Category Archives: Michigan Indian

Saginaw Chippewa Wins $8M Judgment Against Blue Cross for Hidden Fees

Here is the order in Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (E.D. Mich.): 112 DCT Order

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News Profile of Michigan Online Gambling Bill + Tribal Opposition

Here.

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Eric Hemenway Appointed to the Michigan Historical Commission

Here.

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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tobacco Tax Claims against State to Proceed

Here are the materials in Keweenaw Bay Indian Community v. Khouri (W.D. Mich.): 69 Motion for Judgment on Pleadings 73 KBIC Response 75 Reply 81 DCT Order

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Grand Traverse Band Intervenes to Shut Down Enbridge Line 5 in Michigan Agency Proceeding

Here are the materials: 2017-06-29 GTB Petition to Intervene FINAL +Exs FINAL 2017-06-29-17 Comments to DEQ USCOE Joint App Enbridge for Supports

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Final Version of Fletcher & Singel’s “Indian Children and the Federal-Tribal Trust Relationship” Now Available

Fletcher and Singel will published “Indian Children and the Federal-Tribal Trust Relationship” in the Nebraska Law Review.

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Two ICWA Cases from the Michigan Court of Appeals

Unreported Notice case (parent challenge, no indication child was eligible for tribal citizenship): In re Applewhiate Reported case: In re JJW_Opinion The MSU Indian Law Clinic/ICWA Appellate Project co-authored the Tribe’s brief in In re JJW.

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Grand Traverse Band Response to House Resources Committee Memo of May 22, 2017

Here are the materials: 06-06-17 Ltrs to Hon. Raul Labrador and Donald McEachin County Commissioner-Ty Wessell Letter of Support ARTICLE – Rep. Rob Bishop Angers House Colleagues Over His Handling of I…

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Cinetopia Film Festival Presents “Tribal Justice” Documentary in Michigan — June 3, 7, 10, and 11

Here (PDF): More details from Makepeace Productions here.

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2017 Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act and ICWA Court Resource Guide

Here. From the Michigan Court Improvement Program. New and updated for 2017! Now with MIFPA and the Regulations!

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