latest to fall victim to a trend that started with a Supreme Court decision that had nothing to do with land claims.
Washington tribes head to trial in dispute over fishing groundsFiled Under: Environment | National
Washington tribes head to trial in dispute over fishing grounds (February 25, 2015)
The Makah Nation is accusing the Quileute Nation and the Quinault Nation of fishing beyond their usual and accustomed fishing grounds.
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting tribesFiled Under: Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting tribes (January 13, 2015)
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law.
Chairman of Otoe-Missouria Tribe fined for online loan operationFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Chairman of Otoe-Missouria Tribe fined for online loan operation (January 7, 2015)
Chairman John Shotton was fined $700,000 and two tribal entities were fined $800,000.
Appeals court dismisses Schaghticoke Tribal Nation's land claimFiled Under: Law | Federal Recognition
Appeals court dismisses Schaghticoke Tribal Nation's land claim (December 22, 2014)
The tribe claimed that parts of its reservation were sold without federal approval.
Supreme Court brings good news to Cayuga Nation in land disputeFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court brings good news to Cayuga Nation in land dispute (December 8, 2014)
The justices won't let a county in New York file a late petition in a foreclosure case.
Supreme Court to consider motion in Cayuga Nation land caseFiled Under: Law
Supreme Court to consider motion in Cayuga Nation land case (December 1, 2014)
A county in New York wants permission to appeal the case even though it missed the deadline to file a petition with the nation's highest court.
Otoe-Missouria Tribe defends online loan business amid scrutinyFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Otoe-Missouria Tribe defends online loan business amid scrutiny (November 24, 2014)
Chairman John Shotton said profits from the operation have been 'substantial.'
County files late appeal in Cayuga Nation foreclosure caseFiled Under: Law | National
County files late appeal in Cayuga Nation foreclosure case (November 10, 2014)
The tribe and Indian Country have most likely been spared another round of concerns about their record before the Supreme Court.
2nd Circuit affirms conviction of former Mashantucket leaderFiled Under: Law
2nd Circuit affirms conviction of former Mashantucket leader (November 4, 2014)
Michael Thomas was found guilty of stealing from the tribe and is serving out his sentence in a federal prison in Massachusetts.
Tribes withdraw Internet lending lawsuit after losing decisionFiled Under: Business | Law
Tribes withdraw Internet lending lawsuit after losing decision (November 4, 2014)
The Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians said fighting the state of New York consumed 'considerable resources.'
2nd Circuit hears appeal from former chairman of Pequot TribeFiled Under: Law
2nd Circuit hears appeal from former chairman of Pequot Tribe (October 22, 2014)
Michael Thomas was found guilty of stealing from the tribe and is serving out his sentence in a federal prison in Massachusetts.
Supreme Court won't hear suit over Indian massacre in MexicoFiled Under: Law | World
Supreme Court won't hear suit over Indian massacre in Mexico (October 8, 2014)
Ten survivors blamed the former president for a massacre where 45 people died.
Law Article: Clash of competing sovereigns in tribal lending caseFiled Under: Law
Law Article: Clash of competing sovereigns in tribal lending case (October 6, 2014)
Attorneys discuss decision from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affecting tribal online loan businesses.
NAFSA puts a positive spin on decision in tribal lending lawsuitFiled Under: Business | Law | National
NAFSA puts a positive spin on decision in tribal lending lawsuit (October 2, 2014)
The law firm that represents the tribes in the case also called it a victory.
2nd Circuit rebuffs tribal online lenders in dispute with New YorkFiled Under: Business | Law | National
2nd Circuit rebuffs tribal online lenders in dispute with New York (October 1, 2014)
The Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians claim the state lacks authority over their businesses.
Justice Sotomayor studied Indian law after joining top courtFiled Under: Law | National
Justice Sotomayor studied Indian law after joining top court (September 22, 2014)
The justice has sided with tribal interests in five out of six cases since 2009.
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian lawFiled Under: Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law (August 19, 2014)
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions affecting Indian Country.
