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AFN BULLETIN – February 3, 2023 – AFN calls for urgent and transformative climate action led by Indigenous Peoples following COP27: UN Climate Change Conference 2022

The post AFN BULLETIN – February 3, 2023 – AFN calls for urgent and transformative climate action led by Indigenous Peoples following COP27: UN Climate […]

Grease: All-Indigenous Production brings Indigenous Culture to Light

Grease is a romance movie that has won our hearts ever since its release. But what is more exciting is an all-Indigenous production of the […]

AFN BULLETIN – February 2, 2023 – Elevating First Nations’ leadership to address biodiversity loss at COP15: UN Convention on Biological Diversity 2022

The post AFN BULLETIN – February 2, 2023 – Elevating First Nations’ leadership to address biodiversity loss at COP15: UN Convention on Biological Diversity 2022 […]

Piita Aapasskaan: A Kanai Skateboarder’s Story

Over 20 years ago, Brock Mitchell captured a photo of his skateboarder friend, Kyle Young Pine. The black and white photo later became a blueprint […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – January 31, 2023 – Repeal and Replacement of the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act (SDWFNA)

The post ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – January 31, 2023 – Repeal and Replacement of the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act (SDWFNA) […]

Materials re: Opposition to Proposed U.S. v. Michigan Consent Decree

Lots of lawyers making money on what appears to be utterly farcical litigation. Here are the updated materials in United States v. Michigan (W.D. Mich.): […]

Fletcher on Due Process and Equal Protection in Michigan Anishinaabe Courts

The Michigan State Law Review Forum has published my short article, “Due Process and Equal Protection in Michigan Anishinaabe Courts.” Check it out.

Ninth Circuit Rejects Leadership Claims of Alturas Rancheria Faction

Here is the opinion in Alturas Indian Rancheria v. Bernhardt. Briefs and lower court materials here.

First Native American Woman in Space Goes on Spacewalk

We are proud of Nicole Aunapu Mann, the first Native American NASA astronaut to go for a spacewalk. She, alongside Koichi Wakata of Japan, was […]

Litigation in North Dakota Federal Court over Turtle Mountain TERO Power to Assess Nonmember Business on Trust Lands

Here are the materials so far in Hanson v. Parisien (D.N.D.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload 3-1 Tribal Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 6 Hanson Response to MTD.pdfDownload 8 Hanson […]

No-smudging at Powwow Irks Students at North Dakota School

In the earlier half of January, the University of Mary became the subject of an online stir when it prohibited the Native American practice of […]

American Indian Justice Conference Call for Papers

The 2023 American Indian Justice Conference (AIJC) is planned for May 3-4, 2023 in Reno, NV. The conference planners for this event are the National Criminal Justice […]

Phoenix Suns Pay Homage to Arizona with New Jersey

Sports are powerful. They unleash a high-spirited side unknown to most of us, create heartfelt stories that spark changes in the community, and shed light […]

Angela Riley & Sarah Glenn Thompson on Dual Sovereignty and Indian Country Crimes

Angela Riley & Sarah Glenn Thompson have posted “Mapping Dual Sovereignty and Double Jeopardy in Indian Country Crimes,” recently published in the Columbia Law Review, […]

Water Users Seek SCT Review of Spokane-Federal Water Use Agreement

Here is the cert petition in Sulgrove v. Spokane Tribe: Sulgrove Petition.pdfDownload Here are the questions presented: Whether landowners, whose water use was exempted from […]

Sault Tribe/Kewadin Gaming Enjoined from Concealing or Dissipating Assets in Gaming Development Company Dispute [recall the $88M judgment]

Here is the order in JLLJ Development LLC v. Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority (Mich. Cir. Ct.): ex-parte-temp.-restr.-order-filedDownload Prior post here.

Bethany Hughes on the History of Natives at UMich

The University of Michigan has a complicated history with Native American communities, which were vital to its very existence. Join us for a discussion with Bethany […]

Lunch in Indian Country CLE: Supreme Court Update on Indian Law [with Fletcher]

Supreme Court Update on Indian Law Co-Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona and the State Bar’s Indian Law Section January 18, 2023, 12:00-1:00 MST […]

MSU Indian Law Clinic Funding Announcement and Job Opportunity

It is with great pleasure to announce the Indian Law Clinic at MSU received an initial $200,000 to fund a Tribal Appellate Clerk Project from […]

SCOTUS Grants LDF v. Coughlin

Here is the order. Cert stage briefs here.

Paul G’s Favorite Purchases from Amazon.com in 2022

Do you shop at Amazon?  I know I do.  It is just too easy to order something and have it show up 2 days later. […]

Eighth Circuit Rejects Federal Tort Claim against US involving Rosebud Indian Health Clinic Employee Car Accident

Here is the opinion in Two Eagle v. United States. The briefs: Two Eagle Opening Brief.pdfDownload US Answer Brief.pdfDownload Reply.pdfDownload

Mille Lacs Ojibwe Prevails on Criminal Jurisdiction against County Sheriff’s Office

Here are the materials in Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians v. County of Mille Lacs (D. Minn.): 319 Tribe Motion for Summary.pdfDownload 321 Sheriff […]

New York Federal Court Dismisses Third Party Claims against Cayuga and Clint Halftown [except for recoupment] in Smoke Shop Dispute

Here are the updated materials in Cayuga Nation v. Parker (N.D. N.Y.): 64 Meyer Third Party Complaint.pdfDownload 65 Parker Third Party Complaint.pdfDownload 75-1 Tribe Motion […]

Application of ICWA to Third Party Custody Petition out of Montana

2023-da-22-0405 The Court agreed that ICWA applied to a third party custody petition where the parent could not get her child back upon demand, but […]

Native American Holiday Gift Guide – Pow Wow Life – 78

Learn more – www.powwows.com/win Time for Holiday Shopping! This year be sure to support Indigenous companies and artists!  Use our Holiday Gift Guide to start […]

Edward Norton Discovers Native Ancestry – Pocahontas Is His 12th Great-Grandmother

The season premiere of “Finding Your Roots” reveals a surprising relationship between actor Edward Norton and Pocahontas. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the remarkable roots […]

Most Popular Stories of 2022 on PowWows.com

Below are the Top most popular stories published on PowWows.com in 2022! Thanks to you for reading and sharing our stories in 2022, I appreciate […]

Williams & Cochrane, Rosette, and Quechan Stipulate to Dismiss All of Their Claims [update]

Here is the stipulation in Williams & Cochrane LLP v. Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Reservation (S.D. Cal.): 389 Williams and Cochrane v Rosette […]

Michigan State Court Order in Suit against Sault Tribe Gaming Entity, Orders $88M (!!) in Damages

Here is the order in JLLJ Development LLC v. Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority (Mich. Cir. Ct.): CC – Order GENERIC ORDER – CIVIL-CRIMINAL-DOMESTIC – 21-000189-CB-C30 […]

Top Most Popular YouTube Videos of 2022 on PowWows.com

Below are the Top most popular youtube videos published on PowWows.com in 2022! Thanks to you for reading and sharing our youtube videos in 2022, […]

Ninth Circuit Panel Affirms City of Seattle’s Removal of Sauk-Suiattle Dam Suit to Federal Court, Asks for En Banc Review of Circuit Precedent on Removal . . . Good for procedure nerds, I’m sure.

