Category Archives: Michigan Indian

ACLU: Michigan voter ID bill and what you can do to help today/this weekend

Friends, As you are aware, a strict voter ID bill is currently being rammed through the Michigan legislature. It has passed the House and will be considered by the Senate next week. The bill will be before the Senate Elections … Continue reading

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Feds Acquire Indiana Land in Trust for Pokagon Band

Here: Pokagon Band Letter

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Michigan Court of Appeals Finds Law Adding Wolves to List of Game Species Unconstitutional

The unpublished opinion is here. The Court found that Public Act 281 (which added wolves to the list of game species) violated the Title-Object Clause of the Michigan Constitution. PA 281 was passed with the provision that kept portions of … Continue reading

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Dispute Resolution Center of Washtenaw County Video on Peacemaking

Links: previous post, DRC website.

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Final Review of Washtenaw County’s Peacemaking Court Initiative

Download(PDF): An Evaluation of the Peacemaking and Parent Partners Initiative: An Initiative of the Washtenaw County Trial Court and Dispute Resolution Center of Washtenaw County Exit Pursued by a Bear: Why Peacemaking Makes Sense in State Court Justice Systems by … Continue reading

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Nottawaseppi Huron Potawatomi Supreme Court Posting

TRIBAL COUNCIL SEEKS LETTERS OF INTEREST FROM PERSONS TO SERVE AS CHIEF JUSTICE ON THE NHBP TRIBAL SUPREME COURT.  The Tribal Council is soliciting letters of interest from qualified individuals interested in being appointed to serve on the NHBP Supreme … Continue reading

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Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell Cert Petition

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: Whether the Court of Appeals deviated from this Court’s decision in Carcieri v Salazar, 555 U.S. 379 (2009) which held that the Secretary of Interior’s Federal Acknowledgment Process (FAP) established in 25 C.F.R. Part 83 … Continue reading

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Kirsten Carlson on Lobbying Congress for Federal Recognition of Indian Tribes

Kirsten Matoy Carlson has posted “Why Lobby Congress? Constitutive and Instrumental Influences on Indian Groups’ Strategies for Federal Recognition, 1977-2012” on SSRN. This paper is highly recommended. Here is the abstract: When and why do marginalized groups chose a particular … Continue reading

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Federal Bankruptcy Court Holds Sault Tribe Didn’t Waive Immunity

Earlier, the federal district court had held the federal bankruptcy act doesn’t abrogate tribal sovereign immunity. Here are the materials in In re Greektown Holdings LLC (E.D. Mich. Bkrcy.): 649-1 Motion to Dismiss 668-buchwald-response 679-reply 728-order

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MSU Students and Faculty Testified in Favor of East Lansing’s Indigenous Peoples Day Resolution

Passed last night! Here:

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