Category Archives: Michigan Indian

News Profile of Michigan Anishinaabe Jiimaan Builders

Here is “Birch bark canoe artists keep Native American tradition afloat” from the Petoskey News-Review.

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Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Taskforce Report Recommends Shrinking Impact of Enbridge Pipeline under Mackinac Straits

Here is the report: M_Petroleum_Pipeline_Report_2015-10_reducedsize_494297_7 And GTB materials submitted: Res. No. 15-33.2602 2-04-15 NRD memo

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Washtenaw County Reunification Day Coverage; Justice McCormack, Judge Conners, and Chairman Mandoka

Here is “Reunification Day” from the Washtenaw County Legal News. An excerpt: Justice McCormack acknowledged how moving the annual Adoption Day celebrations are and that “in a way, this is even more moving. “As I look around and talk with … Continue reading

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Split Sixth Circuit Panel Affirms NLRB Jurisdiction over Saginaw Chippewa’s Soaring Eagle Casino

Here is the opinion: 2015-07-01 Soaring Eagle Decision Briefs here.

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Federal Court Affirms Constitutionality of Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act

Here is the decision in Patchak v. Jewell (D. D.C.): Patchak v Jewell – Gun Lake Tribe (Judge Leon Opinion) Briefs: 78 Gun Lake Tribe Motion for Summary J 80-1 Patchak Motion for Summary J 85 US Opposition 86 Gun … Continue reading

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Federal Court Holds Federal Bankruptcy Code Did Not Waive Tribal Immunity under Bay Mills Clear Statement Rule

Here are the materials in Buchwald Capital Advisors, LLC v. Papas (In re Greektown Holdings, LLC): 8 Sault Tribe Brief 10 Buchwald Capital Brief 12 Sault Reply 15 DCT order This case is on appeal from the bankruptcy court. Here … Continue reading

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Saginaw Chippewa Sues to Delay Hearing before NLRB in “Ambush Election” Rule Matter

Here are the materials in Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe v. Pearce (E.D. Mich.): 1 Complaint 3 Motion for PI 8 SCIT Motion for TRO

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Eastern Michigan U. Native Students Meet with University President and DOJ Liaison over Harassment and Continued Use of Hurons Logo

Here is “Hurons logo, harassment prompt meeting at EMU.”

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Michigan Indian Legal Services 40th Anniversary Event

Information here. Registration here. October 13, 2015 (the evening prior to the Annual Meeting of the United Tribes of Michigan) Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort 6800 E Soaring Eagle Blvd Mt Pleasant, Michigan 5:30 p.m. Strolling Dinner and Entertainment

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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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