Ottawa v. Logan
Law

Excerpt: 1795 Treaty or Greenville & 1805 Treaty of Fort Industry:  “the Indian tribes who have a right to those lands are quietly to enjoy them, hunting, planting and dwelling thereon so long as they please, without any molestation from the United States . . . . “ BUT THEN: “We hold that, because the…

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Cayuga v. Pataki
Law

Excerpt:   “We understand Sherrill to hold that equitable doctrines, such as laches, acquiescence, and impossibility, can in appropriate circumstances, be applied to Indian land claims, even when such a claim is legally viable and with in the statute of limitations. . . . One of the few incontestable propositions about this unusually complex and…

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Haudenosaunee Democracy

Excerpt: While visiting with President and Director of the American Indian Law Alliance Betty Lyons prior to the start of the recent Haudenosaunee Doctrine of Discovery conference, I was advised that the United States would certainly be run a lot differently if it were part of that confederacy. “We would never allow in our nation…

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Haudenosaunee Host Doctrine of Discovery Gathering

“I think it’s something that people don’t really understand,” observes Betty Lyons, President and Director of the American Indian Law Alliance. “They go about their daily lives and they do things and they don’t understand why they’re doing them and how much the Doctrine has affected everyone everywhere.” … “Really what we’re doing is bringing…

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Taking on the Doctrine of Discovery, What are our Next Steps?

Details: Taking on the Doctrine of Discovery, What are our Next Steps? Date: August 18-19, 2018, Time:  9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday (with a banquet 6:00pm-9:00pm) and 9:00am-1:00pm on Sunday Place: Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center, Liverpool NY in Onondaga Nation Territory Tickets: $100 per person Speakers: Coming Soon Sponsors: Indigenous Values Initiative, American Indian Law Alliance Schedule: View Tentative Schedule.…

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