Sault Tribe En Banc Petition in Trust Land Acquisition Case

Here is the petition in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Haaland:

Panel stage materials here.

Saint Mary’s [i.e. Sault Sainte Marie] Canal celebration, reviewing stand and Indian village

Split D.C. Circuit Rules against Sault Tribe in Mandatory Trust Acquisition Appeal [“shall” does not mean “shall”]

Here is the opinion in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Haaland.

Briefs here.

For commentary on legal analysis by reading the dictionary, see Joseph Kimball’s work on the Michigan Supreme Court’s use of dictionaries.

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“When are We Going to Get Our Indian Money?” — The Saga of the Michigan Ottawa Indian Claims Commission Judgment Told in the Pages of Turtle Talk

The Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act of 1997 took some time to get past Congress after the Indian Claims Commission judgment came out in 1972. Here is some of that history told in the pages of the original Turtle Talk newsletter and its precursor, Indian Talk of Southern Michigan.

Indian Talk, April 1975
Turtle Talk, Dec. 1979
Reprinted in February 1980 issue of Turtle Talk, published by the Grand Rapids Inter-Tribal Council.
Turtle Talk, April 1982
Letter to the Editor, Turtle Talk, Feb. 1980 [I know, I know, this is about the Potawatomi Indian money, but it’s too rich to leave out. . . .]
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D.C. Circuit Briefs in Sault Tribe Mandatory Trust Land Acquisition Dispute

Here are the briefs (so far) in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt:

US Opening Brief

Nottawaseppi Huron Band Potawatomi + Saginaw Chippewa Brief

Detroit Casinos Brief

Sault Tribe Brief

Law Prof Amicus Brief

Detroit Casinos Reply

Joint Tribal Reply

US Reply

Lower court materials here.

Sixth Circuit Vacates Bay Mills Gaming Case

Here are the materials in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Whitmer:

ca6-opinion.pdf

bmic-opening-brief.pdf

michigan-brief.pdf

reply-2.pdf

Lower court materials here.

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

Here:

bmic-opening-brief.pdf

state’s brief

BMIC Reply

Other briefs TK

Lower court materials here.

Michigan Prevails over Bay Mills Indian Community re: Vanderbilt Casino Property

Here is the order in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder (W.D. Mich.):

91 DCT Order

Briefs here.

Related posts here.

Sault Tribe Sues Interior over Failure to Comply with Mandatory Trust Land Acquisition Statute

Here is the complaint in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Zinke (D.D.C.):

1 Complaint

1-1 Exhibit I

1-2 Exhibit II

1-3 Exhibit III

1-4 Exhibit IV

1-5 Exhibit V

1-6 Exhibit VI

Interior denial letter here.

Lansing trust land acquisition application docs.

Wayne County trust land acquisition application docs.

State of Michigan v. Payment materials here.