* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was granted in Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter (Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act) and was filed in Malaterre v. Amerind Risk Management (Indian housing, tribal sovereign immunity) and Beaulieu v. Minnesota (Public Law 280, jurisdiction).
* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
following bill became law: H.R.2055: Consolidated Appropriations Act,
2012 Summary: (appropriates funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) for: ...(6) the Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program.
following new bills were added: H.R.3734: Sandia Pueblo Settlement
Technical Amendment Act; S.RES.351: A resolution recognizing the
accomplishments and commemorating the numerous achievements and
contributions of the Alaska Native people over the past 40 years.
* Regulatory Bulletin
feature a notice of tribal consultation meetings regarding how the
current Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS)
affect tribes administering a Title IV-E program.