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Tribal Sovereignty and Sovereign Immunity

Sovereign Immunity; Federal

Anderson, et al. v. Brings Plenty, et al., Nos. A-004-08 & A-005-08 (Consolidated) (Cheyenne River Sioux Tr. Ct. App., July 30, 2010) 37 ILR 6075

Blaze Construction, Inc. v. Crownpoint Institute of Technology, No. SC-CV-35-96 (Navajo Nat. Sup. Ct., Oct. 29, 1997) 24 ILR 6254

Sovereign Immunity; State

Office of Navajo Labor Relations ex rel. Jones v. Central Consolidated School District No. 22, No. SC-CV-13-98 (Navajo Nation Sup. Ct., June 5, 2002) 30 ILR 6006

Sovereign Immunity; Tribal

Ager v. Office of the Director of Regulation, No. GDTC-AA-97-107 (Mohegan Gaming Disputes Tr. Ct., Oct. 29, 1997) 25 ILR 6075

Anderson, et al. v. Brings Plenty, et al., Nos. A-004-08 & A-005-08 (Consolidated) (Cheyenne River Sioux Tr. Ct. App., July 30, 2010) 37 ILR 6075

Arpryazhka v. James, et al., No. TUL-CV-GC-2003-166 (Tulalip Tr. Ct. App., Sept. 16, 2004) 35 ILR 6062

Arpryazhka v. James, et al., No. TUL-CV-GC-2003-166 (Tulalip Tr. Ct. App., October 14, 2004) 35 ILR 6063

Bauer v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, No. MPCA-94-1000, 1 MPR 1 (Mash. Peq. Ct. App., Oct. 26, 1994) 22 ILR 6145

Bear Don't Walk v. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council, et al., No. AP-03-218-CV (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Ct. App., May 28, 2004) 31 ILR 6061

Bialik v. Little River Gaming Commission, No. 00079GR (Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tr. Ct., Mar. 9, 2001) 28 ILR 6160

Blaze Construction, Inc. v. Crownpoint Institute of Technology, No. SC-CV-35-96 (Navajo Nat. Sup. Ct., Oct. 29, 1997) 24 ILR 6254

Board of Trustees of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Community College, et al. v. Wynde, (N. Plns. Intertr. Ct. App., May 3, 1990) 18 ILR 6033

Bordeaux v. Wilkinson, et al., Civil No. 12-92-A04-425 (Ft. Bert. Tr. Ct., Oct. 1, 1993) 21 ILR 6131

Brady v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, No. MPTC-CV-99-163, 3 Mash. 245 (Mashantucket Pequot Tr. Ct., July 12, 1999) 27 ILR 6202

C & B Investments v. Ho-Chunk Department of Health, et al., No. CV 96-06 (Ho-Chunk Tr. Ct., Nov. 21, 1996) 24 ILR 6114

Cascio v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, No. MPTC-EA-96-116, 1 Mash. 201 (Mash. Peq. Tr. Ct., Apr. 19, 1996) 24 ILR 6216

Casillo v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, No. MPTC 94-142, 1 Mash. 33 (Mash. Peq. Tr. Ct., Aug. 12, 1994) 23 ILR 6036

Charging Hawk, et al. v. Rosebud Housing Authority, No. CIV 97-144 (Rosebud Sioux Tr. Ct., Sept. 21, 2000) 27 ILR 6269

Chase, et al. v. Iron Cloud, et al., No. CIV APP-2009-0732, 0733 (Oglala Sioux Nation Sup. Ct., Apr. 16, 2010) 37 ILR 6040

Chatterson v. Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, et al., No. AP96-03 (Siletz Conf. Tribes Ct. App., Oct. 9, 1997) 24 ILR 6231

Clement v. LeCompte, et al., No. 93-009-A (Chy. R. Sx. Ct. App., Jan. 12, 1994) 22 ILR 6111

Cleveland, Sr. v. Blackhawk, No. CV 95-152 (Winn. Tr. Ct., July 7, 1995; Feb. 21 & 26, 1996; Apr. 8, 1996) 24 ILR 6051

Cloud, et al. v. Smith, No. SU-97-04 (Ho-Chunk Nation Sup. Ct., Jan. 8, 1998) 25 ILR 6030

Colville Confederated Tribes Business Council v. George, et. al., No. CV84-402 (Colv. Tr. Ct., Nov. 8, 1984) 11 ILR 6049

Colville Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, et al. v. Stock West, et al., No. CV86-624 (Colv. Tr. Ct., June 1, 1994) 21 ILR 6075

