Category Archives: Michigan Indian

Jessica Intermill on Federal Statutes of General Applicability

Jessica Intermill has published “Competing Sovereigns: Circuit Courts’ Varied Approaches to Federal Statutes in Indian Country” in the September 2015 issue of the Federal Lawyer. The article details the Sixth Circuit’s varied approaches in Little River Band of Ottawa Indians … Continue reading

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Sixth Circuit En Banc Petition Materials in Little River & Saginaw Chippewa v. NLRB Cases

Here are the materials in NLRB v. Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Government: LRB Motion LRB En Banc Petition NLRB Response to LRB En Banc Petition * note: the NLRB also seeks en banc review And here are … Continue reading

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Pro Se Effort to Stop Michigan DNR Land Transfer to Mining Company Dismissed

There are numerous pleadings here but here are the most relevant — the case is captioned Bellfy v. Creagh (W.D. Mich.): 12 DCT Order on 2d TRO Request 18 Michigan Motion to Dismiss 22 Response 27 Reply 35 GTB Brief … Continue reading

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Little River Ottawa Sixth Circuit En Banc Petition

Here are the new materials in NLRB v. Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Government: LRB Motion LRB En Banc Petition CA6 panel decision here.

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Little Traverse Odawa Files Reservation Boundaries Case

Here are the materials in Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians v. Snyder (W.D. Mich.): 1 Complaint 1-1 Map Exhibit

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Potawatomi Indian Country

Doesn’t get much better.             

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First GTB Chair Walks On

Here is “Ardith ‘Dodie’ Harris Died Aug. 1, 2015.” Dodie lived an incredible life, leading the charge to federal recognition, leading the tribe as chair and as councilor, testifying before Congress and in federal court. Sad time. She’s in the … Continue reading

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Goshen, IN Schools Drop R-Name Nickname

Here are several news stories, some detailing the involvement of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians: “Redskins mascot no more in Goshen: School board votes 5-2 to drop name” “THE END OF GOSHEN ‘REDSKINS’: So, where do we go from … Continue reading

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News Profile of Michigan Anishinaabe Jiimaan Builders

Here is “Birch bark canoe artists keep Native American tradition afloat” from the Petoskey News-Review.

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Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Taskforce Report Recommends Shrinking Impact of Enbridge Pipeline under Mackinac Straits

Here is the report: M_Petroleum_Pipeline_Report_2015-10_reducedsize_494297_7 And GTB materials submitted: Res. No. 15-33.2602 2-04-15 NRD memo

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