Next opinion release day from the Supreme Court will be June 1. While not required by law, it is traditional for the Court to release […]
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Here is the order in United States v. Michigan. Briefs: Coalition Brief.pdfDownload Federal Brief.pdfDownload State Brief.pdfDownload Sault Tribe Brief.pdfDownload Coalition Reply.pdfDownload
United States’ Motion to Dismiss Amended ComplaintsDownload Tribal Nations Motion to DismissDownload Individual Plaintiffs’ OppositionDownload Garfield County Plaintiffs OppositionDownload SUWA Intervenors ReplyDownload Tribal Nation ReplyDownload […]
Here. Link to the opinion here.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) games have captivated American fans for decades with its unique blend of athleticism and entertainment. From the high-flying dunks to […]
High school graduate Lena’ Black, an enrolled member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and of Osage descent, filed a lawsuit on May 15, 2023, against the Broken […]
Native American players have made significant contributions to the National Basketball Association (NBA) since its founding. Native Americans have been a vital part of the […]
Here: Klamath Irrigation District Cert Petition.pdfDownload Question presented: Whether Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 19 requires dismissal of an action challenging a federal agency’s use […]
AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald Calls for Support for Communities Affected by Wildfires in British Columbia and Alberta
The post AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald Calls for Support for Communities Affected by Wildfires in British Columbia and Alberta appeared first on Assembly of […]
Here are the materials so far in Shoshone-Bannock Tribes v. Vanir Construction Management, Inc. 1 Notice of Removal.pdfDownload 1-2 State Court Complaint.pdfDownload 3 Tribal Court […]
Sarah Deer has published “Feminist Jurisprudence in Tribal Courts: An Untapped Opportunity” in the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. An excerpt: What if every […]
With the advent of digitization, online bingo has become one of the most popular online casino games, and for good reason. It’s simple to understand, […]
Here are the materials in State of Oklahoma v. Brester: OCCA Decision.pdfDownload Appellant Brief.pdfDownload Appellee Brief.pdfDownload Miami and Ottawa Tribes Amicus Brief.pdfDownload Peoria Tribe Amicus […]
Here are the materials in Dakota Metal Fabrication v. Parisien (D.N.D.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload 1-3 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 6 Response.pdfDownload 9 Reply.pdfDownload 21 DCT Order.pdfDownload
Here: Current Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2 (2023) Articles PDF Toward a Tribal Role in Groundwater ManagementAlexandra Fay PDF Change by Drips and Drabs or […]
Here is the announcement.
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Building Disc Golf Courses In Indigenous Communities – PowWows.com Partners With Paul McBeth Foundation
Paul McBeth is a professional disc golfer with more than 10 major tournament wins including 6 World Championships. McBeth created a foundation to help grow […]
Here are the materials so far in Mashkikii-Boodawaaning (Medicine Fireplace) v. Chippewa Valley Valley Agency Ltd. (W.D. Wis.): 11 First Amended Complaint.pdfDownload 14 Motion to […]
The post Joint Statement from AFN, ITK, and MNC on Audience with His Majesty King Charles III appeared first on Assembly of First Nations.
South Dakota Federal Court Dismisses Federal Gun Possession Indictment Relying on Rosebud’s D.V. Conviction
Here are the available materials in United States v. Peneaux (D.S.D.): 31 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 38 DCT Order.pdfDownload An excerpt from the order: Federal law […]
Pendleton started weaving the ‘trade blankets’ for the Native Americans sometime in the mid to late 1800s. Its operations were spearheaded by Joe Rawnsley, […]
The Sovereignty Symposium is a national event held for the past 35 years in Oklahoma to provide a forum in which ideas concerning common legal […]
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Have you shopped Etsy lately? Etsy has become an excellent place for Indigenous creators to sell their goods! You can find shirts, stickers, beadwork, ribbon […]
Nasrin Camilla Akbari has published “The Gladue Approach: Addressing Indigenous Overincarceration Through Sentencing Reform” in the NYU Law Review. PDF Here is the abstract: In […]
Here is the opinion in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Sauk-Suiatte Indian Tribe. Briefs and so on here. Jaune Smith — it’s as if I […]
Congratulations to your new Miss Indian World! Tori McConnell Yurok and Karuk Tribes of Northwestern California Eureka, California This Miss Indian World Pageant is the […]
2023 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow North America’s Largest Pow Wow April 27-29, 2023 Powwow Grounds Expo New Mexico/Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A. Countdown to […]
Here are the available materials in HCI Distributing v. Hilgers (formerly Peterson) (D. Neb.): 124 HCI Motion for Summary J.pdfDownload 184 DCT Order.pdfDownload Prior post […]
Here is the opinion in Yellow Kidney v. Montana Office of Public Instruction: Order – Order Denying Motion To Dismiss.pdfDownload Briefs here.
