Category Archives: Michigan Indian

Michigan State NALSA Students + Allies Advocate in Favor of Eliminating Indian Mascots from State Schools

Here: Television coverage here.

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Scholars Amicus Brief in Patchak v. Zinke

Here: 16-498 bsac Fed. Cts. and Indian Law Scholars Background materials here.

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NYTs Profile of the Problem of Michigan Charter Schools — Betsy DeVos Wants to Help Her Friends to Get Rich Robbing Michigan Taxpayers of their Education Money

Here is “Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost.” An excerpt: When I later spoke to Newland, pointing out the cultural and geographical chasm between B.M.C.C. and the downstate, urban neighborhoods so many of their charters served, he shot … Continue reading

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Tribal and Federal Merits Briefs in Patchak v. Zinke

Here: US Merits Brief Gun Lake Merits Brief Other briefs here.

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Michigan Court of Appeals Decides MIFPA Application to Removal of Child from the Home

Here is the opinion in In re Detmer/Beaudry. The question of whether an involuntary removal of a child triggers ICWA if the child is not placed in “foster home or institution or home of a guardian or conservator” 25 U.S.C. 1903(1)(i) is … Continue reading

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Patchak v. Zinke Background Materials

Here are the merits briefs: Patchak Merits Brief Joint Appendix US Merits Brief Gun Lake Merits Brief Here are the amicus briefs: Federal Courts Scholars Brief in Support of Petitioners Fed. Cts. and Indian Law Scholars in Support of Respondents … Continue reading

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Tribal Comments on Dynamic Risk Draft Alternatives Analysis (Line 5)

Here: Tribal Comments on Dynamic Risk Draft Alternatives Assessment ATTACHMENT A

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“Sault Tribe’s trust land application denied for Lansing casino”

Here. If anyone has the denial letter, please send it along. Here it is. And here: 2017-07-24 DOI Cason ltr to Sault Ste. Marie denying mandatory trust acqn

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Saginaw Chippewa Wins $8M Judgment Against Blue Cross for Hidden Fees

Here is the order in Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (E.D. Mich.): 112 DCT Order

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News Profile of Michigan Online Gambling Bill + Tribal Opposition

Here.

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