Category Archives: Michigan Indian

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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Student Commentary on Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community

Here, in the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy Sidebar. Titled A Tradition of Sovereignty: Examining Tribal Sovereign Immunity in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Michigan, written by Meredith L. Jewitt.

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MSU/UM/PLSI Reception for Fred Hart

Professor Hart couldn’t make it but we did our best to honor him in his absence. Sam Deloria spoke. . Mike Petoskey gifted a turtle drum to honor Prof. Hart > Event poster >

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Congrats to 2014 Udall Interns

Here: NAME TRIBE SCHOOL Anthony C. Locklear II Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Cade M. Cross Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation Dartmouth College Chelee A. John Navajo Nation Arizona State University Chelsea … Continue reading

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Lac Vieux Desert Releases Video about Its Lending Enterprise

Here. Titled “Frozen Homeland.” The blurb: “How the Lac Vieux Desert tribe funds propane for its enrolled members when the tribe finds its homeland frozen in the harshest winter they’ve ever known.”

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Supreme Court Declines to Review Appeal Involving Eagle Mine

Here is today’s order list. The case is captioned Huron Mountain Club v. Army Corps of Engineers. News coverage here. H/t How Appealing. Lower court materials here.  

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Fletcher: “Bullshit and the Tribal Client”

I’ll be presenting aspects of a draft paper, “Bullshit and the Tribal Client,” at Federal Indian Bar next week. Here is the abstract: While it is well established that lawyers may not lie to their clients, it is not well … Continue reading

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Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell — Complaint for Federal Recognition

Here is the complaint: Complaint An excerpt: COMES NOW, Petitioner, MACKINAC TRIBE, by and through undersigned counsel, to petition the Court to determine that the MACKINAC TRIBE is a federally recognized  Indian Tribe, and to order the Defendant, Secretary of … Continue reading

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Critical Issues Conference Presentation on Indian Law Careers

With our own Wenona Singel

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More Pics from Critical Issues

Estrella Torrez prepares for her workshop, Establishing an Urban Indigenous Curriculum Ogemakwewaag Sharon Kota and June Mamagona Fletcher Emily Procter and Brandon Stevens

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