Category Archives: Michigan Indian

JoAnne Cook: “Water Is the Essence of Life”

Here, on the FLOW site. An excerpt: The Anishinaabek, who are the Indigenous people from the Great Lakes area, are born with an innate sense of our connection to everything around us. We feel the connection between us and all … Continue reading

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GTB Press Release: “Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Implements Authority to Prosecute All Persons, Including Non-Indians, for Domestic Violence”

Here: Peshawbestown, MI – During a legislative session today, the Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) enacted amendments to the Domestic Violence Ordinance authorizing tribal police and justice officials to investigate and prosecute … Continue reading

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Michigan Tribal-State-Federal Judicial Forum @ Gun Lake Tribal Court

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Michigan Radio: “‘We’ve never had justice’: How the Supreme Court rigged land deals against native people”

Here. An excerpt: “In many ways, it’s almost like gaslighting,” Wenona Singel says of the Johnson v. M’Intosh case. “You’re learning about … certain rights that are associated with property rights … knowing all along that these rights have not … Continue reading

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News Article on New Pokagon Justice Center

Here is “Pokagon Band starts $25M building project.”

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MSU Voice on Campus Talks — Fletcher Talk Tomorrow @ Lunch

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News Profile on Line 5 and Tribal Treaty Rights

Here is “‘We were here first’: Tribes say Line 5 pipeline tunnel ignores treaty rights.”

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Michigan Prevails over Bay Mills Indian Community re: Vanderbilt Casino Property

Here is the order in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder (W.D. Mich.): 91 DCT Order Briefs here. Related posts here.

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Michigan Radio Articles on Line 5

Here is “Commenters oppose new Line 5 anchor supports, accuse state of ignoring concerns.” And “Animation: Watch Line 5 accumulate 147 anchor supports in 16 years.“

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Sault Tribe Sues Interior over Failure to Comply with Mandatory Trust Land Acquisition Statute

Here is the complaint in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 1-1 Exhibit I 1-2 Exhibit II 1-3 Exhibit III 1-4 Exhibit IV 1-5 Exhibit V 1-6 Exhibit VI Interior denial letter here. Lansing … Continue reading

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