Category Archives: Michigan Indian

Federal Court Affirms Immunity of Lac Vieux Desert Band’s Sovereign Lending Solutions (and Employee)

Here is the opinion in Bynon v. Mansfield (E.D. Pa.): 16-1 Motion to Dismiss 18 Response Brief 19 Reply 20 – Opinion 21 – Order We posted the complaint here.

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Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Pottawatomi Seek Corporate Counsel for Economic Development Arm

Here: MBPI LLC LEGAL RFP

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Sixth Circuit Materials in Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort v. NLRB

Here are the briefs: Saginaw Chippewa Brief NLRB Brief Saginaw Chippewa Reply Brief Law Profs Amicus Brief NCAI Amicus Brief Ute Mountain Ute Amicus Brief C hickasaw Nation Amicus Brief Oral argument audio here.

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MSU NALSA Spring 2015 Newsletter

Here (MSU NALSA Newsletter 2015):  

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Summary Judgment Briefs in Turunen v. Michigan DNR — Treaty Right to Farm Pigs

Here are the materials in Turunen v. Michigan Department of Natural Resources (W.D. Mich.): 39 MDNR Motion for Summary J 42 Turunen Response 47 MDNR Reply The claim survived an earlier motion to dismiss here.

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GTB’s Derek Bailey: “Protect Our Sacred Water”

Here. An excerpt: AS RESPECTED TRIBAL ELDER AND FORMER TRIBAL CHAIRMAN (LITTLE TRAVERSE BAY BANDS OF ODAWA INDIANS) FRANK ETTAWAGESHIK ONCE STATED, “THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT DEFINING ELEMENT OF THE PLACE WE LIVE, WHAT MAKES THIS PLACE UNIQUE IN THE … Continue reading

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Nottawaseppi Huron Potawatomi Seeks Legal Intern

Description: Under the direction of the Chief Legal Counsel and Tribal Attorney, the incumbent provides professional and administrative support to the Chief Legal Counsel and the Staff Attorney. Legal Intern (3)

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Michigan NALSA Event on Keystone XL Pipeline

   Colin Kavanaugh    The Michigan law school community       

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Federal Court Rejects Mackinac Tribe’s Bid for Federal Recognition

Here is the order in Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell (D. D.C.): 19 DCT Order Briefs are here.

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Northern Express Article on the Burt Lake Burnout and Burt Lake Band

Here is “Burnout.” (PDF) More details about the burnout here.

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