U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Enerplus Resources Corporation v. Wilkinson (Jurisdiction - Settlement Agreements)
Tribal Courts Bulletin
Hoopa Valley Tribe v. Bernardo (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Hendricks v. Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (Elections)
State Courts Bulletin
Wingra Redi-Mix INC. v. Brial Sites Preservation Board (Burial Sites)
Bob S. v. State of Alaska (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights)
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature a story about Congressional review of Indian land trust policy.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
The following articles were added:
Operationalizing free, prior, and informed consent.
Mining for compromise in pastoral Greenland: Promise, progress, and problems in international law's response to indigenous people.
Citizenship, disenrollment & trauma.
Restoring the Skagit River Delta: Habitat restoration and farmland reclamation on Fir Island.
Riparian rights, navigability, and the Equal Footing Doctrine in Montana.
Form and substance: The National Historic Preservation Act, Badger-Two Medicine, and meaningful consultation.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
H.R.3473: To amend section 520E of the Public Health Service Act to require States and their designees receiving grants for development and implementation of statewide suicide early intervention and prevention strategies to collaborate with each Federally recognized Indian tribe, tribal organization, and urban Indian organization in the state.
H.R.3597: To amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to authorize grants to Indian Tribes to further achievement of Tribal coastal zone objectives, and for other purposes.
S.1698: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the treatment of contributions to Alaska Native Settlement Trusts, and for other purposes.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a Department of the Interior notice regarding conveyance of the surface estate in the lands for an Alaska Native village.