Colville Tribal Enterprise Corporation v. Orr, No. AP98-006 (Colville Confederated Tribes Ct. App., Dec. 4, 1998) 26 ILR 6005

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde v. Strategic Wealth Management, Inc., et al., No. C-04-08-003 (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tr. Ct., Aug. 5, 2005) 32 ILR 6148

Davis v. Turtle Mountain Housing Authority, et al., (Turt. Mt. Tr. Ct., Feb. 13, 1990) 17 ILR 6035

Day v. Hopi Tribal Election Board, No. CIV-003-88 (Hopi Tr. Sup. Ct., Feb. 29, 1988; July 18, 1988) 16 ILR 6057

DeCoteau v. Fort Peck Tribes, et al., No. 363 (Ft. Peck Tr. Ct. App., Dec. 5, 2002) 30 ILR 6069

DeSouza, et al. v. Manshantucket Pequot Tribe, et al., No. MPTC-CV-2002-125 (Manshantucket Pequot Tr. Ct., Dec. 29, 2003) 31 ILR 6015

DuBray, et al. v. Rosebud Housing Authority, et al., No. CIV83-01 (Rsbd. Sx. Tr. Ct., Feb. 1, 1985) 12 ILR 6015

Dupree v. Cheyenne River Housing Authority (Chy. R. Sx. Ct. App., Aug. 19, 1988) 16 IRL 6106

Duran v. Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, et al., No. C-99-08-003 (Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community Tr. Ct., Apr. 18, 2000) 27 ILR 6165

Echevarria v. Tulalip Utilities Department, No. TUL-EMP-3/01-064 (Tulalip Empl. Ct., Apr. 5, 2001) 28 ILR 6153

Executive Committee of the Wichita Tribe v. Bell, No. CIV-90-A04P (Ct. Ind. App., Wich., Sept. 25, 1990) 18 ILR 6041

Ferguson v. Ho-Chunk Nation Insurance Review Commission, No. SU 99-10 (Ho-Chunk Nation Sup. Ct., Nov. 15, 1999) 27 ILR 6036

Fox v. Brown, et al., No. CV-05-0114, 1 M.T.C.R. 36 (Mohegan Tr. Ct., Oct. 3, 2005) 32 ILR 6175

Galardi, et al. v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, No. MPTC-96-117, 1 Mash. 200 (Mash. Peq. Tr. Ct., Apr. 8, 1996) 24 ILR 6191

Garman, et al. v. Fort Belknap Community Council, et al., No. CV83-238 (Ft. Blkp. Tr. Ct., Jan. 20, 1984) 11 ILR 6017

Gilman, Jr. v. Janus, et al., No. CV-03-0002 (Mohegan Tr. Ct., Feb. 9, 2004) 31 ILR 6041

G.N.S. Inc. et al. v. Blackhawk, et al., No. CV 97-01 (Winnebago Sup. Ct., Oct. 9, 1997) 24 ILR 6260

Guardipee v. Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, No. C-91-12-002-LJM (Grand Ronde Tr. Ct., June 11, 1992) 19 ILR 6111

Gwin v. Four Bears Casino and Lodge, et al., No. 2002CV0034 (Three Affiliated Tribes of Ft. Berthold Res. Dist. Ct., Feb. 10, 2003) 30 ILR 6120

HCN Legislature, et al. v. HCN President Lewis, No. SU-07-02 (Ho-Chunk Nation Sup. Ct., June 29, 2007) 34 ILR 6070

Harris v. Parisian, et al, No. 07-35740 (9th Cir., March 30, 2009) 36 ILR 2077

Healy v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, No. MPCA-EA-98-1031, 1 MPR 63 (Mashantucket Pequot Ct. App., Jan. 7, 1999) 26 ILR 6189

Henry, et al. v. Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, et al., No. C-02-08-005 (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tr. Ct., Apr. 14, 2003) 31 ILR 6092

High Elk, et al. v. Iron Hawk, No. 05-002-A (Cheyenne River Sioux Tr. Ct. App., Feb. 1, 2006) 33 ILR 6031

Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Housing Authority, et al. v. Perry, No. CV 00-92 (Ho-Chunk Nation Tr. Ct., July 31, 2001) 28 ILR 6193

Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature v. Ho-Chunk Nation General Council, et al., No. CV 01-11 (Ho-Chunk Nation Tr. Ct., June 22, 2001) 28 ILR 6168

Hockaday v. Karuk Tribal Housing Authoriy, No. CI-6/05-001 (Karuk Tr. Ct., Oct. 7, 2005) 32 ILR 6169

Holmes v. St. Croix Casino, et al., No. 98-AP-01 (St. Croix Tr. Ct. App., Jan. 4, 1999) 26 ILR 6089

