March 10, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/10

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U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District (Tribal Water Rights - Groundwater)
Desert Water Agency v. U.S. Department of the Interior (Standing; Indian Lands - Taxation)
In re Money Center of America, Inc. (Bankruptcy; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
United States v. Marwan Sadekni (Indian Health Service Hospital; Jurisdiction)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
Escalante and Lopez v. Sells District Council (Sovereign Immunity; Due Process)
Stoplman, et al. v. St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Tribal Council (Enrollment)
Father J. v. Mother A. (Child Custody; Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act)
Carter v. Creek Casino Montgomery (Civil Procedure)

State Courts Bulletin
Rice v. McDonald (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application)

News Bulletin
We feature over 30 articles. One, in the Land & Water section, relates to a court victory regarding tribal water rights.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
Here are the articles featured this week:
Conceptions of Indigenousness in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.
Money, mortgages, and the conquest of America.
Dignity as (self-)determination: Hopi sovereignty in the face of US dispossessions.
Make no bones about it: The need to reform the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
What about the children? Extending tribal criminal jurisdiction to crimes against children.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Seven bills were added:
H.R.1274: State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act.
H.R. 1455: To provide for the restoration of Federal recognition to the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes of Oregon, and for other purposes.
H.R.1417: To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, Alaska, is and shall be recognized as an eligible Native village under that Act, and for other purposes.
H.R.1404: To provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona.
H.R.1306: Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act.
H.R.1476: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts.
H.R.1369: To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to revise and extend that Act, and for other purposes.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding an updated list of designated tribal agents for service of notice for Indian Child Welfare Act compliance.