Turtle Talk: Top 10 most important tribal court decisions

"As part of a promise I gave to the members of the National American Indian Court Judges Association today (via videotape), I offer (with apologies to Walter Echo-Hawk) ten of the most important tribal court decisions of the last 20 years.

1. In re Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (Advisory Opinions)

2. Allen v. Cherokee Nation

3. Means v. District Court

4. Bugenig v. Hoopa Valley Tribe

5. Snowden v. Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

6. In re Bacavi Certified Question (Interim Opinion)/In re Bacavi Cert. Question (Final Opinion)

7. Plains Commerce Bank (Band of Hoven) v. Long Family Land and Cattle Co.

8. Chilkat Indian Village IRA v. Johnson

9. Synowski v. Grand Ronde Confederated Tribes

10. Navajo Nation v. Rodriguez"

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Ten Important Tribal Court Opinions (for NAICJA) (Turtle Talk 10/26)

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