Here is the opinion in Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe v. City of Seattle. Briefs here. Impressionist painting of the removal of a state court complaint to […]

California COA Briefs in California Capitalism Association v. Marston

Here: California Capitalism Opening Brief.pdfDownload Answer Brief.pdfDownload

Tenth Circuit Rules in Favor of Oil and Gas Extractors in Royalties Dispute [Wind River Reservation]

Here is the opinion in Merit Energy Company LLC v. Haaland. Briefs: Merit Opening Brief.pdfDownload Federal Brief.pdfDownload Merit Reply.pdfDownload Federal Reply.pdfDownload

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Briefs in Matter Involving Taxation of Menominee Trust Land

Here are the briefs in Legend Lake Properties Owners Association Inc. v. Keshena: Opening Brief.pdfDownload Answer Brief.pdfDownload

Merits Stage Briefs in Arizona v. Navajo Nation/Dept. of the Interior v. Navajo Nation

Here: All this water is Navajo. Interior Brief.pdfDownload Arizona Merits Brief.pdfDownload Colorado Merits Brief.pdfDownload

Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Publishes Damning Report on Alaska’s Child Welfare System Violates the Americans With Disabilities Act

Here is the report. 2022.12.15_alaska_findings_report_0.pdfDownload From the press release: The Department of Justice announced today that it found reasonable cause to believe that the State […]

New Year Giveaway – Pendleton Blankets and More!

2022 was a great year!   Thank You! I’m excited for 2023.  I have some exciting projects planned for this year.  Plus Pow Wows will be […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – AFN Special Chiefs Assembly, December 6-8

The post ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – AFN Special Chiefs Assembly, December 6-8 appeared first on Assembly of First Nations.

Greg Bigler on Euchee Legal Traditions

Gregory Bigler has posted “7000 Dzo-Gaw-law (Ancestors)” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: I read Stories from the Euchee Reservation on a plane. I read […]

Tom Bell on the Catawba Special Economic Zone

Tom Bell has posted “The Catawba Digital Economic Zone: A Native American SEZ,” published in the Journal of Special Jurisdictions, on SSRN. The abstract: The […]

Ohio SCT Affirms Condemnation of Golf Course Built on Octogon Earthworks

Here are the materials in State of Ohio ex rel. Ohio History Connection v. Moundbuilders Country Club Company: 2022-Ohio-4345 Country Club Brief Ohio History Connection […]

Documentary Video – Sampson Sixkiller Sinquah – 2022 World Hoop Dance Champion

In February of 2022, Sampson Sixkiller Sinquah (Gila River Pima/ Hopi-Tewa/ Cherokee) competed against 22 competitors at the World Hoop Dance Championships held at the […]

Split Ninth Circuit Reinstates Suit against School District that Banned Beaded Graduation Cap

Here is the opinion in Waln v. Dysart School District. Briefs here and here. More details at NARF.

AFN FIRST NATIONS-IN-ASSEMBLY PASS RESOLUTIONS BY CONSENSUS ON COMPENSATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

The post AFN FIRST NATIONS-IN-ASSEMBLY PASS RESOLUTIONS BY CONSENSUS ON COMPENSATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES appeared first on Assembly of First Nations.

AFN STANDS WITH FAMILY OF MORGAN BEATRICE HARRIS AND ALL MMIWG2S+ DEMANDING DIGNITY AND JUSTICE

The post AFN STANDS WITH FAMILY OF MORGAN BEATRICE HARRIS AND ALL MMIWG2S+ DEMANDING DIGNITY AND JUSTICE appeared first on Assembly of First Nations.

Three New (and Fascinating — Read: Lots of Anishinaabe Jurisprudence) Appellate Court Opinions from Sault Tribe COA

Payment v. Election Committee APP-22-02 Opinion and Order.APvElec.pdfDownload Hoffman v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors Opinion & Order.Hoffman.pdfDownload MacLeod v. […]

Pawnee Nation Endorses Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Persons

Here is the press release and related statutes: PBC – laws, PN DRIP Act (Approved 05-12-22).pdfDownload Pawnee Nation–laws, Declaration of Respect 2021.pdfDownload PBC–laws, Pawnee Nation-Government-to-Government-Consultation-Statute.pdfDownload […]

Gov. Whitmer Attends State-Tribal Summit in Sault Ste. Marie, Appoints First Tribal Citizen Ever to Michigan Court of Appeals 

Michigan Executive Office of the Governor sent this bulletin at 12/06/2022 04:04 PM EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    December 6, 2022   Contact: [email protected]       Gov. Whitmer Attends State-Tribal Summit in Sault Ste. Marie, […]

AFN STANDS WITH KIASHKE ZAAGING ANISHINABEK (GULL BAY FIRST NATION) IN ACTION AGAINST CANADA FOR INEQUITABLE FUNDING AND SUPPORT FOR FIRST NATION POLICE SERVICES

The post AFN STANDS WITH KIASHKE ZAAGING ANISHINABEK (GULL BAY FIRST NATION) IN ACTION AGAINST CANADA FOR INEQUITABLE FUNDING AND SUPPORT FOR FIRST NATION POLICE […]

Interior Proposes New Fee-to-Trust Regs and New Class III Compact Process Regs, Parts 151 and 293

Here. From the notice: The Department of the Interior (Department) invites Tribal Leaders to consult on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Department’s […]

FIRST NATIONS LEADERS GATHER DURING HEARINGS ON THE ACT C-92, AN ACT RESPECTING FIRST NATIONS, METIS AND INUIT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND THE POTENTIAL PASSING OF BILL C-29

