March 3, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 3/3

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Aquinnah/Gay Head Community Association, Inc. v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (Indian Gaming; Fee-to-Trust; Indian Land Claims Settlement Act of 1987)
  • Big Horn County Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. Big Man (Tribal Jurisdiction Over Nonmembers)
  • Picard v. Colville Tribal Correctional Facility (Indian Civil Rights Act; Tribal Law and Order Act)
  • Newtok Village v. Patrick (Leadership Dispute; Tribal Elections; Trust Relationship)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.421 - A bill to amend the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to expand the Indian reservation drinking water program, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.1373 - To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require a Federal medical assistance percentage of 100 percent for urban Indian organizations, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.1415 - To amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to authorize grants to Indian Tribes to further achievement of Tribal coastal zone objectives, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.1416 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to recognize Indian tribal governments for purposes of determining under the adoption credit whether a child has special needs.

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

  • Commandeering confrontation: A novel threat to the Indian Child Welfare Act and tribal sovereignty.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Oregon court affirms Klamath Tribes' water rights
  • In tribal constitution change, the Cherokee Nation addresses a history of enslavement
  • What tribal sovereignty means for Freedmen citizenship
  • Schatz secures $80 million for Native Hawaiian healthcare, housing, and education programs in COVID-19 relief bill
  • Bipartisan bill renews effort to strengthen Tribal transportation infrastructure
  • University of Colorado, Denver: Native American College Tuition Bill
  • Panelists explain how patriarchies altered two-spirit, Native cultures
  • A call to action: Native communities’ priorities in focus for the 117th Congress
  • Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hears from Native leaders
  • What's old is new: The return of Peacemaking