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10th Circuit rejects Osage tribal members’ claim that trust accounting should have covered longer time period

In Fletcher v. United States, the Tenth Circuit (in an opinion by Judge Paul Kelly) rejected claims by members of the Osage Tribe of Oklahoma that the district court improperly limited the government’s obligation to perform an accounting of revenues … Continue reading

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10th Circuit revives Jemez Pueblo’s claim to Valles Caldera

While many people today are focused on decisions issuing from some court in Washington, D.C., the Tenth Circuit issued an opinion reviving Jemez Pueblo’s efforts to regain ownership of Valles Caldera (i.e. the most beautiful place in New Mexico, in my … Continue reading

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Read the latest issue of Native American Law Watch

For those of you who follow developments in Native American Law, you might be interested in a publication written by my colleagues, Native American Law Watch. The latest issue has several interesting articles, including the following: “Jurisdiction for Injuries Arising … Continue reading

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Jemez Pueblo will ask 10th Circuit to review claim to ownership of Valles Caldera

T.S. Last has this story in the Albuquerque Journal, reporting that Jemez Pueblo will appeal the decision by U.S. District Judge Robert Brack to dismiss the Pueblo’s lawsuit to recover ownership of the Valles Caldera. Last year I wrote about the lawsuit here. … Continue reading

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Jemez Pueblo sues to recover ownership of Valles Caldera

I have always thought that the Valles Caldera is one of the most beautiful parts of New Mexico, and I know other people who share that opinion. Every year I make it a point to drive through this natural treasure, … Continue reading

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