February 19, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins updated 2/19

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/2020.html
United States v. Two Bulls (Property Law)
Spirit Lake Tribe v. Jaeger (Voting Rights)
Gilbert v. Weahkee (Indian Health Service; Treaty Rights)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2020.html
Wilson v. Cherokee Nation Election Commission (Election Codes)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
S.Res.499 - A resolution acknowledging the reprehensible policy of the United States regarding the forced relocation of the Potawatomi people from their homeland east of the Mississippi River to Kansas and Oklahoma and the devastating hardships the Potawatomi people endured during the march west, known as the "Potawatomi Trail of Death".

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
  • Indian allottee water rights: A case study of allotments on the former Malheur Indian Reservation.
  • For the children: Indian status is a political classification.
  • Returning the Yurok forest to the Yurok Tribe: California's first tribal carbon credit project.
  • Delimit, demarcate, and title: Sovereignty and property rights of Native peoples in the Americas.
News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:
  • House bill, called 'watershed legislation,' would give tribes recognition in Alaska
  • As the 2020 elections loom, the House hears testimony about Native voting rights
  • Taking advice on climate change from our Native neighbors
  • The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reintroduces bighorn sheep on tribal lands
  • Amid a crime wave on Yakama Reservation, confusion over a checkerboard of jurisdictions
  • Arizona House bill aims to protect Native American regalia at graduation
  • 'Frustrated': Tribes finally get hearing with National Archives about Sand Point facility closure
  • NCAI president: Tribal sovereignty still threatened from 'every corner'
  • 'What's old is new again': Advocates say tribal voting hurdles remain

February 12, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 2/12

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/2019-2020update.html
Petitions for certiorari were filed in two cases on 1/30/20 and 2/3/20:
James v. JW Gaming Development (Sovereign Immunity)
Native Wholesale Supply Company v. California, ex rel. Xavier Becerra (Sovereign Immunity)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office v. FERC (National Historic Preservation Act; Cultural Resources)
United States v. Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of Washington (Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Herpel v. County of Riverside (Tax Regulation)
In Regard to the Guardianship of Eliza W. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
H.R.5850 - To expedite and streamline the deployment of affordable broadband service on Tribal land, and for other purposes

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin 
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.htmlMoving forward from the scoop era: Providing active efforts under the Indian Child Welfare Act in Illinois.

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:
  • Court focuses on Native idea of family
  • Indian inmate files opening brief in Supreme Court sovereignty case
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds Ute Indian Tribe's exclusive right to control its lands
  • Gabe Galanda: The United States must help stop disenrollment
  • Sacred Native American burial sites are being blown up for Trump's border wall, lawmaker says
  • South Dakota bars IDs and 'disenfranchises' tribal citizens
  • Cherokee journalist Rebecca Nagle wins prize for work on Indian law case
  • South Dakota approves $100 million solar project on Pine Ridge Reservation
  • Native American Jewish Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis tells us how she made history
  • Ballot harvesting or a voting assist?




February 5, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 2/5

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/2020.html
Democratic National Committee v. Hobbs (Voting Rights Act)
Hawkins v. Bernhardt (Indian Reserved Water Rights)
Janiver v. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Casino (Title VII; Sovereign Immunity)
Thurmond v. Forest County Potawatomi Community (Sovereign Immunity)
United States v. Erickson (Jury Selection)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Ohio History Connection v. The Moundbuilders Country Club Company (Cultural Resources; Sacred Sites)
In the Matter of the Parental Rights to D.J.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2020.html
Drabik v. The Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut (Negligence; Trespassing)

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
  • Native American voting rights: Two steps forward, one step back.
  • 19th century Indian treaties and 21st century environmental and natural resource issues: Is there a connection?

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

    • House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up legislation
    • A 'resurgence' in Indigenous reproductive justice
    • Indigenous tribes are at the forefront of climate change planning in the U.S.
    • Indigenous zines elevate authenticity
    • World's largest public Two-Spirit powwow set for February 8 at Fort Mason
    • Camp to teach aspiring, amateur American Indian farmers permaculture design
    • Broadband could be a 'game changer' for many rural, tribal communities
    • Naabi approves Navajo control of Medicaid
    • Indigenous women bring expertise to Wyoming Legislature
    • One woman took a stand against tribal disenrollment and paid for it