June 3, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 6/3

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

  • Mdewakanton Band of Sioux in Minnesota v. Bernhardt (Federal Recognition)
  • Navajo Health Foundation v. Razaghi Development Company, LLC (RICO)
  • Yurok Tribe v. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Endangered Species Act; Cultural Resources)
  • Sxʷnq̓ʔels l Suw̓ečm / Ksukⱡiⱡmumaⱡ ʾA·kጦaⱡmukwaʾits d/b/a Energy Keepers Inc. v. Hyperblock LLC (Contract Breach)
  • Ten Eyck v. United States (Sovereign Immunity; Federal Torts Claim Act)

State Courts Bulletin
People in Interest of K.C. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.7056 - To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award additional funding through the Indian Health Services Sanitation Facilities Construction Program, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.7080 - To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States, political subdivisions of States, Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, community-based entities, and primary care and behavioral health organizations to address behavioral health needs caused by the public health emergency declared with respect to COVID-19.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)

  • Immigration, plenary powers, and sovereignty talk: Then and now.
  • Environmental federalism in Indian Country: Sovereignty, primacy, and environmental protection.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • 'Am I cutting out again?': Missing and murdered task force off to shaky start amid COVID-19 challenges
  • Cronkite News: Tribal leaders, advocates question reopening at Grand Canyon, other parks
  • Tribal court to hear argument on non-resident voting rights amidst COVID-19
  • Report: Indigenous voters face racism and suppression
  • The sheer brutality that Black and Native men face
  • Company floats new proposal for hydropower on tribal land
  • When art is medicine
  • Modern-day AIM makes its presence felt
  • Advocating for human rights during a time of COVID-19
  • Congressional letter to Indian Health Service re: Faulty PPE sent to Navajo
  • 'Love and Fury' documents Indigenous artists at the vanguard