August 26, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 8/26

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
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
A petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 8/13/20, and denied on 8/25/20:
Mitchell v. United States (Racial Bias; Inmate on Death Row)
A petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 8/14/20:
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe v. Tulalip Tribes (Treaty Fishing Rights)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
George v. Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act)
Goodface v. Lower Brule Sioux Tribe 2020 Election Board (Tribal Elections)
Iron Hawk v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)
The Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin (CARES Act)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Irv's Boomin' Fireworks, LLC v. Muhar (Jurisdiction; Public Law 280)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

  • H.R.8073 - To require the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a standardized method for State, Tribal, and local health departments to report to the Centers with respect to COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

  • The Court of Indian Appeals: America's forgotten federal appellate court.
  • Tribal remedies, exhaustion, and state courts.
  • "Thus in the Beginning All the World Was America": The effects of anti-protest legislation and an American conquest culture in Native sacred sites cases.
  • Welcome to the maze: Race, justice, and jurisdiction in McGirt v. Oklahoma.

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:

  • FCC: 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Window
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe partners with Lakota People’s Law Project, Senator Udall, Representative Luj├ín to forward Native American Voting Rights Act
  • The U.S. shouldn't get to decide if a Navajo man dies
  • StrongHearts Native Helpline: Mental health effects of historical trauma
  • Norma Dunning: May my grandchildren never hear the E-word again
  • Alaska Native entities take a stand against state oppression of Indigenous ways of life
  • 'It’s not OK. It’s not OK': Native Hawaiian remains removed from luxury beachfront property
  • What women's suffrage owes to Indigenous culture
  • Data shows disproportionate impact of COVID-19 among Native Americans
  • Cherokee Nation working to improve access to broadband
  • Murder on the rez: A phenomenal thriller invents Native noir — and then transcends it

August 19, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 8/19

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
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

  • Perkins v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Treaty Rights; Indian Taxation)
  • Mendoza v. First Santa Fe Insurance Services (Jurisdiction)
  • Gemini Insurance Company v. Harrah's NC Casino Company, LLC (Diversity Jurisdiction)
  • Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians v. Caballero (Federal Recognition)
  • State Courts Bulletin

https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
In the Matter of E.J.B. and R.S.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
In Re Internet Lending Cases (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

  • S.4529 - A bill to improve access by Indian Tribes to support from the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support program (E-rate) of the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.8066 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rules for tribal economic development bonds.
  • H.R.8068 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain improvements relating to mental health and suicide prevention outreach to minority veterans and American Indian and Alaska Native veterans, and for other purposes.

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:

  • Navajo Nation calls for end to federal execution of tribal member, Lezmond Mitchell
  • Sacred lands must be preserved, not bombed
  • Forced assimilation fed school-to-prison pipeline
  • The land-grant universities still profiting off Indigenous homelands
  • Influential Native American women to lead tourism recovery conversations at American Indian Tourism Conference
  • After 400 years, Native stories at heart of Mayflower events
  • Black, Choctaw judge: Being harassed was 'one of the best learning experiences'
  • Indigenous and Black Lives Matter activists join forces in Oregon
  • Reservation mathematics: Navigating love in Native America
  • South Dakota congressional delegation urges United States Department of Agriculture to continue home loan program on tribal land
  • Meet the Indigenous wmen who fought for the vote

August 12, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 8/12

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
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

  • Eglise Baptiste Bethanie de Ft. Lauderdale, Inc. v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • Cadet v. Snoqualmie Casino (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • Zurich American Insurance Company v. McPaul (Tribal Court Jurisdiction)
  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (Fiduciary Duty)
  • Singer v. Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act)
  • Lafley v. Adams (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Julio A. v. State of Alaska (Indian Child Welfare Act)
Klein v. Wisconsin Department of Revenue (Indian Taxation; Sovereign Immunity)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

  • H.R.7948 - To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the collection and availability of health data with respect to Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.7973 - To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to improve access by Indian Tribes to support from the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support program (E-rate) of the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.
  • S.4498 - A bill to amend Public Law 106-511 to reauthorize the Navajo electrification demonstration program, and for other purposes.
  • S.4510 - A bill to establish a Native American language resource center.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

  • Waiving historic resource laws at the southern border.
  • How to say sorry: Fulfilling the United States' trust obligation to Native Hawaiians by using the Canons of Construction to interpret the Apology Resolution.
  • Colonizing history: Rice v. Cayetano and the fight for Native Hawaiian self-determination.

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:

  • The federal government gives Native students an inadequate education and gets away with it
  • BIA opens cold case office in Albuquerque
  • How Native tribes started winning at the Supreme Court
  • Navajo Nation president asks for leniency for federal death row inmate
  • To' Kee Skuy' Soo Ney-Wo-Chek' Progress Report - Year 1 of Study on M.M.I.W. in Northern California
  • Federal agency sets guidelines for reopening Native American schools
  • Chuck Hoskin: New Cherokee language department connects us to who we are as a people
  • Sioux checkpoints aim to block bikers from crossing tribal land
  • National Native organizations issue joint statement on U.S. Census Bureau Change to 2020 Census Operations
  • Po'pay's Rebellion, also known as the Pueblo Revolt of 1680
  • Pop culture artists team with educators for Native lessons

August 5, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 8/5

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
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
A petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 7/27/20:
Nobles v. North Carolina (Indian Status; Criminal Jurisdiction)
A petition for habeas corpus was filed in one case on 6/17/20:
In Re Scott Louis YoungBear (Civil Rights Violations)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

  • Oneida Nation v. Village of Hobart (Reservation Boundaries)
  • Stephen C. v. Bureau of Indian Education (Indian Education)
  • Landreth v. United States (Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
In the Matter of the Adoption of B.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

  • Section 5, Indian trust land acquisitions, and secretarial authority.
  • Navigating tribal opposition to permits for Great Lakes mining projects.
  • Upholding tribal treaties with the Clean Water Act.

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:

  • House committees approve Gallego bills to end copays and improve care for Native veterans
  • Trump's pick to manage public lands has four-decade history of "overt racism" toward Native people
  • More than 1 thousand acres of Esselen ancestral land returned to tribe
  • Yurok Tribal Court, Sovereign Bodies Institute release progress report on pivotal project
  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation celebrates first class of medical school students during white coat ceremony
  • Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
  • Feds open South Dakota office for MMIW cases
  • Turtle Mountain could be first North Dakota tribe to recognize same-sex marriage
  • Nunavummiut have to stay home, but their art continues to travel
  • $20 million gift to ABQ nonprofit will benefit thousands of Native American students
  • In 1920, Native women sought the vote. Here's what's next.