August 15, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/15

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Cases featured:
Native Village of Kivalina Ira Council v. U.S. E.P.A. (mining permits)
Native Village of Eyak v. Blank (aboriginal hunting and fishing rights, Alaska)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
EXC, Inc. v. Jensen (exhaustion of tribal remedies)
Robinson v. Salazar (reservation boundary)
Hester v. Redwood County (tribal police powers)
Wyandotte Nation v. Salazar (taking land into trust for tribe)
Yowell v. Abbey (historic grazing lands)
Blackfeet Housing v. US (black mold, housing, federal breach of trust)
Franco v. U.S. Department of Interior (non-federally recognized tribe, protection of historical and cultural sites)
Kelin v. Guy (defamation)

* State Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
In re W.B., Jr. (Indian Child Welfare Act, notice)

* News Bulletin
In the "Tribal Jurisdiction" section we feature an article regarding efforts in Congress to give tribes more power to prosecute non-Indians.

* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a Department of Interior notice with the updated list of "Indian entities recognized and eligible to receive services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs."
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article that looks at federal acknowledgment of American Indian tribes through history.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The HEARTH Act of 2011 became law, H.R. 205.
Two new bills have been added and one bill was signed by the president:
1) H.R. 1560, To amend the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to allow the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe to determine blood quantum requirement for membership in that tribe. (signed by the president) 2) S. 3469, Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2012. 3) S.3483, Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act .
David Selden
National Indian Law Library/NARF
303-447-8760 x106