Tag Archives: Michigan

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 samajack@umich.edu.  

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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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Internship and Apprenticeship Opportunities with the American Indian Health in Family Services in Detroit, Michigan

Information on Apprenticeships American Indian Health and Family Services I-LEAD has five (5) paid apprenticeships available. These apprenticeships can help master the knowledge, skills, and behaviors to help you become successful. If interested, please submit a letter of interest that … Continue reading

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VAWA Conference in Michigan

The Grand Traverse Band is hosting a VAWA Conference June 25-26, 2018 at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, Michigan. Registration is free, but space is limited. For more information, please see the flyer and the agenda for the … Continue reading

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Michigan and Oregon Adopt Pro Hac Vice Court Rules for ICWA Cases

Edited to add that Nebraska deserves credit for codifying this back in 2015, which I knew and forgot until today when I was doing some research. The provision is at Neb. Rev. Stat. 43-1504(3), a citation which I have now memorized … Continue reading

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Michigan Superintendent of Schools Seeks to Fine Schools That Don’t Drop Mascots

Article here. This is primarily in response to the most recent action of the Paw Paw School Board to retain their racist mascot (after a particularly contentious Board meeting). Article here. This is also after the Michigan Department of Civil … Continue reading

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Child Welfare Article in the Lansing State Journal

Here. While not ICWA-specific, the concerns raised in this article regarding representation, admitting at adjudication, and the lack of independent experts are also reasons for ICWA non-compliance. Parent advocates say Michigan erects a wall between kids and their families because … Continue reading

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Michigan Foster Care Review Board Annual Report Addresses Areas of “Significant Concern” Relating to LGALs

Report here(pdf). LGAL portion starts on page 15. In spite of such improvements, the quality of representation reported to and observed by our citizen review board members remains less than adequate, at best, and possibly fraudulent at times. The FCRB … Continue reading

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Michigan Tech Dissertation on Tribal-State Fishery Co-Management

Here. Preface Goals and objectives The research goals were to assess and describe characteristics of a multi-cultural fishery co-management arrangement of state and tribal organizations in Michigan in order to provide information and recommendations to enhance the institutional relationship. Information … Continue reading

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How “Yooper” made it into Merriam Webster

Okay, so this story has a legal angle but not an Indian law angle (that I know of), but I couldn’t resist posting it anyway. As I found out from reading the Merriam Webster blog (here), the word “Yooper” was … Continue reading

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