July 22, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 7/22

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

  • Gibbs v. Haynes Investments, LLC (Payday Lending)
  • Martinez v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)
  • Hanson v. Parisien (Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance)
  • United States v. Walker River Irrigation District (Water Rights)
  • Sisto v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)

State Courts Bulletin
Treat v. Stitt (Tribal Gaming Compacts)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin

H.R.7692 - To provide a grant program for elementary schools, secondary schools, and institutions of higher education to help offset costs associated with complying with guidelines, recommendations, and other public health communications issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a State, Indian Tribe, Tribal organization, or locality related to mitigating the hazards presented by COVID-19.

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

  • Living in the blast zone: Sexual violence piped onto Native land by extractive industries.
  • The Belloni Decision: A foundation for the Northwest fisheries cases, the national tribal sovereignty movement, and an understanding of the rule of law.
  • How much evidence should we need to protect cultural sites and treaty rights?
  • Taxes, theft, and Indian tribes: Seeking an equitable solution to state taxation of Indian Country commerce.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • National Indian Health Board cites failed U.S. policies toward American Indians for severe COVID-19 impacts in testimony before U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • A bridge of repair for Native and Black America
  • The Native American critique of new law school study
  • Why the American Indian Movement started the Heart of the Earth Survival School
  • ASU Law program on McGirt
  • StrongHearts Native Helpline: Stacking up the numbers
  • Hoeven statement on United States Department of Agriculture announcement on food distribution program on Indian reservations
  • Why tribes should have the power to enforce strict Coronavirus policies
  • CASA seeks volunteer advocates to help local children
  • Return of sacred Black Hills: 'It's a question of when' and 'no surrender of sovereignty'
  • It's not just a ski resort. From Tahoe to Carson, Indigenous people say Sierra names misrepresent them