Matthew Fletcher
Published July 11, 2017
Updated April 2, 2021

Matthew L.M. Fletcher is a professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law and director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He is the primary editor and author of Turtle Talk, a law blog on American Indian law and policy. Fletcher is also Chief Justice of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Supreme Court and sits as an appellate judge for several tribes.

Fletcher specializes in a number of areas of law, especially pertaining to federal law and Indian tribes. He has authored several books, including American Indian Education: Counternarratives in Racism, Struggle, and the Law and American Indian Tribal Law; and edited Facing the Future: the Indian Child Welfare Act at 30. His latest book is The Ghost Road: Anishinaabe Responses to Indian Hating.

Fletcher is a citizen of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

Expertise: Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), federal Indian law, tribal law, Indian law and policy, land claims, tribal Indian gaming

Location: East Lansing, Mich.


Phone: (517) 432-6909

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