Category Archives: Michigan Indian

United States Opposes Cert in NLRB Cases

Here are those briefs: 15-1024 Little River Band 15-1034 Soaring Eagle Cert petitions are here and here.

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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Sues over Michigan Sales & Use and Tobacco Taxes

Here is the complaint in Keweenaw Bay Indian Community v. Khouri (W.D. Mich.): Complaint

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MILS Looking for Staff Attorney for Upper Peninsula

Download job announcement here. Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS) has an opening for a staff attorney to work out of tribal offices in the Upper Peninsula. The attorney will primarily be providing criminal defense and parent representation in child welfare matters in … Continue reading

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Fletcher & Singel on the Historical Basis for the Trust Relationship between the US and Indian Children

Fletcher & Singel have posted “Indian Children and the Federal Tribal Trust Relationship” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article develops the history of the role of Indian children in the formation of the federal-tribal trust relationship and comes … Continue reading

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Little River ERISA Suit against Blue Cross Proceeds

Here are the materials in Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and its Employee Welfare Plan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (E.D. Mich.): 14 Motion to Dismiss 19 Response 21 Reply 24 DCT Order

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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Now Hiring Assistant Tribal Attorney and Law Clerk

Download PDF announcement for assistant attorney here. Download PDF announcement for law clerk here.

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New Scholarship on the Burt Lake Burn-Out

Richard Wiles has published “A Bitter Memory: Seeking Maamaw Gwayak (Social Justice) at Burt Lake” in the Michigan Historical Review. The BURN OUT’S Bitter Memory Mr. Wiles has also published a two-part article in the Mackinac Journal on northern Michigan Indians: … Continue reading

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Sault Tribe RFP for Appellate Judge

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS   The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians seeks qualified licensed attorneys and/or non-attorneys for the position of Appellate Judge in the Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Appellate Court.  The Appellate Court has the following vacancies … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Oral Argument in Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell

Here. Briefs here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Individual Tribal Member’s Attempt to Invoke Treaty Rights

Here are the materials in Turunen v. Creagh (W.D. Mich.): 56 DCT Order to Show Cause re Rule 19 57 Plaintiff’s Brief 58 DNR Brief 61 KBIC Letter 62 Fond du Lac Band Letter 63 Red Cliff Band 64 LCO … Continue reading

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