March 10, 2016

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/10 ONLINE RESOURCE:
NILL has added a new research guide to our section on Indian child welfare.  The new page provides information about Title IV-E funding for tribes.
Visit the Title IV-E page now.

U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
U.S. v. Reza-Ramos (Major Crimes Act; Jurisdiction Over Non-Indian)

U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Grand Canyon Skywalk Development, LLC v. Cieslak (Tribal Land; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
Lewis v. Clarke (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Vehicular Accident)
Denny M. v. State, Dept. of Health & Social Services (Indian Child Welfare Act - Active Efforts)

News Bulletin
In the Sacred Places section, we feature an article about a federal appeals court rejecting a challenge to a solar plant on sacred tribal land.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
We added three bills:
S.2636: Reservation Land Consolidation Act of 2016.
S.2643: Pueblo de Cochiti Self-Governance Act.
H.R.4685: To take certain Federal lands located in Tulare County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Tule River Indian Tribe, and for other purposes.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
The Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, has revised its internal agency directives for American Indian and Alaska Native relations to update the existing direction for the agency to work effectively with Indian tribes.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
We feature an article that provides an overview of the tribal-National Parks Service relationship.