March 24, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 3/24

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Hawkins v. Haaland (Trust Relationship; Water Rights)
  • Singer v. Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (OHNIR; Equal Access to Justice Act)
  • Gwitchyaa Zhee Corporation v. Alexander (Attorney Fees)
  • Mendenhall v. United States (Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium; FTCA)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Moyant v. Petit (Exhaustion of Tribal Court Remedies; Land Dispute)
  • In re Cottelit/Payment (Indian Child Welfare Act; Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act)
  • State in Interest of A.R.F. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.Res.125 - A resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.
  • H.R.1620 - Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021
  • H.R.1975 - To take certain land located in San Diego County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.2074 - To assist Tribal governments in the management of buffalo and buffalo habitat and for the reestablishment of buffalo on Indian lands.
  • H.R.2088 - To take certain Federal lands in Tennessee into trust for the benefit of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and for other purposes.

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

  • Goodbye yellow brick road: Enfranchisement among Native American voters and Nick v. Bethel.
  • Repatriation as restitution: Toward procedural rights for Indigenous claims to moveable cultural property.
  • Incorporation by any other name? Comparing Congress' federalization of tribal court criminal procedure with the Supreme Court's regulation of state courts.
  • Native Hawaiians' disproportional incarceration rates leading to disproportional jail deaths.
  • Lies, damn lies, and federal Indian law: The ethics of citing racist precedent in contemporary federal Indian law.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Tribal implementation toolkit launch event
  • Growing number of cities weigh tribal ‘land acknowledgements’
  • Domestic violence bill passes US House with program to expand tribal powers in 5 Alaska villages
  • Radio diary: Keeping the Wampanoag language alive
  • Biden administration restores valuable riverbed ownership to North Dakota tribe
  • Pokagon Band of Potawatomi partners with organizations for mass vaccination of Native Americans and other Native groups in Indiana
  • Six ICWA/MIFPA cases in three months in Michigan
  • Schatz releases COVID-19 Relief Guide, Frequently Asked Questions document to help Native communities access federal resources
  • Tribes blast wolf hunt, say it was about killing
  • New app will show you what Indigenous land you're on right now