February 15, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/

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Federal Courts Bulletin
First Interstate Bancsystem, INC. v. First Interstate Bank (Official Tribal Government)
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. Army Corps of Engineers
(Clean Water Act)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
  • No Ordinary Lawsuit: The Public Trust and the Duty to Confront Climate Disruption—Commentary on Blumm and Wood.
  • Climate change and the Arctic: Ideas for how the United States and Canada can protect their Arctic Indigenous peoples.

News Bulletin
In the Environment and Energy section, we feature an article about the Green New Deal and what it might mean for tribes.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were introduced:
  • H.R.1151: To allow veterans to use, possess, or transport medical marijuana and to discuss the use of medical marijuana with a physician of the Department of Veterans Affairs as authorized by a State or Indian Tribe, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.1191: 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, urban Indian organization, and Native Hawaiian health care system in the state.
Regulatory Bulletin
The update includes two Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, notices of land acquisitions for tribes.