Category Archives: Michigan Indian

MSU Students and Faculty Testified in Favor of East Lansing’s Indigenous Peoples Day Resolution

Passed last night! Here:

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MSU Paints the Rock in Support of #NoDAPL for Michigan Indian Day

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Tribal Law & Economic Development Lecture at Northern Michigan University Wednesday

Download flyer (PDF) Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. Whitman Hall Commons | NMU Campus Reception to follow. For more information call 906-227-1397 or visit nmu.edu/cnas

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Grand Traverse Band Press Release on Dakota Access Pipeline Protests & Enbridge Line 5

PRESS RELEASE: STANDING ROCK SIOUX OPPOSITION TO DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE AND GTB’S OPPOSITION TO ENBRIDGE LINE 5. Peshawbestown, Michigan, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016.  The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB), by Tribal Resolution 16-34.2792, and a letter to … Continue reading

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Third Fletcher Commentary on ICWA in Cato Unbound

Here is “A History Lesson“: An excerpt: Reformers are still trying to save Indian children by taking them away from Indian families and tribes. Mr. Sandefur would rather force Indian children into state court systems by undoing ICWA, perhaps because … Continue reading

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News Profile of LTBB Reservation Litigation

Here is “Long lawsuit ahead regarding tribal reservation: Federal judge orders two phases to tribal lawsuit, first phase could go to 2018.” Court docs here.

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Gun Lake Tribe to Release Lake Sturgeon into Kalamazoo River

WHO: Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians; Michigan Department of Natural Resources; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Kalamazoo River Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow. WHAT: Public celebration / release of juvenile sturgeon into the Kalamazoo River. WHEN: Monday, August 29, … Continue reading

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Gun Lake Tribe and state to split $21.7M in disputed revenue sharing

From mLive.com: The Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians and the state of Michigan have agreed to split $21.7 million as a “partial settlement” of a dispute over the Michigan Lottery’s creation of online ticket sales and lottery terminals in … Continue reading

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EPA Assesses Enbridge Energy Millions for Indian Country Spills

Here is the complaint in United States v. Enbridge Energy (W.D. Mich.): 1 Complaint  

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D.C. Circuit Forces Mackinac Tribe to Exhaust Remedies in Its Quest for Federal Recognition

Here is the per curiam opinion in Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell. Judge Brown filed a concurrence criticizing Interior for its delays. Briefs here.

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