Tag Archives: Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Consent to Termination of Parental Rights Decision in Michigan Supreme Court

Opinion here The ICWA Appellate Clinic co-represented the tribe in this case. This case involves a complicated question of state statute interpretation regarding a voluntary consent to a termination of parental right in the face of a state termination petition. … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Child Welfare, ICWA | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Michigan COA Rules Former Tribal Official with Criminal Record Not Eligible for State and Local Office

Here is the opinion in Paquin v. City of St. Ignace: unpublished opinion An excerpt: In light of the foregoing, we hold that the Tribe constitutes a local government and that plaintiff’s employment with the Tribe constituted employment in “local, … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Criminal, Michigan Indian, Research | Tagged , ,

“Sault Tribe’s trust land application denied for Lansing casino”

Here. If anyone has the denial letter, please send it along. Here it is. And here: 2017-07-24 DOI Cason ltr to Sault Ste. Marie denying mandatory trust acqn

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, fee to trust, IGRA, Indian gaming, Michigan Indian, News | Tagged , ,

W.D. Michigan Dismisses Tribal Tort Claim Against Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

Here are the briefs and order in the matter of Lesperance v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, 16-cv-00232 (W.D. Mich. April 27, 2017): Doc. 1 – Petition to Vacate Tribal Appellate Court Decision Doc. 6 – Defendant Sault … 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. Wisconsin Judicare Inc. Staff Attorney, Wasau, WI. Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office has an opening beginning … Continue reading

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Federal Bankruptcy Court Holds Sault Tribe Didn’t Waive Immunity

Earlier, the federal district court had held the federal bankruptcy act doesn’t abrogate tribal sovereign immunity. Here are the materials in In re Greektown Holdings LLC (E.D. Mich. Bkrcy.): 649-1 Motion to Dismiss 668-buchwald-response 679-reply 728-order

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, gaming, Michigan Indian, Research, sovereign immunity | Tagged , , ,

Sault Tribe RFP for Appellate Judge

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS   The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians seeks qualified licensed attorneys and/or non-attorneys for the position of Appellate Judge in the Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Appellate Court.  The Appellate Court has the following vacancies … Continue reading

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Sault Tribe Opening for Assistant Prosecutor

Download announcement and details here.

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Sault Tribe Treaty Rights Litigation RFP

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Michigan) seeks an attorney of stature and notable experience to serve as lead counsel for the negotiation, or litigation, of a resource allocation agreement for court affirmed treaty rights, along with possible … Continue reading

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Michigan Tribe Seeks Attorney for Treaty Rights Litigation

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Michigan) seeks an attorney of stature and notable experience to serve as lead counsel for the negotiation, or litigation, of a resource allocation agreement for court affirmed treaty rights, along with possible … Continue reading

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