Tag Archives: Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Michigan SCT Rules Former Tribal Official who Committed Crime in Office Eligible to Run for State Office

Here is the opinion in Paquin v. City of St. Ignace: michigan-sct-opinion.pdf And the lone brief I was able to unearth: ag-brief.pdf Lower court decision here. Mr. Paquin’s indictment here.

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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.

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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 … Continue reading

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GTB and Sault Tribe Join Opiate Litigation

Here is the complaint in In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation (N.D. Ohio): GTB & Sault Tribe Complaint Here is a recent list of tribes that have joined the litigation: List of Tribes

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NYTs: “Shutdown Leaves Food, Medicine and Pay in Doubt in Indian Country”

Here, featuring the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

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Consent to Termination of Parental Rights Decision in Michigan Supreme Court

Opinion here The ICWA Appellate Clinic co-represented the tribe in this case. This case involves a complicated question of state statute interpretation regarding a voluntary consent to a termination of parental right in the face of a state termination petition. … Continue reading

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Michigan COA Rules Former Tribal Official with Criminal Record Not Eligible for State and Local Office

Here is the opinion in Paquin v. City of St. Ignace: unpublished opinion An excerpt: In light of the foregoing, we hold that the Tribe constitutes a local government and that plaintiff’s employment with the Tribe constituted employment in “local, … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Criminal, Michigan Indian, Research | Tagged , ,

“Sault Tribe’s trust land application denied for Lansing casino”

Here. If anyone has the denial letter, please send it along. Here it is. And here: 2017-07-24 DOI Cason ltr to Sault Ste. Marie denying mandatory trust acqn

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W.D. Michigan Dismisses Tribal Tort Claim Against Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

Here are the briefs and order in the matter of Lesperance v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, 16-cv-00232 (W.D. Mich. April 27, 2017): Doc. 1 – Petition to Vacate Tribal Appellate Court Decision Doc. 6 – Defendant Sault … Continue reading

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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. Wisconsin Judicare Inc. Staff Attorney, Wasau, WI. Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office has an opening beginning … Continue reading

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