February 19, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins updated 2/19

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
United States v. Two Bulls (Property Law)
Spirit Lake Tribe v. Jaeger (Voting Rights)
Gilbert v. Weahkee (Indian Health Service; Treaty Rights)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2020.html
Wilson v. Cherokee Nation Election Commission (Election Codes)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
S.Res.499 - A resolution acknowledging the reprehensible policy of the United States regarding the forced relocation of the Potawatomi people from their homeland east of the Mississippi River to Kansas and Oklahoma and the devastating hardships the Potawatomi people endured during the march west, known as the "Potawatomi Trail of Death".

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 allottee water rights: A case study of allotments on the former Malheur Indian Reservation.
  • For the children: Indian status is a political classification.
  • Returning the Yurok forest to the Yurok Tribe: California's first tribal carbon credit project.
  • Delimit, demarcate, and title: Sovereignty and property rights of Native peoples in the Americas.
News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:
  • House bill, called 'watershed legislation,' would give tribes recognition in Alaska
  • As the 2020 elections loom, the House hears testimony about Native voting rights
  • Taking advice on climate change from our Native neighbors
  • The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reintroduces bighorn sheep on tribal lands
  • Amid a crime wave on Yakama Reservation, confusion over a checkerboard of jurisdictions
  • Arizona House bill aims to protect Native American regalia at graduation
  • 'Frustrated': Tribes finally get hearing with National Archives about Sand Point facility closure
  • NCAI president: Tribal sovereignty still threatened from 'every corner'
  • 'What's old is new again': Advocates say tribal voting hurdles remain

February 12, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 2/12

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/

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
Petitions for certiorari were filed in two cases on 1/30/20 and 2/3/20:
James v. JW Gaming Development (Sovereign Immunity)
Native Wholesale Supply Company v. California, ex rel. Xavier Becerra (Sovereign Immunity)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office v. FERC (National Historic Preservation Act; Cultural Resources)
United States v. Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of Washington (Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Herpel v. County of Riverside (Tax Regulation)
In Regard to the Guardianship of Eliza W. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
H.R.5850 - To expedite and streamline the deployment of affordable broadband service on Tribal land, and for other purposes

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin 
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.htmlMoving forward from the scoop era: Providing active efforts under the Indian Child Welfare Act in Illinois.

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:
  • Court focuses on Native idea of family
  • Indian inmate files opening brief in Supreme Court sovereignty case
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds Ute Indian Tribe's exclusive right to control its lands
  • Gabe Galanda: The United States must help stop disenrollment
  • Sacred Native American burial sites are being blown up for Trump's border wall, lawmaker says
  • South Dakota bars IDs and 'disenfranchises' tribal citizens
  • Cherokee journalist Rebecca Nagle wins prize for work on Indian law case
  • South Dakota approves $100 million solar project on Pine Ridge Reservation
  • Native American Jewish Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis tells us how she made history
  • Ballot harvesting or a voting assist?




February 5, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 2/5

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/

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
Democratic National Committee v. Hobbs (Voting Rights Act)
Hawkins v. Bernhardt (Indian Reserved Water Rights)
Janiver v. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Casino (Title VII; Sovereign Immunity)
Thurmond v. Forest County Potawatomi Community (Sovereign Immunity)
United States v. Erickson (Jury Selection)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Ohio History Connection v. The Moundbuilders Country Club Company (Cultural Resources; Sacred Sites)
In the Matter of the Parental Rights to D.J.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2020.html
Drabik v. The Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut (Negligence; Trespassing)

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
  • Native American voting rights: Two steps forward, one step back.
  • 19th century Indian treaties and 21st century environmental and natural resource issues: Is there a connection?

