Most Recent Legal Review Features Pembina Class Action


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The NARF Legal Review is published semi-annually and provides updates on NARF’s cases and information on other timely Indian law topics. The most recent edition examines some of NARF’s cases from the summer and fall of 2021. NARF’s cases featured in this edition of the Legal Review include:

Pembina Class Action Settlement—On June 23, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia gave final approval
to a $59 million negotiated settlement between Pembina Chippewa Indians and the United States of America in the case Peltier, et al., v. Haaland, et al.

Tribal Reaction to the Keystone XL Pipeline Termination—On June 9, 2021, TransCanada (TC Energy) announced that it is terminating its Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline project. Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Rodney M. Bordeaux amd Fort Belknap Indian Community President Andy Werk responded to the announcement

Montana Citizens and Region’s Tribes Call for Indian Education for All—In July 2021, multiple Montana parents along
with the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Fort Belknap Indian Community, Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and Northern
Cheyenne Tribe filed Yellow Kidney, et al., v. Montana Office of Public Instruction, et al., in Montana District Court a class action lawsuit to ensure that all Montana public school students learn in school about Indigenous peoples as required by
Montana’s constitution and statutes

You can learn more about NARF’s work, current and past, in the Legal Review archive.

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