Category Archives: Research

SCOTUS Decides Sturgeon v. Frost II

Here is the opinion. Materials here. Update — footnote 2 of the majority: As noted earlier, the Ninth Circuit has held in three cases—the so called Katie John trilogy—that the term “public lands,” when used in ANILCA’s subsistence-fishing provisions, encompasses navigable waters … Continue reading

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Stillaguamish Marine U&A Allowed to Proceed [U.S. v. Washington Subproceeding 17-03]

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington [subproceeding 17-03] or Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians v. State of Washington (W.D. Wash.): 60 Motion for Reconsideration of Contempt Motion 61 DCT Order Denying Reconsideration 64 Upper Skagit MTD 65 Tulalip … Continue reading

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Hualapai Nation Police Chief on Policing in Indian Country

Here: Season 1 | Episode 4: What’s New In Blue: Policing in Indian Country feat. Chief Francis Bradley Sr. In this episode of What’s New in Blue, Chief Francis Bradley Sr. discusses the importance of culture in policing in Indian … Continue reading

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Qualified Expert Witness Case from Alaska [ICWA]

Eva H. v. State of Alaska This is a case worth reading in its entirety for the discussion of the qualifications of the QEW but also the discussion of the testimony supporting the casual connection between the parents’ behavior and … Continue reading

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Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a … Continue reading

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Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference Registration Open

2nd Annual Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference May 24-26, 2019 Baraga, MI Visit the event page for conference details and to register. For more information please email  

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Buchwald Capital Advisors LLC v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Cert Petition [Bankruptcy Code + Sovereign Immunity]

Here: buchwald cert petition Question presented: Whether the Bankruptcy Code abrogates the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes. Lower court materials here.

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

Minnesota American Indian Bar Association Conference

The Minnesota American Indian Bar Association (MAIBA) welcomes you to attend the 2019 Indian Law Conference at the Mystic Lake Conference Center on Friday May 3, 2019.  MAIBA cosponsors the CLE with Minnesota CLE. Those interested in hotel rooms may … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Holds Exclusionary Rule Applies to Evidence Obtained in Violation of ICRA’s Fourth Amendment Counterpart

Here is the opinion in United States v. Cooley. Briefs here.

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Ninth Circuit Decides Chemehuevi Tribe v. Newsom [gaming compact dispute]

Here is the opinion. Briefs here.

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