Category Archives: Michigan Indian

Michigan Superintendent of Schools Seeks to Fine Schools That Don’t Drop Mascots

Article here. This is primarily in response to the most recent action of the Paw Paw School Board to retain their racist mascot (after a particularly contentious Board meeting). Article here. This is also after the Michigan Department of Civil … Continue reading

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Federal Court Accepts Stipulation and Issues Consent Judgment in Michigan v. Hannahville

Here is the order: Consent Judgment Prior posts here and here.

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Spring 2017 Michigan Indian Legal Services Newsletter

Download(PDF): MILS_Spring_2017_newsletter

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Hannahville and Michigan Reach Stipulation on Gaming Compact

Here is the stipulation: Stipulation Complaint and other materials here.

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Federal Court Rejects Sag Chip and Nottawaseppi Huron Potawatomi Motions to Intervene in Bay Mills Gaming Case

Here are the materials in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder (W.D. Mich.): 47 Saginaw Chippewa Motion to Intervene 54 Michigan Motion for Summary J 54 Nottawaseppi Motion to Intervene 61 Michigan Opposition to SCIT Motion 62 BMIC Opposition to … Continue reading

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Bringing Native History to Mackinac Island

Here. This has been the result of years of hard work and relationship building. Eric Hemenway has done amazing work on this. “We want to show in the Biddle House that the tribes were not just these passive participants in … Continue reading

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News Commentaries on Little Traverse Reservation Boundaries Case

LTBB Chair Gina Gasco-Bentley: “Tribe seeks to protect own, not control others” Lance Boldrey: “Tribe seeks to reshape governance of region” More details on Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians v. Snyder (W.D. Mich.) here.

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New Scholarship on the Sixth Circuit’s NLRB Tribal Jurisdiction Cases

Riley Plumer has published “Overriding Tribal Sovereignty by Applying the National Labor Relations Act to Indian Tribes inSoaring Eagle Casino and Resort v. National Labor Relations Board” in Law & Inequality.  

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Fred Kiogima: “Guest commentary — Tribe’s lawsuit is not about taking property”

In the Petoskey News-Review here. An excerpt: In closing, Mr. Carlson, as you are a former mayor of Petoskey and a contributing columnist for the Petoskey News-Review, you should be well aware that facts are the most important detail. Mr. … Continue reading

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Gun Lake Tribe Tribal Administrator Posting

Here: tribal-administrator-2017

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