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

    • House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up legislation
    • A 'resurgence' in Indigenous reproductive justice
    • Indigenous tribes are at the forefront of climate change planning in the U.S.
    • Indigenous zines elevate authenticity
    • World's largest public Two-Spirit powwow set for February 8 at Fort Mason
    • Camp to teach aspiring, amateur American Indian farmers permaculture design
    • Broadband could be a 'game changer' for many rural, tribal communities
    • Naabi approves Navajo control of Medicaid
    • Indigenous women bring expertise to Wyoming Legislature
    • One woman took a stand against tribal disenrollment and paid for it

    January 29, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 1/29

    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 on 1/23/20:
    Cherokee Nation v. Bernhardt (Fee to Trust)

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
    • Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. EPA (Cultural Resources; Trust Relationship)
    • United States v. Cooley (Indian Civil Rights Act)
    • Mann v. Mohr (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act)
    • JW Gaming Development, LLC v. James (Sovereign Immunity)
    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    Gustafson v. Poitra (Tribal Jurisdiction)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
    H.R.5673 - Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes of the Fort Belknap Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act of 2020

    News Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
    This week, in brief:
    • 'An Indian is an Indian is an Indian': Tribes defend sovereignty amid attack on Indian Child Welfare Act
    • 'It makes you really not like your people': #StopDisenrollment campaign returns amid rise in tribal removals
    • Agua Caliente files new lawsuit against Coachella water districts
    • Coastal erosion unites village of Kivalina and Louisiana tribes in UN complaint
    • Washington state bill would makes Afros, braids protected hairstyles
    • The State of South Dakota and the Sioux Tribes
    • New North Dakota election chief disputes checkered past, looks to 'be responsive' to voter ID issues
    • Oklahoma legislation seeks to prevent missing, murdered Native Americans
    • Utah tribal leaders protest legislation aimed to keep Native American mascots
    • Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends sovereignty in gaming case

    January 22, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 1/22

    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
    Read the latest update memo from the Tribal Supreme Court Project.

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
    • Little Dog v. Flathead County (American Indian Religious Freedom Act)
    • State of Maine v. Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and Penobscot Nation (Water Quality Standards)
    • Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo v. City of El Paso (Tribal Property; Pueblo Lands Act)
    • Cherokee Nation v. Department of the Interior (Administrative Procedure Act)
    • Dobbs v. Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee (Sovereign Immunity)
    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    • Mendoza v. Isleta Resort and Casino (Sovereign Immunity)
    • State of Minnesota v. Thompson (Tribal Jurisdiction)
    • State of New Mexico v. Salazar (Criminal Jurisdiction)
    Tribal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2020.html
    Renzi v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Personal Injury)

    News Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
    This week, in brief:
    • The necessity of the Indian Child Welfare Act
    • Census count is 'an act of rebellion'
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs propose change affecting Alaska tribal recognition
    • Guest opinion: Bison transfer corrects longstanding wrong
    • Tohono O'odham historic sites at risk as border wall construction advances in Arizona
    • This South Seattle treatment center has been helping Native people beat substance use disorders for more than 30 years. So why is it closing?
    • Tribes file complaint with UN saying climate change threatens existence
    • Native Sun News Today: Gerry Robinson publishes new book about early Cheyenne history
    • 'A Native lens' on the 2020 presidential campaigns
    • Indigenous musicians come together in a sacred and safe space

    January 15, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 1/15

    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
    Petition for certiorari were denied in two cases on 1/13/20:
    Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas v. State of Texas (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
    Spurr v. Pope (Jurisdiction; Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act)

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
    Landreth v. United States (Pro Se Property)
    United States v. Uintah Valley Shoshone Tribe (Fishing and Hunting Rights)
    Chinook Indian Nation v. Bernhardt (Federal Recognition)
    Native Village of Nuiqsut v. Bureau of Land Management (Land Usage)
    Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. Bayfield County (Zoning Regulations; Tribal Property)
    Hengle v. Asner (Sovereign Immunity)
    Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (Administrative Procedures Act; Trust Obligations)

    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
    • From sovereignty to self-determination: Emergence of collective rights of Indigenous peoples in natural resources management.
    • Tribal identification and free and fair elections.
    • Is there a role for local governments in recognizing Native American tribes?
    News Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
    This week, in brief:
    • On the largest freshwater island in the world, Lake Huron's Native Americans warn of the fragility of water
    • Lawmakers set to advance more Indian Country legislation after end of year rush
    • Repeal of ACA would devastate Indian Country, says Walker River Paiute Tribal chairman
    • New online tool points consumers to Native American-owned businesses
    • Seneca Nation celebrates return of Cornplanter pipe tomahawk
    • Tribal management of bison range is restorative justice
    • National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition announces ten-year strategic plan and receives $10M grant
    • Grijalva asks feds to 'respect tribal lands' during border construction 
    • EdWeek video: "From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students"



