June 29, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 6/29/22

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2021-2022update.html

  • One case was decided this week on 6/29/22:
    • Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta (Criminal Jurisdiction; McGirt v. Oklahoma)
  • One petition was denied this week on 6/27/22:
    • Alexander v. Gwitchyaa Zhee Corp. (ANCSA; Fifth Amendment)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2022.html

  • Apache Stronghold v. United States (Cultural Resources; Sacred Sites; Chi'chil BiƂdagoteel)
  • United States v. State of Alaska (Subsistence Rights; Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2022.html

  • In the Interest of T.W. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • In re Wardia (Indian Child Welfare Act; Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/117_uslegislation.html

  • S.4439 - A bill to take certain Federal land located in Siskiyou County, California, and Humboldt County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Karuk Tribe, 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/2022.html

  • Empty graves and full museums: The need to include non-federally recognized tribes in NAGPRA claims.
  • Tribes, firearm regulation, and the public square.

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

  • Supreme Court limits historic McGirt ruling
  • Federal appeals court greenlights destruction of sacred Native land
  • University of Arizona to provide tuition-free education for Native American undergraduates in Arizona
  • NJ Superfund lawsuit offers tribal land a path from contamination to cultural restoration
  • Women of Indian Country respond to the overturning of Roe v. Wade
  • Oregon tribe, state leaders enter historic agreement
  • Appeal filed in BIA road washout lawsuit
  • Biden administration backs Indian boarding school bill
  • Native American Development Center weighs creating new business incubator
  • Harvard returns Standing Bear's tomahawk
  • University of Alaska Southeast to offer free Alaska Native language courses
  • Cherokee Nation investing in public art projects

June 22, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 6/22/22

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2021-2022update.html

  • Two cases were denied this week on 6/21/22:
    • Acres Bonusing, Inc. v. Marston (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
    • Adams v. Dodge (Tribal Courts; Tribal Court Exhaustion Doctrine)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2022.html

  • In re Interest of Lamiah L. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/117_uslegislation.html

  • S.4412 - A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States, Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations to provide safety measures to social workers, health workers, and human services professionals performing services placing such individuals in high-risk and potentially dangerous situations, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.8068 - Tribal Energy Investment Act of 2022
  • S.4421/H.R.8108 - Advancing Tribal Parity on Public Land Act
  • S.4423/H.R.8109 - Tribal Cultural Areas Protection Act
  • S.4424/H.R.8115 - To amend the Recreation and Public Purposes Act to authorize sales and leases of certain Federal land to federally recognized Indian Tribes, 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/2022.html

  • "We hold the government to its word": How McGirt v. Oklahoma revives aboriginal title.

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

  • Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and five tribes of the Bears Ears Commission commit to historic co-management of Bears Ears National Monument
  • ‘Historic appointment’: Tribal leader named Treasurer of the United States
  • In New Jersey, Ford faces lawsuit over polluting tribal land
  • Navajo Nation reaches $31M settlement for Gold King Mine spill
  • Nooni Project aims to reclaim breastfeeding among tribes
  • Committee approves bill to allow Maine tribes to benefit from future federal laws and benefits
  • For some tribe members in Nevada, hurdles to voting remain
  • Indian Affairs makes significant investment to protect and preserve Native languages
  • Native couple still championing LGBTQ rights

June 15, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 6/15/22

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2021-2022update.html

  • Two cases were decided this week on 6/13/22 and 6/15/22, respectively:
    • Denezpi v. United States (Tribal Courts; Double Jeopardy)
    • Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2022.html

  • Grondal v. United States (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Trust Relationship; Allotment)
  • Navajo Agricultural Products Industry v. United States (Trust Relationship; Federal Tort Claims Act)
  • Hyman v. Mashantucket Pequot Indian Tribe of Connecticut (Custodial Rights; Jurisdiction)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2022.html

  • Mona J. v. Department of Health & Social Services (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • Interest of A.C. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • Walsh v. State of Minnesota (Tort Claims Act; Reservation Boundaries)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2022.html

  • Strangers in their own land: A survey of the status of the Alaska Native people from the Russian occupation through the turn of the twentieth century.
  • ANCSA corporation proxy wars.
  • It takes a village: Repurposing takings doctrine to address melting permafrost in Alaska Native towns.
  • Getting smart about tribal commercial law: How smart contracts can transform tribal economies.
  • Legal obstacles in the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the United States.
  • Lessons from McGirt v. Oklahoma's habeas aftermath.

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

  • SCOTUS rules in favor of tribal gaming in Yselta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas
  • SCOTUS affirms in Denezpi v. United States
  • Historic agreement gives Cherokee Nation self-governance over transportation projects
  • Interior Department launches Indian Youth Service Program
  • Closure of veteran clinics across New Mexico opposed by Navajo Nation leaders
  • U.S. Bank continues to wage financial genocide against Native American tribe
  • What does it mean to Indigenize the USDA Forest Service?
  • Land acquisition near Mt. Taylor brings sacred sites out of private ownership, preserves habitat
  • Movement to remove war criminal's name in Yellowstone National Park began in a Northern Cheyenne home
  • Ojibwe educator, Illinois Native organization granted $50,000 to further social justice work
  • New grant program aims to improve access to higher education for Oregon tribal members
  • Montana American Indian Caucus: It's time to bring Big Medicine home
  • 'A big deal': Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians subsidiary secures BIA loan guarantee for hemp facility
  • Sacred in the city: Indigenous site in St. Paul prepared to welcome, educate public
  • National Native American Hall of Fame announces the 2022 class of inductees