Category Archives: Michigan Indian

Summary Judgment Briefing in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder

Here are the materials in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder (W.D. Mich.): 47-saginaw-chippewa-motion-to-intervene 54-michigan-motion-for-summary-j

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Burt Lake Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Sue Interior over Federal Recognition

Here are the materials so far in Burt Lake Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians v. Jewell (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 1-1 Exhibits

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NHBP Shared Revenue to Help Michigan Schools Scrap Native Mascots

Link: New state-tribe agreement may help schools nix Native American mascots by Emily Lawler from MLive. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi and the State of Michigan amended their gaming compact to allow up to $500,000 to be put in the … Continue reading

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ACLU: Michigan voter ID bill and what you can do to help today/this weekend

Friends, As you are aware, a strict voter ID bill is currently being rammed through the Michigan legislature. It has passed the House and will be considered by the Senate next week. The bill will be before the Senate Elections … Continue reading

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Feds Acquire Indiana Land in Trust for Pokagon Band

Here: Pokagon Band Letter

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Michigan Court of Appeals Finds Law Adding Wolves to List of Game Species Unconstitutional

The unpublished opinion is here. The Court found that Public Act 281 (which added wolves to the list of game species) violated the Title-Object Clause of the Michigan Constitution. PA 281 was passed with the provision that kept portions of … Continue reading

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Dispute Resolution Center of Washtenaw County Video on Peacemaking

Links: previous post, DRC website.

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Final Review of Washtenaw County’s Peacemaking Court Initiative

Download(PDF): An Evaluation of the Peacemaking and Parent Partners Initiative: An Initiative of the Washtenaw County Trial Court and Dispute Resolution Center of Washtenaw County Exit Pursued by a Bear: Why Peacemaking Makes Sense in State Court Justice Systems by … Continue reading

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Nottawaseppi Huron Potawatomi Supreme Court Posting

TRIBAL COUNCIL SEEKS LETTERS OF INTEREST FROM PERSONS TO SERVE AS CHIEF JUSTICE ON THE NHBP TRIBAL SUPREME COURT.  The Tribal Council is soliciting letters of interest from qualified individuals interested in being appointed to serve on the NHBP Supreme … Continue reading

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Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell Cert Petition

Here: Cert Petition Questions presented: Whether the Court of Appeals deviated from this Court’s decision in Carcieri v Salazar, 555 U.S. 379 (2009) which held that the Secretary of Interior’s Federal Acknowledgment Process (FAP) established in 25 C.F.R. Part 83 … Continue reading

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