* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.htmlPetition for certiorari was granted in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak which was consolidated with Salazar v. Patchak (Quiet Title Act, sovereign immunity). Petitions were recently filed in Ute Mountain Ute Tribe v. Padilla (severance tax) , Shavanaux v. United States (right to counsel) , Nielson v. Ketchum (tribal membership, Indian Child Welfare Act), Gustafson v. Estate of Poitra (jurisdiction) and Cavanaugh v. United States (uncounseled prior convictions in tribal court).
* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
Northwestern Band of Shoshone v. United States (tribal trust funds)
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe v. United States (tribal trust funds)
Yakama Nation Housing Authority v. United States (reduction in Housing and Urban Development funding)
Brandt v. United States (railroad right of way)
* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htmMcCrary v. Ivanof Bay Village (federal recognition of Alaska Native tribes, tribal sovereign immunity)
State v. Comenout (selling cigarettes without a license, taxation)
Girod v. Kroger (state ballot measure on harvesting and selling salmon)
* News Bulletin
the "Health & Welfare" section we feature an article about a case
brought before the U.S. Supreme Court relating to whether a federally
recognized Indian tribe’s membership criteria determine whether a child
is a “member” of that tribe for ICWA purposes.
* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following new bill was added: H.R. 3604: Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act.
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htmWe feature an article discussing Indigenous peoples and right to free, prior, and informed consent within international law.