January 13, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 1/13/2021

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petitions for certiorari were granted in two cases on 1/8/21:

  • Mnuchin v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation (CARES Act)
  • Alaska Native Village Corporation Association v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation (CARES Act)
Petition for certiorari was denied in one case on 1/11/21:
  • FMC Corporation v. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (Jurisdiction)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • United States v. Earth (Major Crimes Act)
  • Pit River Tribe v. Bureau of Land Management (Administrative Procedure Act)
  • United States v. Osage Wind, LLC (Osage Minerals Estate)
  • Red Lake Band of Chippewa v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (National Environmental Policy Act; Clean Water Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Corona v. Fort Peck Tribes (ICWA)
  • Flynn v. Dupree (Civil Jurisdiction)

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

  • Rehabilitative justice: The effectiveness of healing to wellness, opioid intervention, and drug courts.
  • The Indian Child Welfare Act's application to civil commitments of Indian children in state court proceeding.
  • Peyote crisis confronting modern Indigenous peoples: The declining peyote population and a demand for conservation.
  • Tribal power, worker power: Organizing unions in the context of Native sovereignty.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Supreme Court to hear case on Native Corps’ eligibility for tribal funds
  • Continuation of uranium and Radiation Exposure Compensation Act advocacy sought by Navajo Nation Council after line item vetoes
  • United States Supreme Court decision confirms tribal jurisdiction over FMC Corporation
  • Northern Arizona University report finds Community Health Reps, who provide critical services to Native Americans, need more support
  • Four California tribes voice urgent concerns about the Humboldt child welfare system
  • How a farm in South King County may hold seeds of hope for homeless Native Americans
  • 'We're still growing': Tribal college in Palm Desert pushes forward virtually amid COVID-19
  • Yearlong celebration of Cherokee syllabary planned
  • Colorado Office of Film recognized for highlighting native voices