Monday, December 3, 2012

NARF Files Cert Petition in Eyak Case


NARF Staff Attorney Natalie Landreth at the oral argument 
before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
 en banc panel, September 2011.

Last week NARF filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of its tribal clients in Native Villages of Eyak, Tatitlek, Chenega, Nanwalek, and Port Graham v. Evans.  In this case, NARF represents five Chugach villages that sued the Secretary of Commerce to establish aboriginal rights to their traditional-use areas on the Outer Continental Shelf of Alaska, in Cook Inlet and the Gulf of Alaska.  To learn more about this case and to read the Tribes’ petition, click here.