Tag Archives: Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians

Doe v. Jesson Case (MN Federal ICWA Case) Dismissed as Moot

Here is the opinion. After two years, the Minnesota federal district court dismissed the voluntary adoption case challenging the provisions of the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA) allowing for notice and intervention of a child’s tribe in the proceedings. … Continue reading

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Doe v. Jesson, now Piper, Partially Survives Motion to Dismiss

Here. This is the federal case challenging the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act. The Court finds that it has jurisdiction to hear the Does’ complaint, but only against the government defendants. The Court will dismiss Commissioner Moose from the case … Continue reading

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Federal Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Challenge to Minnesota’s Indian Child Welfare Statute

Here is the order in Doe v. Jesson (D. Minn.): 42 DCT Order Denying PI Pleadings TK: State_Memorandum_ResponsePrelimInjuc MilleLacs_Memorandum_ResponsePrelimInjunc MilleLacs_MotiontoDismiss State_Memorandum_MotiontoDismiss State_Response_AnonymousParty We posted the complaint here.

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Constitutional Challenge to Parts of Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act

Here is the complaint in Doe v. Jesson (D. Minn.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: 25. MIFPA defines an “Indian child” as “an unmarried person who is under age 18 and is: (1) a  member of an Indian tribe; or (2) … Continue reading

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Pro Se Section 1983 Suit against Mille Lacs Ojibwe Dismissed

Here are the materials in Goodman v. Waukey (D. Minn.): 1 Complaint 7 Magistrate Report 11 DCT Order

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Casey Report on Mille Lacs Ojibwe Child Welfare Programs

Here.

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Title VII Reverse Discrimination Complaint against Mille Lacs’ Grand Casino Hinckley Dismissed

Here are the materials in Harshe v. Grand Casino Hinckley (D. Minn.): Magistrate R&R re Harshe Complaint DCT Order Dismissing Harshe Complaint

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Minnesota COA Reverses Lower Court on Tribal Jurisdiction Issue

Baffles me why this is unpublished…. Here is the opinion in Nason v. 1991 Buick. The tribal interest in self-governance rests with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians-both the incident leading to the forfeiture proceeding and the seizure of … Continue reading

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