Hopi Indian Tribe v. Hopi Tribal Court, et al., No. AP-006-90 (Hopi Ct. App., Mar. 20, 1998) 26 ILR 6043

Jackson v. Kahgegab, No. AC-1014 (Saginaw Chippewa Ct. App., Aug. 11, 2003) 33 ILR 6105

Jenness v. Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, et al., No. C-99-11-003 (Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community Tr. Ct., Apr. 24, 2000) 27 ILR 6189

Johnson, et al., v. Navajo Nation, et al., No. A-CV-16-85 (Nav. Sup. Ct., Oct. 20, 1987) 14 ILR 6037

Jones, et al. v. Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, et al., No. CV-94-0035 (Chitimacha Ct. App., Sept. 5, 1996) 23 ILR 6225

Kalantari v. Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc., No. C-02-09-004 (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tr. Ct., Mar. 24, 2004) 31 ILR 6079

Kizer v. Walker River Housing Authority, No. WR-CV-95-54 (Inter-Tr. Ct. App., Nev., June 10, 1996) 23 ILR 6214

Laducer v. Fort Totten Housing Authority (Spirit Lake Tr. Ct., July 10, 2000) 28 ILR 6101

Lake and Kerry Spears Masonry, Inc. v. Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, No. MPTC-CV-GC-2004-172 (Mashantucket Pequot Tr. Ct., Mar. 3, 2006) 33 ILR 6040

LaVigne, Sr. v. Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, No. CV-04-114, 1 M.T.C.R. 25 (Mohegan Tr. Ct., Aug. 18, 2005) 32 ILR 6044

LeCompte v. Jewett, et al. (Chy. R. Sx. Ct. App., May 30, 1985) 12 ILR 6025

Long v. Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, et al., Nos. GDTC-D-97-105, GDTC-CV-97-106 (Mohegan Gaming Disputes Tr. Ct., Dec. 5, 1997) 25 ILR 6111

Lower Sioux Indian Community v. Prescott, No. APP-07-002 (Lower Sioux Indian Community Ct. App., May 01, 2008) 35 ILR 6050

Lovermi v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, et al., No. CV-95-11-A (Micc. Tr. Ct., Apr. 17, 1996) 23 ILR 6090

Macaruso v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, No. MPTC-94-125, 1 Mash. 36 (Mash. Peq. Tr. Ct., Sept. 20, 1994) 23 ILR 6117

MacDonald, et al. v. Yazzie, et al., No. A-CV-08-89 (Nav. Sup. Ct., Mar. 24, 1989) 16 ILR 6099

Maddelena v. Foxwoods Casino, No. MPTC 94-135, 1 Mash. 34 (Mash. Peq. Tr. Ct., Aug. 12, 1994) 23 ILR 6093

Madison, et al. v. Tulalip Tribes, No. TUL-EMP-CV-ET-2003-0170 (Tulalip Tr. Ct. App., Dec. 03, 2004) 35 ILR 6077

Martin, et al. v. Hopi Tribe, et al., No. AP-004-95 (Hopi Ct. App., Mar. 29, 1996) 25 ILR 6185

McLean v. Rosebud Housing Authority, No. CIV 98-119 (Rosebud Sioux Tr. Ct., May 4, 1999) 26 ILR 6147

Middleton v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, No. MPTC-94-125, 1 Mash. 37 (Mash. Peq. Tr. Ct., Sept. 29, 1994) 23 ILR 6118

Miller v. Adams, No. CV-002-81 (Intertr. Ct. App., April 22, 1982) 10 ILR 6034

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians v. Peeples, No. SC-2008-05 (Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Sup. Ct., Oct. 14, 2009) 37 ILR 6004

Moran v. Council of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, et al., No. AP 95-282-CV (C.S.&K.T. Ct. App., Oct. 23, 1995) 22 ILR 6149

Mountain v. Fort Berthold Housing Authority, et al., No. CV-18-18-01 (N. Plains Intertr. Ct. App., Sept. 24, 2003) 31 ILR 6102

O'Brien v. Fort Mojave Tribal Council, No. C1-3005-83 (Ft. Mojave Tr. Ct., Dec. 8, 1983) 11 ILR 6001

Parker v. Arthur, et al., No. CV-SC-2010-2844 (Coeur d’Alene Tx. Ct. App., Oct. 8, 2012) 39 ILR 6081

Paul, et al. v. Southern Ute Indian Tribe, et al., No. 95-002-SUTC (S.W. Intertr. Ct. App., Feb. 7, 1997) 24 ILR 6038

Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma v. Franseen, No. CIV-90-A07P (Ct. Ind. App.-Pawnee, Sept. 17, 1991) 19 ILR 6006

Pazienza v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, No. MPTC-96-106, 1 Mash. 206 (Mash. Peq. Tr. Ct., May 8, 1996) 24 ILR 6219

Peltier v. Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, et al., CA No. 11-10139 (Turtle Mtn. Tr. Ct., Dec. 19, 2012) 39 ILR 6098

Pinnecoose v. Board of Commissioners of the Southern Ute Public Housing Authority, et al., No. 90-002-SUTC (S.W. Intertr. Ct. App., Jan. 23, 1992) 19 ILR 6072

Plummer, et al. v. Brown, No. A-CV-03-89 (Nav. Sup. Ct., Mar. 23, 1989) 16 ILR 6101

Quarti v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, et al., No. CV-PI-2010-0192 (Mashantucket Pequot Tr. Ct., July 25, 2012) 39 ILR 6073

Raymond v. Navajo Agricultural Products Industry, et al., No. SC-CV-26-94 (Nav. Sup. Ct., July 20, 1995) 22 ILR 6100

Rowland, d/b/a Hoopa Valley Ready Mix v. Hoopa Valley Tribe, et al., No. A-92-016 (Hoopa Ct. App., Sept. 29, 1992) 21 ILR 6087

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bouschor, et al., No. 276712 (Mich. Ct. App., Nov. 18, 2008) 35 ILR 5216

Schock v. Mashantucket Gaming Enterprise, et al., No. MPTC-CV-98-127 (Mashantucket Pequot Tr. Ct., Sept. 20, 1999) 27 ILR 6225

Schumacher, Guardianship of v. Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, et al., No. 95 AP 05 (Men. Sup. Ct., Jan. 30, 1997) 24 ILR 6084

Shourds v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, No. MPTC-94-150, 1 Mash. 55 (Mash. Peq. Tr. Ct., Apr. 20, 1995) 24 ILR 6011

Smith d/b/a Frosty's v. Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, et al., No. AP-94-027-CV (C.S.&K.T. Ct. App., Aug. 8, 1996) 23 ILR 6256

Standing Rock Group for Accountability, et al. v. Defender, et al., No. CV-01-242 (Standing Rock Sioux Tr. Ct., June 13, 2001) 29 ILR 6014

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Basil Cook Enterprises, et al., Nos. 95-001 & 95-002 (St. Regis Tr. Ct., June 26, 1996) 23 ILR 6172

Stone, et al. v. Somday, et al., No. 82-208 (Colv, Tr. Ct., Jan. 13, 1983) 10 ILR 6039

Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc. v, AHA MACAV Power Service, et al., No. AP 98-001 (Ft. Mojave Ct. App., Dec. 7, 1998) 26 ILR 6026

TBI Contractors, Inc. v. Navajo Tribe, et al., No. A-CV-28-85 ( Nav. Sup. Ct., Aug. 12, 1988) 16 ILR 6017

Teasley, et al. v. Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, No. CI 97-063 (Kootenai Tr. Ct., Apr. 29, 1998) 25 ILR 6148

Terry-Carpenter, et al. v. Las Vegas Paiute Tribal Council, et al., Nos. CA-02-01 & CA-01-02 (Las Vegas Paiute Ct. App., June 9, 2003) 30 ILR 6150

Thomas v. Coquille Indian Tribe, et al., No. C03-001 (Coquille Tr. Ct., Mar. 9, 2004) 31 ILR 6083

Tomahawk Enterprises, Inc. v. Fort Totten Housing Authority, et al., No. CIV 95-02-008 (Spirit Lake Sx. Tr. Ct., Mar. 21, 1997) 24 ILR 6091

Tree Top v. LeBeau, et al., No. A-002-10/10C128 (Cheyenne River Sioux Tr. Ct. App., Jan. 11, 2011) 38 ILR 6007

U.S. ex rel. the [Tulalip] Tribes v. First Choice Business Machines, No. TUL-Ci-6/98-1061 (Tulalip Tr. Ct., Oct. 24, 2000) 28 ILR 6041

Vandemoer v. Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, No. CV-2011-0361 (Three Affiliate Tribes of Fort Berthold Res. Dist. Ct., Oct. 21, 2011) 39 ILR 6008

Wells v. Fort Berthold Community College, No. 96 C-0320 (Ft. Berthold Tr. Ct., Mar. 31, 1997) 24 ILR 6157

Westbrook v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, et al., No. CV-PI-2007-198 (Mashantucket Pequot Tr. Ct., July 20, 2010) 37 ILR 6077

