Category Archives: consultation/consent

Treaties between Indian Nations and the United States

I published this chapter in the 2017 book about my tribe. You can download it for free at: Treaties between the Eastern Shawnee Tribe and the United States: Contracts between Sovereign Governments The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma: Resilience … Continue reading

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Consultation with Indian Nations

Download this paper for free at Social Science Research Network Consultation or Consent: The United States Duty to Confer with American Indian Governments North Dakota Law Review, Vol. 91, 2015 Robert J. Miller Arizona State University (ASU) – Sandra … Continue reading

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Manitoba First Nations angry about Mounties contract

First Nations in Manitoba are suing over the issue of who provides policing in their communities.  The Nations allege they were not consulted during negotiations over a Royal Canadia Mounted Police contract about policing on reserves. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC), the … Continue reading

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Mexican Supreme Court rules Indigenous community has constitutional right to consult

In what is being called, a little-noticed decision, Mexico’s high court ruled in favor of an Indigenous community in the state of Chihuahua. The Mexican Supreme Court determined in March that the community of Huitosachi has a right to participate in the … Continue reading

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First Nations' consultations over Canadian pipeline

First Nations and Indigenous Peoples in Canada are maintaining that Canada is not meeting its obligations to consult with them over oil pipelines. Joe Oliver, the Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, says: "We have a moral and constitutional obligation to consult … Continue reading

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First Nation in Ontario wins injunction against gold drilling; Court orders consultation

When citizens of the Wahgoshig First Nation spotted a drilling crew on their sacred burial site, they demanded to know what was going on. The Wahgoshig, whose Algonquin reserve of 19,239 acres is near the Quebec border, say they were met with silence. … Continue reading

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So much for "consultation" with Indian tribes

The Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation (not to be confused with the federal United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) is putting on a conference on the future of the Great Lakes. Regrettably, and sadly, the conference agenda does not include … Continue reading

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