May 8, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/8

Federal Courts Bulletin
Muscogee Creek Indian Freedman Band, Inc. v. David Bernhardt (Exhaustion of Tribal Remedies)
Tolowa Nation v. United States of America (Federal Recognition)

State Courts Bulletin

T.W. v. Shelby County Department of Human Resources (Indian Child Welfare Act - Expert Witnesses)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
  • A comparison of American indigenous tribes and Chinese indigenous tribes with respect to recognition and legal policy.
  • Book Review. Killers of the flower moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI. By David Grann. New York: Doubleday. 2017.
  • From exploitation to equity: Building Native-owned renewable energy generation in Indian Country.
  • Fulfilling climate justice and government obligations to Alaska Native villages: What is the government role?
News Bulletin
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature a Senate Indian Affairs Committee report on self-governance by Indian tribes.

Regulatory Bulletin
We feature notice of the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, pertaining to land proclamations for two Indian tribes.

Legislation Bulletin

  • S.Res.190: A resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2019, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.
  • H.R.2496: To provide the right of American Indians born in Canada or the United States to pass the borders of the United States to any individual who is a member, or is eligible to be a member, of a Federally recognized Indian tribe in the United States or Canada, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.2484: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat Indian tribal governments in the same manner as State governments for certain Federal tax purposes, and for other purposes.
  • S.1307: A bill to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to improve nutrition in tribal areas, and for other purposes.
  • S.1329: A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require that equitable distribution of assistance include equitable distribution in Indian tribes and tribal organizations and to increase amounts reserved for allotment to Indian tribes and tribal organizations under certain circumstances, and to provide for a Government Accountability Office report on child abuse and neglect in American Indian tribal communities.