August 5, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 8/5

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
A petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 7/27/20:
Nobles v. North Carolina (Indian Status; Criminal Jurisdiction)
A petition for habeas corpus was filed in one case on 6/17/20:
In Re Scott Louis YoungBear (Civil Rights Violations)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

  • Oneida Nation v. Village of Hobart (Reservation Boundaries)
  • Stephen C. v. Bureau of Indian Education (Indian Education)
  • Landreth v. United States (Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
In the Matter of the Adoption of B.B. (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

  • Section 5, Indian trust land acquisitions, and secretarial authority.
  • Navigating tribal opposition to permits for Great Lakes mining projects.
  • Upholding tribal treaties with the Clean Water Act.

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

  • House committees approve Gallego bills to end copays and improve care for Native veterans
  • Trump's pick to manage public lands has four-decade history of "overt racism" toward Native people
  • More than 1 thousand acres of Esselen ancestral land returned to tribe
  • Yurok Tribal Court, Sovereign Bodies Institute release progress report on pivotal project
  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation celebrates first class of medical school students during white coat ceremony
  • Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
  • Feds open South Dakota office for MMIW cases
  • Turtle Mountain could be first North Dakota tribe to recognize same-sex marriage
  • Nunavummiut have to stay home, but their art continues to travel
  • $20 million gift to ABQ nonprofit will benefit thousands of Native American students
  • In 1920, Native women sought the vote. Here's what's next.

July 29, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 7/29

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 Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 7/24/20.

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

  • United States v. Ferguson (Major Crimes Act)
  • United States v. Red Cloud (Major Crimes Act)
  • Cherokee Nation v. Stitt (IGRA; Gaming Compacts)
  • Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma v. Campbell (Jurisdiction)
  • The Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin (CARES Act)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
In the Matter of April S. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
McCormick, Inc. v. Fredericks (Jurisdiction; Breach of Contract)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

  • H.R.7773 - To establish an Office of Emerging Markets within the Small Business Administration that will strengthen the development of small business concerns in emerging markets, such as those owned by women; socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, including Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, or enrolled members of a federally or State recognized Indian Tribe), Asian Pacific Americans, and other minorities; veterans; and those located in rural areas, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.7774/S.4331 - To preserve Indian Tribes' and Native Hawaiian organizations' autonomy of access to spectrum over Tribal lands and expedite immediate deployment of telecommunications services for critical government services, including national emergencies, natural disasters, public health and biohazard threats, safety, education, opportunity to participate in the broadband economy, self-governance, access to Federal, State, and Tribal voting and elections, and the Federal census count, for the protection of life and property in furtherance of the Federal trust responsibility, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.7748 - To ensure that after a declaration of a major disaster affected States, local governments, and Indian tribal governments receive immediate approval for services and assistance provided under section 416 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
  • H.R.7801 - To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to State, local, and Tribal public health departments to train and equip Federal public health reserve corps personnel to assist with testing, contact tracing, and treatment of COVID-19, 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

  • Repatriation of sacred Native American cultural belongings from historical racism.
  • (Indigenous) language as a human right.
  • In defense of culture: Protecting cultural expressions in intellectual property.

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

  • Bipartisan letter urges passage of CSKT water compact
  • Eviction notice: Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline must vacate Oceti Sakowin lands
  • Statement from Blackfeet Nation regarding new bill to permanently protect the Badger-Two Medicine
  • Nez urges lawmakers, election officials to come up with alternatives to preserve tribal members' rights to vote
  • How can America get Native health right?
  • Bay Mills Indian Community hosts second annual Noojimo'iwewin: A VAWA and ICWA training
  • Lawsuit seeks education reform at Native American schools
  • Global Initiative for Indigenous Advancement announces community sponsorship for art installation on Boston Common
  • StrongHearts Native Helpline: Domestic and dating violence
  • South Dakota lawmakers criticize Kristi Noem on tribal checkpoints
  • Choctaw chief chosen to help design new Mississippi flag

July 22, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 7/22

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/

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

  • Gibbs v. Haynes Investments, LLC (Payday Lending)
  • Martinez v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)
  • Hanson v. Parisien (Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance)
  • United States v. Walker River Irrigation District (Water Rights)
  • Sisto v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Treat v. Stitt (Tribal Gaming Compacts)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

H.R.7692 - To provide a grant program for elementary schools, secondary schools, and institutions of higher education to help offset costs associated with complying with guidelines, recommendations, and other public health communications issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a State, Indian Tribe, Tribal organization, or locality related to mitigating the hazards presented by COVID-19.

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

  • Living in the blast zone: Sexual violence piped onto Native land by extractive industries.
  • The Belloni Decision: A foundation for the Northwest fisheries cases, the national tribal sovereignty movement, and an understanding of the rule of law.
  • How much evidence should we need to protect cultural sites and treaty rights?
  • Taxes, theft, and Indian tribes: Seeking an equitable solution to state taxation of Indian Country commerce.

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

  • National Indian Health Board cites failed U.S. policies toward American Indians for severe COVID-19 impacts in testimony before U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • A bridge of repair for Native and Black America
  • The Native American critique of new law school study
  • Why the American Indian Movement started the Heart of the Earth Survival School
  • ASU Law program on McGirt
  • StrongHearts Native Helpline: Stacking up the numbers
  • Hoeven statement on United States Department of Agriculture announcement on food distribution program on Indian reservations
  • Why tribes should have the power to enforce strict Coronavirus policies
  • CASA seeks volunteer advocates to help local children
  • Return of sacred Black Hills: 'It's a question of when' and 'no surrender of sovereignty'
  • It's not just a ski resort. From Tahoe to Carson, Indigenous people say Sierra names misrepresent them