Category Archives: Michigan Indian

2017 Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act and ICWA Court Resource Guide

Here. From the Michigan Court Improvement Program. New and updated for 2017! Now with MIFPA and the Regulations!

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Sixth Circuit Materials in Saginaw Chippewa Effort to Intervene in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder

Here: Saginaw Chippewa Motion to Expedite Michigan Response CA6 Order Denying Motion to Expedite Saginaw Chippewa Opening Brief Lower court materials here.

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Line 5 Water Protectors Symposium Friday, May 19th, 2017

Download(PDF): Flyer For Immediate Release: Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to Host ‘Line 5 Water Protectors Symposium’ on May 19th April 19, 2017 Peshawbestown, MI- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will be hosting … Continue reading

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Grand Traverse Band Seeks GAL RFP

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Court is soliciting contractual-service proposals for Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) to work in the Family Healing to Wellness Court (FHTWC). The contractual services will start upon completion of contract negotiations … Continue reading

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Fletcher on Anishinaabe Law and the Round House

Matthew Fletcher has published “Anishinaabe Law and the Round House” in the Albany Government Law Review. Here is the abstract: This paper addresses the Indian country criminal justice system’s difficulties through the context of the Great Lakes Anishinaabeg’s traditional customs, … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Grants Patchak v. Zinke

Here is the order list. Lower court materials are here.

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Judge Garfield Hood Walks On

Here. Mike Petoskey: “Michigan’s Tribal Court – State Court relations were built upon his shoulders.  He stands for the proposition that one judge can pick up the phone and call another judge across jurisdictions to discuss matters of mutual concern … Continue reading

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Interlochen NPR: The Garden of Eden for multiple Michigan tribes, Mackinac Island to honor native heritage

When you step off the dock onto Mackinac Island, you’re setting foot on a land with a long, and sometimes troubled, history for Michigan’s first people. There are new efforts underway to get visitors to look past the fudge shops … Continue reading

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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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