2nd Circuit won't rehear Stockbridge-Munsee land claim lawsuitFiled Under: Law
2nd Circuit won't rehear Stockbridge-Munsee land claim lawsuit (August 14, 2014)
The tribe can ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case but acceptance is highly unlikely.
Opinion: Supreme Court showdown in Cayuga Nation disputeFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Opinion: Supreme Court showdown in Cayuga Nation dispute (August 4, 2014)
Writer suggests the Cayuga Nation might be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court as part of a foreclosure dispute.
Cayuga Nation welcomes 2nd Circuit decision in foreclosure suitFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Cayuga Nation welcomes 2nd Circuit decision in foreclosure suit (August 1, 2014)
The tribe reportedly owes more than $1million in property taxes.
2nd Circuit protects Cayuga Nation from foreclosure proceedingFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
2nd Circuit protects Cayuga Nation from foreclosure proceeding (July 31, 2014)
The Supreme Court's recent decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community is starting to trickle down.
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian lawFiled Under: Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law (July 15, 2014)
Land claims, Indian status and land-into-trust are some of the issues in recent court cases.
Appeals court dismisses Stockbridge-Munsee Band's land claimFiled Under: Law
Appeals court dismisses Stockbridge-Munsee Band's land claim (June 20, 2014)
2nd Circuit has been hostile to tribal claims for nearly a decade.
Onondaga Nation headed to DC to pursue justice for land claimFiled Under: Law | National | World
Onondaga Nation headed to DC to pursue justice for land claim (April 14, 2014)
The Onondaga Nation of New York is asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for help with its land claim.
Former chairman of Mashantucket Tribe seeks new trial for theftFiled Under: Law
Former chairman of Mashantucket Tribe seeks new trial for theft (April 3, 2014)
Michael Thomas, the former chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, is asking for a new trial on theft charges.
2nd Circuit won't allow lawsuit over massacre at Indian villageFiled Under: Law | World
2nd Circuit won't allow lawsuit over massacre at Indian village (February 21, 2014)
The 2nd Circuit of Appeals won't let a former president of Mexico be sued over a massacre at an Indian village in 1997.
2nd Circuit holds hearing in Cayuga Nation foreclosure caseFiled Under: Law | Trust
2nd Circuit holds hearing in Cayuga Nation foreclosure case (January 8, 2014)
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Tuesday in the Cayuga Nation foreclosure lawsuit.
Former leader of Mashantucket Tribe files appeal in theft caseFiled Under: Law
Former leader of Mashantucket Tribe files appeal in theft case (December 11, 2013)
Michael Thomas, the former chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, has filed a notice of appeal in his theft case.
Onondaga Nation  vows to push land claim in international arenaFiled Under: Law | National | World
Onondaga Nation vows to push land claim in international arena (October 16, 2013)
The Onondaga Nation of New York said it will take its land claim to the international stage after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case on Tuesday.
Matthew Fletcher: Disputing the idea of 'disruptive' tribal claimsFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Matthew Fletcher: Disputing the idea of 'disruptive' tribal claims (October 16, 2013)
Matthew Fletcher of the Turtle Talk blog discusses the refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the Onondaga Nation land claim.
Supreme Court declines to take up Onondaga Nation land claimFiled Under: Law
Supreme Court declines to take up Onondaga Nation land claim (October 15, 2013)
The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to review the Onondaga Nation land claim.
Tribes seek expedited appeal in  New York online lending suitFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Tribes seek expedited appeal in New York online lending suit (October 8, 2013)
Two tribes are appealing a federal judge's order that subjects their online lending businesses to state laws in New York.
2nd Circuit schedules hearing in Cayuga Nation foreclosureFiled Under: Law | Trust
2nd Circuit schedules hearing in Cayuga Nation foreclosure (June 27, 2013)
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the Cayuga Nation foreclosure lawsuit on September 13.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe hopes for settlement to land claimFiled Under: Law | National
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe hopes for settlement to land claim (May 23, 2013)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is hoping to negotiate a land claim settlement with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). The tribe has a longstanding claim to 12,000 acres. A...