Here is the opinion IN THE MATTER OF S.J.W. This is a truly unfortunate opinion with absurdly weak analysis that extends the reasoning in Castro-Huerta […]
Opinion here: N00009406PUB At Fed Bar this year, I spoke about concerns regarding the definition of an Indian child for the purposes of ICWA when […]
D.C. Circuit Allows North Dakota to Intervene in Missouri Riverbed Suit between MHA Nation and Interior Dept.
Here are the materials in MHA Nation v. Dept. of the Interior: Opinion North Dakota Opening Brief.pdfDownload Federal Answer Brief.pdfDownload North Dakota Opening Brief.pdfDownload Reply.pdfDownload
We’ve all heard of Mr. Beast, the generous king of YouTube. Jimmy Donaldson has a massive following on the platform in recent years due to […]
Here are the materials in Alturas Indian Rancheria v. Newsom (E.D. Cal.): 10-1 California Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 25 Rancheria Motion for Summary.pdfDownload 31 California Reply.pdfDownload […]
Here. Title: Arizona v. Navajo Nation, U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument Debrief Date/Time: April 20, 2023, 12–1 pm Mountain Time. Registration link: https://americanbar.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqf-uprDgtHNJdop7wBRttqIpyu3j9-Xw2#/registration Description: Last month, the U.S. […]
MEDIA ADVISORY: AFN National Chief to hold Press Conference highlighting Indigenous priorities in Canada
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A group of students in an Inuit middle school and their teacher invented a number system called “Kaktovik numerals, which looked and functioned differently from […]
Shea Esterling has published “The Journey Home: The Repatriation of the Maaso Kova” with the American Society of International Law.
Bethany Berger has posted “Intertribal: The Unheralded Element in Indigenous Wildlife Sovereignty,” forthcoming in the Harvard Environmental Law Review, on SSRN. Here is the abstract: […]
AFN Affirms Support for First Nations’ Assertion of Rights in Treaty 9 Legal Action on Cumulative Impacts
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Tony Hawk is the most famous skateboarder ever! He has sold thousands of boards and has his name on a popular video game. Recently, Hawk […]
Assembly of First Nations and Veterans Affairs Canada strengthen the commitment to supporting First Nations Veterans
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Submit materials to the form on https://www.indigenouslawconference.com/cfp by April 23, 2023.
For Native Americans, feathers are sacred items with deep religious and cultural significance. Owning feathers is a way of connecting with their heritage and traditions. But […]
Here are the materials so far in Pollard v. Johnson (W.D. Wis.): 26 Amended Complaint.pdfDownload 28 Brief ISO Mot Prelim Injunct.pdfDownload 29 Prop Finding of […]
from the Project: On April 11th, The Implementation Project will be hosting our annual preparation event focused on preparing for the UN Permanent Forum on […]
If you cannot attend this event in person, we now have a virtual link! You can watch it virtually here: https://vimeo.com/event/3271405
Seeking Indigenous people who have given birth to participate in a research study to learn about your stories and experiences with feeding your baby. Angie […]
As we continue through 2023, the Michigan State University College of Law Indigenous Law & Policy Center invites you to join us in reflecting upon […]
The International Folklore Festival of Fribourg (RFI) is located in the city of Fribourg, Switzerland. Founded in 1973, the RFI is the oldest and most […]
AFN and Caring Society announce revised Final Settlement Agreement to compensate First Nations children and families
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Here: Lexington Opening Brief.pdfDownload Suquamish Answer Brief.pdfDownload Reply TK. Lower court materials here.
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The post AFN RESPONSE TO THE VATICAN’S REPUDIATION OF THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY appeared first on Assembly of First Nations.
Trevor Reed has posted “Restorative Justice for Indigenous Culture,” forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review, on SSRN. Here is the abstract: One still unresolved aspect […]
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Ready to save $! Each week, I’ll be bringing you the best deals that I’ve found on Amazon. With so many products and categories to […]
Gathering of Nations Pow Wow is the largest Pow Wow in North America. The Pow Wow is held the last weekend of April in Albuquerque, […]
Here is the complaint in Seneca-Cayuga Nation v. Drummond (N.D. Okla.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload Maybe time for some burn barrel protesting.
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Briefs here. En banc stage amicus briefs here.
