Michigan Bar Journal Article on the Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act

Norika L. Kida Betti and Cameron Ann Fraser have published “Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act at Seven Years” in the November 2019 issue of the Michigan Bar Journal.

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]





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.


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 happened by the Japanese Internment Memorial, noting that the federal government placed many of the concentration camps on Indian reservations: Continue reading

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



state’s brief

BMIC Reply

Other briefs TK

Lower court materials here.