Petition for certiorari was denied in Tunica-Biloxi Gaming Authority v. Zaunbrecher (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) and granted in Patchak v. Zinke (Constitutional Law) on 5/1/17.
Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 4/4/17 at the project's website.
U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Cayuga Indian Nation of New York v. Seneca County, New York (Real Property Taxes; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
State Courts Bulletin
In the Interest of A.D. and Tr.D (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application)
In the Intergovernmental Section, we feature articles about recent United Nations meetings regarding the rights of Indigenous peoples.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
The following articles were added:
Indian title: Unraveling the racial context of property rights, or how to stop engaging in conquest.
Indians, race, and criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country.
Anishinaabe law and "The Round House."
The Doctrine of Christian Discovery: Its fundamental importance in United States Indian law and the need for its repudiation and removal.
Telling stories in council and court: Developing a reflective tribal governance.
The anglocentric supremacy of the Marshall court.
Tribal nations, Indian gaming, and the rigged economy.
Self-determination for whom?: Native American sovereign immunity & disability rights.
Treaties are more than a piece of paper: Why words matter.
Recognition, constitution building and the Indian nations of north and northwest United States 1775-1795: The importance of Indian nations to the framing of the US Constitution.
Your money or your life: Indian parents and child support modifications.
The model tribal probate code: An opportunity to correct the problems of fractionation and the legacy of the Dawes Act.
The creation of tribal cultural hegemony under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
S.995: A bill to provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation for the use of tribal land for the production of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam, and for other purposes.
H.R.2248: To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from revising the approved oil and gas leasing program for fiscal years 2017 through 2022.
H.R.2284: To amend title 54, United States Code, to provide for congressional and State approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments.
H.R.2320: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to place certain lands in Skagit and San Juan Counties, Washington, into trust for the Samish Indian Nation, and for other purposes.
S.1047: A bill to provide for the recognition of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and for other purposes.
H.R.2330: To make funds available for fisheries resource disaster assistance for the 2016 Yurok Tribe Klamath River Chinook salmon fishery disaster, and for other purposes.