Here is “Justices appear divided over Navajo Nation’s water rights.” Background materials on the case are here. According to the U.S., this area is entitled only […]
Here is today’s order list. The denied petition is Sulgrove v. Spokane Indian Tribe. Lower court materials here. This has nothing to do with this […]
Join us Wednesday, April 12th at noon in LAW 101, or on Zoom. Amy Cordalis, Director/Founder of Ridges to Riffles Indigenous Conservation Group, will give the lecture The […]
Stage 49 features Indigenous Traditional and Contemporary artists in the following genres: Rock, Blues, Reggae, Hip Hop, Country, Jam Bands, Dance, and much more! Don’t […]
Here is the opinion in State of Alaska v. Federal Subsistence Board. Briefs here.
One of your favorite Marvel series, “What If…?” has now come with season 2, which will have 9 episodes. In fact, season 2 is set […]
Colorado Federal Court Refuses to Accept Plea Deal for Lesser Included Offense in Major Crimes Act Prosecution
Here are the materials in United States v. English (D. Colo.): 1 Indictment 33 Joint Memorandum in Support of Plea Agreement 36 Magistrate Minute Order: […]
Michael K. Velchik & Jeffery Y. Zhang have published “Restoring Indian Reservation Status: An Empirical Analysis” in the Yale Journal on Regulation. PDF I posted […]
In this step-by-step tutorial from Wandering Bull, you will learn the beautiful art of quillwork, a traditional Native American craft. Our instructor will guide you […]
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Walt Disney recently released a trailer for its new live-action update of the 1953 classic Peter Pan & Wendy. The movie will feature Alyssa Wapanatâhk, […]
Here are the materials in Stinson Lumber Co. v. Coeur d’Alene Tribe (D. Idaho): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload 21 Motion to Dismiss.pdfDownload 25 Opposition.pdfDownload 26 Reply.pdfDownload 32 […]
D.C. Federal Court Rejects Sault Tribe’s Third Effort to Force Interior to Acquire Land for Off-Rez Gaming
Here is the order in Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Haaland (D.D.C.): 106-dct-orderDownload Briefs here.
Are you familiar with the Native American Chicken Dance? No, this is not the corny chicken dance people do at skating rinks and school dances. […]
North America’s Largest Pow Wow April 27-29, 2023 Powwow Grounds Expo New Mexico/Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A. Gathering of Nations is the largest Pow Wow […]
Seth E. Montgomery has published “ICRA’s Exclusionary Rule” in the Boston University Law Review. The abstract: The Fourth Amendment does not limit the actions of […]
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Here: TX 22-0004 Ute Mtn OP.pdfDownload
The Gathering of Nations Pow Wow is the largest Pow Wow of the year! I’m excited to head back to Albuquerque, New Mexico again this […]
Here are the materials so far in Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa v. Cummins (D. Minn.): 1 Complaint.pdfDownload 36 PolyMet Motion to […]
https://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/2023/02/24/james-abourezk-senator-dakota-dies/ Senator James Abourezk passed away on Friday. He was 92 years old. He was the first chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. […]
The Webby Awards is the leading International Awards organization that honors excellence on the internet, especially in digital arts and sciences. Webby nominees are picked […]
Briefs: Motion for Attorney Fees Opposition Reply Prior post here.
The post AFN NATIONAL CHIEF ATTENDS THE PHASE 1 FINDINGS ANNOUNCEMENT ON TSESHAHT FIRST NATION TERRITORY appeared first on Assembly of First Nations.
By now, most of us have heard of some university or corporation having a land acknowledgment ceremony but what exactly is land acknowledgment? According to […]
Washington Federal Court Dismisses Constitutional Challenge to Washington Class III Compacts Allowing Tribal Sports Betting
DALL-E’s interpretation of “tribal sovereign immunity” Here is the order in Maverick Gaming LLC v. United States (W.D. Wash.): 98-dct-orderDownload Briefs here.
