November 10, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 11/10

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Reservation v. Donald Trump (Sacred Sites)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
In Re B.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
H.R.8729 - To establish a Native American language resource center.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html
A meeting of the minds: Utilizing Maine's state education system to promote the success of its Native students while maintaining tribal sovereignty.

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:

  • How Indigenous voters swung the 2020 election
  • 50 years after a missed phone call, Brothertown Indian Nation still in pursuit of federal recognition
  • Give the land back?
  • National Congress of American Indians Youth Commission accepting applications
  • Study explores role of traditional parenting class in strengthening Native American families
  • NCAI condemns formal withdrawal by the United States from the Paris Agreement; reaffirms tribal nations' commitment to the Accord
  • Native cinema showcase
  • Win or lose, Indigenous congressional candidates made history in 2020
  • Missing and murdered Indigenous women study committee releases recommendations

October 14, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 10/14/2020

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
United States v. Archer (Water Rights)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Jackson E. v. State of Alaska (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
One bill was signed into law by the president on 10/10/20:

  • S.227 - Savanna's Act: This bill directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols to address missing or murdered Native Americans.
  • News Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
    This week, in brief:

    • Supreme Court pick has ‘significant impacts’ for tribes
    • Canada Supreme Court to consider constitutional rights of Native Americans with US citizenship
    • Alaska Supreme Court rules that absentee voters won’t need witnesses
    • Muskogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band to host virtual program on racism
    • Faculty research university’s ties to Indigenous dispossession
    • On the record: Project by NM museum, National Archives posts 374 US-tribal treaties online
    • Tribe releases supplement to correct student history books
    • A victory for Native children’s rights to remain with family and tribe
    • Nevada land proposal includes tribal voices
    • Philbrook Museum of Art opens groundbreaking exhibition of Native women artists

    October 7, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 10/07/2020

     We have scoured the web. Here are some of the latest materials related to Indian Law. Find all of the latest updates at narf.org/nill/bulletins/

    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
    http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2020-2021update.html
    Petitions for certiorari were denied in three cases on 10/5/20:

    • Nobles v. North Carolina (Jury Selection)
    • Native Wholesale Supply Company v. California, ex rel. Xavier Becerra (Sovereign Immunity)
    • In Re Scott Louis YoungBear (Civil Rights; SOR)

    Petition for certiorari was granted in one case on 10/5/20:
    Wilson v. Oklahoma (Criminal Jurisdiction)

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

    • United States v. Abouselman (Water Rights)
    • United States v. State of Washington (Treaty Rights)
    • SEC v. Sugarman (Securities Act; Exchange Act)
    • Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. United States (Trust Relationship)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin 
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • S.4786 - A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey to, and take into trust for the benefit of, the Burns Paiute Tribe certain land in the State of Oregon.
    • S.4787 - A bill to amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.
    • H.R.8469 - To amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes.

    News Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
    This week, in brief:

    • The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett: An Indian law perspective
    • How the pandemic has complicated voting access for millions of Native Americans
    • Tribes critical after EPA grants Oklahoma regulatory authority in Indian Country
    • Rez connectivity, human rights 'necessity'
    • Nearly 3 in 10 Native American women work a front-line job, but they’re far from receiving equal pay
    • ASU Law launches first-ever Indian gaming and self-governance programs
    • Larissa FastHorse, a playwright of Indigenous stories, wins a MacArthur grant
    • Webinar: McGirt v. Oklahoma: Understanding the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision across Native America
    • Tribes defend themselves against a pandemic and South Dakota’s state government
    • Eskimo Pie is getting rid of its derogatory name