Category Archives: Michigan Indian

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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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Attorney Job Posting

Here: A Tribal Attorney position was posted this morning at KBIC.  Please feel free to forward this opportunity.   http://www.kbic-nsn.gov/content/personnel http://www.kbic-nsn.gov/sites/default/files/open/Attorney%203-2015.pdf

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Sault Tribe Motion to Dismiss Michigan Gaming Suit

Here are the new materials in the case captioned State of Michigan v. Payment (W.D. Mich.): 2015-03-20 Brief in Support of Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint 2015-03-20 Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint 71 Michigan Response to Motion to … Continue reading

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Traverse City to Decide What to Do with 7000 Native Artifacts

Here is “What’s Next For The Con Foster Collection?” According to the article, “The city is likely in violation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) of 1990, which outlines a process for returning certain Native American … Continue reading

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