Category Archives: Legislation

Today is 25th Anniversary of Pokagon Band Potawatomi, Little Traverse Odawa, and Little River Ottawa Federal Acknowledgment Statutes

public-law-103-323.pdf [Pokagon Band Restoration Act] public-law-103-324-2.pdf [LTBB/LRB Reaffirmation Act] 1993-house-committee-hearing.pdf 1994-senate-committee-hearing.pdf h.-rep.-103-620.pdf h.-rep.-103-621.pdf

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H.R.3977 – To amend the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 to extend the jurisdiction of tribal courts to cover crimes involving sexual violence, and for other purposes.

Introduced by Rep. Haaland. BILLS-116hr3977ih

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Michigan Public Radio: “Grand Traverse Band tribal member appeals to UN for help getting compensation over broken 1885 treaty”

Here.

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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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