Tag Archives: consent decree

Antoine v. Winner School District (S.D.) Consent Decree

Here’s the ACLU website on this incredible and ugly case, involving Indian students at a school bordering the Rosebud. Here is the Indian.com coverage of the judge’s approval of the settlement. Here are the relevant materials from the settlement in … Continue reading

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Inland Agreement Photos

 From Indian Country Today:   Click to Enlarge             Photos by Theresa Keshick — Pictured are the signatories of the commemorative signing of the 2007 Inland Consent Decree between five tribes – Little Traverse Bay … Continue reading

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Rat on Inland

From the Leelanau Enterprise: Tribal-state consent decree signed Attorney Bill Rastetter figured he and other representatives of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians had better attend the biennial meeting of the Conservation Resource Alliance in Traverse City … Continue reading

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Inland Settlement Consent Decree Materials

The final documents are here Stipulation Consent Decree [sans appendices] Sixth Circuit Opinion — Denial of Motion to Intervene by Amici

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Court Approves Inland Settlement

From the AP: “A federal judge signed an agreement between the state of Michigan and five Indian groups on Monday giving the tribes the power to issue their own hunting and fishing licenses and write their own regulations.”U.S. District Judge … Continue reading

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Inland Settlement Signed at Odawa Casino in Petoskey

From the Petoskey News Review: “Four weeks after the various governments reached an understanding of how historic treaty rights apply to tribal members’ inland fishing and hunting activities, many of their officials and staff — about 100 people in all … Continue reading

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Second DNR Explanatory Meeting

From the Ludington Daily News: “Chris Dobyns of the Michigan Attorney General’s office explained that several legal precedents were in the tribes’ favor heading into the negotiation on inland rights. The Canons of Construction, which are long-standing legal guidelines, explain … Continue reading

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First DNR Inland Settlement Meeting

From the Soo Evening News: Fisheries Chief Kelly Smith of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources indicated the fishing portion of the consent decree involved long and detailed discussion. The state was looking to protect fish stocks while at the … Continue reading

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Soo Tribe Board Officially Approves Inland Settlement

From the Soo Evening News: “The final piece of the puzzle appears to be in place as all five tribes have officially agreed to the 2007 Inland Hunting and Fishing Decree paving the way for an upcoming date in federal … Continue reading

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More Inland Coverage: The Settlement from the POV of U.P. Whitetails Assn

From the Escanaba Daily Press: “The conservation work performed by organizations such as the Bay De Noc Sports Fishermen and the MDNR was recognized as an integral component of the successful management of our inland fisheries. Is [the settlement] perfect? … Continue reading

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