Category Archives: Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

American Indian Law Journal (Seattle Law) Call for Papers

The American Indian Law Journal, published by the Seattle University School of Law, is currently accepting submissions for potential publication in the spring issue.  The American Indian Law Journal serves as a vital online resource providing high quality articles on issues relevant … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Rules against Menominee Tribe in Equitable Tolling Appeal

Here is the opinion in Menominee Tribe v. United States. An excerpt: Delays caused by a party’s inauspicious legal judgments are not “extraordinary circumstance[s]” sufficient to justify equitable tolling. Faced with a variety of reasonable litigation options, the Menominee Tribe … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Rules against Menominee Tribe in Equitable Tolling Appeal

Here is the opinion in Menominee Tribe v. United States. An excerpt: Delays caused by a party’s inauspicious legal judgments are not “extraordinary circumstance[s]” sufficient to justify equitable tolling. Faced with a variety of reasonable litigation options, the Menominee Tribe … Continue reading

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NPR Story on Indian Child Welfare Human Rights Crisis in South Dakota

Here is “Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case.”

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Free MIFPA Training — Sept. 25, 2014

Here: 092514 PA Final SCAO-Child Welfare Services is hosting a FREE live training program, The Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act Changes the Game: Turning ICWA from Chess to Checkers, in Grand Rapids on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

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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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