Category Archives: Scholarship

2017-2018 American Indian Law Review Writing Competition Announcement

Here, from AILR: AILR has proudly served Native communities since 1973, and each year at this time we encourage law students nationwide to participate in this, the longest-running competition of its kind.  Papers will be accepted on any legal issue … Continue reading

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Paul Spruhan on the Law of the Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB)

Paul Spruhan posted “CDIB: The Role of the Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood in Defining Native American Legal Identity” on SSRN. The abstract: This essay discusses the “CDIB” or Certificate of Indian or Alaska Native Blood, a document that … Continue reading

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Tiya Miles Lecture on “The Dawn of Detroit” (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

The book page is here. The blurb: Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this … Continue reading

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New Indian Law Scholarship

Kirsten Matoy Carlson, Tribes Lobbying Congress: Who Wins and Why – Draft Report Presented at the 13th Annual Indigenous Law Conference Michigan State University Stephanie Phillips, Columbia River Tribal Housing: Federal Progress Addressing Long Unmet Obligations [Ecology Law Quarterly] Robert T. Anderson, Protecting … Continue reading

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American Indian Law Journal: Call for Submissions to Spring 2018 Issue

The American Indian Law Journal, published by the Seattle University School of Law, serves as a vital online resource providing high quality articles on issues relevant to Indian law practitioners and scholars across the country. The American Indian Law Journal accepts articles and … Continue reading

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New Book: “Claiming Turtle Mountain’s Constitution: The History, Legacy, and Future of a Tribal Nation’s Founding Documents” by Keith Richotte

Claiming Turtle Mountain’s Constitution: The History, Legacy, and Future of a Tribal Nation’s Founding Documents By Keith Richotte Jr. In an auditorium in Belcourt, North Dakota, on a chilly October day in 1932, Robert Bruce and his fellow tribal citizens held … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Sovereign Immunity from Patent Claims

Here is “Shielded by Sovereignty: The Impact for Patentees of Covidien v. University of Florida Research Foundation” by Matt Rizzolo, Samuel L Brenner, Andrew J Sutton, and Michael Gershoni.

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Academic Kerfuffle over Scholarship Equating Events at Jamestown in 1622 to Genocide

Here is “Letter to the Editors of the Journal of the History of International Law.” Working on getting link to original article, which is “The Forgotten Genocide in Colonial America: Reexamining the 1622 Jamestown Massacre within the Framework of the … Continue reading

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Sarah Deer on Improving the Federal Response to Sexual Violence in Indian Country

Sarah Deer has Published “Bystander No More? Improving the Federal Response to Sexual Violence in Indian Country” in the Utah Law Review. Here is the abstract: For better or worse, the federal government has taken responsibility for providing for the … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Indigenous Water Justice

Jason A. Robison, Barbara A. Cosens, Sue Jackson, Kelsey Leonard, and Daniel McCool have posted “Indigenous Water Justice” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Indigenous Peoples are struggling for water justice across the globe. These struggles stem from centuries-long, ongoing … Continue reading

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