The post FIRST NATIONS LEADERS GATHER DURING HEARINGS ON THE ACT C-92, AN ACT RESPECTING FIRST NATIONS, METIS AND INUIT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND THE […]

Bison Are Returning to More Native American Lands

Native American tribes are leading efforts to restore bison populations across the North American lands on which they once flourished.  Bison, also known as the […]

Angela Riley on Indigenous Cultural Property Law

Angela R. Riley has published “The Ascension of Indigenous Cultural Property Law” in the Michigan Law Review. Prof. Riley presenting the paper last fall at […]

FIRST NATIONS FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST TO GATHER IN OTTAWA FOR AFN SPECIAL CHIEFS ASSEMBLY DECEMBER 6-8

The post FIRST NATIONS FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST TO GATHER IN OTTAWA FOR AFN SPECIAL CHIEFS ASSEMBLY DECEMBER 6-8 appeared first on Assembly […]

Parties Renew Motions for Summary Judgment in Sault Tribe Bid for Detroit-Area Casino

Here are the new materials in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Haaland (formerly Bernhardt, Zinke, etc.) (D.D.C.): Time to rumble. 91 Sault […]

New Mexico COA Holds Navajo Nation Member Who Rents is Exempt from State Income Tax

Here are the materials in Skeet v. New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department: Department Opening Brief Answer Brief Reply Opinion A wolf protesting taxes I […]

UDub Indian Law Symposium — Friday, Dec. 9, 2022

Register here. UW Law will host the 35th annual Indian Law Symposium on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, featuring a full set of topics from panelists […]

Update on Compensation and Long-Term Reform to the First Nations Child and Family Services Program and Jordan’s Principle

The post Update on Compensation and Long-Term Reform to the First Nations Child and Family Services Program and Jordan’s Principle appeared first on Assembly of […]

REGIONAL CHIEF CINDY WOODHOUSE REACTS TO DECISION MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

The post REGIONAL CHIEF CINDY WOODHOUSE REACTS TO DECISION MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA appeared first on Assembly of First Nations.

D.C. Federal Court Dismisses Suits Attacking United Keetoowah and Kialegee Compacts, Allows Suits Against Comanche and Otoe-Missouria to Proceed

Here are the materials in Cherokee Nation v. Dept, of the Interior (D.D.C.): 106 Federal Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 107-1 Woommavovah Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 109 Shotton […]

Michigan Bar Journal: “Professionalism in tribal jurisdictions”

Here. NDN badass, unrelated to the content of this article.

Ninth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of San Carlos Apache Health Care Contract Support Costs Suit

Here is the opinion in San Carlos Apache Tribe v. Beccera. An excerpt: A simplified example clarifies this scheme. Assume that a tribe administers a […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS NAMED ONE OF CANADA’S TOP 100 EMPLOYERS

The post ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS NAMED ONE OF CANADA’S TOP 100 EMPLOYERS appeared first on Assembly of First Nations.

California’s War of Extermination Against American Indians

California’s War of Extermination Against American Indians, led by the U.S. District Court of the Northern District Court of California Historical Society will take place […]

Alaska Federal Court Holds Fair Labor Standards Act Inapplicable to Southcentral Foundation

Here are the materials in Meglitsch v. Southcentral Foundation (D. Alaska): 1 Notice of Removal 1-1 State Court Complaint 22 Southcentral Motion for Summary J […]

Oklahoma SCT Materials in Wren v. Yates

Here: Summary Disposition Order Darby Concurrence Combs Concurring Gurich Concurring Appellant Brief Related case here.

NABA-DC Panel on Brackeen

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Penn Law/Field Center ICWA Presentation

Register here.

Native Artist Interview and Performances For Native American Heritage Month

PowWows.com is hosting a series of performances for Native American Heritage Month sponsored by The US Department of Health and Human Services. Join Paul G […]

Native America Calling Show Today — The Fate of ICWA

Here. Each side presented their oral arguments Wednesday to the U.S. Supreme Court for the most serious challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act in […]

Prof. Fort on Morning Edition and Additional Brackeen Coverage

Morning Edition “ICWA doesn’t prevent an individualized assessment of the best placement for each child,” says Kathryn Fort, director of the Indian Law Clinic at […]

Brackeen Post-Oral Argument Discussion – via Zoom

Please join the Indigenous Law and Policy Center this Wednesday, November 9, at 6:00 p.m. ET for a post-oral argument discussion of Brackeen over Zoom. […]

Top 10 Native American Children’s Books

November, popularly celebrated as American Heritage Month, makes it the perfect time to get your hands down on children’s books by Native American authors. Whether […]

SCTOUS Grants United States and Arizona Petitions in Navajo Water Case

Here was yesterday’s order. Prior post here. Thinking if SCOTUS had some good frybread, they’d let Indian country have the nice things we deserve, like […]

Update on AFN-Canada Specific Claims Co-Development Process

The post Update on AFN-Canada Specific Claims Co-Development Process appeared first on Assembly of First Nations.

Registration Open! The History & Future of The Indian Child Welfare Act (Session 2)

Session 2: Consequences and Implications of the Supreme Court Case The panel of legal experts and academics will discuss the oral arguments in the HAALAND […]

Ann Estin on Equal Protection and the Indian Child Welfare Act

Ann Estin has posted “Equal Protection and the Indian Child Welfare Act: States, Tribal Nations, and Family Law,” forthcoming in the Journal of the American […]

Our Favorite Native American History Books

What did you learn in school about Native Americans?   Did you only study tribal history during November? Were the topics only centered around early US […]

REGIONAL CHIEF PAUL PROSPER TO ATTEND PUBLIC CEREMONY LAUNCHING INDEPENDENT SPECIFIC CLAIMS CO-DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

The post REGIONAL CHIEF PAUL PROSPER TO ATTEND PUBLIC CEREMONY LAUNCHING INDEPENDENT SPECIFIC CLAIMS CO-DEVELOPMENT PROCESS appeared first on Assembly of First Nations.

