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American Indian Tribal Law, Third Edition

  • Matthew L.M. Fletcher
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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. The Third Edition of American Indian Tribal Law 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.

New to the Third Edition:
  • New materials on Anishinaabe jurisprudence
  • Additional materials on tribal laws incorporating Indigenous language and culture
  • Recent and noteworthy cases from tribal courts
  • Additional examples from tribal justice systems and practice

Professors and students will benefit from:
  • A broad survey of dispute resolution systems within tribal jurisdictions
  • A review of recent flashpoints in tribal law
  • Cases and material reflecting a wide range of American Indian tribes and legal issues
  • Excerpts and commentary from a wellspring of current scholarship

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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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