Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

IREHR on Bundy Ranch’s Longterm Potential Impact on Indian Treaty Rights

Here. An excerpt: A second lesson from the conflict is the double standard employed by the federal government in enforcing its grazing laws. The treatment of Bundy stands in stark contrast to the human rights violations committed against Carrie and … Continue reading

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New Student Scholarship on the Patchak Decision

Anna O’Brien has published Misadventures in Indian Law: The Supreme Court’s Patchak Decision in the University of Colorado Law Review Here is the abstract: Ever since European colonization of the Americas began in the fifteenth century, there has been friction … Continue reading

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New Book: Meg Noodin’s “Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature”

From the MSU Press Website: Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature combines literary criticism, sociolinguistics, native studies, and poetics to introduce an Anishinaabe way of reading. Although nationally specific, the book speaks to a broad audience … Continue reading

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Section 1983 Suit against City of Logan, OH Survives Motion to Dismiss — Alleged Racial Harassment by City Office of Native-Owned Business

Here are the materials in Great Elk Dancer for his Elk Nation v. Miller (S.D. Ohio): 17 MJ R&R 25 DCT order An excerpt: Plaintiff, who is proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, brings this civil rights action under … Continue reading

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Sad Day: Gabriel García Márquez Dies

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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes v. FMC Corp. — Tribal Appellate Court Finds Jurisdiction over Nonmember Phosphate Plant

News coverage via pechanga. If anyone has the opinion, please send along.

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Response Brief in Lomeli v. Kelly

Here: Lomeli v Kelly COA Contempt Response Brief of Appellees

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Portland Bridge to be Named Tilikum Crossing

Two news articles here: Portland Transit Bridge Will Be Called ‘Tilikum Crossing’ Tilikum Crossing or TilixƏm Crossing? Why Portland’s new bridge name doesn’t have traditional native spelling (video)

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Update in Black v. US — Tort Claims Related to Shooting by Tribal Police

Here are the updated materials in Black v. United States (W.D. Wash.): 39 Amended Complaint 46 Kitsap County Motion to Dismiss 53 Joint Tribal Motion to Dismiss 62 DCT Order Dismissing Kitsap County Only the tribal defendants remain in the … Continue reading

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Michigan COA Decides ICWA/MIFPA Active Efforts/Qualified Expert Witness Appeal

Here is the opinion: In re Arnold  

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