November 10, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 11/10

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Reservation v. Donald Trump (Sacred Sites)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
In Re B.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
H.R.8729 - To establish a Native American language resource center.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html
A meeting of the minds: Utilizing Maine's state education system to promote the success of its Native students while maintaining tribal sovereignty.

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

  • How Indigenous voters swung the 2020 election
  • 50 years after a missed phone call, Brothertown Indian Nation still in pursuit of federal recognition
  • Give the land back?
  • National Congress of American Indians Youth Commission accepting applications
  • Study explores role of traditional parenting class in strengthening Native American families
  • NCAI condemns formal withdrawal by the United States from the Paris Agreement; reaffirms tribal nations' commitment to the Accord
  • Native cinema showcase
  • Win or lose, Indigenous congressional candidates made history in 2020
  • Missing and murdered Indigenous women study committee releases recommendations

October 14, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 10/14/2020

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
United States v. Archer (Water Rights)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Jackson E. v. State of Alaska (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
One bill was signed into law by the president on 10/10/20:

  • S.227 - Savanna's Act: This bill directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols to address missing or murdered Native Americans.
  • News Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
    This week, in brief:

    • Supreme Court pick has ‘significant impacts’ for tribes
    • Canada Supreme Court to consider constitutional rights of Native Americans with US citizenship
    • Alaska Supreme Court rules that absentee voters won’t need witnesses
    • Muskogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band to host virtual program on racism
    • Faculty research university’s ties to Indigenous dispossession
    • On the record: Project by NM museum, National Archives posts 374 US-tribal treaties online
    • Tribe releases supplement to correct student history books
    • A victory for Native children’s rights to remain with family and tribe
    • Nevada land proposal includes tribal voices
    • Philbrook Museum of Art opens groundbreaking exhibition of Native women artists

    October 7, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 10/07/2020

     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/

    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
    http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2020-2021update.html
    Petitions for certiorari were denied in three cases on 10/5/20:

    • Nobles v. North Carolina (Jury Selection)
    • Native Wholesale Supply Company v. California, ex rel. Xavier Becerra (Sovereign Immunity)
    • In Re Scott Louis YoungBear (Civil Rights; SOR)

    Petition for certiorari was granted in one case on 10/5/20:
    Wilson v. Oklahoma (Criminal Jurisdiction)

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

    • United States v. Abouselman (Water Rights)
    • United States v. State of Washington (Treaty Rights)
    • SEC v. Sugarman (Securities Act; Exchange Act)
    • Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. United States (Trust Relationship)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin 
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • S.4786 - A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey to, and take into trust for the benefit of, the Burns Paiute Tribe certain land in the State of Oregon.
    • S.4787 - A bill to amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.
    • H.R.8469 - To amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes.

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

    • The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett: An Indian law perspective
    • How the pandemic has complicated voting access for millions of Native Americans
    • Tribes critical after EPA grants Oklahoma regulatory authority in Indian Country
    • Rez connectivity, human rights 'necessity'
    • Nearly 3 in 10 Native American women work a front-line job, but they’re far from receiving equal pay
    • ASU Law launches first-ever Indian gaming and self-governance programs
    • Larissa FastHorse, a playwright of Indigenous stories, wins a MacArthur grant
    • Webinar: McGirt v. Oklahoma: Understanding the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision across Native America
    • Tribes defend themselves against a pandemic and South Dakota’s state government
    • Eskimo Pie is getting rid of its derogatory name

    September 30, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 9/30

    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
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

    • Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians v. United States Department of the Interior (IGRA)
    • Tule Lake Committee v. Federal Aviation Administration (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
    • Adams v. Dodge (ICRA Habeas Corpus; Tribal Court Exhaustion Doctrine)
    • Oxendine-Taylor v. Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (ICRA)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • S.4715 - A bill to grant Federal charter to the National American Indian Veterans, Incorporated.
    • S.4750 - A bill to assist Tribal entities in deploying broadband using the 2.5 GHz spectrum band.
    • S.4752 - A bill to establish the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy in the United States, and for other purposes.

