October 23, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/23

We have scoured the web. Here are some of the latest materials related to Indian Law. Find all of the latest updates at narf.org/nill/bulletins/

Federal Courts Bulletin
Oneida Indian Nation v. Department of the Interior (Federal Recognition)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
  • S.2616 - A bill to provide civil and criminal jurisdiction over Alaska Natives and non-Alaska Natives for certain Indian tribes in the State of Alaska.
  • H.R.4752 - To accept land into trust for the benefit of the Prairie Island Indian Community as compensation to the Tribe for Tribal lands that have been rendered dangerous by the use and storage of highly toxic nuclear materials, some of which also have been inundated by flood waters, to release the United States from related claims, and for other purposes.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
  • Overlooking canon: How the Alabama Supreme Court used a footnote to disregard tribal sovereign immunity in Wilkes v. PCI Gaming Authority.
  • Internet gaming on & off tribal lands.
  • Digging deeper to protect tribal property interests: United States v. Osage Wind, LLC.
  • "Perhaps Congress Would, Perhaps Congress Should"--Why Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians c. Patchak and Carcieri v. Salazar must be legislatively overridden to protect the IRA Trust Acquisition Authority.
News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • RECAP: National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention #NCAIAnnual19
  • New judicial order gives northern Alaska tribes more say in criminal sentencing
  • The reality of Native American Studies
  • Alaska Federation of Natives declares climate emergency
  • Southwest tribes oppose storage plans for tons of spent nuclear fuel
  • Are Wisconsin schools willing to end Native American nicknames? Some don't even want to talk about it.
  • Addressing food insecurity in northeast Oklahoma