At the July General Membership Meeting Chairman Cromwell provided tribal members with an update on the preservation of land in trust. At the meeting he informed the community that a “Scheduling Order” for the pending case in Washington, D.C. had been set. The “Scheduling Order” established important deadlines for the case in the D.C. District Court, naming the Department of Interior as the defendant as well as the Littlefields as “Intervenor Defendants.”
In June United States District Judge Rosemary Collyer denied the Littlefield’s attempt to move the case to Massachusetts.
Chairman Cromwell is confident that with the timeline set by the “Scheduling Order” we are now one step closer to forever protecting our homeland.
“Our team is working diligently and will continue throughout this aggressive schedule,” said Chairman Cromwell.
“I will provide updates to our community as frequently as possible as litigation can often be complex,” added Chairman Cromwell. “I along with Tribal Council feel It’s extremely imperative to keep communication with our Tribal Members as fluid as possible on these matters…all in an effort to protect our reservation lands and sovereignty.”