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

    • Congress formally acknowledges 155-year-old betrayal of Warm Springs and Wasco tribes
    • How anti-Indigeneity proliferates around the West and the world
    • Fighting for what's sacred in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
    • Yakama Nation case could set precedent for sacred tribal sites in WA
    • 100K tribal citizens can decide Michigan electoral votes
    • Montana Sierra Club supports tribal management of National Bison Range
    • Tribes and archaeologists want to protect Chaco region
    • Navajo citizens challenge mail-in ballot ruling

    September 16, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 9/16

    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
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

    • Southcentral Foundation v. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (Declaratory Relief; Tribal Health Organizations)
    • United States v. Begay (Federal Sentencing Disparities)
    • Hackford v. State of Utah (Jurisdiction)
    • Ak-Chin Community v. Maricopa-Stanfield Irrigation & Drainage District (Water Rights)
    • Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe v. Azar (IHS; Trust Relationship)
    • Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation v. Bernhardt (Federal Trust Breach; Reservation Boundaries)
    • The Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin (CARES Act)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • S.2558 - Nursing Home Care for Native American Veterans Act
    • S.4556 - A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Indian Health Service, to acquire private land to facilitate access to the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet, California, and for other purposes.
    • S.4562 - A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the collection and availability of health data with respect to Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, and for other purposes.
    • H.R.8216 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program.

    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

    • Indigenous nuclear injuries and the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA): Reframing compensation toward Indigenous-led environmental reparations.
    • Are Indian tribes really "domestic dependent nations?": The fight for sovereign immunity in Wilkes v. PCI Gaming Authority.
    • Federal approval of oil pipelines and Indigenous consultation in the United States after Standing Rock and Keystone XL: Lessons from Canada on the limits of industry-Indigenous consultation.
    • The scope of tribal immunity in real property disputes.
    • The Cherokee Nation, John Marshall, and the stadial theory of development.
    • Sense and census building: Capturing tribal realities in the U.S. Census.

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

    • The Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska releases Inuit-led report: Food Sovereignty and Self-Governance — Inuit Role in Arctic Marine Resource Management
    • Senate Democrats call on FCC chairman to expeditiously address the digital divide in Indian Country
    • Native American Youth and Family Center, Community Development Partners, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians break ground on new affordable housing in Portland, Oregon's Cully neighborhood
    • More Choctaws Have Died of COVID Than Those Who Died of the Disease in Hawaii. Or Alaska. Or Wyoming.
    • Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission responds to United Nations Special Rapporteur’s Report
    • Tribal perspectives key to Rio Grande study
    • O'odham water & land defenders arrested halting border wall
    • Tribal nations face continued voter suppression
    • StrongHearts Native Helpline receives grant to address surge in domestic violence
    • Wyoming tribe's chair says tribal members were turned away from ER at pandemic's start
    • Arts Scene: Tulsa museums to host major shows featuring Indigenous women artists

    September 10, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 9/10

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

    • Jamul Action Committee v. Simermeyer (IGRA; Sovereign Immunity)
    • Nanouk v. United States (FTCA)
    • Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation v. State of California (IGRA)
    • Genskow v. Prevost (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    Matter of Dependency of Z.J.G (ICWA)

    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

    • The civil jurisdictional landscape in eastern Oklahoma post McGirt v. Oklahoma.
    • Bringing back the great bear: Challenges and opportunities of Grizzly restoration in the Northern Rockies.

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

    • NARF is accepting applications for the 2021 summer law clerkships now until September 18th. Learn more at https://www.narf.org/contact-us/join-team/clerks/
    • Alaska lawsuit calls for safer voting process during pandemic
    • 'It's up to us': Census response risks undercount, underfunding for North Dakota tribes
    • South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition members showcase successful Native veterans homeownership models
    • Coalition of Indian tribes, foster youth group, and LGBTQ+ youth orgs file suit to fight Trump administration’s failure to count children in foster care
    • EPA unveils Western office to focus on abandoned mine tracking, cleanup
    • Squaw Valley Ski Resort near Lake Tahoe to change name from the 'racist and sexist slur'
    • Chickasaw student grabs spot in Johns Hopkins European master's program

    September 4, 2020

    NILL Receives IMLS Grant to improve access to Tribal Laws

     
    NILL and our partners have been awarded a three year National Leadership Grants for Libraries grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  We will receive a portion of the $239,087 granted for our Digital Publication of Tribal Laws Pilot Project which endeavors to improve access to tribal laws. Our project, which was one of 38 projects that received an IMLS grant, is featured on the IMLS award announcement

    The University of Wisconsin Law Library, in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians, the UW Law School Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center, the National Indian Law Library, and the Open Law Library, will develop The Digital Publication of Tribal Laws Pilot Project. The project will develop an open law library platform that will empower libraries to improve access to tribal laws published into the public domain and will demonstrate the benefits of the combined platforms for tribes, their members, academia, the legal profession, and the public by creating a fully-functional tribal legal ecosystem.

    We’re excited to have received this grant and to work with our partners to continue NILL’s mission of improving access to tribal laws.


