A blog covering current events in federal and tribal American Indian Law.
April 22, 2013
NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/22
* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Miller v. Wright (tribal sovereign immunity) on April 9, 2013.
* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe v. U.S. Dep't of Interior (official tribal government)
Mitchell v. Seneca Nation of Indians (habeas corpus. Indian Civil Rights Act)
United States v. Washington (fishing rights)
* State Courts Bulletin
City of Duluth v. Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (gaming, contracts)
In re A.M. (tribal customary adoption)
Schultz v. Pojoaque Tribal Police Dep't (worker's compensation)
Western Montana Water Users Ass'n, LLC. v. Mission Irrigation District (water use agreements)
* News Bulletin
We feature an article in the "Land & Water" section regarding the possible return of federal lands to a tribe in Oregon.
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We added 16 articles this week, one of which relates to tribal authority to zone nonmember fee land.
* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice from the Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary regarding a public meeting on April 29, 2013. During the public meeting, the Commission will: gain insights about how the UN Declaration can be implemented in support of tribes; hear the top three recommendations from tribal representatives and members of the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc., that would improve or strengthen trust management and/or administration; update the public regarding draft recommendations and receive public comments.
* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Two new bills were added:
H.R.1410 - Keep the Promise Act of 2013 (To prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian lands in Arizona until the expiration of certain gaming compacts.)
S.684 - Mni Wiconi Project Act Amendments of 2013 (To facilitate completion of the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply System, and for other purposes.)