Statement of Matthew L. M. Fletcher Before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs -- Oversight Hearing on Fulfilling the Federal Trust Responsibility: The Foundation of the Government-to-Government Relationship

29 Pages Posted: 15 May 2012 Last revised: 21 May 2012

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Matthew L. M. Fletcher

Michigan State University - College of Law

Date Written: May 15, 2012

Abstract

Today, I hope to provide a brief overview of the historic underpinnings of the federal trust responsibility to Indian nations; discuss the current status of the trust relationship in light of the laudable Congressional policy supporting tribal self-determination and the lamentable Supreme Court jurisprudence in the field; and offer a few suggestions on the future of the trust responsibility and Congress’s role in dealing with Indian affairs.

Keywords: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, federal-tribal trust relationship, federal trust responsibility, federal Indian law, Indian affairs

Suggested Citation

Fletcher, Matthew L. M., Statement of Matthew L. M. Fletcher Before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs -- Oversight Hearing on Fulfilling the Federal Trust Responsibility: The Foundation of the Government-to-Government Relationship (May 15, 2012). MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-13, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2060395

Matthew L. M. Fletcher (Contact Author)

Michigan State University - College of Law ( email )

648 N. Shaw
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
United States

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