    Indian Law Bulletins Update 9/3

    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
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

    • Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan v. Bureau of Land Management (National Environmental Policy Act)
    • San Carlos Apache Tribe v. Azar (ISDEAA)
    • Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. McKee (Tribal Courts; Water Rights)
    • United States v. Smith (Federal Jurisdiction; Indian Country Land Status)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria v. Newsom (IGRA)
    Samish Indian Nation v. Department of Licensing (Indian Taxation)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • H.R.8127 - To direct the Federal Trade Commission to submit to Congress a report on unfair or deceptive acts or practices targeted at Indian Tribes or members of Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.

    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

    • The cultural property conundrum: The case for a nationalistic approach and repatriation of the Moai to the Rapa Nui.
    • Cooking food customs in the pot of self-governance: How food sovereignty is a necessary ingredient of Tribal sovereignty.
    • Analyzing the implications of the Supreme Court's holding in Analyzing the implications of the Supreme Court's holding in Herrera v. Wyoming.
    • The other non-renewable resource: Cultural resource protection in a changing energy future.

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

    • NARF: Webinars on Indigenous Peoples & Intellectual Property for Indigenous leaders, lawyers, and community members
    • Protect Indian Child Welfare Act Campaign partners applaud lawsuit challenging data collection withdrawal in the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System Final Rule
    • National Native organizations call for Congressional action in light of new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report
    • Navajo Nation statement on the execution of Lezmond Charles Mitchell
    • Will vote-by-mail leave out Native Americans?
    • Changing the narrative: Tribes help create exhibit to tell the violent history of Bosque Redondo
    • Crow Tribe partners with Montana Native Vote to get members counted in the 2020 Census
    • Tribal nations are decolonizing cultural protection

    August 26, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 8/26

    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/

    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
    http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
    A petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 8/13/20, and denied on 8/25/20:
    Mitchell v. United States (Racial Bias; Inmate on Death Row)
    A petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 8/14/20:
    Muckleshoot Indian Tribe v. Tulalip Tribes (Treaty Fishing Rights)

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
    George v. Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act)
    Goodface v. Lower Brule Sioux Tribe 2020 Election Board (Tribal Elections)
    Iron Hawk v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)
    The Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin (CARES Act)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    Irv's Boomin' Fireworks, LLC v. Muhar (Jurisdiction; Public Law 280)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • H.R.8073 - To require the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a standardized method for State, Tribal, and local health departments to report to the Centers with respect to COVID-19, and for other purposes.

    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

    • The Court of Indian Appeals: America's forgotten federal appellate court.
    • Tribal remedies, exhaustion, and state courts.
    • "Thus in the Beginning All the World Was America": The effects of anti-protest legislation and an American conquest culture in Native sacred sites cases.
    • Welcome to the maze: Race, justice, and jurisdiction in McGirt v. Oklahoma.

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

    • FCC: 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Window
    • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe partners with Lakota People’s Law Project, Senator Udall, Representative Luján to forward Native American Voting Rights Act
    • The U.S. shouldn't get to decide if a Navajo man dies
    • StrongHearts Native Helpline: Mental health effects of historical trauma
    • Norma Dunning: May my grandchildren never hear the E-word again
    • Alaska Native entities take a stand against state oppression of Indigenous ways of life
    • 'It’s not OK. It’s not OK': Native Hawaiian remains removed from luxury beachfront property
    • What women's suffrage owes to Indigenous culture
    • Data shows disproportionate impact of COVID-19 among Native Americans
    • Cherokee Nation working to improve access to broadband
    • Murder on the rez: A phenomenal thriller invents Native noir — and then transcends it

    August 19, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 8/19

    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
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

    • Perkins v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Treaty Rights; Indian Taxation)
    • Mendoza v. First Santa Fe Insurance Services (Jurisdiction)
    • Gemini Insurance Company v. Harrah's NC Casino Company, LLC (Diversity Jurisdiction)
    • Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians v. Caballero (Federal Recognition)
    • State Courts Bulletin

    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    In the Matter of E.J.B. and R.S.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
    In Re Internet Lending Cases (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • S.4529 - A bill to improve access by Indian Tribes to support from the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support program (E-rate) of the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.
    • H.R.8066 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rules for tribal economic development bonds.
    • H.R.8068 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain improvements relating to mental health and suicide prevention outreach to minority veterans and American Indian and Alaska Native veterans, and for other purposes.

