Category Archives: Tribal Codes

Ninth Circuit Briefs in FMC Corp. v. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

Here: FMC Opening Brief Tribal Appellee Brief FMC Reply Prior posts here.

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GTB Press Release: “Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Implements Authority to Prosecute All Persons, Including Non-Indians, for Domestic Violence”

Here: Peshawbestown, MI – During a legislative session today, the Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) enacted amendments to the Domestic Violence Ordinance authorizing tribal police and justice officials to investigate and prosecute … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Mitchell v. Tulalip

Here is the unpublished opinion in Mitchell v. Tulalip Tribes: Opinion – Affirming Dismissal Briefs here.

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New Scholarship on IP and Traditional Knowledge in Tribal Codes

Dalindyebo Bafana Shabalala has posted “Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge, and Traditional Cultural Expressions in Native American Tribal Codes” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Indigenous peoples and nations have been making demands for protection and promotion of their intellectual property, … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on the Tohono O’odham Legal Systems

Kyle Fields has posted “Tohono O’odham Legal Systems” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This short essay surveys the Tohono O’odham’s legal system through three periods. First, it discusses the traditional O’odham legal system, which relied on himdag (culture or … Continue reading

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Julia Stinson on Disenrollment as Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Julia M. Stinson has posted “When Tribal Disenrollment Becomes Cruel and Unusual” on SSRN. The article is forthcoming in the Nebraska Law Review. Here is the abstract: In the past two decades, Native American tribes have disenrolled—permanently removed from tribal … Continue reading

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Grant Christensen on ICRA and Banishment

Grant Christensen has posted “Civil Rights Notes: American Indians and Banishment, Jury Trials, and the Doctrine of Lenity,” forthcoming in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. The syllabus: Indian defendants appearing before tribal courts are not protected by … Continue reading

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ILADA Blog [McGill Law]: Seasonal Thematic Contributions by Indigenous Legal Scholars

Here: Season 1:  Law Through Language (2018) Our first season focuses on language as law: within the context of language revitalization, how do Indigenous laws pronounce themselves through language? How can Indigenous laws be strengthened, given the impact of colonialism … Continue reading

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FBA Indian Law Conference ICRA Panel

Karla General, Angela Riley, Terri Smith, Se-ah-dom Edmo, and Josh Clause

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Update in Nooksack RICO Suit

Here are the new materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 03-20-18 Letter From Bob Kelly and Notice of Involuntary Disenrollement 144 3-15-18 Kelly Defendants’ Motion for Indicative Ruling Regarding Dismissal 146 3-15-18 Defendant Chief Judge Ray Dodge’s Notice of … Continue reading

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