Who Won Indian Law and Policy 2014? First Round Bracket — 7 of 8

Now we move to Category 4, which is another miscellaneous category of sorts. Thanks for bearing with me through this.

Category 4 — Groups

# 1 1491s

Funny people. Appeared on The Daily Show and had a fine time with some Redskins fans. Went to football game, too.

Also, appeared at Michigan State! Had lunch.


# 16 Borough of Jim Thorpe

Won NAGPRA case in the Third Circuit. Don’t be fooled. They’re not NAGPRA fans.

# 8 Indian country pot growers

Don’t get too excited. They haven’t won anything yet.


# 9 Cobell settlement beneficiaries

Feds are looking for you. Seriously, this time they want to give you money.

# 4 Gray wolves

Brother ma’iingan won one this year. I called it. Not really.


# 13 Dept. of Justice

Wait, we already covered this under Eric Holder.

The real # 13 Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Always doing stuff.

# 5 Cohen Handbook

Going strong after all these years, maybe more than ever. Cited 27 times by federal and state courts in 2014. Holy moly!


# 12 New Mexico state government

Won several important Indian law cases this year: got the Part 291 procedures invalidated, against Grand River Enterprises, got a criminal conviction affirmed where the non-Indian had originally been arrested by tribal, bunch of other stuff probably.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Hearing Tomorrow on Childhood Trauma in Indian Country


Nov 19, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. (EST): Oversight Hearing on “Protecting our Children’s Mental Health: Preventing and Addressing Childhood Trauma in Indian Country.”

Date: 11/19/2014 02:30 PM
Location: 628 Senate Dirksen Bldg
Type: Oversight Hearing



Acting Director-Indian Health Service

Principal Deputy Administrator-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Panel 1

Director and Principal Investigator-Institute of Educational Research and Service, The University of Montana National Native Children’s Trauma Center

President/CEO-Alaska Native Health Board

Witness List and Written Testimony in July 23 SCIA Hearing on Indian Gaming



The Honorable Paul A. Gosar
Representative-United States House of Representatives

The Honorable Raul M. Grijalva
Representative-United States House of Representatives

Panel 1

The Honorable Kevin Washburn
Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs-United States Department of the Interior
View Testimony

Mr. Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri
Vice Chairman-National Indian Gaming Commission
View Testimony

Ms. Anne-Marie Fennell
Director-Natural Resources and Environment-United States Government Accountability Office
View Testimony

Panel 2

The Honorable A.T. Stafne
Representative-United States House of Representatives
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The Honorable Michell Hicks
Principal Chief-Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
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Mr. Ernest L. Stevens, Jr.
Chairman-National Indian Gaming Association
View Testimony

Panel 3

The Honorable Diane Enos
Chairman-Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation
View Testimony

The Honorable Ned Norris, Jr.
Chairman-Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona
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The Honorable Jerry Weiers
Mayor-City of Glendale
View Testimony

SCIA Hearing on the Indian Law and Order Commission Report

Link to video here.

Witness list:

Panel 1

The Honorable Kevin Washburn
Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs-U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
The Honorable Timothy Q. Purdon
U.S. Attorney-District of North Dakota, U.S. Department of Justice, Fargo, ND

Panel 2

Mr. Troy Eid
Chairman-Indian Law and Order Commission, Denver, CO
Ms. Affie Ellis
Commissioner-Indian Law and Order Commission, Cheyenne, WY

Ms. Tamra Truett Jerue
Director-of Social Services and Tribal Administrator, Anvik Tribal Council, Anvik, AK

Written Testimony in SCIA Hearing on Carcieri


Today in History – Improvements in Indian Law

Thirty years ago today (according to this site) Senator Mark Andrews introduced Senate Resolution 127 to make the Select Committee on Indian Affairs a permanent committee.

Today is also Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher’s birthday.  Happy Birthday, Matthew!