April 16, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 4/16

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
  • Penobscot Nation v. Frey (Treaty Rights)
  • United States v. Cline (Criminal Jurisdiction)
  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe v. County of Mille Lacs (Reservation Boundaries)
  • Hudson v. Zinke (Tribal Elections; Trust Relationship)
  • Mecautea v. State of Oregon (Tribal Court Jurisdiction)

State Courts Bulletin
In Re the Petition of M.G. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
Donius and Rincon Mushroom Corporation, Inc v. Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians (Tribal Jurisdiction)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
  • Compensatory mitigation and public lands.
  • American Indians and the right to vote: Why the courts are not enough.
  • Silent intent? Analyzing the congressional intent required to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity.
News Bulletin
This week, in brief:
  • NCAI and NARF joint statement on recent census announcement and call for Congress to extend census operations
  • How the U of Minnesota, Twin Cities doubled its retention of Native American students
  • Urban Indians are largely invisible from COVID-19 reporting
  • Federal court vacates Keystone XL permit, orders remand to federal agency
  • Mashpee tribal members recount long history of fighting for land
  • Op-Ed: Two women fighting to prevent COVID-19 from destroying rural Alaska
  • SCOTUS will hear McGirt argument remotely in May -- No date set yet
  • UN expert mechanism on the rights of Indigenous peoples releases statement on COVID-19
  • Culture, resilience, and sustainability of the Salish people
  • Arne Vainio: Zoongide'iwin is the Ojibwe word for courage