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Settlement Status & Background

Hoopa Valley Tribe et al v. United States and Yurok Tribe, CFC No. 08-72 (trust breach by disposing of Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Fund (2008-09)

Interior Department rulings disposing of Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Fund (2006-2007)

S. 2878 Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Amendment Act of 2004 (Introduced for discussion purposes September 30, 2004).

2003 Hoopa-Yurok Mediation Agreement -- Proposed Amendments to the Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Act Developed Jointly by the tribes in Formal Mediation (December 3, 2003).

Oversight Hearing on the Department of the Interior Secretary’s Report on the Hoopa Yurok Settlement Act (Comm. On Indian Affairs, U.S. Senate, S.Hrg. 107-648 August 1, 2002)

Report to Congress -- Hoopa-Yurok—Pursuant to Section 14(c), Public Law 100-580, Submitted by the Secretary of the Interior (March 15, 2002)

Interior Department notices and rulings regarding Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Act claim waivers (1991-95)

Outline -- the Hoopa-Yurok cases and legislation in context (1950-2001)

Key Cases & Legislation

Sources of Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Funds -- Memorandum to Superintendent, N. Cal. Agency, from Acting Director, Office of Tribal Services, re. Issuance of Per Capita Checks from the Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Act Funds (October 24, 1991)

Hoopa waiver resolution -- Notice, Dept. of Interior, BIA, Resolution of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, 53 Fed. Reg. 49361 (December 7, 1988)

Public Law 100-580, 102 Stat. 2924, the Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Act (October 31, 1988).

S.Rep. 100-564 --Senate Report 100-564, Partitioning Certain Reservation Lands between the Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Indians, to clarify the use of tribal timber proceeds, and for other purposes, 100th Cong., 2d Sess. (September 30, 1988)

C.R.S. Report of H.R. 4469 -- Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Memo to House Committee on the Interior and Insular Affairs re Questions with Respect to Hoopa Valley Reservation Settlement as Proposed in H.R. 4469 (September 13, 1988)

Issue-by-issue Plan -- Notice, Dept. of Interior, BIA, Northern California Agency, HVIR, Management of Resources, 47 Fed. Reg. 49094 (Oct. 29, 1982)

Beaver Injunction -- Preliminary Injunction, Beaver et al. v. Secretary of Interior, (U.S.D.C.N.D. Cal. Oct. 30, 1979)

Gerard Plan -- Message to the Hoopa & Yurok People of the HVIR from Forrest J. Gerard, Ass't Sec'y--Indian Affairs (Nov. 20, 1978)

Finale Letter -- Letter to Chairman Masten re Indians of the Reservation (March 19, 1975)

Finale Memo -- Memo to Superintendent, Hoopa Agency from Area Director Re. Short v. United States (June 25, 1974)

Short I -- Short v. United States, 202 Ct.Cl. 870 (1973), cert. denied, 416 U.S. 961 (1974)("Short I")

Opinion -- Rights of Indians in the Hoopa Valley Reservation, California, 65 I.D. 59, M-36450, 2 Ops. Sol. Int. 1814 (Feb. 5, 1958)