You can buy it here. In Defense of SovereigntyProtecting the Oneida Nation’s Inherent Right to Self-DeterminationRebecca M. WebsterForeword by Richard MonetteWith contributions by James R. […]
VAWA Roundtable Discussion: Sentencing and the Value of a Pre-Sentence Report in Tribal Courts March 8, 2023 on Zoom Webinar 11-4pm ET | 10 -3pm […]
For thousands of years, humans have lived as one with nature, creating a meaningful and essential connection with the land, sea, and sky. Historically, Native […]
KEYNOTE: MICHAEL-COREY HINTON, LEADER OF THE TRIBAL NATIONS PRACTICE GROUP AT DRUMMOND WOODSUM AND CITIZEN OF THE PASSAMAQUODDY TRIBE (SIPAYIK). This is a significant moment […]
Tamera Begay has published “A Day in the Life of a Tribal Prosecutor” in the January/February issue of the Federal Lawyer [starts on page 14]. […]
Speaking and writing in code is not a novel experience for Native Americans. Symbolism and language are a huge part of Indigenous culture, and historically, […]
Join Paul G for an interview with several members of the Native American Women Warriors. Native American Women Warriors (NAWW) encourages recognition for Native […]
Wakonda Forever! Black Panther became a major hit shortly after its release in 2018 and got us all hooked. From its writing to directing and […]
Gregory Ablavsky and W. Tanner Allread have posted “We the (Native) People?: How Indigenous Peoples Debated the U.S. Constitution,” forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review, […]
AFN CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO TAKE ACTION TO SUPPORT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MORE MARINE INDIGENOUS PROTECTED AND CONSERVED AREAS
The post AFN CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO TAKE ACTION TO SUPPORT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MORE MARINE INDIGENOUS PROTECTED AND CONSERVED AREAS appeared […]
‘Fancy Dance’ is a much-needed masterpiece that tells the story of an Indigenous woman who goes missing and those left behind. The data on murdered […]
Noelle N. Wyman has published “Native Voting Power: Enhancing Tribal Sovereignty in Federal Elections” (PDF) in the Yale Law Journal. Here is the abstract: Members […]
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Ah, Valentine’s Day is just around the bend, and love is in the air! Pink, red, and white cover each store aisle, sparkly ads on […]
Over the past few weeks, a number of states have been considering state ICWA laws. I’m keeping the bills updated here, along with their current […]
A.J.B. and O.F., Petitioners, v. MONTANA EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT GALLATIN COUNTY (2023) FindLaw I won’t lie, guys, I had to read this one multiple […]
The Cherokee Nation is the largest of three Cherokee-recognized tribes in the US. Recently, dreams came true for the 48-year-old Oklahoma Cherokee citizen and school […]
MANITOBA REGIONAL CHIEF CINDY WOODHOUSE ADDRESSES FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, TERRITORIAL MEETING ON SHARED PRIORITIES
The post MANITOBA REGIONAL CHIEF CINDY WOODHOUSE ADDRESSES FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, TERRITORIAL MEETING ON SHARED PRIORITIES appeared first on Assembly of First Nations.
Whether it be stereotypical, savage-looking images, prejudiced names, or how stadiums fill up with fans with red-painted faces participating in gestures related to hostility, Native […]
It’s been a terrible last few weeks in Indian law — two of the most accomplished, passionate, and delightful Native men I have ever met […]
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 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 […]
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) […]
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.): […]
The Michigan State Law Review Forum has published my short article, “Due Process and Equal Protection in Michigan Anishinaabe Courts.” Check it out.
Here is the opinion in Alturas Indian Rancheria v. Bernhardt. Briefs and lower court materials here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 have posted “Mapping Dual Sovereignty and Double Jeopardy in Indian Country Crimes,” recently published in the Columbia Law Review, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Here are the briefs in Legend Lake Properties Owners Association Inc. v. Keshena: Opening Brief.pdfDownload Answer Brief.pdfDownload
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 […]
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 […]
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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 has posted “The Catawba Digital Economic Zone: A Native American SEZ,” published in the Journal of Special Jurisdictions, on SSRN. The abstract: The […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here. NDN badass, unrelated to the content of this article.
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Here: Summary Disposition Order Darby Concurrence Combs Concurring Gurich Concurring Appellant Brief Related case here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 has posted “Equal Protection and the Indian Child Welfare Act: States, Tribal Nations, and Family Law,” forthcoming in the Journal of the American […]
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
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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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Americans make up a disproportionately high percentage of inmates in the United States. Experiencing prison life can quickly strip oneself of the important things […]
Comic book here. Fletcher’s paper here: fletcher teaching indian law ssrn.pdfDownload
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 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?
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Here. More DALL-E crazy.
Here. October 10th, 4pmPresented by JoAnne CookIn-Person: Munnecke Room, 203 E. Cedar. St. Leland, MI 49654
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 […]
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 […]
Here: Next session is December 1:
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 […]
Chief Judge Mike Petoskey in the healing fire room Chief Judge Petoskey in his office
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 at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law are taking submissions for upcoming issues. […]
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 is getting a lot more attention, these days, thanks in part to its portrayal in film in literature. It’s even getting its own […]
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 […]
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 has posted “Getting Cooley Right: The Inherent Criminal Powers of Tribal Law Enforcement,” forthcoming in the UC Davis Law Review, on SSRN. Abstract: […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
VAWA Roundtable Discussion: Shared Tribal Experiences Under VAWA ’13 September 28, 2022 on Zoom Webinar 11-5pm ET | 10 -4pm CT | 9-3pm MT | […]
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 […]
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 […]
(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald issued the following statement on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. […]