Tag Archives: Chickasaw Nation

Tenth Circuit Briefs in Comanche Nation v. Zinke [Chickasaw Trust Land Acquisition]

Here: Comanche Opening Brief Federal Answer Brief Lower court materials here.

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Chickasaw Nation Press Release: “Chickasaw woman selected to clerk for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch”

Here.

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Oklahoma City Journal Record Op-Ed: “Government leaders should learn from tribes”

Here. * the smartest PEOPLE in the room. -KF

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Comanche Effort to Shut Down Chickasaw Casino Fails for Now

Here are the materials in Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Zinke  (W.D. Okla.): 13-1 Motion for PI 20 Response 26 Reply 33 DCT Order

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Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law job posted on Turtle Talk, please email indigenous@law.msu.edu. Senate Indian Affairs Committee Spring 2018 Law Clerk, Washington, D.C. The Democratic staff of the Senate … Continue reading

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Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law job posted on Turtle Talk, please email indigenous@law.msu.edu. Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin DV Prosecutor. Responsible for prosecution of Domestic Violence, dating violence, sexual … Continue reading

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Historic Water Agreement Between Oklahoma and Tribes

Download agreement here. Link to official website and additional documents here. Link to previous coverage here. The agreement requires Congressional approval.

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Chickasaw Nation Indian Child Welfare Attorney Vacancy

Link to job announcement here. Position closes:  08/24/16 Indian Child Welfare Attorney This position represents the Chickasaw Nation in juvenile deprived cases arising under the Indian Child Welfare Act in both in-state and out-of-state courts.  Extensive travel is involved.  Working … Continue reading

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Unreported ICWA Placement Preference Case out of California

Here. Very difficult case with extensive testimony. Child was ultimately placed with distant cousins instead of grandparents with a history with the department. The court found good cause to deviate from the tribe’s preferences of matrilineal relatives. Because there is … Continue reading

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Unpublished Active Efforts Case Out of California

Here. Whether the state has the obligation to assist in enrolling dad and child at in the Chickasaw Nation as an active efforts requirement. The California Rules of Court include that in their definition of active efforts: We note that the California … Continue reading

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