Oneida Nation deal includes land-into-trust and tax provisionsFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Oneida Nation deal includes land-into-trust and tax provisions (May 21, 2013)
The Oneida Nation wants to resolve land-into-trust and taxation issues in an agreement with the state of New York and two counties. According to a copy of the 79-page agreement...
Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Oneida Nation land caseFiled Under: Law
Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Oneida Nation land case (February 19, 2013)
The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the Department of Justice for its views on Madison County v. Oneida Indian Nation, a land dispute involving the Oneida Nation of New York....
Supreme Court asked to review    Oneida Nation land disputeFiled Under: Law
Supreme Court asked to review Oneida Nation land dispute (January 28, 2013)
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to hear yet another land dispute involving the Oneida Nation of New York. Madison County and Oneida County have been at war with...
2nd Circuit won't reinstate Onondaga Nation land claim lawsuitFiled Under: Law
2nd Circuit won't reinstate Onondaga Nation land claim lawsuit (October 19, 2012)
Barely a week after hearing oral arguments, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to revive the Onondaga Nation land claim. In 2005, the tribe sued over about 4,000...
2nd Circuit takes up  Onondaga Nation land claim on October 12Filed Under: Law
2nd Circuit takes up Onondaga Nation land claim on October 12 (October 4, 2012)
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments next week in the The Onondaga Nation land claim. In 2005, the tribe laid claim to about 4,000 square miles,...
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe hails recommendation in land claim suitFiled Under: Law
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe hails recommendation in land claim suit (October 2, 2012)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York hailed a federal magistrate's recommendation in a long-running land claim lawsuit. The tribe claimed 12,000 acres was stolen by the state of...
Cayuga Nation wins decision on foreclosure of non-trust land Filed Under: Law
Cayuga Nation wins decision on foreclosure of non-trust land (August 22, 2012)
A county in New York can't start foreclosure proceedings against the Cayuga Nation, a federal judge ruled on Monday. The tribe has acquired some property within its original reservation. However,...
Oneida Nation hails apparent end to local foreclosure lawsuit Filed Under: Law
Oneida Nation hails apparent end to local foreclosure lawsuit (August 22, 2012)
It looks like the Oneida Nation of New York has succeeded in preventing two counties from foreclosing on its property. The tribe has acquired more than 17,000 acres within its...
Law Article: Supreme Court signals end for tribal land claimsFiled Under: Law
Law Article: Supreme Court signals end for tribal land claims (November 21, 2011)
"Since the early 1970s, the Oneida tribes of Wisconsin, Ontario and New York, together with the Stockbridge Munsee Tribe, have pursued land claims seeking relief for the loss of approximately...
2nd Circuit rules against Oneida Nation in foreclosure suitFiled Under: Law
2nd Circuit rules against Oneida Nation in foreclosure suit (October 20, 2011)
The Oneida Nation must pay property taxes on land that hasn't been taken into trust, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today in a lengthy and somewhat confusing ruling....
Editorial: Finally, an end to  Oneida Nation  land claim sagaFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Finally, an end to Oneida Nation land claim saga (October 19, 2011)
'It’s understandable that the U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to let stand an earlier high court decision throwing out the Oneida Indian Nation’s claim to 250,000 acres of land in...
Oneida Nation still battling it out in court over land issuesFiled Under: Law
Oneida Nation still battling it out in court over land issues (October 18, 2011)
The Oneida Nation of New York won't be fighting its land claim in court anymore but the tribe is still facing litigation over its land rights. The tribe's land-into-trust application...
Turtle Talk: Supreme Court's inaction on Oneida land claimFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Turtle Talk: Supreme Court's inaction on Oneida land claim (October 18, 2011)
"Two things immediately spring to mind on the denial of the Oneida land claims petitions. The first is that the federal government’s persuasive oomph (with the OSG as the so-called...
Supreme Court declines to accept Oneida Nation land claimFiled Under: Law
Supreme Court declines to accept Oneida Nation land claim (October 17, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear the long-running Oneida Nation land claim. In an order list released this morning, the justices announced their decision to deny petitions in Oneida Nation...

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