Author Archives: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Opening Merits Brief in Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States

Here: Menominee Tribe Brief  

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7 Grand Ronde Ancestors Posthumously Disenrolled; Appeals Dismissed

Here are the newest materials in Alexander v. Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde: 2014-9-9 Motion to dismiss Arthur Clyde Williams 2014-9-25 Consolidated Response Opposing Motion to Dismiss Decedents’ Appeals 2014-10-13 Williams, Arthur – Reply on Motion to Dismiss 2015-9-1 Order of … Continue reading

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Alaska Supreme Court Decides ICWA Burden of Proof Case

Here is the opinion in Diana P. v. State Dept. of Health & Social Services. An excerpt: A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her four daughters, all Indian children under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). … Continue reading

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New Jobs in Interior Dept.

Attorney at the regional office in Salt Lake City.  Looks like the focus is Bureau of Reclamation, but there might be some Indian law work involved: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/414679500   And paralegal in DC, in the Division of Indian Affairs: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/414607500

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CFR Court Prosecutor and Public Defender Solicitations

The below Request for Quotes are available on the Federal Business Opportunities website. Please note, they are advertised as 100% Indian Small Business Economic Enterprise Set-aside in accordance with the Buy Indian Act. RFQ No. A15PS01328, closes 9/10/2015, Prosecutor RFQ No. … Continue reading

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Jessica Intermill on Federal Statutes of General Applicability

Jessica Intermill has published “Competing Sovereigns: Circuit Courts’ Varied Approaches to Federal Statutes in Indian Country” in the September 2015 issue of the Federal Lawyer. The article details the Sixth Circuit’s varied approaches in Little River Band of Ottawa Indians … Continue reading

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Eleventh Circuit Rules in Favor of Poarch Band in Gaming Dispute with Alabama

Here is the opinion in State of Alabama v. PCI Gaming Authority. Briefs are here.

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Arizona Bar Journal Article on Study re: Native Attorneys

Here is “Groundbreaking Survey: Native Attorney Views of the Legal Profession” by Mary Smith, published in Arizona Attorney

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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Prevails in Contract Action against Gaming Management Company

Here is the opinion in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Bettor Racing Inc. (Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Court): Memorandum Decision and Order Granting PLTS MSJ Materials in a related federal case are here and here.

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66 Grand Ronde Treaty Descendants Judicially Disenrolled

Here are the materials in Alexander v. Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde: 2014-8-20 Val Alexander et al v CTGR Case No C-14-022 thrut C-14-088 Petition for Judicial Review 2014-12-22 Val Alexander et al v CTGR Case No C-14-022 thru C-14-088 … Continue reading

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