• Sarah Deer Wins MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant

      Here. An excerpt: Sarah Deer, 41, St. Paul, Minn. Legal scholar and advocate Deer is a professor of law at the William Mitchell College of Law, where she focuses on violent crimes on Indian reservations. She has written books on the matter, and the MacArthur Foundation says her work has leveraged a deeper “understanding of ...

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    • Attorney General Holder Announces ICWA Initiative

      From the text of his speech: Today, I am pleased to announce that the Department of Justice is launching a new initiative to promote compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act. Under this important effort, we are working to actively identify state-court cases where the United States can file briefs opposing the unnecessary and illegal removal of Indian children from their ...

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    • Victoria Sweet on Human Security and Arctic Indigenous Women

      Our own Victoria Sweet has published her paper, “Extracting More than Resources: Human Security and Arctic Indigenous Women,” in the Seattle University Law Review. It is available on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The circumpolar Arctic region is at the forefront of rapid change, and with change come concerns regarding potential security threats.

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  • Upcoming Webinar and RFP for Joint Jurisdictional Collaborations

    On Wednesday, January 7, 2014 at 3 p.m. eastern time, members of Project TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) will present a webinar on tribal-state collaboration. Background BJA, in partnership with the Center for Evidence-Based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), released the attached webinar and RFP for joint jurisdictional collaborations.

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  • Eighth Circuit Rules Omaha Indian Reservation Not Diminished

    Here is the opinion. An excerpt: Based upon the record evidence, the district court in this matter has done just that–accurately discerned the contemporaneous intent and understanding of the 1882 Act. The court carefully reviewed the relevant legislative history, contemporary historical context, subsequent congressional and administrative references to the reservation, and d ...

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  • Legal Aid of Nebraska Seeking DV Attorney for Native American Victims

    Here: Attention – Attorney Position Open Legal Aid of Nebraska, a law firm providing free civil legal services to low-income persons, seeks an attorney to serve Native American victims of domestic violence in Western Nebraska. Must be admitted to practice in Nebraska or have a Nebraska license pending, and be licensed or willing to become licensed in the Ponca, Winnebago, ...

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  • Karen Tani on

    Karen Tani has published “States’ Rights, Welfare Rights, and the ‘Indian Problem': Negotiating Citizenship and Sovereignty, 1935–1954” in the Law & History Review. Here’s the abstract: Starting in the 1940s, American Indians living on reservations in Arizona and New Mexico used the Social Security Act of 1935 to assert unprecedented claims within the American federal system: as U.S.

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  • Materials in Cayuga Nation v. Tanner

    Originally filed by Clint Halftown’s group against the Village of Union Springs to enjoin the village’s effort to regulate Class II bingo; now a challenge to the Halftown group by the Cayuga Nation Unity Council. News coverage here. Here are the materials: 1 Complaint 5-1 Motion for PI 7 DCT Show Cause Order 27 Cayuga Nation Unity Council Motion to Intervene 28 Cayuga ...

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  • Galanda Broadman Associate Position Announcement

    January 2015 Galanda Broadman, PLLC, an Indian Country Law Firm with six lawyers and offices in Seattle, Washington, and Bend, Oregon, seeks to add an experienced litigation associate to its growing tribal practice in Seattle. Galanda Broadman is an American Indian owned firm dedicated to advancing tribal legal rights and Indian business interests.

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