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• • Indian records repository in Kansas preserves Indian records (Indian Country Today) 12/22/11

• • Law of lawyering case, U.S. v. Jicarilla Apache Nation, provides special insights into Justice Sotomayor's jurisprudence? (Legal Ethics Forum) 12/21/11

• • Supreme Court blocks San Carlos Apache Tribe from appeal (Indianz.com)12/12/11

• • DOI names Indian trust administration and reform commissioners (Cherokee One Feather) 12/01/11

• • Rep. Cole questions need for bill to limit Cobell attorney (Indianz.com) 10/31/11

• • Ruling clears way for appeals of Indian trust deal (The Examiner) 10/08/1. See the court decision in the federal trial courts bulletin.

• • Federal Circuit revives part of Samish Nation federal funds suit (Indianz.com) 09/21/11
Read the opinion in our Court of Appeals Bulletin

• • Native American farmers invited to Keepseagle v. USDA settlement meetings (Cherokee.org) 09/07/11

• • Montana senators introduce legislation to award Congressional Gold Medal to Cobell (The Missoulian) 09/06/11

• • Appeals planned in $3.4B Indian trust settlement (The Bismarck Tribune) 09/01/11

• • Carcieri-based challenge reaches Supreme Court (Indian Country Today) 08/31/11 (Read more about the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians case in the 2011-2012 Supreme Court Bulletin)

• • Osage trust settlement press release (Osage Nation) 08/17/11

• • Cobell settlement in final stages (Farmington Daily-Times) 08/02/11

• • Nevada tribal leader , 81, sues BLM for $30 (The Farmington Daily-Times) 07/30/11

• • Lumbee farmers file claims in discrimination case (Associated Press) 07/14/11

• • Federal panel looks at changing Indian royalty oversight (The Missoulian) 07/10/11

• • Judge approves $3.4 billion in Indian royalties settlement (The New York Times) 06/20/11

• • Anadarko settles royalty underpayment claim for $17MM (PennEnergy) 06/20/11

• • You can't verify the trust, Supreme Court tells Apache Nation (The Atlantic) 06/13/11
Read more on this case at our Supreme Court Bulletin

• • Fairness hearing in Cobell settlement scheduled for June 20 (Indianz.com) 05/26/11

• • Native American farmers, ranchers discrimination case gets final approval (AGWEEK) 05/11/11

• • Another Indian tribe loses claims court case (Courthouse News Service) 05/02/11

• • Supreme Court changes the game for tribal trust litigation (Indianz.com) 04/27/11

• • Stossel's no apostle (Indian Country Today) 04/14/11

• • Panel hears plan to cap fees (The Native American Times) 04/11/11

• • Supreme Court hearing in Jicarilla Apache trust case on April 20 (Indianz.com) 04/04/11

• • Plaintiffs' lawyers in Cobell defend $223M fee request (The Legal Times Blog) 03/08/11

• • Lawyers seek to double fees in Indian claims case (The Sheboygan Press) 02/25/11

• • GOP move to stop federal government from paying groups that sue the government and win stirs concern (The San Bernardino Sun) 02/25/11

• • Elouise Cobell to visit Navajo Nation to talk about $3.4B settlement (Indianz.com) 02/04/11

• • American Indians to receive Cobell case notifications from Interior Department (NewsOK) 01/27/11

• • Indian farmers click here. (Indian Country Today) 1/03/11

• • Supreme Court agrees to hear Jicarilla Apache Nation trust case (Indianz.com) 01/10/11

• • Indian tribe may collect on 150 year old trust (Courthouse News) 01/10/11

• • Court rules in favor of Osage Nation (The Ponca City News) 01/07/11

• • Settlement money may not be distributed soon (Idaho State Journal) 01/02/1

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