Author Archives: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

American Indian Law Journal Call for Papers

The American Indian Law Journal, published by the Seattle University School of Law, is currently accepting submissions for potential publication in the fall 2015 issue.  The American Indian Law Journal serves as a vital online resource providing high quality articles on issues … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Allows Suit by “Advantage Gamblers” against Tribal Casino Officials under Maxwell Precedent

Here is the opinion in Pistor v. Garcia: 12-17095 From the court’s syllabus: The panel affirmed the district court’s denial of a motion to dismiss an action brought against tribal officers who were sued in their individual capacities for an … Continue reading

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TCAP Tribal Courts Conference Protecting Indian Children August 20-21, 2015

Here: August–TCAP conference save the date

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Basic Court Clerk Certification August 19-21, 2015

SAVE THE DATE * August 19 – 21, 2015 Radisson By Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota This Basic Clerk Training is a certification that will provide court clerks with the basic skills to use in their role within the … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Grants Cert in Menominee Tribe v. United States

Here is the order list. From the order list: The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted limited to the following question: Whether the D. C. Circuit misapplied this Court’s Holland decision when it ruled that the Tribe was … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit (Largely) Rejects Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission Challenge to Oil & Gas Exploration Permits

Here is the opinion in Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission v. EPA: 13-70633 From the court’s syllabus: The panel granted in part and denied in part a petition for review brought by the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, challenging the Beaufort Permit … Continue reading

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New Federal Acknowledgment Process Regs

Department of the Interior Announces Final Federal Recognition Process to Acknowledge Indian Tribes Initiative Reforms a Process Long Criticized as “Broken,” Increases Transparency in Important Review of Tribal Recognition Status WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Appeal to Tribal Court Child Support Order

Here is the federal court order in In re Maney (W.D. N.C.): 3 DCT Order

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Guest Post by Bill Wood: Commentary on the Ninth Circuit (Opinion in Robinson v. Jewell) and Aboriginal Title in California (Revised)

Commentary on the Ninth Circuit (Opinion in Robinson v. Jewell) and Aboriginal Title in California A few people emailed and texted me about this opinion and suggested I write something about it. So I’ve sketched out below some initial thoughts … Continue reading

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NPR on the Restoration of the Phoenix Indian School

Here is “Phoenix Students Restore School To Reclaim Native American Identity.”

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