January 22, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 1/22

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
Read the latest update memo from the Tribal Supreme Court Project.

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
  • Little Dog v. Flathead County (American Indian Religious Freedom Act)
  • State of Maine v. Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and Penobscot Nation (Water Quality Standards)
  • Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo v. City of El Paso (Tribal Property; Pueblo Lands Act)
  • Cherokee Nation v. Department of the Interior (Administrative Procedure Act)
  • Dobbs v. Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee (Sovereign Immunity)
State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
  • Mendoza v. Isleta Resort and Casino (Sovereign Immunity)
  • State of Minnesota v. Thompson (Tribal Jurisdiction)
  • State of New Mexico v. Salazar (Criminal Jurisdiction)
Tribal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2020.html
Renzi v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Personal Injury)

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:
  • The necessity of the Indian Child Welfare Act
  • Census count is 'an act of rebellion'
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs propose change affecting Alaska tribal recognition
  • Guest opinion: Bison transfer corrects longstanding wrong
  • Tohono O'odham historic sites at risk as border wall construction advances in Arizona
  • This South Seattle treatment center has been helping Native people beat substance use disorders for more than 30 years. So why is it closing?
  • Tribes file complaint with UN saying climate change threatens existence
  • Native Sun News Today: Gerry Robinson publishes new book about early Cheyenne history
  • 'A Native lens' on the 2020 presidential campaigns
  • Indigenous musicians come together in a sacred and safe space

January 15, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 1/15

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 were denied in two cases on 1/13/20:
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas v. State of Texas (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
Spurr v. Pope (Jurisdiction; Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
Landreth v. United States (Pro Se Property)
United States v. Uintah Valley Shoshone Tribe (Fishing and Hunting Rights)
Chinook Indian Nation v. Bernhardt (Federal Recognition)
Native Village of Nuiqsut v. Bureau of Land Management (Land Usage)
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. Bayfield County (Zoning Regulations; Tribal Property)
Hengle v. Asner (Sovereign Immunity)
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (Administrative Procedures Act; Trust Obligations)

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
  • From sovereignty to self-determination: Emergence of collective rights of Indigenous peoples in natural resources management.
  • Tribal identification and free and fair elections.
  • Is there a role for local governments in recognizing Native American tribes?
News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:
  • On the largest freshwater island in the world, Lake Huron's Native Americans warn of the fragility of water
  • Lawmakers set to advance more Indian Country legislation after end of year rush
  • Repeal of ACA would devastate Indian Country, says Walker River Paiute Tribal chairman
  • New online tool points consumers to Native American-owned businesses
  • Seneca Nation celebrates return of Cornplanter pipe tomahawk
  • Tribal management of bison range is restorative justice
  • National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition announces ten-year strategic plan and receives $10M grant
  • Grijalva asks feds to 'respect tribal lands' during border construction 
  • EdWeek video: "From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students"



January 8, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 1/8

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 this case on 12/23/19:
McMahon v. Chemehuevi Indian Tribe (Reservation Diminishment)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
Narragansett Indian Tribe v. Hendrickson (National Historic Preservation Act)
Big Horn County Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. Big Man (Sovereign Immunity)
Eglise Baptiste Bethanie de St. Lauderdale, Inc. v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
The People in the Interest of S.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2020.html
Martell v. Fort Peck Tribes (Court Procedure)
Moon v. Hoopa Valley Tribe (Employee Termination)

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
  • Aboriginal rights and constitutional conflict: The Marshall court, state federal and sovereignty and Native American rights under the 1789 constitution.
  • Nothing is over: FTCA claims for toxic torts on Native lands.
  • Green means go: Tribes rush to regulate cannabis in Indian Country.
  • Waived: The detrimental implications of U.S. immigration and border security measures on southern border tribes--an analysis of the impact of President Trump's border wall on the Tohono O'odham Nation.
News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:
  • New Muscogee (Creek) Nation leaders take office
  • Indigenous song keepers reveal traditional ecological knowledge in music
  • Native Americans fight historical discrimination to lower diabetes, obesity rates
  • South Dakota state of the tribes speech is like 'trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube'
  • Open letter on Mauna Kea by Violet Pohakuku'i'ai Lui
  • Montana extends Spring Creek Mine permit, questions over tribal immunity remain
  • Why are DinĂ© LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit people being denied access to ceremony?
  • Letter to the editor: Stitt's attack on tribes follow the Trail of Tears pattern