March 4, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 3/4

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

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 2/21/20, and denied in another on 3/2/20:
Noem v. Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
Watso v. Harpstead (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin
  • Littlefield v. Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribe (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
  • Berry v. Baca (Public Law 280)
  • Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, and Others v. Stitt and the State of Oklahoma (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
  • United States v. Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of Washington (Sovereign Immunity)
State Courts Bulletin
  • In the Interest of Y.J. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • State of North Carolina v. Nobles (Criminal Jurisdiction; North Carolina Racial Justice Act)
  • Addy S. v. State of Alaska (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • The People of Colorado in the Interest of K.R. and S.R., and Concerning T.K.D. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
  • H.Res.842 - Recognizing the vital importance of Native American participation in the 2020 decennial census of population.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
  • ICWA international: The benefits and dangers of enacting ICWA-type legislation in non-US jurisdictions.
News Bulletin
This week, in brief:
  • Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives announces tribal consultations and listening sessions
  • Cayuga Nation's division leads to a 'human rights catastrophe'
  • Three national Native American organizations partner for historic census initiative
  • Sinema introduces bipartisan bill improving infrastructure in tribal communities
  • As Gulf swallows Louisiana island, displaced tribe fears the future
  • Tribes head to Capitol Hill for 'historic' hearing on taxation issues
  • New Ogichidaa "Warrior" storytellers video series and lesson plans available
  • Tribal citizens in Michigan's governance and policy making
  • 'It's obviously a really exciting thing': How Native American art has become a sleeper sensation in museums and the art market alike