April 1, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 4/1


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
Petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 3/24/20:
Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment, et al. v. Bureau of Indian Affairs, et al. (Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 19)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
  • Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States (IHS; Treaty Rights)
  • Leachman v. United States (Indian Health Service)
  • Sturdevant v. Brott (Prison Litigation Reform Act)
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. US Army Corps of Engineers (Treaty Rights; Cultural Resources)
  • Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians v. David Bernhardt (Federal Recognition)
  • Cherokee Nation v. David Bernhardt (Land Into Trust)
  • Cayuga Nation v. Tanner (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
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
  • Introduction: Indigenous peoples, sustainability and climate change.
  • Kānāwai: Using ancient Hawaiian law to prepare for the future.
News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:
  • 'We're building faith': Social Distance Powwow brings Indian Country together despite coronavirus
  • Tribes score victory in long-running battle against Dakota Access Pipeline
  • State of Washington bill to authorize tax compacting with tribes
  • Supreme Court churns along with Indian Country case amid coronavirus crisis
  • Mashpee Wampanoag face double crisis: COVID-19 and feds
  • Why are some Native Americans fighting efforts to decriminalize peyote?
  • Interview: Fighting and winning with Louise Erdrich
  • Seminole Museum to Smithsonian: 'No more stolen ancestors'
  • 'Be good to each other' (and share a virtual coffee)


March 25, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 3/25

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 three cases:
FMC Corporation v. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (Tribal Jurisdiction)
Neff v. United States (Sovereign Immunity)
Baley v. United States (Reserved Water Rights)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
Wilhite v. Littlelight (Federal Torts Claim Act)
Gardner v. Long (Federal Trust Land)
McCarter v. Lake (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act)
Snoqualmie Indian Tribe v. State of Washington (Treaty Rights)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Peidlow v. Williams (Indian Child Welfare Act)
Bear v. Mid-Central Educational Cooperative (Indian Education)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
  • S.3511 - Supplemental Services for Native Elders Act
  • H.R. 6352 - To ensure that facilities of the Indian Health Service, facilities operated by an Indian tribe, tribal organization, or inter-tribal consortium, and facilities operated by an urban Indian organization receive items from the strategic national stockpile and qualified pandemic or epidemic products directly from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html
  • Not yet America's best idea: Law, inequality, and Grand Canyon National Park.
  • Decolonization: Treaties, resource use, and environmental conservation.
News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:

  • Urban couple helps community amid coronavirus crisis
  • Congress sends $40 million worth of help...minus a mechanism to distribute to tribes
  • First Native American super PAC's leader has Utah roots
  • Blackfeet Community College awarded funding for missing persons database
  • 'Native artists are resilient. We'll get through this'
  • Navajo student comes home to Navajo Nation after school at Duke and DC
  • Surviving the coronavirus crisis: Diné perspectives
  • What are the Trump administration's new plans for Utah monuments?
  • Bored? This Indigenous list is for you

March 19, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 3/19

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
Jackson v. United States (Fee to Trust)
Bowman v. New York State Housing and Community Renewal (Title VII; Discrimination)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
In the Matter of K.G. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
  • H.R. 6237 - To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to clarify the requirement of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to reimburse the Indian Health Servie for certain health care services.
  • H.R. 6261 - To provide for coverage of testing for COVID-19 at no cost sharing for Indians receiving health services through Indian Health Service, 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/2020.html
  • How the New Deal became a raw deal for Indian nations: Justice Stanley Reed and the Tee-Hit-Ton decision on Indian title.
  • Keeping cultural bias out of the courtroom: How ICWA "qualified expert witnesses" make a difference.
  • United States v. Bryant: The results of upholding women's rights and tribal sovereignty.
  • What are the odds? The potential for tribal control of sports gambling after Murphy v. NCAA.
  • Thickening the thin blue line in Indian country: Affirming tribal authority to arrest non-Indians.
News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:

  • Dakota Access Pipeline case to be argued today in D.C.
  • Indian Health Service can give COVID-19 tests, $40M allocated to tribes
  • Tribes, voting rights groups challenge Montana ballot drop off law
  • 'Indigenous Matriarchs Rising' celebrates Women's History Month
  • Tribal sovereignty should not be held hostage by Washington politics
  • Opponents of proposed copper mine speak out about threat to Oak Flat
  • 'We're going to practice our sovereign rights': Oglala Sioux Tribe enters new era with cannabis vote
  • COVID-19 resources for Indian tribes
  • Reunification for healing: First of its kind