September 18, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/18

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in this case on 9/11/19:
Sequoia Capital Operations v. Gingras (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Oertwich v. Traditional Village of Togiak (Banishment; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation v. Newsom (Tribal-State Compacts)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
The following bill was recently proposed in the House:
H.R.4289 - Bridging Agency Data Gaps and Ensuring Safety for Native Communities Act

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:

  • Indian Programs Advanced Appropriations Act up for first hearing on Capitol Hill
  • 'The Duwamish people are still here': Tribe hindered by lack of recognition
  • New Mexico tribe loses claim to national preserve
  • Patawomeck artist challenges state laws and tribal leaders to define 'Indian art'
  • Eastern Shoshone Tribe and Northern Arapaho Tribe expand partnerships with university
  • Groundbreaking set for National Native American Veterans Memorial  

September 12, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/12

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Cherokee Nation v. Bernhardt (Land Into Trust)
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Noem (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
The following bills were recently proposed in the House:
H.R.4243 - Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:
  • House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples convenes hearing on #MMIW crisis
  • 'A historic leap forward': ND tribes sign updated agreement with state over child welfare services
  • US seeks dismissal of Native American tribes' lawsuit over Keystone Pipeline
  • A 'sham': Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation being denied federal recognition
  • Changing the Indian narrative in classrooms



September 4, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/4

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
Petition for certiorari is pending in:
California Trout v. Hoopa Valley Tribe (Clean Water Act; Water Rights)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
United States of America v. Jeffrey Antonio (Indian Pueblo Lands Act; Tribal Jurisdiction)
Rosita George v. Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
The following bills were recently proposed in the House:
H.R.4222 - Indigenous STEM Professional Development Act

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2019.html
  • The need for federal legislation to address Native voter suppression
  • Tribal data governance and informational privacy: Constructing "Indigenous data sovereignty"
  • Applying Indigenous ecological knowledge for the protection of environmental commons: Case studies from Hawai'i for the benefit of "Island Earth."
News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:
  • Federal District Court affirms Yakama reservation's boundaries
  • Oglala Sioux Tribe considers passing hate crime law
  • Appeals court decision affirms tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians
  • Scotts Valley Band sues Trump administration over homelands decision
  • Editorial: It's important to understand Native Americans' long struggle for voting rights