White v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, No. CV-PI-2009-0250 (Mashantucket Pequot Tr. Ct., Aug. 3, 2010) 37 ILR 8032

Whiteeagle, et al. v. Cloud, et al., No. SU 04-06 (Ho-Chunk Nation Sup. Ct., Jan.3, 2005) 32 ILR 6024

Whiteeagle, et al. v. Cloud, et al., No. CV 04-04 (Ho-Chunk Nation Tr. Ct., Aug. 5, 2004) 32 ILR 6112

Works v. Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, No. CV-FT-96-014 (Inter-tr. Ct. App., Nev., Feb. 25, 1997) 24 ILR 6078

Works v. Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, No. CV-FT-96-014 (Inter-tr. Ct. App., Nev., Feb. 25, 1997) 24 ILR 6033

Youvella, et al. v. Dallas, et al., No. 96-AP-00002 (Hopi Ct. App., Aug. 29, 1997) 26 ILR 6044

Sovereign Immunity; Tribal, Tribal Officers

Committee for Better Tribal Government, et al. v. Southern Ute Election Board, et al., No. 90-CV-35 (S. Ute Tr. Ct., Aug. 13, 1990) 17 ILR 6095

Committee for a Clean Government v. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council, et al., No. 84-006-A (Chy. R. Sx. Ct. App., Oct. 23, 1984) 11 ILR 6043

Holy Rock v. Tribal Election Board (Ogl. Sx. Tr. Ct., Mar. 9, 1982) 10 ILR 6009

Satiacum v. Sterud, et al., No. 82-1157 (Puy. Tr. Ct., Apr. 23, 1982) 10 ILR 6013

Sulcer v. Barrett, Jr., et al., No. 89-01 (C.B. Pot. Sup. Ct., Sept. 5, 1990) 17 ILR 6138

Youvella, et al. v. Dallas, et al., No. 96-AP-00002 (Hopi Tribe Ct. App., Nov. 20, 1998) 27 ILR 6020

Hicks v. Harold, et al., No. CV-FT-91-034 (Fallon Tr. Ct., Aug. 31, 1993) 20 ILR 6091

Tribal Sovereignity and Powers

Cudmore v. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council, No. 81-226 (Ch. R. Sx. Tr. Ct., Oct. 9 1981) 10 ILR 6004

Squaxin Island Tribe v. Thomas, No. SQI-CR-7/80-003 (Sq. I. Ct. App., May 28, 1982) 10 ILR 6005

Tribal Sovereignity and Powers; Eminent Domain

Dennison v. Tucson Gas and Electric Co, No. A-CV-12-74 ( Navajo Nation Ct. App., Dec. 23, 1974). 2 ILR 52 #4

Tribal Sovereignity and Powers; Licensing and Regulation

Battles, In the Matter of Practice of, No. A-CV-41-81 (Nav. Ct. App., July 2, 1982) 10 ILR 6022

Coffin v. Clifford, No. CV83-1315 (Colo. R. Tr. Ct., Aug. 26, 1983) 10 ILR 6057

Tribal Sovereignity and Powers; Taxation

Conroy, et al. v. Bear Runner, et al., No. 83-147 (Oglala Tr. Ct. App., Feb. 3, 1984) 16 ILR 6037

Mustang Fuel Corp., et al. v. Cheyenne Arapaho Tax Comm'n et al., No. CNA-CIV-89-7 (Chy.-Ara Dist. Ct., Jan. 31, 1991) 18 ILR 6095

Public Service Co. of New Mexico v. Chairman, Tax Protest Panel, No. 6034 (Jic. Ap. Tr. Ct., May 14, 1991) 18 ILR 6097

Thompson v. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (Chy. R. Sx. Ct. App., Dec. 20, 1985) 13 ILR 6005

Tribal Sovereignity and Powers; Trust and Restricted Lands

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, et al. v. Zacherle, et al., No. CV-EV-2003-23427 (Colville Confederated Tribes Tr. Ct., Feb. 4, 2004) 31 ILR 6035

In re the Marriage of Murray v. Murray, No. AP-DA-261-87 (Confederated Salish & Kootenai Ct. App., Dec. 31, 2001) 29 ILR 6032

Murray, In re. the Marriage of, No. AP-DA-261-87 (Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Ct. App., Jan. 21, 2000) 27 ILR 6034

Tribal Sovereignity and Powers; Trust Funds

Covington-Garry v. Sanchez, et al., Nos. CV95-15316, CV97-17094 & CV97-17095 (Colville Confederated Tribes Tr. Ct., Aug. 5, 1998) 25 ILR 6235

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