Hoopa-Yurok 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)

Outline: the Hoopa-Yurok cases and legislation in context (1950-2001) (key documents linked)

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


Selected documents from the cases and legislation outline (above):


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)