National Indian Law Library Bulletin (5/17/2018)

Written by: Matthew Fletcher

Primary Source : Turtle Talk, May 18, 2018


The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/17/18.

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 5/11/18.

Tribal Courts Bulletin
McClellan v. Grand Traverse Band Election Board and Petoskey (Tribal Elections)
Petoskey and Robert v. Grand Traverse Band Election Board (Tribal Elections)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin

  • The 2017 Tax Act and Settlement Trusts [Alaska Law].
  • Review: A new legal resource for Alaska.
  • Breaking barriers to renewable energy production in the North American Arctic.
  • “At Bears Ears we can hear the voices of our ancestors in every canyon on every mesa top”: The creation of the first native national monument.
  • The small but powerful voice in American elections: A discussion of voting rights litigation on behalf of American Indians.
  • Bears Ears: National monument or national controversy?
  • Rebuilding trust? The Sand Creek Massacre and the Federal-Tribal Trust Relationship in Flute v. United States.

Federal Courts Bulletin
Alvin Van Pelt III v. Todd Giesen (Indian Civil Rights Act – Due Process)

State Courts Bulletin
Matter of Dependency of M.-A. F.-S. (Indian Child Welfare Act; Best Interests of the Child)
Matter of Welfare of S.R.K. (Indian Child Welfare Act; Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act; Expert Testimony)

News Bulletin
In the Economic Development section, we feature articles about the possible impacts of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding sports gaming.


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Matthew Fletcher
Matthew L.M. Fletcher is Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He is the Chief Justice of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Supreme Court and also sits as an appellate judge for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Hoopa Valley Tribe, and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians. He is a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, located in Peshawbestown, Michigan. In 2010, Professor Fletcher was elected to the American Law Institute.