Magistrate Judge Opinion Issued in Dossett v. Ho-Chunk Inc.

Here are the materials in Dossett v. Ho-Chunk Inc. (D. Or.):

1 Complaint

30 High Country News MTD

35 Ho-Chunk Nation MTD

41 NCAI MTD

44 Dossett Response to 30 and 35

45 Dossett Declaration

45-1 Exhibits

47 Dossett Response to 35

48 NCAI Reply

49 HCN Reply

50 Ho-Chunk Nation Reply

51 Ducheneaux Declaration

53 Dossett Motion to File Amended Complaint

54 Ho-Chunk Inc Opposition to 53

55 Ho-Chunk Renewed MTD

57 NCAI Opposition to 53

59 Dossett Reply to NCAI

60 Dossett Reply to Ho-Chunk

69 Magistrate Opinion

NCAI Summer 2018 Legal Internship – Domestic Violence

NCAI Summer 2018 Legal Internship – Domestic Violence

NCAI is hiring a summer intern to assist us in our work concerning domestic violence in Indian Country.  Students must have completed at least one year of law school by the start of the internship. Intern applicants must be able to serve a minimum of 16 hours per week, for a minimum of six weeks. The internship is based in our Washington, DC office.  Internships are unpaid, but many schools will offer college credit or financial assistance, and some tribes may be willing to sponsor NCAI interns from their tribe. NCAI will be glad to provide information to your school or tribe to assist in securing credit or financial support for your internship.

The intern will work directly with a team of NCAI staff to plan and coordinate NCAI’s outreach and advocacy work concerning Domestic Violence, specifically NCAI’s projects on VAWA 2013 expanded criminal jurisdiction and on mapping domestic violence resources throughout Indian Country. Responsibilities include legal research, drafting legal memos, helping organize the summer 2018 meeting of the Inter-Tribal Working Group, helping assess gaps in domestic violence services, and organizing webinars on legal topics.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Interested applicants should apply by emailing ereese@ncai.org a resume, law school grade sheet, writing sample, and cover letter that includes a brief explanation of your interest in the position, tribal affiliation (if any), and two references.

NCAI Webinar: Tribal Leasing and Self-Governance Under the HEARTH Act

Please register for Tribal Leasing and Self-Governance Under the HEARTH Act on Dec 07, 2017 3:00 PM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2858751509657713153

The Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Home Ownership (HEARTH) Act was enacted by Congress in 2012 and provides tribal nations the flexibility to manage their own leases on tribal trust lands. In order to exercise this leasing authority, Tribes must first develop their own leasing regulations, consistent with Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regulations at 25 C.F.R. Part 162, and have them approved by the Secretary of the Interior. Once the leasing regulations have been approved, the Tribe is able to negotiate and enter into leases of tribal trust land without further BIA approval.

Presenters:

  • Cynthia Morales, Trust Services Director, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Matthew Carriaga, Realty Director, Ho-Chunk Nation
  • Jody Cummings, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson
  • Moderator – Jacob Schellinger, NCAI Staff Attorney & Legislative Counsel

This informative webinar will discuss tribal leasing and self-governance under the HEARTH Act.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law job posted on Turtle Talk, please email indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potowatomi

Legal Intern, Fulton, MI. Work up to 10 hours per week during the school year. Open to first and second year law students.

Water Protector Legal Collective

Summer Intern, Mandan, N.D. The Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) is seeking (1L/2L) law students for a summer internship to work on the ground supporting water protectors, movement justice, and the Pro Hac attorney program.

Pueblo of Isleta

Tribal Prosecutor, Isleta, N.M. The position presents criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating civil and/or criminal laws. Serves as presenting officer in Person-at-risk cases. Application.

National Congress of American Indians

Project Attorney, Washington, D.C. Responsible for day to day management of NCAI’s VAWA implementation technical assistance project.

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Assistant General Counsel, Fountain Hills, AZ. Closes May 1, 2017.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

Senior Associate General Counsel, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Associate General Counsel, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women as a Step Toward Empowerment – Event

Link to the announcement here

TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER:

Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women as a Step Towards Empowerment

SAVE THE DATE

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
10:30 a.m.

Salvation Army
221 E 52nd St.
(Downstairs Room)
New York, NY 10022

Join us to recognize, strengthen, and honor the global movement to end violence against indigenous women.

Indigenous women around the world experience disproportionate levels of violence and murder and multiple, intersecting forms of discrimination because they are indigenous and because they are women. Too often, national justice systems fail to respond to this violence, leaving women without protection or meaningful access to justice. In this event, indigenous women leaders will speak to the situation of violence against indigenous women in the United States and Guatemala.

• Learn about barriers to safety facing American Indian and Alaska Native women in the United States, and their successes in restoring indigenous sovereignty to address violence against women.

• Learn about the grassroots movement to stop the trafficking of indigenous women in the United States.

• Learn about the spectrum of violence facing Mayan women in Guatemala and their strategies of resistance.

Panelists will also discuss strategies for urging states to advance the rights of indigenous peoples and women affirmed in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

For more information, email Jana L. Walker, at jwalker@indianlaw.org.

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Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law job posted on Turtle Talk, please email indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Hualapai Nation

Associate Judge. NEW Closing date: 3/2/2017.

National Indian Education Association (NIEA)

Tribal Education Specialist, Washington D.C.

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

Staff Attorney, Washington D.C. First review 2/21/2017. Open until filled.

Tribal Protection Order Webinar Series

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, and the National Congress of American Indians are hosting a webinar series on tribal protection orders. Each webinar will be 30 minutes with additional time for Question and Answer. Participants may attend one or more webinars, there are no prerequisites to attend any webinar. All webinars will be archived on tribalprotectionorder.org.

Please register for the topic(s), date and time that works best for you. The registration links are located below each topic description.

1) Issuing tribal protection orders – This webinar will discuss how to craft tribal protection orders, what language must be included in a tribal protection order, and how to meet the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) full faith and credit provision.

Tue, Sep 13, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/586317150921405955
Webinar ID: 144-585-971

2) Enforcing protection orders generally and for VAWA Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction over non-Indian (SDVCJ) cases – This webinar will discuss how to enforce tribal protection orders through: criminal prosecution, criminal contempt, and civil contempt. Enforcing tribal protection order under the VAWA SDVCJ will also be addressed.

Tue, Sep 20, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2166778254430826243
Webinar ID: 118-977-555

3) Contempt and tribal protection orders – This webinar will discuss what powers judges have to maintain the safety, order and integrity of the court while issuing and enforcing tribal protection orders.

Tue, Sep 27, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6100405347613417219
Webinar ID: 121-647-987

Panelists: Honorable Steven D. Aycock, (Ret.), Judge-in-Residence, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Honorable Kelly Gaines Stoner, Victim Advocacy Legal Specialist, Tribal Law and Policy Institute and Judge, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma

Facilitators: Virginia Davis, Senior Policy Advisor, National Congress of American Indians, Chia Halpern Beetso, Tribal Court Specialist, Tribal Law and Policy Institute

This webinar series is a part of a series of VAWA Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction over non-Indians webinars. For past webinars please see: http://www.ncai.org/tribal-vawa. Past webinars include – Jury Pools and Selection, Defendant’s Rights, Victims’ Rights, Prosecution Skills, and Code Revision & Drafting. For further information on VAWA SDVCJ and protection orders, please visit: www.NCAI.org/tribal-vawa ; http://www.tribal-institute.org/lists/vawa_2013.htm ; www.TribalProtectionOrder.org.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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