Tag Archives: Minnesota

Eighth Circuit Decision Upholding Tribal Jurisdiction in Watso v. Piper [ICWA, PL 280]]

Decision here. This settles a long running string of cases out of the Minnesota federal courts in which the non-Indian parents of tribal member children argued there was no tribal jurisdiction over their children when they lived on the tribal … Continue reading

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Minnesota American Indian Bar Association Conference

The Minnesota American Indian Bar Association (MAIBA) welcomes you to attend the 2019 Indian Law Conference at the Mystic Lake Conference Center on Friday May 3, 2019.  MAIBA cosponsors the CLE with Minnesota CLE. Those interested in hotel rooms may … Continue reading

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Fond du Lac Member Appointed to State Office

Yesterday Minnesota Governor Elect, Tim Walz, appointed Dennis Olson, Jr. as the Commissioner of Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Dennis is a citizen of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and currently serves as the Executive Director … Continue reading

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Minnesota Supreme Court Rule Recognizing Tribal Court Orders

Over 15 years ago, the Minnesota Tribal Court/State Court Forum petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court to adopt a robust rule for recognition of tribal court orders. Due in large part to public concern about the efficacy of tribal courts, the … Continue reading

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1855 Treaty Authority Members Issued Citations

A group of individuals from Ojibwe nations in Minnesota known as the “1855 Treaty Authority” staged a wild rice harvesting gathering in Nisswa, Minnesota on Hole-in-the-day Lake on August 27, 2015. The location is outside of current reservation boundaries, but … Continue reading

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Information on Proposed Changes to the Minnesota ICWA Law

From the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare: It is apparent that the BIA guidelines on Indian child welfare proceedings overlap with current legislation in Minnesota, showing that efforts by the BIA and other advocates have likely been considered. … Continue reading

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Manidoowaadiziwag Ikwewag – Women Are Sacred, Video Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence and Practices for Dealing with DV in Native Communities and Victims with Disabilities

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. This documentary film was developed to be an educational and training tool based on the work produced by the Minnesota Accessing Paths to Safety Project. The film chronicles the the first-hand stories of American … Continue reading

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Minnesota Adopts an ICWA Best Practice in its Comments to Court Rules

Here. 2014 Advisory Committee Comment With respect to [Rule 34.03] subdivision 1(j) and (l), in cases where the application of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is unclear, such as when it is not yet known whether the child is … Continue reading

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White Earth Nation Taking over Human Services Cases from Surrounding Counties

In 2011, the Minnesota legislature authorized White Earth to take over all human services programs for tribal members and families in surrounding counties. Bill text here. With more tribes looking at options to provide more services for tribal members residing … Continue reading

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News Coverage of Honor the Earth Arguing For a Voice in Pipeline Route in Front of Minnesota ALJ

Here. Attorneys for the company contend that the commission has no business deciding the meaning of federal treaties. Even so, much of the two-hour discussion before Judge Eric Lipman focused on 10 treaties signed between 1825 and 1864 by Minnesota … Continue reading

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