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Attorneys don't buy state's argument on land-into-trust lawsuit take up the case.If the case makes it to the Supreme Court, two familiar faces will take center stage. Heather Kendall-Miller, the lead attorney for the Native American Rights Fund on this case, also argued the Venetie case, the last major Alaska...
Rule allows trust status for tribal lands to fully exercise the right to have their petitions considered," said Native American Rights Fund attorney Heather Kendall Miller.Kendall Miller represented four tribes and one Alaska Native individual who filed a lawsuit in 2006 over the...
State seeks delay in Indian Country expansion

...for Alaska Natives is on hold as a result of the state's appeal, according to the plaintiffs' attorney, Heather Kendall-Miller. She said the appellate court is expected to decide soon whether to grant the delay.The plaintiffs aren't...
Murkowski firmly supports Sullivan in Senate race

...write-in bid, but some Alaska Native leaders have questioned some of Sullivan's stances on issues. Attorney Heather Kendall-Miller co-wrote an opinion piece in the Alaska Dispatch News that called Sullivan a "staunch opponent of Native rights...
In Alaska village, banishment helps keep peace

...if that person is a troublemaker. I can see both sides of it."If it's not lawful, it should be, said Heather Kendall-Miller, senior staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund in Anchorage. Tribal councils always have attempted...
My Turn: Alaska voters tired of political posturing

...Batzulnetas and sit on the banks of the Copper River in the company of Katie John. You might learn something. Heather Kendall Miller of Anchorage is a lawyer who represents Katie John of behalf of the Native American Rights Fund.
Stevens tries to kill tribal courts

...Alaska tribes. "It's very much an attack on the tribal community. The tribal community is in shock," said Heather Kendall-Miller, an attorney in the Anchorage office of the Native American Rights Fund. Stevens' move raises long-simmering...
Bethel Native organization claims immunity

...would have to specifically create them and has chosen not to, Mitchell said. An opposing argument, written by Heather Kendall-Miller for the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council, says tribes as defined by the federal government have always existed...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Native community will forever walk away from him and he will have no political future in the state," declared Heather Kendall-Miller, Katie John's attorney, in an interview this week. If Knowles doesn't appeal, he should be impeached...
Law would set up separate legal system for Native villages

...sovereignty of tribe-run villages. "People are still scrambling to figure out what the heck does this mean?" said Heather Kendall Miller, a lawyer with the Native American Rights Fund. "When he says 'unified,' it sounds like he wants to do away...


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