Author Archives: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Michigan Indian Legal Services Fall-Winter 2014 Newsletter

Here: MILS Fall-Winter 2014 Newsletter

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Update in Massachusetts Suit over Gaming on Martha’s Vineyard

Here are the new materials in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (D. Mass.): 37 Aquinnah Community Association Motion to Intervene + Proposed Complaint 39 Town of Aquinnah Motion to Intervene 41 Wampanoag Opposition to Town … Continue reading

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Update in Massachusetts Suit over Gaming on Martha’s Vineyard

Here are the new materials in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (D. Mass.): 37 Aquinnah Community Association Motion to Intervene + Proposed Complaint 39 Town of Aquinnah Motion to Intervene 41 Wampanoag Opposition to Town … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses & Remands Silvia Burley/California Miwok Challenge to Foreclosure of Tribal Building

Here are the materials in Burley v. OneWest Bank (E.D. Cal.): 14 Onewest Bank Response to Order to Show Cause 15 Burley Response to Order to Show Cause 17 DCT Order Prior post with materials here.

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Federal Court Rules in Favor of Interior and Lower Klamath River Tribes in Water Dispute

Here are the materials in San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.): 95 First Amended Complaint 113 Water Districts Motion for Summary J 116 Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman Opposition 118 Hoopa Opposition 119 Yurok Opposition 120-1 … Continue reading

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New Papers on Tribal Federalism, Native Voting Rights, and Bay Mills

Please take a look: Tribal Disruption and Federalism This paper is prepared for the 2014 Honorable James R. Browning Symposium hosted by the Montana Law Review (2015 Forthcoming) Matthew L. M. Fletcher Michigan State University College of Law Abstract: The … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Quechan Tribe v. United States — IHS Clinic Dispute

Here: Quechan Opening Brief US Appellee Brief Reply TK Lower court materials here.

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Heather Kendall-Miller & Lloyd Miller: GOP candidate a threat to Native rights

From Indianz: Now that the primary is over and Dan Sullivan is the Republican nominee running against Alaska Senator Mark Begich, it’s time to closely examine his record on issues of import to Alaska Natives. The Native community has long … Continue reading

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Split Ninth Circuit Panel Affirms Dismissal of Challenge to Repatriation of “La Jolla Skeletons” to Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee

Here is the opinion in White v. University of California. From the court’s syllabus: The panel affirmed the district court’s dismissal of an action under the Native Graves Protection and Repatriation Act on the basis that the affected tribes and … Continue reading

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Mille Lacs Ojibwe Seeks Judge

Here (District Court Judge). The District Court Judge presides over the District Court of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians and exercises judicial authority over cases in law and equity for the specific purposes of promoting the general welfare, … Continue reading

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