May 28, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 5/28

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 5/14/20:
Rogers County Board of Tax Roll Corrections, et al. v. Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
and was denied in another case on 5/26/20:
Noem v. Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe (Indian Gaming)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
United States v. Unzueta (Indian Status)
Citizens for Clean Energy and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe v. Department of the Interior (Federal Coal Leases)
Grand Canyon Trust v. Provencio (Uranium Mining; Cultural Resources)
Holy v. Department of Interior (Tribal Constitutions)
Gila River Indian Community v. Cranford (Reserved Water Rights)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Pamela J. v. Department of Child Safety, T.C., J.C., Navajo Nation (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
  • S.Res.591 - A resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2020, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.
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
  • Ending the interminable gap in Indian Country water quality protection.
  • The Louisiana Purchase: Indian and American sovereignty in the Missouri Watershed.
News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:
  • 'We are thrilled': Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe hails victory for sovereignty
  • Project to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the United States
  • Quinault Indian Nation comments on Chehalis River Dam Project
  • Montana court temporarily blocks Montana law that restricts Native American voting rights
  • Opinion: Wado to Cherokee foster parents
  • The Sioux man 'empowering' Standing Rock with solar power
  • Navajo Technical University to develop environmental engineering program
  • Tribal leaders share relief funding challenges
  • Montana Democrats seek more Natives in local elections
  • Fewer polling places present challenges for Native voters
  • 'Powwow Pop Art' and perseverance




May 20, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 5/20

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
Chee v. Mescalero Apache Tribal Court (Writ of Habeas Corpus)
Magee v. Shoshone Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation (Sovereign Immunity)
Stephen C. v. Bureau of Indian Education (Indian Education)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Robbins v. Mason County Title Insurance Company (Treaty Rights)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
  • S.3754 - A bill to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to make a technical correction to the water rights settlement for the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, and for other purposes.
  • S.3742/H.R.6907 - A bill to establish a program in the Department of the Treasury to allocate funds to States, units of general local government, and Indian Tribes to provide assistance to certain small businesses, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.6836 - To amend the CARES Act to provide for payments to the Indian Health Service, Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, 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
  • Jurisdictionary transparency and Native American women.
  • Uncivil rights: The abuse of tribal sovereignty and the termination of American Indian tribal citizenship.
News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:
  • Native Women Lead, Nusenda funnel funding to indigenous businesses, families
  • Native Sun News Today: Checkpoints on reservations point of discussion
  • Harvard Project/Native Nations Institute Report on CARES Act Distribution
  • Burt Lake Band prevails in federal court; can appeal BIA denial
  • UCLA Preliminary Report on Census 2020 and 2010 Response Rates on American Indian Reservations
  • Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe returns to court
  • Native American farm working to keep community fed during pandemic
  • Healthcare. Housing. Infrastructure. Indian Country's 'status quo is in a bad spot'
  • A sustainable Arctic has to include Indigenous groups
  • KU Law partners with UN to train diplomats on indigenous issues, conflict resolution
  • Bison bring spiritual revitalization to Sioux, Assiniboine



May 13, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 5/13

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
Employers Mutual Casualty Company v. McPaul (Tribal Jurisdiction)
Reyes v. Department of the Interior (Tribal Membership)
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Mnuchin (CARES Act)
United States v. Smith (Jury Selection)
Gilliam v. Roach (Sovereign Immunity)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
  • S.3650 - A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to deem employees of urban Indian organizations as part of the Public Health Service for certain purposes, and for other purposes.
  • S.3666 - A bill to fund grants for the immediate deployment of temporary wireless broadband service on Tribal lands and Hawaiian Home Lands, to provide emergency special temporary authority to use electromagnetic spectrum for the provision of wireless broadband service on Tribal lands and Hawaiian Home Lands, and for other purposes.
  • S.3672 - A bill to provide States and Indian Tribes with flexibility in administering the temporary assistance for needy families program due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), to make emergency grants to States and Indian Tribes to provide financial support for low-income individuals affected by that public health emergency, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.6772/S.3622 - A bill to waive the cost share requirement for Indian Tribes receiving disaster assistance relating to COVID-19, and for other purposes.
  • S.Res.565 - A resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.
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
  • The Indigenous decade in review.
  • Sovereignty-affirming subdelegations.
News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:
  • U.S. Supreme Court weighs 'transfers of sovereign right'
  • Native Sun News Today: Pipeline loses permit, but construction continues
  • Pandemic broadens use of telemedicine in Indian Country and beyond
  • Alexander Mallory: Tribes have full legal authority to use checkpoints to safeguard health
  • Beyond the sensational rhetoric: 'Only Congress can disestablish, diminish or undo a reservation'
  • Native candidate seeks to make history
  • Probe launched into Interior leaks, handling of $8 billion for tribes
  • Navajo Nation college has record number of degrees
  • Fry Bread: Children's book explores the connection between cooking and colonization
  • COVID-19 aid starts flowing to tribes after weeks of confusion
  • How a virtual powwow helped heal a spirit broken during the pandemic