Author Archives: ilpc

Tribal Consultation on the Proposed AFCARS Changes

Here is the letter sent today: Tribal Consultation Notification 4-16-2018 This is on the proposed changes to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), the way the feds collect from the states on adoption and foster care. … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, ICWA | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Donald Trump, and Indian Country’s Termination Fears

Donald Trump’s election as President was met with skepticism and fear across much of Indian country. As a candidate, Trump did not publish any substantive proposals for Indian policy. The absence of campaign proposals, coupled with his previous hostility toward Indians … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Karuk Tribe v. Stelle — Klamath National Forest Timber Cut Challenge

Here: Karuk Opening Brief Intervenor Answer Brief Federal Answer Brief Karuk Reply Oral Argument video here. Audio here.

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, cultural resources, Environmental, Research | Tagged , , ,


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Latest filings in Oglala Sioux v. Fleming (SD Federal ICWA Case)

262-Plaintiffs’ Brief in Support of Motion for Partial Summary Judgment 269-Defendant’s Brief in Support of Motion to Strike/Response to Partial Summary Judgment   239-Remedies Brief 257-VargoResponsetoRemedies 260-FlemingResponsetoRemediesBrief 272-Plaintffs’ Reply Brief in Support of Remedies Previous coverage here.

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Commentary on the Native American Children’s Safety Act

Last week, the Department of the Interior published final regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act, along with a legal opinion from the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior regarding the authority to issue such regulations. The Department’s regulations, … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Bryan Newland, Author: Kate E. Fort, Child Welfare, ICWA | Tagged , , , ,

ILPC Presentation at the Jackson, MI Community Forum on Land Treaties

MSU ILPC & Indian Law Clinic students presented at the Jackson Community Forum: Impact of Land Treaties. As a side note–this event, hosted at the Jackson District Library and open to the public, was very well attended. The questions we … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Great Lakes, Michigan Indian, treaty rights | Tagged , ,

Law Professor Comments Submitted on EPA Proposed Rule

Law Professor Comments regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Revision of Certain Water Quality Criteria Applicable to the State of Washington, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2015-0174, published at 80 Fed. Reg. 55063 (Sept. 14, 2015): Water quality standards (WQS) for … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Environmental, water rights | Tagged , ,

Tribal and U.S. Response Briefs in Alaska Land into Trust Case

Response briefs filed in State of Alaska v. Akiachak Native Community; Tribal Appellees Response Brief USA Response Brief Previous coverage here.

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Michigan Tribal ICWA Attorneys Meeting

The second annual! A great opportunity for all of the attorneys who represent tribes in ICWA cases to get together and share information and develop relationships.

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Child Welfare, ICWA, Michigan Indian | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment