Category Archives: Legislation

Fletcher Testimony on the RESPECT Act before the House Indigenous Peoples Subcommittee

Worth a look, most especially for Dylan Minor’s excellent artistic rendering of the treaty cessions by Michigan Indian nations (skip ahead to page 15); available on SSRN here. It was cherry blossom time, too! And on the way over, we … Continue reading

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Anderson and Krakoff Bears Ears Op Ed

Here.

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Sixth Circuit Briefs in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Whitmer [formerly Snyder]

Here: bmic-opening-brief.pdf state’s brief BMIC Reply Other briefs TK Lower court materials here.

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Mother Jones: “Native Women Are Already Extremely Vulnerable to Domestic Violence. Congress Is About to Make It Worse.”

Here.

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TeenVogue: “The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Expires September 30, Leaving Indigenous Women Especially Vulnerable”

Here.

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Some Details on Rep. Bishop’s Bill to Codify & Alter the Federal Recognition Process

HR 3744 is here: CBO publication here and Bill here. It could replace the current procedures for federal recognition (for reference, here), but does not allow previously denied “Indian groups” from re-petitioning for federal recognition under the new act (if … Continue reading

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Iowa Law Review Student Scholarship on How NHPA Fails Tribal Interests

Amanda M. Marincic has published “The National Historic Preservation Act: An Inadequate Attempt to Protect the Cultural and Religious Sites of Native Nations” in the Iowa Law Review. An excerpt: Beginning in 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe engaged in … Continue reading

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Kirsten Carlson on the Rise of Lobbying by Tribal Interests from 1978 to 2012

Kirsten Matoy Carlson has posted “Lobbying Against the Odds,” forthcoming in the Harvard Journal on Legislation. Here is the abstract: Conventional narratives maintain that groups that lack political power litigate because they cannot attain their goals politically. Yet lobbying by … Continue reading

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NYTs: “Senate Bill to Curtail Labor Rights on Tribal Land Falls Short”

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Historic Vote on Washington I-940, De-Escalation Initiative

Historic Vote on I-940, De-Escalation Initiative OLYMPIA – In an historic vote the state legislature has passed I-940 and ESHB 3003 to address police use of deadly force.  To move forward, De-Escalate Washington leadership and law enforcement sat down to … Continue reading

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