Author Archives: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Alaska SCT Briefs in State Appeal of Tribal Court Child Support Enforcement Authority

Here are the materials in State of Alaska v. Central Council of Haida and Tlingit Indian Tribes of Alaska: State Brief Amicus Brief Central Council Brief Lower court materials here.

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Nebraska Legal Aid Job Posting

FULL-TIME PARALEGAL NATIVE AMERICAN PROJECT – (Omaha) Legal Aid of Nebraska, a law firm providing free civil legal services to low-income persons, seeks a paralegal for its Native American Project. The position is located in its Omaha office. The paralegal … Continue reading

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News profile of History of VAWA and Alaska Natives

Al Jazeera has “Proponents fight for change so Alaska Natives covered by VAWA: Complicated history excludes Alaska Native women from Violence Against Women Act.”

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Maniilaq Association Seeking General Counsel

  Maniilaq Association Kotzebue, AK NOW HIRING GENERAL COUNSEL AND CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER Position Summary: This position provides Maniilaq Association with in-house legal and compliance services, and assists with a variety of legal matters in the course of normal business activities.  … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Accepting Application for Chief Judge Position

Here: Standing Rock Chief Judge

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Tenth Circuit Sends Chickasaw/NLRB Matter Back to Board in Light of Noel Canning

Here: CA10 mandate CA10 Order We posted the NLRB’s motion here. We posted the tribe’s response here.

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Federal Court Grants Motion to Seal Evidence re: Judge Davis in Oglala ICWA Class Action

Here are the updated materials in Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Van Hunnik (D.S.D.): 112 DCT Order Granting Motion to Seal 113 OST42(MotionToUnseal) Related post here.

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Michigan’s Response to Sault Tribe Renewed Motion to Dismiss

Here are updated materials in State of Michigan v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (W.D. Mich.): 53-1 Michigan Motion to Revise DCT Order Dismissing Tribal Officials 55 Michigan Response to Motion to Dismiss Sault Tribe’s motion is here.

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Seventh Circuit Affirms Bribery Conviction of Former Ho-Chunk Official

Here is the opinion in United States v. Whiteagle: CA7 Opinion And the briefs: Appellant Opening Brief Government Brief Reply Brief Lower court materials here.  

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Ann Tweedy on Tribal Laws & Same-Sex Marriage

Our own Ann Tweedy has posted her very interesting and relevant paper, “Tribal Laws & Same-Sex Marriage: Theory, Process, and Content,” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 1996, Congress, in enacting the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), took … Continue reading

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