February 17, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 2/17

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa v. Wheeler (Clean Water Act; Cultural Resources)
  • Apache Stronghold v. United States (Sacred Sites; Oak Flat/Chi-chil Bildagoteel)
  • Allegany Capital Enteprises, LLC v. Cox (Tribal Corporate Entities; Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Walker E. v. State of Alaska (ICWA)
  • People of the State of Michigan v. Caswell (Treaty Rights)
  • In re Groves (Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.Res.54 - An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Indian Affairs.
  • S.314 - A bill to repeal the Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Act.
  • S.325 - A bill to amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.1047 - To allow certain State and Tribal permitting authority to encourage expansion of broadband service to rural and Tribal communities, and for other purposes.

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

  • Missing or murdered Indigenous people: Culturally based prevention strategies.
  • Jurisdictional solutions in Indian Country to support missing or murdered Indigenous people efforts.
  • National survey estimates of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native people.
  • Addressing sexual abuse, assault, and trafficking as co-morbidities in missing or murdered Indigenous populations.
  • Enhancing law enforcement response to missing person cases in tribal communities.
  • Prevention strategies related to missing or murdered Native Americans.
  • Rethinking protections for Indigenous sacred sites.
  • Oneida Nation v. Village of Hobart.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • A conversation with law expert about Oak Flat and treaties
  • New NTUA fiber line will increase internet capacity for Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, local schools, and businesses
  • Climate justice must include Indigenous sovereignty
  • Indigenous fine dining … but make it curbside
  • Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces $220 million contract awards for the clean-up of more than 50 abandoned uranium mine sites on the Navajo Nation
  • OU's Women's and Gender Studies hosts Q&A on missing, murdered Indigenous women
  • OU Outreach's American Indian Institute (Aii) launches new virtual speaker series
  • $1.6 million grant will support digitization of Native American oral histories
  • Indigenous feminism is our culture