Tag Archives: Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act

Sault Tribe Sues Interior over Failure to Comply with Mandatory Trust Land Acquisition Statute

Here is the complaint in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 1-1 Exhibit I 1-2 Exhibit II 1-3 Exhibit III 1-4 Exhibit IV 1-5 Exhibit V 1-6 Exhibit VI Interior denial letter here. Lansing … Continue reading

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Sixth Circuit Affirms Denial of Permissive Intervention by Saginaw Chippewa in Bay Mills v. Snyder

Here is the order: BMIC v. Snyder CA6 Unpublished Opinion Briefs here.

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Summary Judgment Briefing in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder

Here are the materials in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder (W.D. Mich.): 47-saginaw-chippewa-motion-to-intervene 54-michigan-motion-for-summary-j 70 bmic opposition 71 clinton declaration 72 hughes declaration 81 snyder reply

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Sault Tribe Motion to Dismiss Michigan Gaming Suit

Here are the new materials in the case captioned State of Michigan v. Payment (W.D. Mich.): 2015-03-20 Brief in Support of Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint 2015-03-20 Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint 71 Michigan Response to Motion to … Continue reading

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State of Michigan Sues Sault Tribe Officials–Amended Complaint with Exhibits

Amended Complaint 2Exhibit A (Letter from DOI) Exhibit B (letter from Gov. Snyder to Chairman Eitrem) Exhibit C (Sault Tribe Submission for Mandatory Fee-to-Trust Acquisition) Exhibit D (Same, for the Sibley Parcel) Exhibit E (Sault Tribe approval of development agreement … Continue reading

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Updated Materials in Michigan v. Sault Tribe — State Seeks to Sue Tribal Officials

Here are the materials in State of Michigan v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (W.D. Mich.): 49 Renewed Motion to Dismiss 53-1 State Motion for Relief 55 State Response to Motion to Dismiss 57 Soo Tribe Reply 58 … Continue reading

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Dale Kildee Claims MILCSA Not Intended to Create Off-Reservation Gaming Opportunities

From the Ann Arbor News, “Dale Kildee: Land for Soo tribe casinos in Lansing and SE Michigan not his legislation’s intent.”

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Sault Tribe Lansing Casino Trust Application Documents

Here: SSM Mandatory Trust Filing Lansing final 20140610 An excerpt: The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan (the “Sault Tribe” or “Tribe”) tenders this submission for a mandatory fee-to-trust acquisition of two parcels of land located in … Continue reading

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Sault Tribe Huron Township, Wayne County Trust Application Documents

Here: SSM Mandatory Trust Filing New Boston final 20140610 An excerpt: The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan (the “Sault Tribe” or “Tribe”)  tenders this submission for a mandatory fee-to-trust acquisition of a parcel of land located  … Continue reading

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Michigan Files Cert Petition against Sault Tribe in Lansing Casino Controversy

Here are the petition materials in Michigan v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians: Michigan Cert Petition Petition Appendix Lower court materials here. The CA6 stayed this matter, here, here, and here.

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