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
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
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)
  • 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
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"