Judge rules Kansas Kickapoo has sovereign immunity in hiring

Wichita, Kansas (AP) 11-09

The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas has won its argument that it is entitled to sovereign immunity as a federally recognized tribe and governmental entity.

U.S. District Judge Richard Rogers cited the tribal immunity during November when he tossed out a discrimination lawsuit filed by the former acting casino manager.

Robert Nanomantube claimed in his suit that as a tribal descendant he was entitled to “Indian preference” under the tribe’s employment policies. The job he wanted went to a non-Indian.

The judge said in his written order that the federal court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case.

 

 

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