October 14, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 10/14/2020

Federal Courts Bulletin
United States v. Archer (Water Rights)

State Courts Bulletin
Jackson E. v. State of Alaska (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
One bill was signed into law by the president on 10/10/20:

  • S.227 - Savanna's Act: This bill directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols to address missing or murdered Native Americans.
  • News Bulletin
    This week, in brief:

    • Supreme Court pick has ‘significant impacts’ for tribes
    • Canada Supreme Court to consider constitutional rights of Native Americans with US citizenship
    • Alaska Supreme Court rules that absentee voters won’t need witnesses
    • Muskogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band to host virtual program on racism
    • Faculty research university’s ties to Indigenous dispossession
    • On the record: Project by NM museum, National Archives posts 374 US-tribal treaties online
    • Tribe releases supplement to correct student history books
    • A victory for Native children’s rights to remain with family and tribe
    • Nevada land proposal includes tribal voices
    • Philbrook Museum of Art opens groundbreaking exhibition of Native women artists