October 23, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/23

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/

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Oneida Indian Nation v. Department of the Interior (Federal Recognition)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
  • S.2616 - A bill to provide civil and criminal jurisdiction over Alaska Natives and non-Alaska Natives for certain Indian tribes in the State of Alaska.
  • H.R.4752 - To accept land into trust for the benefit of the Prairie Island Indian Community as compensation to the Tribe for Tribal lands that have been rendered dangerous by the use and storage of highly toxic nuclear materials, some of which also have been inundated by flood waters, to release the United States from related claims, and for other purposes.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2019.html
  • Overlooking canon: How the Alabama Supreme Court used a footnote to disregard tribal sovereign immunity in Wilkes v. PCI Gaming Authority.
  • Internet gaming on & off tribal lands.
  • Digging deeper to protect tribal property interests: United States v. Osage Wind, LLC.
  • "Perhaps Congress Would, Perhaps Congress Should"--Why Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians c. Patchak and Carcieri v. Salazar must be legislatively overridden to protect the IRA Trust Acquisition Authority.
News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:

  • RECAP: National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention #NCAIAnnual19
  • New judicial order gives northern Alaska tribes more say in criminal sentencing
  • The reality of Native American Studies
  • Alaska Federation of Natives declares climate emergency
  • Southwest tribes oppose storage plans for tons of spent nuclear fuel
  • Are Wisconsin schools willing to end Native American nicknames? Some don't even want to talk about it.
  • Addressing food insecurity in northeast Oklahoma

October 16, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/16

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/index.html

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
Petition for certiorari was denied recently in this case on 10/15/19:
Smith v. United States (Assimilative Crimes Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Johnson v. Oneida Nation Enterprise, LLC (Title VII)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
A NARF attorney spoke at the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, regarding S.46 (Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Repeal Act).

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:
  • For Indigenous Peoples Day, tribes return to Alcatraz 50 years later
  • Cherokee Nation and CNB minimum wage increases will boost economy, help families
  • Johns Hopkins' American Indian research hub celebrates its grand opening
  • The U.S. stole generations of Indigenous children to open the West
  • The Native American Journalists Association condemns Muscogee (Creek) Nation Council denial of citizen free press vote
  • Yakama and Lummi Nation leaders call for removal of three Lower Columbia River dams
  • Empowering tribal nations at the voting rights conference

October 11, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/11

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/index.html

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
Petition for certiorari was denied in this case on 10/7/19:
Oglala Sioux Tribe, et al. v. Fleming (Younger Abstention)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation v. United States (Fiduciary Trust)
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (National Environmental Policy Act; National Historic Preservation Act)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
A NARF attorney is scheduled to speak at the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, regarding S.46 (Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Repeal Act).

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

  • Court holds the execution of Navajo man to hear claim of racial bias
  • High uranium levels seen in Navajo women decades after Cold War era mining by U.S. on their reservation
  • Shakopee Sioux announce $5 million campaign to boost Indian education in Minnesota schools
  • Finland agrees to return Native American remains to tribes
  • Supreme Court opens new term with little new Indian law activity