November 20, 2008

This week in the Indian Law Bulletins

Petition for writ of certiorari was denied in Bodkin v. Cook Inlet Region Inc. on 11/17/08. This case dealt with age discrimination and Alaska Native regional corporation shareholders. Find the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin at:

Other features include:

A case relating to sovereign immunity of a manufacturer as an enterprise of a tribe. See the U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin at:

A case where an administrator of a self-insurance risk pool is subject to jurisdiction of a tribal court. See the District Courts Bulletin at:

A case where a member of a tribe was convicted of unlawful use of nets to take fish and, as part of sentence, was prohibited from owning gillnets during term of sentence, on and off reservation. See the State Courts Bulletin at:

In the U.S. Regulatory Bulletin is an adopted rule of the Department of Interior/Bureau of Indian Affairs relating to trust reform.

In the Economic Development section of the News Bulletin, we feature a story about a tribe starting their own wireless company.

The Law Journal Bulletin includes an article on indigenous sovereignty in light of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.