    January 8, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 1/8

    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
    Petition for certiorari was filed in this case on 12/23/19:
    McMahon v. Chemehuevi Indian Tribe (Reservation Diminishment)

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
    Narragansett Indian Tribe v. Hendrickson (National Historic Preservation Act)
    Big Horn County Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. Big Man (Sovereign Immunity)
    Eglise Baptiste Bethanie de St. Lauderdale, Inc. v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (Sovereign Immunity)

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

    Tribal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2020.html
    Martell v. Fort Peck Tribes (Court Procedure)
    Moon v. Hoopa Valley Tribe (Employee Termination)

    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
    • Aboriginal rights and constitutional conflict: The Marshall court, state federal and sovereignty and Native American rights under the 1789 constitution.
    • Nothing is over: FTCA claims for toxic torts on Native lands.
    • Green means go: Tribes rush to regulate cannabis in Indian Country.
    • Waived: The detrimental implications of U.S. immigration and border security measures on southern border tribes--an analysis of the impact of President Trump's border wall on the Tohono O'odham Nation.
    News Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
    This week, in brief:
    • New Muscogee (Creek) Nation leaders take office
    • Indigenous song keepers reveal traditional ecological knowledge in music
    • Native Americans fight historical discrimination to lower diabetes, obesity rates
    • South Dakota state of the tribes speech is like 'trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube'
    • Open letter on Mauna Kea by Violet Pohakuku'i'ai Lui
    • Montana extends Spring Creek Mine permit, questions over tribal immunity remain
    • Why are DinĂ© LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit people being denied access to ceremony?
    • Letter to the editor: Stitt's attack on tribes follow the Trail of Tears pattern





    January 3, 2020

    Indian Law Bulletins Updated 1/3/2020


    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/index.html

    Congratulations to our long-time client, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana who, after more than a hundred years of battling the federal government for recognition, were finally legislatively recognized by Congress.
    https://www.narf.org/little-shell-recognition/

    Federal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
    United States v. Harrington (Sentence Enhancement)
    Allen v. United States (Federal Recognition)

    State Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
    Walter v. Oregon Board of Education, and, The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon (Cultural Resources, Indian Mascots)

    Tribal Courts Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2020.html
    Levy v. Mashantucket Pequot Education Committee (Tribal Benefits)

    U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
    https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
    • S.3126 - A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a special behavioral health program for Indians.
    • S.3113 - A bill to provide for the settlement of the water rights claims of the Fort Belknap Indian Community, and for other purposes.
    • H.R.5502 - Removing Federal Barriers to Offering of Mobile Sports Wagers on Indian Lands Act
    • H.R.5510 - To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to explicitly authorize distribution of grant funds to the voting accessibility protection and advocacy system of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the system serving the American Indian consortium, 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
    • Fighting on behalf of the Salish Sea.
    • "Enough's Enough": Protest law and the tradition of chilling Indigenous free speech.
    • The flourishing race: How the success of American Indian artist-entrepreneurs underscores the need for enhanced legal protections for Native intellectual property.
    • In the aftermath of rampage shootings: Is healing possible? Hard lessons from the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians and other Indigenous peoples.
    News Bulletin
    https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
    This week, in brief:
    • With execution on hold, Navajo inmate presses court on jury bias claim
    • Native American leaders determined to avoid repeat of last census undercount
    • Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe's hemp plan approved
    • NTU starts Navajo language translation program in preparation for 2020 elections
    • Montana federal judge refuses to dismiss Keystone XL Pipeline lawsuits
    • Uranium mine near Grand Canyon 'is an intrusion' and a 'risk to the groundwater'
    • Two spirit couple seeks LGBTQ equality for South Dakota tribes
    • Honoring Native traditions behind bars
    • Rx for ailing Indian Health Service: Changes in spending, recruitment