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

    • Navajo Nation calls for end to federal execution of tribal member, Lezmond Mitchell
    • Sacred lands must be preserved, not bombed
    • Forced assimilation fed school-to-prison pipeline
    • The land-grant universities still profiting off Indigenous homelands
    • Influential Native American women to lead tourism recovery conversations at American Indian Tourism Conference
    • After 400 years, Native stories at heart of Mayflower events
    • Black, Choctaw judge: Being harassed was 'one of the best learning experiences'
    • Indigenous and Black Lives Matter activists join forces in Oregon
    • Reservation mathematics: Navigating love in Native America
    • South Dakota congressional delegation urges United States Department of Agriculture to continue home loan program on tribal land
    • Meet the Indigenous wmen who fought for the vote

    August 12, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 8/12

    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
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

    • Eglise Baptiste Bethanie de Ft. Lauderdale, Inc. v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
    • Cadet v. Snoqualmie Casino (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
    • Zurich American Insurance Company v. McPaul (Tribal Court Jurisdiction)
    • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (Fiduciary Duty)
    • Singer v. Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act)
    • Lafley v. Adams (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    Julio A. v. State of Alaska (Indian Child Welfare Act)
    Klein v. Wisconsin Department of Revenue (Indian Taxation; Sovereign Immunity)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • H.R.7948 - To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the collection and availability of health data with respect to Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.
    • H.R.7973 - To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to improve access by Indian Tribes to support from the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support program (E-rate) of the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.
    • S.4498 - A bill to amend Public Law 106-511 to reauthorize the Navajo electrification demonstration program, and for other purposes.
    • S.4510 - A bill to establish a Native American language resource center.

    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

    • Waiving historic resource laws at the southern border.
    • How to say sorry: Fulfilling the United States' trust obligation to Native Hawaiians by using the Canons of Construction to interpret the Apology Resolution.
    • Colonizing history: Rice v. Cayetano and the fight for Native Hawaiian self-determination.

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

    • The federal government gives Native students an inadequate education and gets away with it
    • BIA opens cold case office in Albuquerque
    • How Native tribes started winning at the Supreme Court
    • Navajo Nation president asks for leniency for federal death row inmate
    • To' Kee Skuy' Soo Ney-Wo-Chek' Progress Report - Year 1 of Study on M.M.I.W. in Northern California
    • Federal agency sets guidelines for reopening Native American schools
    • Chuck Hoskin: New Cherokee language department connects us to who we are as a people
    • Sioux checkpoints aim to block bikers from crossing tribal land
    • National Native organizations issue joint statement on U.S. Census Bureau Change to 2020 Census Operations
    • Po'pay's Rebellion, also known as the Pueblo Revolt of 1680
    • Pop culture artists team with educators for Native lessons

    August 5, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 8/5

    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/

    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
    http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
    A petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 7/27/20:
    Nobles v. North Carolina (Indian Status; Criminal Jurisdiction)
    A petition for habeas corpus was filed in one case on 6/17/20:
    In Re Scott Louis YoungBear (Civil Rights Violations)

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

    • Oneida Nation v. Village of Hobart (Reservation Boundaries)
    • Stephen C. v. Bureau of Indian Education (Indian Education)
    • Landreth v. United States (Sovereign Immunity)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    In the Matter of the Adoption of B.B. (Indian Child Welfare 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/2020.html

    • Section 5, Indian trust land acquisitions, and secretarial authority.
    • Navigating tribal opposition to permits for Great Lakes mining projects.
    • Upholding tribal treaties with the Clean Water Act.

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

    • House committees approve Gallego bills to end copays and improve care for Native veterans
    • Trump's pick to manage public lands has four-decade history of "overt racism" toward Native people
    • More than 1 thousand acres of Esselen ancestral land returned to tribe
    • Yurok Tribal Court, Sovereign Bodies Institute release progress report on pivotal project
    • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation celebrates first class of medical school students during white coat ceremony
    • Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
    • Feds open South Dakota office for MMIW cases
    • Turtle Mountain could be first North Dakota tribe to recognize same-sex marriage
    • Nunavummiut have to stay home, but their art continues to travel
    • $20 million gift to ABQ nonprofit will benefit thousands of Native American students
    • In 1920, Native women sought the vote. Here's what's next.

    July 29, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 7/29

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    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
    http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
    Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 7/24/20.

