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
A petition for certiorari was filed on 1/23/20:
Cherokee Nation v. Bernhardt (Fee to Trust)

Federal Courts Bulletin
  • 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
Gustafson v. Poitra (Tribal Jurisdiction)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
H.R.5673 - Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes of the Fort Belknap Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act of 2020

News Bulletin
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