U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition was filed in Nisenan Tribe of Nevada City Rancheria v. Jewell (Statute of Limitations; nunc pro tunc ruling) on 11/3/16.
In addition, see the Tribal Supreme Court Update Memoranda of December 5, 2016.
U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
United States v. Jim (Federal Taxation - Individual Tribal Gaming Payments)
State Courts Bulletin
In re Adoption of Micah H. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Active Efforts)
In re O.C. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
Guardianship of C.H.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Transfer to Tribal Court)
In re Charlotte V. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature an article about Trump advisors' aim to privatize oil-rich Indian reservations.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
The Department of Agriculture has announced a public meeting of the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
Here are the articles featured this week:
Protecting the free-ranged kid: Recalibrating parents' rights and the best interests of the child.
Redskins: The property right to racism.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
These bills and resolution were added:
H.R.6363: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for two years the Indian employment credit.
H.R.6362: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one year the Indian employment credit.
S.3482: Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act of 2016.
S.Res.619: A resolution recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States.