US Civil Rights Commission Applauds SCOTUS Outcome in Dollar General

Here.

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AK Bill Designed to Address Tununak ICWA Case Signed into Law by Governor Walker

Press Release here.

House Bill 200 was sponsored by Governor Walker, working in close collaboration with the Alaska Federation of Natives and Tribes. The bill is designed to correct and minimize recent legal barriers that were put in place for families interested in adopting Alaska Native children following the U.S Supreme Court Baby Girl Veronica decision and the Tununak litigation in the Alaska Supreme Court.

Bill here.

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2016 World Indigenous Law Conference Registration and Agenda

Here.

Walter Echohawk is the keynote.

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33rd Alaska Tribal Court Development Conference

The 33rd Alaska Tribal Court Development Conference (the event is limited to Alaska Tribal Justice Personnel only) will feature current issues and recent developments affecting Alaska tribal courts and tribal jurisdiction. The annual event is intended for Tribes that are pursuing current and relevant tribal court training. It also provides information to Tribes that are just beginning to develop their own tribal courts and to Tribes seeking to expand or to modify tribal court operations.

The theme of this year’s Conference is “Fairness in Justice.” Judges, elders, practitioners, and distinguished speakers will present on the tribal court role in supporting restorative justice; addressing alcohol and drug abuse in the villages; and protecting Alaska Native children, elders, and vulnerable adults. Other topics include tribal-state collaboration in criminal matters and fairness and impartiality in tribal court proceedings.

Registration form and draft agenda may be found at: https://www.tananachiefs.org/events/village-strategies-projects-events/tribal-court-development-conference/.

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New York Largely Prevails in Smokes Suit against King Mountain Tobacco

Here are the materials in State of New York v. King Mountain Tobacco Co. (E.D. N.Y.):

195-1 King Mountain Motion for Summary J

197-1 NY Cross Motion

201 NY Opposition

202 King Mtn Opposition

205 King Mtn Reply

206 NY Reply

214 DCT Order

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Nooksack COA Order on Motion for Contempt against Tribal Police Chief for Refusal to Comply with Court Orders

Here:

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Order on Motion to Enforce Contempt Order

Related materials here.

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Gun Lake Tribe and state to split $21.7M in disputed revenue sharing

From mLive.com:

The Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians and the state of Michigan have agreed to split $21.7 million as a “partial settlement” of a dispute over the Michigan Lottery’s creation of online ticket sales and lottery terminals in social clubs.

HERE

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WaPo: “Donald Trump’s long history of clashes with Native Americans”

Here.

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Oral Arguments in Gila River Indian Community v. Dept. of Child Safety et al

One of the children in this case was originally the named plaintiff in A.D. v. Washburn (also called Carter v. Washburn, or the Goldwater litigation). Goldwater is representing the foster parents in this case, now in state court. Tom Murphy, in-house at GRIC, is doing the oral argument for the tribe here.

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Job Posting for Mescalero Apache Tribal Chief Judge

Here, see page 40.

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