Category Archives: Michigan Indian

University of Michigan President Accepts Recommendations on Burt Lake UM Biological Station

Here is the letter, along with the report: Burt Lake Letter and Report This is a big deal. Chi-miigwetch to Joe Gone and John Petoskey for leading the way.    

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Federal Court Rejects D.V. Convict’s Challenge to Federal Jurisdiction over Isabella Reservation Lands

Here are the materials in United States v. Jackson (E.D. Mich.): 32 Motion to Vacate Sentence 37 US Response + Exhibits 38 Reply 39 Magistrate Report 41 Objection 42 DCT Order

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GTB Tribal Court RFP

Here: Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa

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Saginaw Chippewa Disenrollees Sue Interior for Failure to Enforce the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan Distribution of Judgment Funds Act

Here is the complaint in Cavazos v. Zinke (D.D.C.): tribal-members-lawsuit The plaintiffs are represented by Gerald Torres, Michael Sliger, and Hope Babcock. News coverage: “Expelled Tribe Members Say Feds Did Nothing to Protect Their Rights”

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Little River Band Ottawa Lake Sturgeon News

On Thursday 4/12/18, the Little River Band of Odawa Indians Natural Resources Department staff, led by Corey Jerome – Sturgeon Biologist, have recaptured a Lake Sturgeon from Manistee Lake that was raised and released in 2008 from our sturgeon Streamside … Continue reading

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FLOW Comments on Enbridge Line 5

Here: Final FLOW letter to MPSC and DEQ Excerpt: Dear Chairwoman Talberg and MPSC Commissioners Cadwell, Rittenhouse, Saari, and Eubanks, Director Grether, Mr. Graf, and Mr. Matousek: It is the consensus view of federal and state agencies, experts, and interested … Continue reading

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Little Traverse Moves for Summary Judgment in Reservation Boundaries Case

Here are the materials in Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians v. Snyder (W.D. Mich.): Docket 311 – Tribe’s Motion for Partial SJ re 1994 Reaffirmation of Rights Docket 312 – Tribe’s Memo iso Motion for Partial SJ re … Continue reading

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Federal Court Holds Burt Lake Band of Ottawa Indians Has Standing to Challenge 2015 Federal Acknowledgment Regs

Here is the order in Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 20 DCT Order Briefs here. Here are some details on this as yet non-recognized tribe: New Scholarship on the Burt Lake Burn-Out Northern Express Article … Continue reading

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Michigan Circuit Court Enforces LTBB Tribal Court Civil Contempt Sanction against Attorney under Michigan Court Rule 2.615

Here is the opinion in Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Court v. Beck: 2018 03 14 Opinion

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Bay Mills Indian Community Letter to Enbridge on Line 5

An important statement. Here: Letter to Enbridge.3.23.18

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