Tag Archives: intergovernmental agreements

Fletcher Paper on States and American Indian Citizenship Rights (+ ICWA)

Here is “States and Their American Indian Citizens,” recently published in the American Indian Law Review. An excerpt: This article is intended to provide a theoretical framework for tribal advocates seeking to approach state and local governments to discuss cooperation … Continue reading

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Rebecca Webster on Tribal/Local Jurisdiction in Indian Country

Rebecca Webster has published “Tribal and Local Governments: Jurisdictional Challenges within Shared Spaces” in the Wisconsin Lawyer. An excerpt: The concepts of shared governance and pooling resources have gained much attention in recent years. Often standing in the way of … Continue reading

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Rebecca Webster on Service Agreement Payment Formulas for Tribal Trust Lands on the Oneida Reservation

Rebecca M. Webster has published “Service Agreements: Exploring Payment Formulas for Tribal Trust Lands on the Oneida Reservation” in the American Indian Quarterly. Here is the abstract: Many tribal governments throughout the US struggle with developing and maintaining positive relationships … Continue reading

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Shrinking Federal and State Budgets a Possible Boon to Indian Country?

Thomas Jensen’s article in ICT (available here) identifying a possible “silver lining for tribal sovereignty” in the context of shrinking federal and state budgets seems, on first glance, to be counterintuitive, but the thinking is dead-on. All around Michigan, anyway, … Continue reading

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Swinomish and Washington State to Co-Manage and Co-Own a New Park

This news is a few months old, but the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and the Washington State Parks Commission have entered into an intergovernmental agreement to co-manage and co-own a new park within the boundaries of the Tribe’s reservation. Here’s … Continue reading

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Intergovernmental Relations Developing in Cal. as a Result of Gaming

From here, via Pechanga: Landmark intergovernmental agreements between California’s small and once impoverished American Indian communities and surrounding cities and counties are playing a crucial role in the growth of the nation’s largest tribal casino market. But the agreements, intended … Continue reading

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More Machinations from the Village of Hobart

Earlier cases relating to the Village’s continuing objections to the Wisconsin Oneida Nation’s trust land applications and other issues are here and here. Here’s the latest from Indianz: A judge in Wisconsin said Oneida Nation police can be dispatched on … Continue reading

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Matheson v. Gregoire Cert Petition

The questions presented are: Whether the State of Washington Cigarette Tax laws are federally preempted and inapplicable to an American Indian motor carrier hauling cigarettes between Indian reservations in Interstate and Indian Commerce. Whether the laws of the State of … Continue reading

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1992 Indian Tribal Court/State Court Forum Final Report

The final report of this important forum is here (in pieces). Obviously parts of it are very dated, but this is important material regardless as legislative history of MCR 2.615. Final Report Text Appendix I — Minutes Appendix II — Directory of … Continue reading

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