U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Oil Pipeline - Environmental Impacts)
United States v. Gila Valley Irrigation District (Indian Water Rights)
Wyandot Nation of Kansas v. United States (Fiduciary Duty)
Finn v. Great Plains Lending, LLC (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
California Valley Miwok Tribe v. Zinke (Official Tribal Government; Tribal Membership)
Tribal Courts Bulletin
Tupling v. Kruse (Child Custody)
DiMartino v. Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (Arrest - Use of Force)
Jerred v. Colville Confederated Tribes (Domestic Violence)
State Courts Bulletin
Jude M. v. State of Alaska (Indian Child Welfare Act - Child in Need of Aid)
Aron Security, INC. v. Unkechaug Indian Nation (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
In re JJW and ELW, Minors. In re Williams, Minors. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Placement)
Gila River Indian Community v. Department of Child Safety (Indian Child Welfare Act - Transfer to Tribal Court)
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of the Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, regarding a consultation meeting with tribes.
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature an article about U.S. legislation proposed to combat Native American veteran homelessness.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
The following articles were added:
Truth and reconciliation commissions: A needed force in Alaska?
Indian country complexities and the ambiguous state of marijuana policy in the United States.
Responsible resource development and the prevention of sex trafficking: Safeguarding Native women and children on the Fort Berthold Reservation.
An offensive mark on offensive lines: The question of violating the First Amendment through cancellation of the Washington Redskin's trademark.
Trust or bust: Complications with tribal trust obligations and environmental sovereignty.
Balancing the fishes' scales: Tribal, State, and Federal interests in fishing rights and water quality in Maine.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Five bills were added:
S.1333: A bill to provide for rental assistance for homeless or at-risk Indian veterans.
H.R.2860: To amend title II of the Social Security Act to permit American Indian tribal councils to enter into agreements with Commissioner of Social Security to obtain social security coverage for services performed by tribal council members.
H.R.2915: To repeal section 3003 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Save Oak Flat Act).
S.1272: Drone Federalism Act of 2017.
S.1309: A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to permit American Indian tribal councils to enter into agreements with the Commissioner of Social Security to obtain social security coverage for services performed by tribal council members.