A blog covering current events in federal and tribal American Indian Law.
November 17, 2011
NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/17
Will Jacoby Ellsbury win the American League MVP on November 21? (This recognition would be in addition to the Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, and Comeback Player of the Year awards that he already has won this year!) Read more about Elllsbury, who is a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes and the first Native American of Navajo descent to make the Major Leagues in this recent article in Indian Country Today.
* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petitions were filed in Salazar v. Patchak (tribal sovereign immunity), Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas (criminal sanction) and Cavanaugh v. United States (right to legal counsel).
* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association v. Lake of the Torches Economic Development Corporation (tribal casino development corporation)
* News Bulletin
We feature an editorial in the "Environment & Energy" section relating to Obama's delay in making a decision on the Keystone Pipeline which would transport oil from Canada to the U.S.
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article on promoting Indigenous innovation, enterprise, and entrepreneurship through the licensing of Indigenous assets and resources.
* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
This week we added two new bills: S. 1813 MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century) with language relating to tribal transportation programs, and H.R. 3334, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act.
* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice from the Bureau Of Indian Affairs regarding the deadline for submitting completed applications to begin participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in fiscal or calendar year 2013.