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American Indian Tribal Law, Second Edition

Matthew L.M. Fletcher


  • ISBN: 9781543813647

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  • Description

    Nearly every American Indian tribe has its own laws and courts. Taken together, these courts decide thousands of cases. Many span the full panoply of law—from criminal, civil, and probate cases, to divorce and environmental disputes. American Indian Tribal Law, now in its Second Edition, surveys the full spectrum of tribal justice systems. With cases, notes, and historical context, this text is ideal for courses on American Indian Law or Tribal Governments—and an essential orientation to legal practice within tribal jurisdictions.  

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 2/1/20
    Copyright Year: 2020
    Pages: 896
    Print: 9781543813647 

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  • Author Information

    Matthew L.M. Fletcher

    Matthew L.M. Fletcher is an Associate Professor 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 and the Hoopa Valley Tribe. He is a consultant to the Seneca Nation of Indians Court of Appeals.
    Professor Fletcher will be co-author of the sixth edition of Cases on Federal Indian Law with David Getches, Charles Wilkinson, and Robert Williams. He recently published American Indian Education: Counternarratives in Racism, Struggle, and the Law (Routledge 2008), and co-edited Facing the Future: The Indian Child Welfare Act at 30 with Wenona T. Singel and Kathryn E. Fort (Michigan State University Press 2009). Professor Fletcher has published articles with Arizona Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, Hastings Law Journal, Houston Law Review, and Tulane Law Review.
    Professor Fletcher graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1997 and the University of Michigan in 1994. He has worked as a staff attorney for four Indian Tribes - the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, the Hoopa Valley Tribe, the Suquamish Tribe, and the Grand Traverse Band. He is a citizen of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, located in Peshawbestown, Michigan.

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