IPR: “Emails show Enbridge private security keeping tabs on activists in the Straits of Mackinac”

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“The fact that myself and other elected leaders of tribes have taken a stance against the pipeline doesn’t mean that our law enforcement agencies don’t have an interest in understanding what’s going on at the Straits with the pipeline,” says Bryan Newland, Chairman of the Bay Mills Indian Community. “It would be just like Enbridge reaching out to the Michigan State Police despite the fact that our attorney general and governor are opposed to the pipeline in the straits.”

Kyle Whyte is a professor at Michigan State University and a citizen of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation who has written about Standing Rock. He says there’s a trend of companies trying to control public advocacy behind the scenes.

“Instead of companies proposing risky projects being subject to oversight, it’s citizens concerned about preventing risks who are subject to oversight from those seeking to impose the risks,” he says. “There is a problem of mutual accountability here.”

Governor Whitmer Appoints Whitney Gravelle to Michigan Women’s Commission

Press release here.

“Whitney B. Gravelle, of Brimley, is the tribal attorney for the Bay Mills Indian Community and the former chief judge of the Bay Mills Tribal Court. Ms. Gravelle is active in the tribal community mentoring indigenous youth through the Boys & Girls Club Tribal Youth Program. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Michigan State University College of Law. Ms. Gravelle is appointed to succeed Nicole DeMarco, whose term expired July 15, 2019, for a term expiring July 15, 2022. “

 

Noojimo’iwewin: A VAWA and ICWA Training

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Join this free training

August 1-2, 2019

at the Bay Mills Resort & Casino in Brimley, MI

A multi-disciplinary training geared toward child welfare and domestic violence advocates to implement effective service and advocacy strategies in cases involving child welfare, domestic violence, or both.

Register here and check out the Facebook event page.

Featured trainers include Hon. Jocelyn Fabry, Chief Judge, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians; Rachel Carr, Executive Director, Uniting Three Fires Against Violence; Hon. Ron Whitener, Chief Judge, The Tulalip Tribes; Kate Fort, Director, Indian Law Clinic, Michigan State University Law, Indigenous Law Program; Lenny Hayes, Executive Director, Tate Topa Consulting, LLC and more. For a complete list of trainers visit the event page.

Brought to you by Bay Mills Indian Community and the OJS Tribal Justice Support.

Noojimo’iwewin – healing others, healing of the heart and mind as well as illness.

Free Trial Advocacy Skills Hosted by Bay Mills and MSU! This Week! For Trial Judges, Prosecutors and Defenders!

Now with 17.5 Minnesota CLE Credits!

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Come to Michigan in June when it is beautiful! Open to judges, defense attorneys, and prosecutors, this three-day training will provide trial skills training though a “learning-by-doing” teaching method, which includes lectures and demonstrations from training staff, and provides each participant with hands-on experience and practice sessions. This training is tuition free, however, space is limited.

Join us June 19-21, 2019

Visit the website for more information and to register. Hotel block is here.

Find a PDF version of the flyer here.

“Waters of the United States” Comments by Michigan Tribal Interests

CORA, GTB, and Bay Mills comments on EPA’s proposal to change the definition of “Waters of the United States.”

Bay Mills-WOTUS Comments Regarding EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149

CORA Comments WOTUS 2019

GTB 4-12-19 letter +map