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

Michigan Executive Office of the Governor sent this bulletin at 12/06/2022 04:04 PM EST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    December 6, 2022   Contact: Press@Michigan.gov       Gov. Whitmer Attends State-Tribal Summit in Sault Ste. Marie, Appoints First Tribal Citizen Ever to Michigan Court of Appeals  Governor meets leaders from every tribe to continue collaboration on shared priorities, makes historic appointment to second-highest court in Michigan  LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor […]…

Muskrat vs. Canary: The Future of Federal Indian Law — Turtle Talk

This Thursday @ 7PM it’ll be time to unveil the new book project (now just have to write it). Federal Indian law is marked by dramatic confrontations between paradigms such as George Washington’s “Savage as the Wolf” policy or Felix Cohen’s “Miner’s Canary” parable. These metaphors reflect the reality that federal Indian law and policy […]…

Four White Men to Argue Brackeen — Turtle Talk

It’s now been 21+ years since the last Indigenous person argued a Supreme Court; 39 tribal or individual Indian parties since that time. Four White Men to Argue Brackeen — Turtle Talk You know the Brackeen case I’ve been posting about for awhile regarding ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act)?  It’s going to be heard in front…

It’s been awhile… Colbert Speaks

I’ve gotten into the habit of watching Colbert segments as part of my bedtime ritual because it has me laughing before going to sleep.  Tonight I decided to watch a segment before writing the next part of the Halloween story.  Colbert talks about numbskull Walker who is running for senator in some southern state (Georgia?)…

Amicus Briefs in Haaland v. Brackeen — Turtle Talk

FOR THOSE FOLLOWING THE ICWA CHALLENGE CASE, LOOK AT THE SUPPORT THE SIDE TO KEEP IT IN PLACE HAS GENERATED. STRONG STRONG STRONG SUPPORT FOR ICWA. YES! 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, I became overwhelmed…