Sault Tribe Moves for Summary Judgment in Its Off-Rez Fee to Trust Claim

Here is the pleading in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.):

43 Sault Tribe MSJ

Case tag here.

Tribes and Detroit Casinos Allowed to Intervene in Sault Tribe Suit over Lansing and Wayne County Off-Rez Gaming Applications

Here are the materials so far in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.):

1 Complaint

1-1 Solicitor Opinion on Bay Mills

1-2 Wayne County Application

1-3 Lansing Application

1-4 Supplemental Materials

1-5 Jan 2017 Interior Letter

1-6 July 2017 Interior Decision

11 Answer

16-1 Saginaw Chippewa Motion to Intervene

18-1 Detroit Casinos Motion to Intervene

20 Nottawaseppi Huron Band Motion to Intervene

28 Sault Tribe Opposition to Intervention Motions

29 Federal Opposition to Detroit Casinos Motion to Intervene

31 Saginaw Chippewa Reply in Support of 16

32 Detroit Casinos Reply in Support of Motion to Intervene

33 NHBPI Reply in Support of Motion to Intervene

35 DCT Order

Prior posts on the Lansing/Wayne County casino proposals are here.

Federal Court Rejects D.V. Convict’s Challenge to Federal Jurisdiction over Isabella Reservation Lands

Here are the materials in United States v. Jackson (E.D. Mich.):

32 Motion to Vacate Sentence

37 US Response + Exhibits

38 Reply

39 Magistrate Report

41 Objection

42 DCT Order

Saginaw Chippewa Disenrollees Sue Interior for Failure to Enforce the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan Distribution of Judgment Funds Act

Here is the complaint in Cavazos v. Zinke (D.D.C.):

tribal-members-lawsuit

The plaintiffs are represented by Gerald Torres, Michael Sliger, and Hope Babcock.

News coverage: “Expelled Tribe Members Say Feds Did Nothing to Protect Their Rights

Update:

10-1 Motion to Dismiss

12 Opposition

13 reply

Sixth Circuit Materials in Saginaw Chippewa Effort to Intervene in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder

Here:

Saginaw Chippewa Motion to Expedite

Michigan Response

CA6 Order Denying Motion to Expedite

Saginaw Chippewa Opening Brief

BMIC Answer Brief

Michigan Answer Brief

SCIT Reply

Lower court materials here.

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.

Federal Court Rejects Sag Chip and Nottawaseppi Huron Potawatomi Motions to Intervene in Bay Mills Gaming Case

Here are the materials in Bay Mills Indian Community v. Snyder (W.D. Mich.):

47 Saginaw Chippewa Motion to Intervene

54 Michigan Motion for Summary J

54 Nottawaseppi Motion to Intervene

61 Michigan Opposition to SCIT Motion

62 BMIC Opposition to SCIT Motion

67 Michigan Opposition to NHB Motion

68 BMIC Opposition to NHB Motion

69 DCT Order