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

    • United States v. Ferguson (Major Crimes Act)
    • United States v. Red Cloud (Major Crimes Act)
    • Cherokee Nation v. Stitt (IGRA; Gaming Compacts)
    • Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma v. Campbell (Jurisdiction)
    • The Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin (CARES Act)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    In the Matter of April S. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
    McCormick, Inc. v. Fredericks (Jurisdiction; Breach of Contract)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • H.R.7773 - To establish an Office of Emerging Markets within the Small Business Administration that will strengthen the development of small business concerns in emerging markets, such as those owned by women; socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, including Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, or enrolled members of a federally or State recognized Indian Tribe), Asian Pacific Americans, and other minorities; veterans; and those located in rural areas, and for other purposes.
    • H.R.7774/S.4331 - To preserve Indian Tribes' and Native Hawaiian organizations' autonomy of access to spectrum over Tribal lands and expedite immediate deployment of telecommunications services for critical government services, including national emergencies, natural disasters, public health and biohazard threats, safety, education, opportunity to participate in the broadband economy, self-governance, access to Federal, State, and Tribal voting and elections, and the Federal census count, for the protection of life and property in furtherance of the Federal trust responsibility, and for other purposes.
    • H.R.7748 - To ensure that after a declaration of a major disaster affected States, local governments, and Indian tribal governments receive immediate approval for services and assistance provided under section 416 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
    • H.R.7801 - To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to State, local, and Tribal public health departments to train and equip Federal public health reserve corps personnel to assist with testing, contact tracing, and treatment of COVID-19, and for other purposes.

    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

    • Repatriation of sacred Native American cultural belongings from historical racism.
    • (Indigenous) language as a human right.
    • In defense of culture: Protecting cultural expressions in intellectual property.

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

    • Bipartisan letter urges passage of CSKT water compact
    • Eviction notice: Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline must vacate Oceti Sakowin lands
    • Statement from Blackfeet Nation regarding new bill to permanently protect the Badger-Two Medicine
    • Nez urges lawmakers, election officials to come up with alternatives to preserve tribal members' rights to vote
    • How can America get Native health right?
    • Bay Mills Indian Community hosts second annual Noojimo'iwewin: A VAWA and ICWA training
    • Lawsuit seeks education reform at Native American schools
    • Global Initiative for Indigenous Advancement announces community sponsorship for art installation on Boston Common
    • StrongHearts Native Helpline: Domestic and dating violence
    • South Dakota lawmakers criticize Kristi Noem on tribal checkpoints
    • Choctaw chief chosen to help design new Mississippi flag

    July 22, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 7/22

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    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

    • Gibbs v. Haynes Investments, LLC (Payday Lending)
    • Martinez v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)
    • Hanson v. Parisien (Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance)
    • United States v. Walker River Irrigation District (Water Rights)
    • Sisto v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    Treat v. Stitt (Tribal Gaming Compacts)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    H.R.7692 - To provide a grant program for elementary schools, secondary schools, and institutions of higher education to help offset costs associated with complying with guidelines, recommendations, and other public health communications issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a State, Indian Tribe, Tribal organization, or locality related to mitigating the hazards presented by COVID-19.

    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

    • Living in the blast zone: Sexual violence piped onto Native land by extractive industries.
    • The Belloni Decision: A foundation for the Northwest fisheries cases, the national tribal sovereignty movement, and an understanding of the rule of law.
    • How much evidence should we need to protect cultural sites and treaty rights?
    • Taxes, theft, and Indian tribes: Seeking an equitable solution to state taxation of Indian Country commerce.

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

    • National Indian Health Board cites failed U.S. policies toward American Indians for severe COVID-19 impacts in testimony before U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
    • A bridge of repair for Native and Black America
    • The Native American critique of new law school study
    • Why the American Indian Movement started the Heart of the Earth Survival School
    • ASU Law program on McGirt
    • StrongHearts Native Helpline: Stacking up the numbers
    • Hoeven statement on United States Department of Agriculture announcement on food distribution program on Indian reservations
    • Why tribes should have the power to enforce strict Coronavirus policies
    • CASA seeks volunteer advocates to help local children
    • Return of sacred Black Hills: 'It's a question of when' and 'no surrender of sovereignty'
    • It's not just a ski resort. From Tahoe to Carson, Indigenous people say Sierra names misrepresent them

    July 15, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 7/15

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    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
    http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
    One case was decided on 7/9/20:
    McGirt v. Oklahoma (Criminal Jurisdiction)

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
    Williams v. Medley Opportunity Fund II, LP (Tribal Sovereign Lending)
    Crow Indian Tribe v. United States (Endangered Species Act; Yellowstone Grizzlies)
    Dossett v. Ho-Chunk, Inc. (Sovereign Immunity)
    Shopbell v. Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (Treaty Rights)
    Grondal v. Mill Bay Members Association, Inc. (Indian Allotment)
    Poarch Band of Creek Indians v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC (Opioid Manufacturing)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • H.R.7557 - To amend title VI of the Social Security Act to extend the coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund payments to Tribal Governments.
    • H.R.7565 - To authorize the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land, and for other purposes.