FBA DC Indian Law Conference 

After two years of virtual programming, the D.C. Indian Law Conference returns Monday, November 7 in a hybrid format, allowing attendees the option to attend in-person or […]

Explore Native 2022 – Native American Heritage Month Challenge

Welcome to the 2022 Explore Native Challenge for Native American Heritage Month. During November, I want to challenge you to learn more about Native culture […]

D.C. Federal Court Rejects Effort to Seek Trust Accounting re: Allotments of Former Slaves of Indian Tribes

Here are the materials in Tanner-Brown v. Haaland (D.D.C.): 1 Complaint 15 Motion to Dismiss 18 Opposition 19 Reply 21 DCT Order Granting Motion to […]

Grand Gateway Hotel Sued by DOJ for Racial Discrimination

In 2022, you wouldn’t think things like blatant bigotry and collective punishment still occur in some regions of America, but they unfortunately do.  The U.S. […]

Update in Maverick Gaming Challenge to IGRA — New Venue and Rule 19 Motion to Dismiss

Here are the new materials in Maverick Gaming LLC v. United States (W.D. Wash.): 66 Amended Complaint.pdfDownload 68-1 Shoalwater Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 85 Shoalwater Bay […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS – October 25, 2022 – Update on Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Decision on the Final Settlement Agreement on Compensation

The Assembly of First Nations issues regular updates on work underway at the national office. More information is available at www.afn.ca.                                           SUMMARY:  On October 25, […]

2022 Rennard Strickland Lecture at Oregon Law [live and livestreamed]

Here. The 16th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture will take place on Monday, October 24th at 6:00pm in Room 175 of the William W. Knight Law […]

Research Paper Writing – Writing a Research Paper

Whenever you’re writing a research paper, a lot of things will need to be taken under consideration. The first issue is the subject of the […]

2022-2023 American Indian Law Review National Writing Competition

Announcing the 2022-2023 American Indian Law Review National Writing Competition This year’s American Indian Law Review national writing competition is now welcoming papers from students at accredited law schools in […]

Native American Inmates in Walla Walla Hold a Pow Wow

Native Americans make up a disproportionately high percentage of inmates in the United States. Experiencing prison life can quickly strip oneself of the important things […]

Panel on Integrating Indian Law into the Curriculum Today @ 3PM Eastern

Comic book here. Fletcher’s paper here: fletcher teaching indian law ssrn.pdfDownload

NM State Bar Indian Law Section Annual CLE Conference

The 2022 NM State Bar Indian Law Section Annual CLE Conference will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. […]

Colorado Pro Hac Vice Rule for ICWA Cases

Colorado is the most recent state to add a pro hac rule for ICWA cases. This rule is pretty narrow, and only applies for attorneys […]

Harvard Native Alums Letter on the Harvard Steering Committee on Human Remains in University Museum Collections Report

Here: Harvard Letter 2022-10-12.pdfDownload The report is here. What would the ancestors say?

SCOTUS Denies Cert in Oklahoma Indian Status Case

Here is yesterday’s order list. The Oklahoma case was Oklahoma v. Wadkins. Lower court materials here. The Court also denied cert in the Clarkson case.

Welcome To The New and Improved PowWows.com

After months of work, we have launched a new look and design for PowWows.com!   The old design was implemented in 2017.  Over the years, we […]

Slockish v. Dept. of Transportation Cert Petition

Here: slockish-petitionDownload Question presented: Whether the Ninth Circuit’s mootness ruling warrants summary reversal where the panel clearly misapprehended governing law on mootness and on the […]

JoAnne Cook Talk on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Here. October 10th, 4pmPresented by JoAnne CookIn-Person: Munnecke Room, 203 E. Cedar. St. Leland, MI 49654

Decision Western Native Voice et al. v. Jacobsen (voting rights)

After a two week trial, on September 30, 2022, a Montana court struck down as unconstitutional two state laws that hinder Native participation in the state’s […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – 60-Day Notice on Charter Resolution

Letter to all First Nations In accordance with Article 27 of the Charter, I am pleased to provide you with a written 60 days’ notice […]

Briefing Completed in Haaland v. Brackeen [ICWA]

With the reply briefs filed yesterday, all of the briefing is completed in the Supreme Court case Haaland v. Brackeen. Oral argument will be at […]

Michigan Tribal-State-Federal Judicial Forum Meeting at Pokagon Band Tribal Court

Chief Judge Mike Petoskey in the healing fire room Chief Judge Petoskey in his office

Native Americans Getting Left Behind in Remote Work Economy

It’s no secret that the remote work economy is booming. Technology has allowed people to work from anywhere, and companies are taking advantage by hiring […]

The Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy – Call for Submissions

The Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law are taking submissions for upcoming issues. […]

2022 Native Language Summit

Join the Bureau of Indian Education in Oklahoma City on October 4th for the 2022 Native Language Summit. Experts will be leading discussions on integrating […]

Rez Ball: Past, Present & Future of Native American Basketball

Rez Ball is getting a lot more attention, these days, thanks in part to its portrayal in film in literature. It’s even getting its own […]

The End of a Michigan Law Allowing Scientists to Dig Up “Aboriginal Inhabitants”

Came across this short note in Indian Talk, a 1973 newsletter by and about Michigan Indians and a precursor to the original Turtle Talk, referencing […]

Montana Federal Court Will Decide Whether Nonmember Lease at Blackfeet Was Cancelled, Rejecting Nonmember Ploy to Declare Bankruptcy to Avoid a Judgment

Here are the materials in Eagle Bear Inc. v. Blackfeet Indian Nation (D. Mont.): 51 Eagle Bear 2d Motion for Injunction 54 Blackfeet Opposition 57 […]

Maryland COA Affirms Decision Resolving Internal Political Dispute of State-Recognized Accohannock Indian Tribe

Here is the unpublished opinion in Hinmon v. Accohannock Indian Tribe: Unpublished Opinion.pdfDownload

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – Update on First Nations Child and Family Services and Jordan’s Principle Compensation

SUMMARY:  The AFN appeared before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) on September 15 and 16, 2022, to seek the CHRT’s endorsement of the $20-billion […]

In the I-Can’t-Believe-I’m-Posting-This-Shit-Today File, Clarkson v. New Mexico Board of Regents

Here: Clarkson Cert Petition Appendix Brief for the Respondents in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Cert. Just taking out the trash today.

