My friend, Emilio Reyes has filed another lawsuit against the B.I.A. After winning so many judgements (OP: It's been pointed out to me that there have been NO JUDGEMENTS against the BIA. There have been SETTLEMENTS. Sorry for my confusion) against them so far, the Department of Justice is HAPPY for the shutdown to minimize their workload that the BIA is forcing them to defend.
Emilio states in his STOP TRIBAL GENOCIDE website:
The Bureau of Indian Affairs failed to adhere FOIA deadlines, unlawfully withheld historical records, wrongfully asserted fees, failed to consult with the Solicitor, acted arbitrarily and capriciously on 1 Privacy Act Request and 10 FOIA requests.
Emilio is under attack from attorneys purportedly working on the San Pasqual enrollment issue, and from their hired genealogist, who came at ME trying to smear him. She works with the Kizh of San Gabriel Valley, a federally unrecognized tribal group.
GOOD LUCK Emilio. And my readers can see the filing at the link above.