    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

    • Chipping away at the public trust doctrine: Mauna Kea and the degradation principle.
    • When the Navajo Generating Station closes, where does the water go?
    • An odd way to read a preemption statute: The Atomic Energy Act, Virginia Uranium, and the Diné Natural Resource Protection Act.
    • Redefining tribal sovereignty for the era of fundamental rights.
    • "You're in apple land but you are a lemon": Connection, collaboration, and division in early '70s Indian Country.
    • Herrera v. Wyoming: The Supreme Court's most recent attempt to balance tribal rights, state power, and conservation efforts.

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

    • Court blocks Montana law that restricts voting rights of Native Americans
    • The McGirt case is a historic win for tribes
    • Q&A: What does McGirt ruling mean?
    • How the 'only family' argument is used against Indigenous families
    • Black Lives Matter for Freedman Descendants of the Five Civilized Tribes
    • Pandemic complicates tribes' quest for data sovereignty
    • Indigenous groups launch first national $1 million direct cash program for Native Americans during COVID-19 pandemic
    • State Supreme Court vacates racist 1916 ruling in Yakama fishing rights case
    • Ninth Circuit rules to restore protections for Yellowstone grizzlies

    July 8, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 7/8

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    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
    United States v. Many White Horses (Tribal Sovereignty; Banishment)
    Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Dakota Access, LLP (Dakota Access Pipeline; APA; NEPA; NHPA; Mni Waconi Act)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. Yakima County (Land Use Petition Act)
    Kalima v. State of Hawai'i (Hawaiian Home Lands Trust)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    S.4168 - A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award additional funding through the Sanitation Facilities Construction Program of the Indian Health Service, and for other purposes.

    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

    • The psychosocial effects of Native American mascots: A comprehensive review of empirical research findings.
    • Justice for Juristac: Using international and comparative law to protect Indigenous lands.
    • Purcell v. Gonzalez, principle and problem--Native American voting rights in the 2018 North Dakota elections.

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

    • Big #NoDALP news: Federal judge orders shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline
    • 'A proud day to be Lakota': Activists arrested for protesting Trump visit to Sioux Nation treaty territory
    • Mail-in voting isn't an answer in Indian Country. Senators urge DOJ to accomodate tribes
    • FedEx, the Washington Redskins' most prominent sponsor, asks the team to change its name
    • Lawsuit over cultural appropriation of Native designs proceeds, despite Neiman Marcus bankruptcy
    • This court case could weaken WA's Indian Child Welfare Act
    • Contact tracing for Native Americans in rural Arizona
    • Jenni Monet: Making the case for treaties at Mount Rushmore
    • Pommersheim talks legal battle between tribe & government
    • 'What choice do we have? As the Arctic warms, the Inupiat adapt
    • National Gallery of Art acquires painting by Salish artist

    July 1, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 7/1

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    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
    http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
    Petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 6/19/20:
    United States v. Cooley (Jurisdiction)
    Petition for certiorari was denied in one case on 6/29/20:
    Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment, et al. v. Bureau of Indian Affairs, et al. (Administrative Procedure Act)

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

    • Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. Yakima County (Criminal Jurisdiction)
    • New Holy v. Department of the Interior (Tribal Constitutions)
    • Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Mnuchin (CARES Act)
    • Lorry van Chase v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (Freedom of Information Act)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    Lavallie v. Jay (Jurisdiction; Personal Injury)
    Hopi Tribe v. Arizona Snowbowl Resort Limited Partnership (Attorney Fees)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • S.4059 - A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States, political subdivisions of States, Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, community-based entities, and primary care and behavioral health organizations to address behavioral health needs caused by the public health emergency declared with respect to COVID-19.
    • S.4079 - A bill to authorize the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land, and for other purposes.
    • S.4081 - A bill to provide a grant program for elementary schools, secondary schools, and institutions of higher education to help offset costs associated with complying with guidelines, recommendations, and other public health communications issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a State, Indian Tribe, Tribal organization, or locality related to mitigating the hazards presented by COVID-19.
    • S.4090 - A bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, and for other purposes.
    • S.4113 - A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide grants to States and Indian Tribes to deploy affordable, high-speed broadband to unserved and underserved areas.

     

    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

    • Indian lives matter: Pandemics and inherent tribal powers.
    • Codifying the rights of nature.
    • Running for missing and murdered Native women.
    • Yurok Tribe fishing court.