Grant Christensen on Cooley and Tribal Law Enforcement

Grant Christensen has posted “Getting Cooley Right: The Inherent Criminal Powers of Tribal Law Enforcement,” forthcoming in the UC Davis Law Review, on SSRN. Abstract: […]

Join the MSU Indigenous Law and Policy Center

The Michigan State University Indigenous Law and Policy Center (ILPC) and College ofLaw seek entry-level and lateral candidates for full-time, tenure system faculty positions withresearch […]

Grant Christensen on the Extradition Clause and Indian Country

Grand Christensen has posted “The Extradition Clause and Indian Country,” forthcoming in the North Dakota Law Review, on SSRN. The abstract: This article looks at […]

National Indigenous Organization Leaders at the State Funeral of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

(London, UK) – Leaders from Canada’s three national Indigenous organizations are attending the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II tomorrow as part of […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS NATIONAL CHIEF ROSEANNE ARCHIBALD TO ATTEND THE STATE FUNERAL OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald arrives in London, UK today to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth […]

Oakland Could Return Land To Indigenous People

The city of Oakland, California, unveiled a plan last week to return five acres of land to indigenous people. If the plan is approved, it […]

Grant Christensen on Using Consent to Expand Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction

Grand Christensen has posted “Using Consent to Expand Tribal Court Criminal Jurisdiction,” forthcoming in the California Law Review, on SSRN. Navajo police officer photographed by […]

American Constitution Society 2022 Supreme Court Preview — Thursday, 9/15 @ 12:30 EST [featuring Singel]

Register here. Description: Join ACS for our Annual Supreme Court Preview, part of our observation of this year’s Constitution Day. After the seismic decisions handed […]

Washington Federal Court Rules in Favor of Suquamish over Insurance Company in Tribal Court Jurisdiction Dispute

Here are the materials in Suquamish Tribe v. Smith (W.D. Wash.): 1 Complaint .pdfDownload 1-3 Suquamish COA Opinion.pdfDownload 52 Suquamish MSJ.pdfDownload 54 Lexington MSJ.pdfDownload 62 […]

OJS TJS to host virtual Part 2 of VAWA Roundtable Discussion Series, Sept 28

VAWA Roundtable Discussion: Shared Tribal Experiences Under VAWA ’13 September 28, 2022 on Zoom Webinar 11-5pm ET | 10 -4pm CT | 9-3pm MT | […]

Pow Wow Calendar Book

Thanks for signing up for the Pow Wow Calendar Book! Check your email for the link to download the book soon. Each month I’ll send […]

Indian Country Reacts to Queen Elizabeth II’s Death

Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth realms for the past 70 years, has passed […]

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS NATIONAL CHIEF OFFERS CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald issued the following statement on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. […]

Klamath and Hoopa Tribes Prevail in Ninth Circuit Klamath River Water Distribution Challenge

Here is the opinion in Klamath Irrigation District v. Bureau of Reclamation. Briefs: Klamath irrigation Opening Brief Shasta View Opening Brief Hoopa Answer Brief Klamath […]

Bad River Wins Trespass Claim against Enbridge

Here is the order in Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Enbridge Evil Energy Co. Inc. (W.D. Wis.): Order and […]

Maryland Federal Court Dismisses RICO Action against MHA Nation Officials

Here are the materials in Manago v. Cane Bay Partners VI LLLP (D. Md.): 90 Motion to Dismiss — Personal Jurisdiction 90-1 Memorandum 91 Motion […]

Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket Giveaway

Time for our next giveaway! For this month we are giving away 2 Yakima Camp Blankets from Pendleton.  Enter for your chance at one of […]

Mary Peltola Becomes First Alaskan Native Elected to Congress

History was just made in Alaska. Democrat Mary Peltola, who defeated former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in a special congressional election, will be the first […]

Coverage of Rep. Elect Peltola’s Win

Alaska elected its first Alaska Native to represent it in Congress. Rep. Elect Peltola is Yup’ik and grew up in Bethel, Alaska. A few things […]

Muscogee (Creek) Nation SCT Orders Remand in Speedy Trial Appeal after Defendant Held for 248 Days

Here is the opinion in Vandecar v. Muscogee (Creek) Nation: Doc. 13, Order and Opinion, 08302022.pdfDownload

Ruth-Ann Thorn From New TV Show – Art In The City

From fine art to performance art to the masters of the culinary arts, renowned gallerist, TV producer Ruth-Ann Thorn’s series “Art of the City” is dedicated […]

Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment in Oklahoma v. Interior

Here are the new pleadings in State of Oklahoma v. Dept. of the Interior (W.D. Okla.): 97 Oklahoma Motion for Summary J.pdfDownload 102 Interior Cross-Motion.pdfDownload […]

Qualified Expert Witness Opinion from the Alaska Supreme Court

sp-7604 The question of qualified expert witness (QEW) has confounded the Alaska Court for years, and unfortunately the regulations and guidelines didn’t provide quite as […]

10 Amazing Things Happening In Indian Country Right Now

Nowadays, you don’t have to scroll too far to find a host of grim news and statistics surrounding Native Americans. But while much of the […]

Eighth Circuit Briefs in WPX Energy Williston LLC v. Fettig

Here: Tribe Opening Brief.pdfDownload WPX Answer Brief.pdfDownload Lower court materials here.

New Edition of Kaighn Smith’s “Labor and Employment Law in Indian Country” Now Available

Order here. Blurb: Eleven years after the first edition of this book, labor and employment law in Indian country remains a critical battleground for tribal […]

D.C. Circuit Briefs in Navajo Nation v. United States [ISDEAA Contract Approvals]

Here: Navajo Opening Brief.pdfDownload US Brief.pdfDownload Other briefs TK. Lower court materials here.

D.C. Federal Court Dismisses All Claims Except APA Claim by Ute Tribe to Uncompahgre Reservation

Here are the materials in Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. United States (D. Utah): 1 Complaint 35 US Motion to […]

Amicus Briefs in Haaland v. Brackeen

We have a total of 21 pro-ICWA Amicus Briefs. Here they are in some rough categories and some VERY rough summaries. In writing this post, […]

2022 Info. on the G. William Rice Scholarship

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How Inflation Is Impacting Native Communities

It’s no secret that inflation has been taking its toll on American society as a whole. But while everyone feels the impact of rising prices, […]

National Native Children’s Trauma Center Essays

The NNCTC is publishing a series of essays on Native child welfare, ICWA, and boarding schools. They are all available here. In the most recent, […]

Native American Macaw Loose Tail Feather Fan. Pow Wow Regalia – eBay Find of the Month

Native American Macaw Loose Tail Feather Fan. Pow Wow Regalia Fan Has 21 feathers including Blue and Gold, Military, Scarlet and Green wing. Has a […]

Montana SCT Rules Against US in Case Where BIA Police Officer Sexually Assaulted Tribal Member

This means that the United States is potentially liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Let the settlement negotiations proceed. Opinion in L.B. v. United […]

Pow Wow Life Podcast

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The First Native American Woman Is Headed To Space

Nicole Aunapu Mann will make history next month as she becomes the first Native American woman to fly into space. Mann, who is enrolled in […]

