Tag Archives: Anishinaabe

Anishinaabe nibi inaakonigewin (water law) gathering

Announcement from Professor Aimée Craft: I hope that you will consider joining us for the Anishinaabe nibi (water) gathering taking place in the Whiteshell this June. After a few years of gathering with Elders on a project relating to Anishinaabe nibi … Continue reading

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Fletcher on “Tribal Membership and Indian Nationhood”

I just posted a short paper prepared for an American Indian Law Review symposium on Indians and identity. The paper, “Tribal Membership and Indian Nationhood,” is a sort of sequel to my NYT’s piece on the Cherokee Freedmen (link to … Continue reading

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Recent Books on Tribal Leadership During Treaty Times

We want to highlight two recent books — both excellent in their own ways — on Indian leaders during (roughly) treaty times. First, Anton Treuer’s book, The Assassination of Hole in the Day (available online at Birchbark Books, the greatest … Continue reading

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Kennecott Mine Permits Okayed

From Michigan Messenger (h/t to A.K.) [DEQ press release here]: Two days before the DEQceases to exist and a week after its director stepped down, DEQ moved to wrap up a long standing fight over permits for a planned nickel sulfide … Continue reading

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Anishinaabek Leader on the Canadian Indian Act

From the North Bay Nugget: Message from Grand Council Chief John Beaucage– Prior to contact, the Anishinaabe lived in peace and harmony with each other, living off the bounty of our Mother Earth. We acknowledged each other- our distinct bands … Continue reading

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Fletcher on “Laughing Whitefish” and Tribal Customary Law

Matthew Fletcher posted “Laughing Whitefish: A Tale of Justice and Anishinaabe Custom” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Laughing Whitefish, a novel by Robert Traver, the pen name of former Michigan Supreme Court Justice John Voelker, is the fictionalized story … Continue reading

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ICT Profiles Ziibiwing Moccasin Exhibit

From ICT: MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Hand-crafted moccasins from several tribes filled a room May 31 for a special exhibit at the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways. Most moccasins on display originated from the late 1890s, with the … Continue reading

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Nokomis Learning Center Article in ICT

From ICT: Nokomis Learning Center educates community OKEMOS, Mich. – Nokomis Learning Center, an American Indian cultural learning center in Okemos, provides many educational programs, exhibitions and events throughout the year. The center estimates about 30 to 40 guests attend … Continue reading

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Nokomis Learning Center News Coverage in Indian Country Today

From ICT: OKEMOS, Mich. – Chilly temperatures and gloomy skies didn’t darken the spirits of the more than 50 people who attended the inaugural spring feast and fundraiser at Nokomis Learning Center April 13. The feast brought several members of … Continue reading

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Call for Papers — Living Treaties Anishinaabe Summit

The presence of the US/Canada Border is a fact of life for Aboriginal People. It is also a simple fact of life that Indigenous people along the border have established their relationship with both US and Canadian governments through Treaty, … Continue reading

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