HCN: “The U.S. stole generations of Indigenous children to open the West”

Here, by Nick Estes.

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The Onion: “Nation’s Indigenous People Confirm They Don’t Need Special Holiday, Just Large Swaths Of Land Returned Immediately”

Here.

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Humor

The Onion: “Nation’s Indigenous People Confirm They Don’t Need Special Holiday, Just Large Swaths Of Land Returned Immediately”

Here.

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Adoption Attorney Charged in Illegal Adoption Scheme Involving Marshall Island Babies

Here and here.

A public official in Arizona has been arrested in connection with charges that he ran a multimillion-dollar scheme in which he smuggled pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to profit from their newborn babies. Authorities say Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen’s fraudulent adoption enterprise left a trail of forged documents and violated U.S. and international laws.

Petersen operates an adoption law firm. For years, he has connected American families seeking to adopt with women from the Marshall Islands — but state and federal prosecutors say Petersen falsified documents and lied about the mothers’ residency so he could enrich himself.

Federal indictment here.

Utah Charging Documents

We posted previous coverage of the Marshallese adoption schemes from the Hololulu Civil Beat. Here is coverage of Peterson in 2017

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Indigenous Peoples Day Events at MSU

IPD19NAISO

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Kurowski v. Kurowski Cert Petition

Here:

Cert Petition

Appendix

Questions presented:

Upon tribal court exhaustion must District Courts perform a threshold inquiry to protect the Indian Petitioners’ federal 25 U.S.C. § 1302 rights?

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Federal Court Dismisses Sexual Misconduct Complaint against Grand Ronde TERO

Here are the materials in Toahty v. Kimsey (D. Or.):

2 Complaint

9 DCT Order

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Federal Court Dismisses Title VII Complaint against Oneida Enterprises

Here are the materials in Johnson v. Oneida Nation Enterprise LLC (N.D. N.Y.):

1 Complaint

6 Magistrate Order

7 DCT Order

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Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. CenturyTel of the Midwest – Kendall, LLC

Here are the materials so far:

pld-2019-08-02-centurytel-petition-for-writ-of-mandamus-or-alternatively-writ-of-prohibition.pdf

pld-2019-09-03-centurytel_s-brief.pdf

pld-2019-1001-tribe_s-appellate-brief-rc-v.-centurytel-of-midwest-kendall-llc.pdf

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New Mexico Indian Law CLE

The Indian Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar is hosting its annual CLE on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Please see the agenda for more information.CLE-AGENDA-ILI19

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