May 13, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 5/13

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

Federal Courts Bulletin
Employers Mutual Casualty Company v. McPaul (Tribal Jurisdiction)
Reyes v. Department of the Interior (Tribal Membership)
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Mnuchin (CARES Act)
United States v. Smith (Jury Selection)
Gilliam v. Roach (Sovereign Immunity)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
  • S.3650 - A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to deem employees of urban Indian organizations as part of the Public Health Service for certain purposes, and for other purposes.
  • S.3666 - A bill to fund grants for the immediate deployment of temporary wireless broadband service on Tribal lands and Hawaiian Home Lands, to provide emergency special temporary authority to use electromagnetic spectrum for the provision of wireless broadband service on Tribal lands and Hawaiian Home Lands, and for other purposes.
  • S.3672 - A bill to provide States and Indian Tribes with flexibility in administering the temporary assistance for needy families program due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), to make emergency grants to States and Indian Tribes to provide financial support for low-income individuals affected by that public health emergency, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.6772/S.3622 - A bill to waive the cost share requirement for Indian Tribes receiving disaster assistance relating to COVID-19, and for other purposes.
  • S.Res.565 - A resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
  • The Indigenous decade in review.
  • Sovereignty-affirming subdelegations.
News Bulletin
This week, in brief:
  • U.S. Supreme Court weighs 'transfers of sovereign right'
  • Native Sun News Today: Pipeline loses permit, but construction continues
  • Pandemic broadens use of telemedicine in Indian Country and beyond
  • Alexander Mallory: Tribes have full legal authority to use checkpoints to safeguard health
  • Beyond the sensational rhetoric: 'Only Congress can disestablish, diminish or undo a reservation'
  • Native candidate seeks to make history
  • Probe launched into Interior leaks, handling of $8 billion for tribes
  • Navajo Nation college has record number of degrees
  • Fry Bread: Children's book explores the connection between cooking and colonization
  • COVID-19 aid starts flowing to tribes after weeks of confusion
  • How a virtual powwow helped heal a spirit broken during the pandemic