A blog covering current events in federal and tribal American Indian Law.
January 16, 2014
NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 1/16
Petitions for certiorari was filed in Wolfchild v. U.S. and Zephier v. U.S. (both related to federal trust relationship) 12/26/13.
* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Michigan v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (land into trust)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley v. Salazar (federal termination of tribe)
* State Courts Bulletin
Narragansett Indian Tribe v. State of Rhode Island and UTGR, INC. (standing to sue regarding legislation for state-operated casinos)
In re Jayden D. and Dayten J. (Indian Child Welfare Act, transfer to tribal court)
* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
KG Urban Enterprises, LLC v. Patrick (Act Establishing Expanded Gaming in the Commonwealth)
* News Bulletin
In the "Land & Water" section we feature an article relating to the Indian Land Capital Company and its impact on returning lands to tribal control.
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html We feature an article on special tribal domestic violence jurisdiction in the Violence Against Women Reactivation Act of 2013.
* Regulatory Bulletin
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing general permits for use in Indian country pursuant to the Indian Country Minor New Source Review (NSR) rule for new or modified minor sources.