Category Archives: tribal constitutions
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 →
Here is the opinion in Standing Bear v. Pratt: SCO-2016-01 Standing Bear v Pratt Slip Opinion 8-11-17 Prior case here.
Concetta Tsosie de Haro has posted “Federal Restrictions on Tribal Customary Law: The Importance of Tribal Customary Law in Tribal Courts.” The paper was published in the Tribal Law Journal. Here is the abstract: This article examines the adverse effects of federal … Continue reading →
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Federal Magistrate Recommends Immediate Release of Indian Prisoner for ICRA Right to Counsel Violation
Here are the materials so far in Fragua v. Casamento (D.N.M.): 1 Habeas Petition 6 Jailer Response 7 Prisoner Reply 12 Magistrate Report
Here are the materials: CA9 Order Denying Petition En Banc Petition Prior posts here.
Here is the opinion in Tavares v Whitehouse. Briefs: Appellant Brief Appellee Brief Reply Brief Lower court materials here.
Download(PDF): Complaint for Injunction, Writ of Mandamus, Declaratory Judgment, and Other Relief
Downloads(PDF): Press Release: Tohono O’odham Court of Appeals Establishes New Precedent to Protect Civil Rights in Banishment Cases Decision on Appeal in the matter of Escalante v. Sells District Council (1/27/17)
Here is “Who Decides Who Counts as Native American? Four years ago, the Nooksack in Washington State announced that they were expelling hundreds of members, setting off a bitter debate over tribal identity.”