South Dakota District Court Grants Preliminary Injunction in Lower Brule Redistricting Suit

Here is the order: doc.-055-order-on-mtn-for-preliminary-injuction-granted-lower-brule-22cv3008-2022.08.11-004Download The decision acknowledges that the county’s current redistricting plan would dilute the voting power of the Native community and requires […]

Tribal Defendants/Intervenors Brief in Haaland v. Brackeen

Merits brief on behalf of the intervening tribes–Cherokee Nation, Oneida Nation, Quinault Indian Nation, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Navajo Nation–in the Haaland v. Brackeen […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – August 12, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

Sherally Munshi on Dispossession and American Property

Sherally Munshi has published “Dispossession: An American Property Law Tradition” in the Georgetown Law Journal. The abstract: Universities and law schools have begun to purge […]

Deadline to Sign on to SCOTUS Tribal Amicus Brief, Haaland v. Brackeen

Deadline is August 15 at 12pm EASTERN. If you are SIGNING ON for a tribe, email [email protected] If you want to know if a tribe […]

Ninth Circuit Orders Chickasaw Nation to Arbitration with Pharmacy Benefits Manager

Here is the opinion in Caremark LLC v. Chickasaw Nation. Briefs: Opening Brief.pdfDownload Answer Brief.pdfDownload US Chamber of Commerce Amicus Brief.PDFDownload Washington Legal Foundation Amicus […]

3 Reasons to Watch ‘Prey’

If you haven’t seen “Prey,” get it on your calendar ASAP. The new prequel to “Predator” doesn’t fit the prototypical prequel mold. It provides a […]

Fletcher Reflections on Professionalism in Tribal Jurisdictions

Fletcher has posted “Reflections on Professionalism in Tribal Jurisdictions,” a short paper prepared for a special issue of the Michigan Bar Journal. The abstract: In […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – August 03, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

Miccosukee Tribe Sues EPA over Approval of Florida Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit

Here is the complaint in Miccosukee Tribe v. EPA (S.D. Fla.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload 1-1 Exhibits.pdfDownload

Black Native Americans: What To Know About Afro-Indigenous Peoples

It’s no secret that America is a melting pot of cultures. Yet while some people of European, African, and Native descent, can claim a single […]

Arizona Attorney Special Indian Law Issue

Here: Special Feature: Indian LawThe Impact of “McGirt v. Oklahoma”by: Robert J. Miller Indigenous Erasure in Public Schools: Critical Race Theory, Discrimination, Remediesby: Mia Montoya […]

Friday Job Announcement Summer Hiatus

Apologies for the late announcement, but due to ILPC staffing changes, we had to take a Friday Job Announcement summer hiatus. We plan to start […]

Marilynn Malerba Could Become First Native American US Treasurer

President Joe Biden announce his intention to appoint Marilynn Malerba as treasurer of the United States, which would make her the first Native American to […]

AFN NATIONAL CHIEF ARCHIBALD AND AFN REGIONAL CHIEF ANTOINE  REFLECT ON PAPAL VISIT TO CANADA

OTTAWA, ON – As His Holiness Pope Francis prepares his Wednesday audience from St. Peter’s Square to recap his week-long ‘pilgrimage of penance’ across Canada, […]

Muscogee SCT Issues Opinion in Criminal Law Matter [speedy trial; duress defense]

Here is the opinion in Casey v. Muscogee (Creek) Nation: Doc.-13-Order-and-Opinion-08012022.pdfDownload

Jemez Pueblo Sues United States over the Post Office

Here is the complaint in Pueblo of Jemez v. United States (D.N.M.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload NOT the post office. Also NOT the post office, but down […]

Is Kyrie Irving Native American?

Is NBA Star Kyrie Irving Native American? There’s been a lot of speculation over whether NBA superstar Kyrie Irving is Native American. Irving was born […]

“Re-Indigenizing Yellowstone” in the Wyoming Law Review

Kekek Jason Stark, Autumn L. Bernhardt, Monte Mills, and Jason A. Robison have published “Re-Indigenizing Yellowstone” in the Wyoming Law Review. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Jim Thorpe: Native American Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist and Pioneer

Jim Thorpe assumed many titles over the course of his life: Olympian, Gold Medalist, Multi-Sport Athlete, Coach, Hall of Famer, Greatest of All Time. You […]

Split Ninth Circuit Affirms IGRA Good Faith Suit in Favor of Chicken Ranch Rancheria

Here is the opinion Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California v. State of California. Briefs here.

FLOW Livestream Event on Line 5 at 11AM Today

Here: Hear about recent developments in the widespread effort to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac and stop the proposed oil […]

Is Lacrosse Native American? | Origins of America’s Oldest Team Sport

The sport of lacrosse has a rich history, dating back to 1100 A.D. It’s since exploded in popularity, with high school and college participation spiking […]

Eighth Circuit Dismisses South Dakota’s Appeal of the Mount Rushmore Fireworks Ban

Here is the opinion in Noem v. Haaland. Briefs here and here.

Alabama Federal Court Dismisses Civil Claims against Defense Contractor Owned by Eastern Band Cherokee

Here are the materials in Aquate II v. Myers (N.D. Ala.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload 18 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 27 Opposition.pdfDownload 31 Reply.pdfDownload 39 DCT Order.pdfDownload

Can I attend a Pow Wow and other common questions for first time visitors – Pow Wow Life 62

Join Paul G to discuss common questions about Pow Wows. Can I attend a Pow Wow?  How do I find a Pow Wow?  What do […]

Alaska SCT Briefs on Sovereign Immunity of Alaska Native Corps

Here are the materials in Ito v. Copper River Native Association: Ito Opening Brief.pdfDownload Ahtna’ T’Aene Nene’ Answer Brief.pdfDownload Reply Brief.pdfDownload US Brief.pdfDownload Alaska Brief.pdfDownload […]

NATIONAL CHIEF ROSEANNE ARCHIBALD TO ATTEND PAPAL VISIT IN ALBERTA

(Ottawa, ON):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald will be in Alberta for the official welcome of His Holiness Pope Francis on […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – July 22, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

LETTER FROM NATIONAL CHIEF TO ARCHBISHOP ON PAPAL VISIT

The post LETTER FROM NATIONAL CHIEF TO ARCHBISHOP ON PAPAL VISIT appeared first on Assembly of First Nations.