     

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

     

    • 'Wear your mask, do your part': Tribal citizens in New Mexico bear brunt of coronavirus
    • 'End of an era': American Indian Services closes after 49 years
    • Navajo Nation president says New Mexico still failing students
    • Tribes' human remains and cultural items have been scattered across the U.S. Here's how they get returned
    • Judge: Alaska corporations can get tribal virus relief money
    • Blackfeet propose permanent protections for Badger Two Medicine
    • Speaker Seth Damon signs Navajo Nation Diné Pride Week proclamation to recognize equality progress
    • Native women law students excluded from so-called "Women of Color in Law Schools" study
    • Knowing, rethinking a shared history

    June 24, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 6/24

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    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
    http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
    Petitions for certiorari were denied in two cases on 6/22/20:
    Baley v. United States (Endangered Species Act; Water Rights)
    Cherokee Nation v. Bernhardt (Reservation Boundaries)

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
    Western Watersheds Project v. Bernhardt (Endangered Species Act; National Forest Management Act)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency v. K.L.B. and C.J. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • H.R.7263 - To repeal the eighth proviso under Operation of Indian Programs of 1998 to restore Tribal sovereignty.

    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

    • The canary in the coalmine--The tragic history of the U.S. government's policies toward Native peoples.
    • Murphy v. NCAA and the legalization of sports betting in states and Indian Country.
    • Piliʻōlelo: E Ahona Kānaka I Ke O‘a Kānāwai.

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

    • Little Shell nationhood passes six month mark
    • The power of California's Native American youth in the 2020 Census
    • AZ tribes sue federal government over water quality rules
    • Supreme Court winds down unusual term with tribal sovereignty case on docket
    • Mishigamiing Journalism Project starts at Record-Eagle
    • Blackfeet film takes home an Emmy
    • Northern Arapaho woman beings campaign for state's sole U.S. House seat
    • Why I removed Confederate monuments from the Cherokee Capitol Grounds
    • Your road trip is not more important than Indian Country

    June 17, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 6/17

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    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

    • Solonex, LLC v. Bernhardt (Oil and Gas Leasing)
    • Winnemucca Indian Colony v. United States (Tribal Elections)
    • Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Mnuchin (CARES Act)
    • Lingenfelter v. Liptak (RLUIPA)
    • Water Works Board of the City of Birmingham v. U.S. Bank National Association (Fraud)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • H.R.7173 - To protect the status of lands held in trust for the benefit of federally recognized Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.
    • S.3937 - A bill to amend section 330C of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize special programs for Indians for providing services for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, and for other purposes.
    • S.3948 - A bill to amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes.

    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

    • Indigenizing professional responsibility.

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

    • Ruling cancels energy lease in the Badger-Two Medicine area
    • A hospital's secret coronavirus policy separated Native American mothers from their newborns
    • How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River
    • 'It's so important for our young people to vote'
    • COVID-19 exposes inadequate funding levels at Indian Health Service
    • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture puts curriculum on tribes online
    • Man sentenced for stealing Ancestral Puebloan artifacts
    • Iron Range board tables Fond du Lac water treatment funding over band's 'anti-mining' stances
    • Navajo leaders lay out plan to spend relief funds, shield elderly from 'this monster'
    • UC Berkeley has nearly 500,000 tribal artifacts and remains. It isn't giving them back quickly
    • In Apache, we say ‘Ndąą Diłhił’í bi’idąą da’ilįį’ (Black Lives Matter)

    June 10, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 6/10

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    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
    United States v. Grote (Payday Lending; TILA)
    Booker v. Plain Green, LLC. (Sovereign Immunity)
    Elliot v. Snyder (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act)
    Gwitchyaa Zhee Corporation v. Bernhardt (ANCSA)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    In re M.W. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • H.R.7092 - To amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Indian Education, and to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and for other purposes.
    • H.R.7119 - To convey land in Anchorage, Alaska, to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and for other purposes.

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

    • A native perspective on shared political resistance and force
    • Shoshone-Bannock transgender inmate makes history with legal fight
    • Disparity, disease, and drinking water: COVID-19 and safe drinking water access in Indian Country
    • U.S. Senate passes Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act
    • Ruth Buffalo: 'We tripled...Native American women running' for North Dakota Legislature
    • Prof Pommersheim talks checkpoints
    • Ramos bill to acknowledge historic Native American presence moves to Senate
    • Investigation reveals a consistent picture: 'It's really hard to vote in Indian Country'
    • Pocatello attorney prevails in largest water rights case in Nevada history
    • Mashpee Wampanoag: U.S. court 'stood up for justice'
    • Shunning virus and Big Oil, Alaska tribe revives traditions

    June 3, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 6/3

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    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

    • Mdewakanton Band of Sioux in Minnesota v. Bernhardt (Federal Recognition)
    • Navajo Health Foundation v. Razaghi Development Company, LLC (RICO)
    • Yurok Tribe v. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Endangered Species Act; Cultural Resources)
    • Sxʷnq̓ʔels l Suw̓ečm / Ksukⱡiⱡmumaⱡ ʾA·kጦaⱡmukwaʾits d/b/a Energy Keepers Inc. v. Hyperblock LLC (Contract Breach)
    • Ten Eyck v. United States (Sovereign Immunity; Federal Torts Claim Act)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    People in Interest of K.C. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

    • H.R.7056 - To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award additional funding through the Indian Health Services Sanitation Facilities Construction Program, and for other purposes.
    • H.R.7080 - To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States, political subdivisions of States, Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, community-based entities, and primary care and behavioral health organizations to address behavioral health needs caused by the public health emergency declared with respect to COVID-19.

