Category Archives: tribal constitutions
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Here is the petition in Bearscomesout v. United States: bearcomesout cert petition Question presented: Whether the “separate sovereign” concept actually exists any longer where Congress’s plenary power over Indian tribes and the general erosion of any real tribal sovereignty is amplified … Continue reading →
Karla General, Angela Riley, Terri Smith, Se-ah-dom Edmo, and Josh Clause
One of my favorite conferences of the year–and I always offer to do an ICWA/transfer to tribal court case law update! RFP for Presentations- 2018 NAICJA Conference – DUE APRIL 20th!
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 →
Judge Gregory Bigler has posted “Traditional Jurisprudence and Protection of Our Society: A Jurisgenerative Tail” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper is an exercise in self-discipline organizing thoughts from a long period of work and life that explores … Continue reading →
William R. Norman Jr., Kirke Kickingbird, and Adam P. Bailey have published “Tribal Disenrollment Demands a Tribal Answer” in the ABA Human Rights Journal.