September 4, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Update 9/3

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

  • Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan v. Bureau of Land Management (National Environmental Policy Act)
  • San Carlos Apache Tribe v. Azar (ISDEAA)
  • Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. McKee (Tribal Courts; Water Rights)
  • United States v. Smith (Federal Jurisdiction; Indian Country Land Status)

State Courts Bulletin
United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria v. Newsom (IGRA)
Samish Indian Nation v. Department of Licensing (Indian Taxation)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.8127 - To direct the Federal Trade Commission to submit to Congress a report on unfair or deceptive acts or practices targeted at Indian Tribes or members of Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.

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

  • The cultural property conundrum: The case for a nationalistic approach and repatriation of the Moai to the Rapa Nui.
  • Cooking food customs in the pot of self-governance: How food sovereignty is a necessary ingredient of Tribal sovereignty.
  • Analyzing the implications of the Supreme Court's holding in Analyzing the implications of the Supreme Court's holding in Herrera v. Wyoming.
  • The other non-renewable resource: Cultural resource protection in a changing energy future.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • NARF: Webinars on Indigenous Peoples & Intellectual Property for Indigenous leaders, lawyers, and community members
  • Protect Indian Child Welfare Act Campaign partners applaud lawsuit challenging data collection withdrawal in the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System Final Rule
  • National Native organizations call for Congressional action in light of new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report
  • Navajo Nation statement on the execution of Lezmond Charles Mitchell
  • Will vote-by-mail leave out Native Americans?
  • Changing the narrative: Tribes help create exhibit to tell the violent history of Bosque Redondo
  • Crow Tribe partners with Montana Native Vote to get members counted in the 2020 Census
  • Tribal nations are decolonizing cultural protection