January 20, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 1/20/21

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
The Tribal Supreme Court Project posted a case update on 1/15/21.

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Grondal v. United States (Sovereign Immunity)
  • Deerleader v. Crow (Habeas Corpus Relief)
  • United States v. Smith (Assimilative Crimes Act; Indian Country Crimes Act)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Jesse S. v. Department of Child Safety, Pascua Yaqui Tribe (ICWA)

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Tribal leaders want to work with state on how to prosecute crime on reservations
  • Federal funding could provide a billion dollar boost to tribal broadband infrastructure
  • Indigenous nonprofit turns to caring for Native elders in Utah
  • California Native American tribes receive $2m to develop clean energy projects
  • Legislation focuses on tribal access to education resources
  • Feds begin transfer of national bison range to Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
  • Indigenous fishers on the Columbia River confront new challenges
  • Apache sue to protect religious freedom, save Oak Flat sacred area from destruction by foreign mining company
  • 'Indigikitchen': Cooking show connects people to their ancestral recipes