May 19, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/19

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Upstate Citizens for Equality v. U.S. (Land into Trust) on 4/26/17. Petition was denied in Central New York Fair Business Association v. Zinke (Land into Trust) on 5/15/17.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Nooksack Indian Tribe v. Zinke (Official Tribal Government; Jurisdiction)
Keepseagle v. Perdue (Settlement - Unclaimed Funds; Nonprofit Organizations)
Mescalero Apache Tribe v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Employment Law - Contractors; Federal Income Taxation)
Sylvan Godfrey v. The United States (Breach of Settlement Agreement)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley v. Zinke (Fiduciary Duty; Federal Recognition)

State Courts Bulletin
In the Matter of C.B.D. and P.M.P. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Placement)

Hands Off Bears Ears - A Call to Action
News Bulletin
In the Sacred Places section, we feature articles about the current state of the Department of the Interior's review of Bears Ears and other national monuments.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
The following articles were added:
Conducting business with tribes in the aftermath of the Dollar General Supreme Court split: What you and your clients need to know.
Discretionary deaths in Indian Country: Ensuring full funding for tribal health.
A wholistic, environmental approach to Washington's repair methodology of its state-road culverts.
Fracking the sacred: Resolving the tension between unconventional oil and gas development and tribal cultural resources.
Establishing applicable water quality standards for surface waters on Indian Reservations.
Back to its roots: How § 1983 must return to its origins to provide remedy for the Inupiat against oil drilling in Alaska's arctic circle.
Maxwell, Lewis v. Clarke, and the trail around tribal sovereign immunity.
Starting from scratch: Reassuring "Indian Country" in Alaska by placing Alaska Native land into trust.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
We added the following bills:
S.1116:  Indian Economic Enhancement Act of 2017.
H.R.2545: To reauthorize the special diabetes programs for Indians.
H.R.2320: Samish Indian Nation Land Conveyance Act of 2017.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of final issuance from the Department of Health & Human Services adopting Administration for Native Americans (ANA) program policies and procedures.