January 21, 2009

Tribal self-governance program

The U.S. Regulatory Information Bulletin features a Department of Interior notice relating to the deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2010 or calendar year 2010. Find this and other bulletins at http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/ilb.htm.

Petitions for writ of certiorari were denied in two cases

Petitions for writ of certiorari were denied in both Roberts v. Hagener and South Fork Band v. United States on 1/12/09. Roberts deals with hunting regulations and South Fork Band deals with whether relief from void judgment must be raised within a reasonable amount of time.

Find the case information at the Supreme Court Bulletin.

January 16, 2009

NARF Legal Review: Summer/Fall 2008 issue now available

The latest issue of NARF's semiannual newsletter, the NARF Legal Review, is now available at http://www.narf.org/pubs/nlr/nlr33_2.pdf This issue discusses:

  • Federal Court orders Alaska to provide language assistance to tribes.
  • NARF Attorney is one of four equal justice heroes to receive national awards at NLADA annual conference.
  • NARF Executive Director and two former NARF Attorneys named to Obama transition team.
  • Case updates.

Previous issues can be accessed online at http://www.narf.org/pubs/nlr/index.html or by contacting NARF's National Indian Law Library.