Category Archives: Michigan Indian

Fletcher Paper on States and American Indian Citizenship Rights (+ ICWA)

Here is “States and Their American Indian Citizens,” recently published in the American Indian Law Review. An excerpt: This article is intended to provide a theoretical framework for tribal advocates seeking to approach state and local governments to discuss cooperation … Continue reading

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Patchak v. Zinke Oral Argument Transcript

Here: Oral Argument Transcript  

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SCOTUSBlog (Ronald Mann) Preview of Patchak v. Zinke

Here. An excerpt, and a little horn tooting: The most telling argument for the government is the recitation (in an amicus brief filed by a group of law professors) of the dozens of statutes Congress has adopted through the centuries … Continue reading

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MSU/ILPC Alums Whitney Gravelle & Bryan Newland Sworn in as Bay Mills Chief Judge and Chairman

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Michigan COA Rules Former Tribal Official with Criminal Record Not Eligible for State and Local Office

Here is the opinion in Paquin v. City of St. Ignace: unpublished opinion An excerpt: In light of the foregoing, we hold that the Tribe constitutes a local government and that plaintiff’s employment with the Tribe constituted employment in “local, … Continue reading

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Article About the Little Traverse Reservation Boundary Case

Links: Detroit Business article by Tom Beaman, previous posts

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Tiya Miles Lecture on “The Dawn of Detroit” (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

The book page is here. The blurb: Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this … Continue reading

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My “Office” In Ann Arbor

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Pokagon Potawatomi Dessert at PLSI 50th Reunion

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Sixth Circuit Affirms Indian Country Assault Conviction

Here is the opinion in United States v. Verwiebe.

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