August 14, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/14

Federal Courts Bulletin
Brackeen v. Bernhardt (Indian Child Welfare Act)
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians v. FCC (National Historic Preservation Act)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
  • Tribal nations and Congress's power to define offenses against the law of nations.
  • On Indian children and the Fifth Amendment.
News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • First in the family: How a first-gen Blackfeet student finds success at UM
  • Tribal communities in Michigan use traditional knowledge to tackle modern public health crisis
  • Hopi Tribe takes over law enforcement from federal agency
  • High court Murphy decision could have major impact on state, tribal authority  

August 7, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/7

Federal Courts Bulletin
Brakebill v. Jaeger (Voting Rights)
Bell v. City of Lacey (Sovereign Immunity; Ex parte Young)

US Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
The following bills were recently proposed in the House:
  • H.R.3977 - To amend the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 to extend the jurisdiction of tribal courts to cover crimes involving sexual violence, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.4029 - To amend the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to enable Indian Tribes and tribally designated housing entities to apply for, receive, and administer grants and subgrants under the Continuum of Care Program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
  • Tribes, cities, and children: Emerging voices in environmental litigation.
  • Unoccupied: How a single word affects Wyoming's ability to regulate tribal hunting through federal treaty; Herrera v. Wyoming.
News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • ACLU to hire S.D.-based Native justice organizer following pipeline protest laws
  • Lakota tribal leaders request public hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline expansion
  • More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum
  • Cronkite News: Tribes win ruling against copper mine on ancestral territory