Tag Archives: Ojibwe

Notice Case out of Alabama [ICWA]

Here. Sometimes even I am struck dumb by the notice cases: A second form, dated in 2017 and signed by C.L.B., was also introduced into evidence. C.L.B. testified that his mother had assisted him in completing the 2017 form. On … Continue reading

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Ojibwe Gearing Up for Treaty Hunting and Gathering Case

The potential case concerns wild rice gathering and hunting off reservation and will likely include a habitat protection component. The Minnesota Public Radio article is here.

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LA Kings Win Stanley Cup with the Help of Two Native Players

Coverage here and here and here.

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Minnesota COA Orders Trial Court to Transfer ICWA Case to Leech Lake Tribal Court

Here is the unpublished opinion in In re R.L.Z. (Minn. App.). An excerpt: On appeal from the district court’s denial of a tribe’s motion to transfer this proceeding to terminate parental rights to tribal court, appellant Leech Lake Band of … Continue reading

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In re Giishig — Application by Felon to Change Indian Name

This is an interesting religious freedom case (opinion) in the Minnesota Court of Appeals in which a man (the opinion doesn’t say whether he is a tribal member or not) had changed his name to Ozhaawaskoo Giishig in 1992, while … Continue reading

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Meg Noori in the Freep

Patricia Montemurri at The Freep profiles Meg Noori, a University of Michigan professor who teaches Anishinaabemowin.  Click through for some nice photos and an audio clip of her class. “Izhaadaa Giizhigowaande! Catch Margaret (Meg) Noori at any University of Michigan … Continue reading

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Meg Noori on Jane Johnston Schoolcraft

Margaret Noori has published a book review essay on the recent collection of writings by Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (edited by Robert Dale Parker), the Ojibwekwe who married Henry Schoolcraft, the Michigan Indian Agent from the 1820s to the 1940s, or … Continue reading

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University of Michigan Anishinaabemowin Classes Profiled

In USA Today: DETROIT (AP) — The statistics might not be promising, but personal experience offers Brooke Simon hope that her ancestors’ language won’t disappear. “I can walk down the street and hear someone yell ‘aanii!’ from across the street,” … Continue reading

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NPR Story on the Treuer Brothers

From NPR: Fresh Air from WHYY, April 23, 2008 · Brothers David and Anton Treuer are members of the Ojibwe nation from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. They are working to preserve the Ojibwe language, one of the … Continue reading

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LCO Tells Tribal Members Not to Pay County Property Taxes

This is an interesting development. I assume that Sawyer County will sue, along with the State of Wisconsin, to compel the payment of these taxes. And perhaps the Seventh Circuit will reach a different conclusion from the Sixth Circuit in … Continue reading

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