Alaska Federal Court Rules in Favor of Southcentral Foundation in Dispute with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Here is the final order in Southcentral Foundation v. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (D. Alaska): 352 DCT Order.pdfDownload Prior post here. Long running case, […]

LETTER FROM NATIONAL CHIEF AND REGIONAL CHIEF TO PRIME MINISTER AND GOVERNOR GENERAL ON PAPAL VISIT

Governor General of Canada Rideau Hall 1 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1                                                                                                                      Sent via email   The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, […]

NICE 11 PIECE CUT BEADED NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN LEGGINGS, MOCCASINS, AND BEADED SET – eBay find of the week

NICE 11 PIECE CUT BEADED NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN LEGGINGS, MOCCASINS, AND BEADED SET This nice 11 piece Native American Indian ribbonwork design dance set features […]

Muscogee SCT Decision in Muscogee (Creek) National Council v. Scott

Doc.-19-Order-and-Opinion-07202022.pdfDownload

NCAI Amicus Brief in Merrill v. Milligan

On January 24, 2022, a unanimous three-judge court in the Milligan case blocked Alabama’s newly drawn congressional map. The Court ordered the state Legislature to […]

Road To 100,000 Youtube Subscribers

The PowWows.com Youtube Channel has hundreds of Pow Wow videos! The channel currently has 66,000 subscribers!  We are ready to grow to 100,000 subscribers to […]

Law & Society Panel on Securing Indigenous Futures

Featuring amazing scholars — Neoshia Roemer, Heather Tanana, Lauren Van Schilfgaarde, and Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner.

North Dakota DCT Dismisses Contract Claim against MHA Nation

Here is the order in Bird Industries Inc. v. Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (D.S.D.): 30-dct-orderDownload Prior post with briefs here.

Critical Race Theory Summer School — Indigenous Peoples Issues

Kim Crenshaw’s African American Policy Forum is hosting it’s third Critical Race Theory Summer School and this year for the first time will have a […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – July 15, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

Jim Thorpe Sole Winner of 1912 Olympic Medals

As it was relayed to me, “a modicum of good news on a Friday,” which seemed reason enough to post.

Law & Society Indian Law Panel

Michalyn Steele, Wenona Singel, Trevor Reed, and Angela Riley

Turtle Talk on Vacation Today

Yeah, there’s a couple cases out of the Dakotas, but so what?

Our Prime Day 2022 Top Picks – PowWows.com

Prime Day is underway! Amazon’s annual shopping extravaganza, also known as Prime Day, kicked off at 3 a.m. ET this morning. Prime Day deals exclusive […]

ND District Court Denies State’s Motion to Dismiss Redistricting Case

Here is the Order denying the North Dakota’s Motion to Dismiss Turtle Mountain and Spirit Lake’s Complaint. order-denying-motion-to-dismissDownload The Tribes’ Release can be seen here. […]

AFN CALLS FOR FIRST MINISTERS MEETING ON UNDRIP AT MEETING WITH PREMIERS IN ADVANCE OF COUNCIL OF THE FEDERATION

(Ottawa, ON): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee issued the following statement after a meeting with provincial and territorial premiers today […]

Hinton and Giles on Native Reflections on Dawnland

Michael-Corey F. Hinton and Erick J. Giles have published “Eli-Tpitahatomek Tpaskuwakonol Waponahkik (How We, Native People, Reflect on the Law in the Dawnland)” in the […]

AFN TO ATTEND MEETING WITH PREMIERS IN ADVANCE OF COUNCIL OF THE FEDERATION IN VICTORIA, BC

(Ottawa, ON): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee will join other Indigenous leaders in a meeting with provincial and territorial premiers […]

Michigan Public Service Commission Requests More Information re: Enbridge Line 5 Tunnel

Here: U-20763_07-07-22 – Finalized.pdfDownload Elizabeth LaPensée Tribal brief here.

Washington Federal Court Orders Tribal Court Exhaustion in Sauk-Suiattle Dam Suit

Here are the materials in City of Seattle v. Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court (W.D. Wash.): 13 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 24 Response.pdfDownload 29 Reply.pdfDownload 31 DCT Order.pdfDownload […]

AFN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE STANDS UNITED, FOCUSED ON ADVANCING PROGRESS FOR FIRST NATIONS AT AFN AGA

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Executive Committee members stood united today on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples in […]

L.A. Times Op/Ed on Castro-Huerta by Greg Ablavsky and Liz Reese

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AFN WOMEN’S COUNCIL TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF FAMILY OF CHANTEL MOORE

(Ottawa, ON): The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Women’s Council will host a press conference today at the Vancouver Convention Centre to advocate for greater […]

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High Country News on SCOTUS and Indian Law Post-Castro-Huerta Featuring Leeds, Reese, Fletcher, Berger

Here is “The Supreme Court’s attack on tribal sovereignty, explained” by Nick Martin. Thurgood Marshall

New Study on Indigenous Responses to Hate Incidents

Here is “Indigenous legal responses to hate incidents: A Coast Salish case study.” Sonny Assu. Amazing.

NATIONAL CHIEF’S URGENT COURT APPLICATION REJECTED

(OTTAWA, ON): The Executive Committee of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has successfully resisted the attempt by National Chief RoseAnne Archibald to have a […]

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Northwestern Band of Shoshone Indians v. State of Idaho

Topside briefs here: NW Shoshone 9 cir brief.pdfDownload US Amicus Brief.pdfDownload Utah Amicus Brief.pdfDownload Sacred Ground Amicus Brief.pdfDownload Response briefs TK. Lower court materials here. […]

FIRST NATIONS FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST TO GATHER IN VANCOUVER, BC FOR AFN ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY JULY 5-7

(Ottawa, ON): Hundreds of First Nations leadership, Chiefs, Knowledge Keepers, Elders, youth, women and 2SLGBTQ+ people from across the country will gather on the territory […]

Washington SCT Commissioner Grants Review of Nooksack Disenrollee Evictions

Here is the opinion and order in Oshiro v. Washington State Housing Finance Commission: 22-1 6-23-22 Ruling Granting Review.pdfDownload Prior post here.

Nazune Menka on Overturning Roe

From the Berkeley Blog: “Overturning Roe: The Supreme(ly Colonial) Court.”

