- A case against the United States alleging trust mismanagement and a failure to properly account for trust funds. Federal Trial Courts
- A case relating to termination of parental rights under the Indian Child Welfare Act. State Courts
- A notice from the Secretary of the Interior announcing the Department's intent to form a negotiated rulemaking committee to develop recommendations for proposed regulations regarding Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-funded school facilities under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Regulatory bulletin
- News relating to the current state of the Indian Health Service in the "Health & Welfare" section of the News Bulletin.
October 24, 2008
October 21, 2008
Contact the Office of Legislative Council to purchase a copy or for additional information at: 928-871-7166.
October 17, 2008
U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin - find it at: http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2008-2009update.htm . Petitions for writ of certiorari were filed in two cases relating to possession of eagle feathers: Friday v. United States and Rodriguez-Martinez v. United States.
U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin - find it at: http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm . This week we feature the Alaska v. Federal Subsistence Board case granting residents of a rural community in Southeast Alaska a customary and traditional use determination (C & T determination) for moose.
News Bulletin - find it at: http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm . Check out news stories relating to the federal government turning over federal land to the Pechanga Tribe in California for use as a wildlife preserve.
October 8, 2008
Our Supreme Court Bulletin is at http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2008-2009update.htm
October 3, 2008
U.S. Supreme Court: On 10/1/08, petitions for writ of certiorari were granted in United States v. Navajo Nation and Hawaii v. Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Ho-Chunk v. Wisconsin was dismissed under rule 46.
Federal Court of Appeals: A case decided on 9/24/08 relating to an arrest of tribal members on tribal land and the sale of cigarettes.
Federal Trial Courts: A case relating to a Native American defendant who was charged with conspiracy to defraud United States.
State Courts: A case decided on 9/29/08 in Louisiana relating to suit by an Indian tribe against an engineering firm for damages related to various contracts concerning an electric power plant.
News: A story published on 9/19/08 on U.S. legislation that would impact the Indian tobacco industry.