A blog covering current events in federal and tribal American Indian Law.
April 15, 2016
NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/15
Oklevueha Native American Church Of Hawaii, Inc. v. Lynch (Religious Freedom; Controlled Substances)
Navajo Nation v. Department of Interior (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act - Inventory Remains)
State Courts Bulletin
In re CM (Indian Child Welfare Act - Foster Care Supervision)
In the Land & Water section, we feature an article on saving the salmon with planned removal of dams on Klamath River.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of the Department of Interior on a draft environmental justice strategic plan which includes cooperation and participation of tribal governments.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
We added these articles:
Contract and (tribal) jurisdiction.
Tips for practicing in tribal courts.
Judicial abrogation: Montana and its progeny's effect on Freedmen's treaty rights.
Tribal court comity: Settled areas of the law.
Manifest Destiny: A comparison of the constitutional status of Indian tribes and U.S. overseas territories.
Insights from in-House and Interior: Top 10 lessons from my 10 years of experience.
New approaches to energy development in Indian Country: The trust relationship and tribal self-determination at (yet another) crossroads.
Exploring the intersection of economic development and community well-being in Indian Country.
Ethics and Indian Country.
The Obama administration and Indian law--a pledge to build a true nation-to-nation relationship.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
We added two bills:
S.2785: A bill to protect Native children and promote public safety in Indian country.
S.2796: A bill to repeal certain obsolete laws relating to Indians.