The Law of American Indians Posts
U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Tom Udall (New Mexico), and Catherine Cortez Masto (Nevada), applauded the unanimous passage of two bills — directed to addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women — in the Senate on Wednesday, March 11.
Restatement of the Law, The Law of American Indians Reporter Matthew L.M. Fletcher and Associate Reporters Wenona T. Singel and Kaighn Smith Jr. recently teamed up with ALI CLE to offer two courses on the Law of American Indians.
Book Review- Braid of Feathers: American Indian Law and Contemporary Tribal Life by Frank PommersheimRichard Monette
Frank Pommersheim’s Braid of Feathers: American Indian Law and Contemporary Indian Life offers a thoughtful invitation and a skillful guide into the largely uncharted terrain where federal Indian law meets tribal Indian law.
Trump Administration Launches Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska NativesLauren Klosinski
On Jan. 29, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release announcing the first meeting of a White House task force to address the incidence of missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.
At its meeting in Philadelphia on January 16 and 17, the ALI Council reviewed drafts for ten projects.
Politicians, judges and social workers in Colorado are on the front lines of a brewing legal battle over a federal law that helps keep Native American children from being adopted outside their tribes.
Matthew Fletcher of Michigan State University College of Law shares his list of the top 10 American Indian Law Cases of 2019.
On Nov. 20, 2019 Iowa Senator Joni Ernst introduced a version of the Violence against Women Act bill that she sponsored.
On Oct. 31, the Office of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a press release announcing that during a summit of Michigan’s tribal leaders, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Directive 2019-17 in order to strengthen tribal-sate relations.
An article for Law360 details the difficulties that law enforcement agencies face in attempting to regulate and ensure public safety in Indian Country, an area of jurisdiction which includes the United States’ 300 reservations as well as other tribal lands.