February 3, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 2/3

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (Medicare Like Rates)
  • United States v. Hump (Indian Loan Guarentee and Insurance Program)
  • Berry v. Whitten (Jurisdiction)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Warehouse Market Inc. v. State of Oklahoma and Muscogee (Creek) Nation (Nonmember Taxation)
  • State of South Dakota v. Cummings (Jurisdiction)
  • Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. Okanogan County (Land Use Ordinances)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.144/H.R.667 - To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Indian Health Service, to acquire private land to facilitate access to the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet, California, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.505 - To expand opportunity for Native American children through additional options in education, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.588 - To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States, political subdivisions of States, Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, community-based entities, and primary care and behavioral health organizations to address behavioral health needs caused by the public health emergency declared with respect to COVID-19.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • How a Native American COVID-19 vaccine rollout is a model for community-centered approaches
  • Building Indigenous power and investing in Indigenous self-determination
  • Muscogee (Creek) Nation Court has seen criminal filings increase thirtyfold since McGirt ruling
  • Alaskan tribes applaud protection of the Northern Bering Sea
  • Report: First ever national data regarding Native peoples' perspectives toward COVID-19 vaccine
  • The fight for an equitable energy economy for the Navajo Nation
  • UC Berkeley strips building name for namesake’s treatment of Native Americans
  • Mountaintop removal threatens traditional Blackfoot territory
  • The Native American Agriculture Fund applauds the steps taken by USDA to temporarily suspend debt collections and foreclosures on distressed farm loans
  • A children's book award lifts up a Native American illustrator--and a message