April 8, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 4/8

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
Petition for certiorari was denied in one case on 4/2/20:
Buchwald Capital Advisors, LLC v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Rule 46 Dismissal)

Federal Courts Bulletin
  • State of Texas v. Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (Indian Gaming)
  • JW Gaming Development, LLC v. James (RICO Act)
  • Scott v. Paisley (Indian Civil Rights Act)
  • Bollenbach v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)
  • Western Refining Southwest, Inc. v. Department of the Interior (Trust Relationship)
  • State of California v. Bureau of Land Management v. Zinke (Mineral Leasing)
  • Fercho v. United States (Tribal Court Jurisdiction)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
H.R.6448 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income payments under the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program and certain amounts received under the Indian Health Professions Scholarships Program.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:
  • Announcement: New Indian Country Resource Page at the Tribal Law and Policy Institute website
  • Cultural lessons: Museum of Indian Arts & Culture makes Native-based curriculum available to download
  • 'We need clarification now': Indian gaming industry being shut out of coronavirus relief program
  • Map of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Indian Health System
  • Members of Congress demand Senate address decision to nix tribe's reservation land
  • Arizona Army National Guard delivers food, supplies to Navajo Nation
  • Washington state tribes, allies mobilize to gather medical protection needed in coronavirus fight
  • Horizon Foundation's $4.8M gift launches OU Native Peoples Initiative
  • Letters: A nurse's perspective of COVID-19
  • The Alaska Native teacher upending the legacy of colonial education