January 13, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 1/13/2021

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2020-2021update.html
Petitions for certiorari were granted in two cases on 1/8/21:

  • Mnuchin v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation (CARES Act)
  • Alaska Native Village Corporation Association v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation (CARES Act)
Petition for certiorari was denied in one case on 1/11/21:
  • FMC Corporation v. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (Jurisdiction)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2021.html

  • United States v. Earth (Major Crimes Act)
  • Pit River Tribe v. Bureau of Land Management (Administrative Procedure Act)
  • United States v. Osage Wind, LLC (Osage Minerals Estate)
  • Red Lake Band of Chippewa v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (National Environmental Policy Act; Clean Water Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2021.html

  • Corona v. Fort Peck Tribes (ICWA)
  • Flynn v. Dupree (Civil Jurisdiction)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2021.html

  • Rehabilitative justice: The effectiveness of healing to wellness, opioid intervention, and drug courts.
  • The Indian Child Welfare Act's application to civil commitments of Indian children in state court proceeding.
  • Peyote crisis confronting modern Indigenous peoples: The declining peyote population and a demand for conservation.
  • Tribal power, worker power: Organizing unions in the context of Native sovereignty.

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

  • Supreme Court to hear case on Native Corps’ eligibility for tribal funds
  • Continuation of uranium and Radiation Exposure Compensation Act advocacy sought by Navajo Nation Council after line item vetoes
  • United States Supreme Court decision confirms tribal jurisdiction over FMC Corporation
  • Northern Arizona University report finds Community Health Reps, who provide critical services to Native Americans, need more support
  • Four California tribes voice urgent concerns about the Humboldt child welfare system
  • How a farm in South King County may hold seeds of hope for homeless Native Americans
  • 'We're still growing': Tribal college in Palm Desert pushes forward virtually amid COVID-19
  • Yearlong celebration of Cherokee syllabary planned
  • Colorado Office of Film recognized for highlighting native voices

December 9, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 12/9

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2020-2021update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 11/25/20:
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. Yakima County (Criminal Jurisdiction)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
Scalia v. Red Lake Nation Fisheries, Inc. (Treaty Rights)
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation v. Newsom (IGRA)
Gwitchyaa Zee Corporation and Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich-in Tribal Government v. Bernhardt (ANCSA)
Phillips v. State of Nebraska (Jurisdiction)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Bradley S. v. State of Alaska (Indian Child Welfare 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

  • Rebuilding trust: Climate change, Indian communities, and a right to resettlement.
  • An unfair cross section: Federal jurisdiction for Indian Country crimes dismantles jury community conscience.
  • The wrongful death of an Indian: A tribe's right to object to the death penalty.

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

  • Reasserting tribal forest management under good neighbor authority
  • 'It's been a long time coming': Lumbees closing in on full federal recognition
  • San Juan County asks President-elect Joe Biden to immediately restore Bears Ears National Monument
  • Torres, Haaland pass legislation expanding economic opportunities for Indian Country
  • Minnesota’s 'No Child Left Inside' program can address Native youth obesity
  • Cherokee Nation receives $4.1 million grant for covid-19 testing, contact tracing
  • Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto designers are showcasing resistance and resurgence
  • Report: 'Native youth are medicine'
  • Big win in #NoMoreStolenAncestors fight

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