    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

    • Immigration, plenary powers, and sovereignty talk: Then and now.
    • Environmental federalism in Indian Country: Sovereignty, primacy, and environmental protection.

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

    • 'Am I cutting out again?': Missing and murdered task force off to shaky start amid COVID-19 challenges
    • Cronkite News: Tribal leaders, advocates question reopening at Grand Canyon, other parks
    • Tribal court to hear argument on non-resident voting rights amidst COVID-19
    • Report: Indigenous voters face racism and suppression
    • The sheer brutality that Black and Native men face
    • Company floats new proposal for hydropower on tribal land
    • When art is medicine
    • Modern-day AIM makes its presence felt
    • Advocating for human rights during a time of COVID-19
    • Congressional letter to Indian Health Service re: Faulty PPE sent to Navajo
    • 'Love and Fury' documents Indigenous artists at the vanguard

    May 28, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 5/28

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    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
    http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
    Petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 5/14/20:
    Rogers County Board of Tax Roll Corrections, et al. v. Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
    and was denied in another case on 5/26/20:
    Noem v. Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe (Indian Gaming)

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
    United States v. Unzueta (Indian Status)
    Citizens for Clean Energy and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe v. Department of the Interior (Federal Coal Leases)
    Grand Canyon Trust v. Provencio (Uranium Mining; Cultural Resources)
    Holy v. Department of Interior (Tribal Constitutions)
    Gila River Indian Community v. Cranford (Reserved Water Rights)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    Pamela J. v. Department of Child Safety, T.C., J.C., Navajo Nation (Indian Child Welfare Act)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
    • S.Res.591 - A resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2020, 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.
    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html
    • Ending the interminable gap in Indian Country water quality protection.
    • The Louisiana Purchase: Indian and American sovereignty in the Missouri Watershed.
    News Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
    This week, in brief:
    • 'We are thrilled': Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe hails victory for sovereignty
    • Project to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the United States
    • Quinault Indian Nation comments on Chehalis River Dam Project
    • Montana court temporarily blocks Montana law that restricts Native American voting rights
    • Opinion: Wado to Cherokee foster parents
    • The Sioux man 'empowering' Standing Rock with solar power
    • Navajo Technical University to develop environmental engineering program
    • Tribal leaders share relief funding challenges
    • Montana Democrats seek more Natives in local elections
    • Fewer polling places present challenges for Native voters
    • 'Powwow Pop Art' and perseverance




    May 20, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 5/20

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    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
    Chee v. Mescalero Apache Tribal Court (Writ of Habeas Corpus)
    Magee v. Shoshone Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation (Sovereign Immunity)
    Stephen C. v. Bureau of Indian Education (Indian Education)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    Robbins v. Mason County Title Insurance Company (Treaty Rights)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
    • S.3754 - A bill to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to make a technical correction to the water rights settlement for the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, and for other purposes.
    • S.3742/H.R.6907 - A bill to establish a program in the Department of the Treasury to allocate funds to States, units of general local government, and Indian Tribes to provide assistance to certain small businesses, and for other purposes.
    • H.R.6836 - To amend the CARES Act to provide for payments to the Indian Health Service, Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, and for other purposes.
    Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html
    • Jurisdictionary transparency and Native American women.
    • Uncivil rights: The abuse of tribal sovereignty and the termination of American Indian tribal citizenship.
    News Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
    This week, in brief:
    • Native Women Lead, Nusenda funnel funding to indigenous businesses, families
    • Native Sun News Today: Checkpoints on reservations point of discussion
    • Harvard Project/Native Nations Institute Report on CARES Act Distribution
    • Burt Lake Band prevails in federal court; can appeal BIA denial
    • UCLA Preliminary Report on Census 2020 and 2010 Response Rates on American Indian Reservations
    • Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe returns to court
    • Native American farm working to keep community fed during pandemic
    • Healthcare. Housing. Infrastructure. Indian Country's 'status quo is in a bad spot'
    • A sustainable Arctic has to include Indigenous groups
    • KU Law partners with UN to train diplomats on indigenous issues, conflict resolution
    • Bison bring spiritual revitalization to Sioux, Assiniboine