Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Final Agenda – Tribal Judicial Leadership Group Meeting

Here (PDF):

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Peacemaking Training October 6-7, 2014

Traditional Peacemaking: Exploring the Intersections Between Tribal Courts And Peacemaking, Including Alternatives To Detention Peacemaking Draft Agenda Oct 2014 Travel Logistics Peacemaking Training 2014 Date: October 6-7, 2014 Time: 8:30AM-5:00PM Place: Hard Rock Hotel – Catoosa, OK (Tulsa area).  Owned by the Cherokee … Continue reading

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Federal Court Grants Summary Judgment in Gaming Management Contract Matter

Here are the materials in Bettor Racing Inc. v. National Indian Gaming Commission (D. S.D.): 53 Bettor Motion for Summary J 57-1 NIGC Cross Motion 59 Flandreau Cross Motion 62 Bettor Response to Flandreau 64 Bettor Response to NIGC 67 … Continue reading

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Gabriel Galanda Receives WSBA Excellence in Diversity Award

Here is the press release: Tribal lawyer honored for his work in ensuring religious freedoms for Native American prisoners and indigenous peoples SEATTLE, WA [Sept. 19, 2014] — The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) presented Seattle attorney Gabriel Galanda with … Continue reading

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Report on Washington Plan to Change Its Water Pollution Levels

Here’s the press release: New Report Documents Threat to Tribal Treaty Rights and Environmental Justice (Seattle) – The Washington State Department of Ecology is soon expected to propose new, higher, default fish consumption rates (FCRs) used to calculate allowable levels … Continue reading

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News Coverage of Justice Sotomoyor’s Visit to Oklahoma Indian Country

Here is Tony Mauro’s “Arm in a Cast, Sotomayor Tours Oklahoma and Meets Tribal Leaders.” An excerpt: At an appearance on Sept. 11, Oklahoma City University president Robert Henry—formerly chief judge of the Tenth Circuit—asked Sotomayor to discuss her meeting … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Act Complaint Filed by Natives in South Dakota

Here is the complaint in Poor Bear v. County of Jackson (D. S.D.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: This case arises from Defendants’ refusal to establish a satellite office for voter registration and in-person absentee voting in the Town of Wanblee … Continue reading

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Big Lagoon En Banc Oral Argument Materials

Here is “Small Native American Tribe and U.S. Duke It Out at the 9th Circuit.” This seems like a misleading headline since the tribe and Feds were on the same side. In short, argument seemed to go well for tribal … Continue reading

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Public Land and Resources Law Review Call for Papers

The Public Land and Resource Law Review is interested in receiving articles for possible submission in the law review. They have expressed a particular interest in articles dealing with Indian law issues. Please consider submitting articles! See the information about … Continue reading

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Jeff Davis Accepting Tecumseh Award from Michigan State Bar Indian Law Section

Jeff Davis, Lynn Marie Johnson, and Bill Gregory The ever-humble Jeff Davis And the accompanying program on Michigan v. Bay Mills, featuring Riyaz Kanji, Kathryn Tierney, Louis Reinwasser, and Doug McIntyre

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