Category Archives: Michigan Indian

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe Awarded Attorney Fees, BCBSM is Not

Here is the order in Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan et al v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, 16-cv-10317 (E.D. Mich.): 132 – Order Denying Defendant’s Motion for Attorney Fees, Granting in Part Plaintiffs’ Motion for Attorney Fees, and … Continue reading

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Sixth Circuit Affirms Denial of Permissive Intervention by Saginaw Chippewa in Bay Mills v. Snyder

Here is the order: BMIC v. Snyder CA6 Unpublished Opinion Briefs here.

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Michigan Tribal Response to Michigan’s Line 5 Deeply Flawed Report

Here: Tribal Comments on Dynamic Risk Final Alternatives Analysis 12-22-2017 GTB 12-20-17 letter to governor

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Jeff Davis to Join Private Practice

Jeff Davis, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and the tribal liaison for the Western District of Michigan, has decided to leave the United States Attorney’s Office in Grand Rapids for private practice. Here is his … Continue reading

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Sixth Circuit Briefs in Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe v. Blue Cross Blue Shield

Here: Saginaw Chippewa Opening Brief BCBS Brief Reply Brief

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Nick Reo & Kyle Whyte et al. on Indigenous Principles for Cooperating on Great Lakes Conservation

Nick Reo, Kyle Whyte, and others have posted “Seven Indigenous principles for successful cooperation in Great Lakes conservation initiatives.”

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Grand Traverse Band Statement on the Navajo Code Talkers

GTB Statement to Honor the Navajo Code Talkers To the Editor: On behalf of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, I wish to express gratitude to the Navajo Nation’s Code Talkers for their service in World War … Continue reading

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Update in KBIC Suit against Michigan Treasury Dept.

Here are the materials in Keweenaw Bay Indian Community v. Khouri (W.D. Mich.): 99 state motion re state prosecutions 115 kb motion for protective order 126 kb motion for summary j re sales and use taxes 143 magistrate order granting … Continue reading

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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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