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Fletcher Paper on “Tribal Justice Systems”

I drafted a paper titled “Tribal Justice Systems” for the Allegheny College Undergraduate Conference “Democracy Realized? The Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement” and posted it on SSRN. You can download here. Here is the abstract: This short paper is … Continue reading

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Michigan COA Issues First “Conditional Reversal” in ICWA Notice Case

Here: In re Grochowalski The Michigan SCT decision instructing lower courts on ICWA notice violations and adopting the “conditional reversal” requirement is here.

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Michigan Court of Appeals Upholds Termination of Indian Parent’s Rights

Here is the opinion in In re Miller. An excerpt: Respondent was a member of an Indian tribe, and before termination of her parental rights could be ordered, the court was required to find evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that continued custody … Continue reading

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Greektown Reorganization Plan Approved; Sault Tribe Out

From the Detroit News: A plan approved Friday to lead Greektown Casino out of bankruptcy protection will repay most creditors and strip ownership from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Judge Walter Shapero of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court … Continue reading

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Written Testimony in SCIA Hearing on Trust Land Acquisition Delays

From SCIA: Panel 1 MR. GEORGE SKIBINE Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC Accompanied by: MS. VICKI FORREST, Deputy Bureau Director for Trust Services, Ll.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC … Continue reading

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SCIA Hearing on Trust Acquisitions — Witness List

From the SCIA (there might be a typo down there… 🙂): Panel 1 MR. GEORGE SKIBINE Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC Accompanied by: MS. VICKI FORREST, Deputy Bureau Director for … Continue reading

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Second Greektown Reorganization Plan to Be Considered

From the Freep via Pechanga: A second plan to speed Greektown Casino’s exit from bankruptcy protection could go out to creditors for a vote next week. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Walter Shapero told lawyers for the casino and its creditors … Continue reading

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News Coverage on Criminal Charges in U.P. Illegal Gillnetting Case

From the Escanaba Daily Press: ESCANABA – Sentences will be handed down within the next six weeks for two men arrested in connection with illegal gill netting on Big Bay de Noc earlier this month, according to Delta County District … Continue reading

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Jaime Barrientoz on a Part-Time GTB Council

From Indianz: A member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians says the tribal council should only serve part time. Jaime Barrientoz thinks the chairman position should remain a full-time job. But the other six members of … Continue reading

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Greektown Hearings to Begin

From the Freep: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Walter Shapero has scheduled four days of hearing time during which the plan’s proponents and objectors are to call more than 20 witnesses and present 539 exhibits to prove their cases, according to a … Continue reading

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