Many tribes have land reserved in agreements with the United States. Meanwhile, historic federal policies opened tribal lands to non-Indian ownership. The resulting checkerboard land ownership causes a great deal of dispute. Our work addresses tribal land matters including boundaries, access, control, and protecting sacred places.

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Tribes Intervene to Protect Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Monument

Court Panel Urged to Protect Oak Flat and Tribal Religious Practices

Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline (Bay Mills Indian Community)

Protecting Bears Ears National Monument

Protecting Badger-Two Medicine, The Backbone of the World (Solenex v. Haaland)

Bristol Bay Protections – Pebble Mine (Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp v. Hladick)

Sacred Places Protection

Hualapai Tribe Fee to Trust Applications

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government v. Bernhardt)

Keystone XL Pipeline (Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Trump)

Alaska Tribal Land Into Trust (Akiachak Native Community v. Department of Interior)


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