Category Archives: tribal constitutions
Here are the materials available in Lomeli v. Kelly (Nooksack Tribal Court): Order Denying Motion for Preliminary Injunction Defendants Response Brief in Opposition to Plaintiffs Emergency Motion for T Reply in Support of Plaintiffs Emergency Motion for TRO
Here is the opinion. The court’s syllabus: Civil case – Indian law. Because the district court had adjudicated the issue of subject matter jurisdiction in the Sandy Lake Band’s previous suit, and Sandy Lake did not appeal from that decision … Continue reading →
Federal Court Dismisses ICRA Habeas Claim against Seneca Nation by Tribal Member Facing Quasi-Banishment
Sorry about the “quasi-banishment.” It’s a made up word, I know. Mr. Mitchell contended that the Council’s action imposing certain restrictions on him (following a federal indictment charging him with fraudulent acts in connection with his position with a Nation … Continue reading →
AP Article here features a quote from Cherie Dominic, who is pictured below today (on her birthday!) with the newly married couple. Congratulations to Mr. Barfield and Mr. LaCroix!
From his email to the tribal employees and news outlets: Our constitution under ARTICLE II ” INDIVIDUAL RIGHT ” reads, The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, in exercising powers of self governance, shall NOT deny to any person … Continue reading →
Chairman McNamara has said he intends to sign the bill approving same-sex marriage. This information is from an email forwarded to me by a tribal member. The previous post is here.
Here are the materials in Anglen v. Cherokee Nation Council: 1- Petition in Error 1-16-13 2- Designation of Record for Appeal from District Court 1-16-13 3- Notice 1/17/13 4- Amended Petition in Error 1/25/13 5- Application for Injunction and Expedited … Continue reading →
Here. Fascinating. My favorite part: By 1862, Ross had become disillusioned with the Confederate government. The first major military engagements in Indian Territory proved disastrous for both the Confederacy and the Cherokees. Retreating from Indian Territory, the Confederacy left the … Continue reading →
White Earth Nation Seeks Constitutional Reform Project Manager, application deadline is expected to be extended. See posting attached and at: http://whiteearth.com/programs/?program_id=15 Const_reform_project_manager