AFN REGIONAL CHIEF CINDY WOODHOUSE PRESSES URGENT ACTION AT MEETING WITH FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, TERRITORIAL MINISTERS OF HOUSING

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Manitoba Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse participated in a meeting today with Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) Ministers of Housing and […]

Our Favorite Native American Products on Etsy Under $50

Are you looking for a unique and meaningful Native American handmade gift for a friend or family member? Or maybe you want to shop for […]

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Company Sues for Greater Control over its Lending Business

Here is the complaint in Lac Courte Oreilles Financial Services LLC v. Cane Bay Partners VI LLLP (W.D. Wis.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload

Strict Scrutiny Podcast Recap of Denezpi and Ysleta Decisions

Here, starting around 18:15, right after the Leeroy Jenkins discussion. Leeroy Jenkins starts around 1:23 in this YouTube video.

SCOTUS Denies Cert in 1 Indian Law Case

Here is today’s order list. The denied petition is Acres Bonusing Inc. v. Marston — cert stage briefs here: Acres Bonusing Cert Petition Opposition Reply […]

New Scholarship on the Persistence of Tribal Sovereignty

Seth Davis, Eric Biber & Elena Kempf have published “Persistent Sovereignties” in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Here is the abstract: From the first […]

10 Native American Products on Etsy for Under $20

At times, it felt like the COVID-19 pandemic was going to turn us all into permanent online shoppers, never to set foot in a brick-and-mortar […]

Ninth Circuit Materials in Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe v. Department of the Interior

Here are the briefs: Ormat Opening Brief.pdfDownload Tribe Principal Brief.pdfDownload Federal Answer Brief.pdfDownload Tribe Reply.pdfDownload

AFN STATEMENT REGARDING THE SUSPENSION OF NATIONAL CHIEF ROSEANNE ARCHIBALD

Today, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Executive Committee and national Board of Directors of the AFN voted to suspend National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, effective […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – June 17, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

U of A IPLP: “In Memoriam: Judge Lawrence Huerta 1924 – 2022”

Here. Among his many accomplishments Judge Huerta, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, was the first Native American to graduate from University of Arizona […]

OJS TJS Virtual VAWA Roundtable Discussion, June 29, 2022

Violence Against Women Act Round Table Discussion Lessons Learned: Implementing VAWA ’22 Based on VAWA ’13 Hosted on Zoom, June 29, 2022, 11-5:30pm Visit www.vawaroundtable.com for more […]

International Lawyers Amicus Brief in Indigenous Maya Q’eqchi’ Agua Caliente Community v Guatemala

Here: Amicus Brief – International lawyers – Case of the Indigenous Maya Qeqchi Agua Caliente Community v Guatemala.pdfDownload More details on the case here.

Pow Wow Calendar Update – June 10, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

Washington SCT Intervenes in Nooksack Disenrollees’ Housing Suit

Here are the materials in Oshiro v. Washington State Housing Finance Commission: 1. 4-14-22 Petioners’ Emergency Motion for Discretionary Review 2022-06-08 23_21_41.pdfDownload 5. 4-18-22 Answer […]

AFN YUKON REGIONAL CHIEF ADAMEK SAYS INDEPENDENT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTIONS STILL NEEDED

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek says the appointment of an independent Special Interlocutor today by federal Justice […]

Oklahoma Federal Court Declines to Enjoin Fort Sill Apache Casino Opening

Here are the materials in Kiowa Tribe v. Dept. of the Interior (W.D. Okla.): 18 Interior Response 21 Fort Sill Response 31-dct-orderDownload Prior post here.

Tulsa Law Review Indian Law Symposium Issue

Here are the Indian law articles: Article PDF Restoring Oklahoma: Justice and the Rule of Law Post-McGirtSara E. Hill PDF Digital Economic Zones: A Program […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – June 3, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

States’ Cert Petition in Navajo Nation Water Rights Case

Here is the petition in Arizona v. Navajo Nation: arizona-v.-navajo-cert-petitionDownload Questions presented: I. Does the Ninth Circuit Opinion, allowing the Nation to proceed with a claim to […]

Nevada Federal Court Partially Dismisses Housing Suit against Winnemucca Indian Colony and BIA

Here are the materials so far in Brown v. Haaland (D. Nev.): The Nevada Independent 6 Complaint 29 Motion to Amend Complaint 41 Tribe Motion […]

Pow Wow Calendar Update – May 27, 2022

2022 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple […]

Kiowa and Comanche Tribes Sue Interior over Fort Sill Apache Casino

Here are the materials (so far) in Kiowa Tribe v. Dept. of the Interior (W.D. Okla.): 1-complaint-3Download 4-motion-for-troDownload another irrelevant image — Colville gamblers

High-Speed, Affordable Internet Could Be Coming to More Indigenous People

Indigenous People in the U.S. have long been impacted by the “digital divide” — that is, the gap between those who have access to affordable, […]

Attention: Marvel Casting Call for Native Talent

Are you looking for a chance to get your foot in the door and be on a popular series watched worldwide?  This is your chance […]

Wisconsin Federal Court Dismisses Employment Suit against Great Lakes Inter-Tribal

Here are the materials in Seneca v. Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Inc. (W.D. Wis.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload 10 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 14 Response.pdfDownload 15 Reply.pdfDownload 18 […]

How We Saved to Take Our Daughter to Disney 40 Times

As a family, we have traveled a lot. We are big Disney fans, and over the course of 17 years, we have taken our daughter […]

Ninth Circuit Decides CFPB v. CashCall

Here. An excerpt: CashCall, Inc., made unsecured, high-interest loans to consumers throughout the country. After attracting unwanted attention from regulators, it sought to avoid state […]

Biggest Native American Tribe In Every U.S. State

There’s a lot of buzz over which Native American tribe has the biggest population, but do you know the biggest tribe in every U.S state? […]

Federal Claims Court Dismisses Takings Claim Brought by Neighbor to Cherokee Casino

Here are the materials in Berry v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 7 Amended Complaint.pdfDownload 9 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 9-2 Aerial Photo.pdfDownload 11 Response.pdfDownload 12 Reply.pdfDownload […]

STATEMENT BY ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS NATIONAL CHIEF ROSEANNE ARCHIBALD FOLLOWING EVENT WITH HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES

OTTAWA, ON —Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald issued the following statement following her attendance at the Platinum Jubilee reception at Rideau […]

Duwamish Sues for Federal Recognition

Here is the complaint in Duwamish Tribe v. Haaland (W.D. Wash.): 1-complaint-1Download

Kate Fort in Harvard Law’s Bill of Health

Here. This post is part of a larger symposium on adoption, family separation & preservation, and reproductive justice. Other posts on Native children and Native […]

Graduation Giveaway – Win $ For Travel

In honor of our daughter, Brooke Gowder, graduating from high school we are giving away travel prizes! For our family travel has been a priority.  […]