Entries by Nicole Scott

TRIBAL ALERT: Thank You, Tribes

CILS wants to thank all of the California tribes (72) and Indian organizations (11) that signed on to the amicus brief in the Brackeen et al. v. Zinke et al. case that is pending before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The following is a statement from the four defendant tribes that intervened in the case: […]

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TRIBAL ALERT: Deadline for Brackeen et al. v. Zinke Amicus Brief

To All Tribal Leaders: Time is running out. If your tribe or tribal organization has not yet signed on to the amicus brief in the Brackeen v. Zinke being submitted by NARF, NCIA and over 100 tribes and 15 tribal consortia and Indian organizations please do so now. Brackeen v. Zinke is a challenge to […]

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TRIBAL ALERT: Due Date for Brackeen et al. v. Zinke Amicus Brief

To All Tribal Leaders: The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) has just issued the 5thCircuit Court of Appeals briefing schedule. The United States’ and tribal defendants’ Opening Brief and all supporting (amicus) briefs are due on January 14, 2019.  NARF’s deadline for signing on to the amicus brief will be end-of-day Thursday, January 10, 2019.  NARF expects to […]

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TRIBAL ALERT: Addendum– Support for Amicus Brief

To All Tribal Leaders: As an Addendum to the December 5, 2018, Tribal Alert, I have received several calls and emails from tribes with questions on what was needed to authorize a tribe’s consent to the amicus brief. I contacted the NARF attorneys Dan Lewerenz at lewerenz@narf.org and Erin Dougherty Lynch at dougherty@narf.org, and they […]

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TRIBAL ALERT: Immediate Attention Needed – Support for Amicus Brief

To All Tribal Leaders: The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA), the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) and the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) need your help as signatories to an amicus brief in support of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) that will filed with the […]

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