Author Archives: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

News Profile of Elem Pomo Disenrollments/Banishments; Attorney Withdraws Representation

Here is “Elem Pomo File Federal Suit Against Banishment.” Here is the complaint in John et. al. v. Garcia et. al., 16-cv-02368 (N.D. Cali.) An excerpt: At this time it is unclear who will be defending the federal suit, Boland said. … Continue reading

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News Profile of Cert Denial in Knight v. Thompson 

Here is “Why Native American Inmates Can’t Wear Their Hair Long in Alabama.”

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News Profile of Nooksack Firing of Tribal Judge

Here is “Nooksacks Sack Judge After She Ruled against Tribal Council.“

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New Student Scholarship on Indian Sports Mascots and Nicknames

The BYU Education and Law Journal has published “Between a Tomahawk and a Hard Place: Indian mascots and the NCAA” by Stephanie Jade Bollinger. [pdf] An excerpt:: Thus, a reviewing court should find that agreements between Native American tribes and Universities … Continue reading

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New Student Scholarship on Tribal Internet Gaming

The Jurimetrics Journal at ASU Law has published “A New Formula for Tribal Internet Gaming” by Racheal White Hawk. [pdf] The abstract: Tribal gaming is an industry that generates more than $27 billion a year. It comprises forty percent of … Continue reading

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Federal Court Affirms Cancellation of Tribal Members Group’s Federal Grazing Permits

Here are the materials in South Fork Livestock Partnership v. United States (D. Nev.): 35 US Motion to Dismiss 41 Tybo Motion to Dismiss 42 Response to 35 43 Response to 41 44 US Reply 47 Tybo Reply 57 Mose-Temoke Motion … Continue reading

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Snarky News Commentary about Pro-Football Inc.’s Cert Petition

Hey it’s Friday! From Above the Law, here is “Redskins Lawyers Act Like Complete Jerks, Surprising Nobody.” An excerpt: As Alison Frankel of Reuters reports, the Redskins’ attorneys from Biglaw heavyweights Arnold & Porter and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan … Continue reading

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Amicus Brief in Support of Shinnecock Indian Nation Land Claims Cert Petition

Here: 15-1215acFederalIndianLawProfessors Petition here.

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Fletcher & Singel on the Historical Basis for the Trust Relationship between the US and Indian Children

Fletcher & Singel have posted “Indian Children and the Federal Tribal Trust Relationship” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article develops the history of the role of Indian children in the formation of the federal-tribal trust relationship and comes … Continue reading

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Angela Riley & Kristen Carpenter Publish “Owning Red”

Angela R. Riley and Kristen A. Carpenter have published “Owning Red: A Theory of Indian (Cultural) Appropriation” (PDF) in the Texas Law Review. Here is the abstract: In a number of recent controversies, from sports teams’ use of Indian mascots … Continue reading

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