April 21, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 4/21

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians v. Department of the Interior (Fee-to-Trust; IGRA)
  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe v. County of Mille Lacs (Reservation Boundaries; Public Law 280)
  • Ksanka Kupaqa Xa'lcin v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Cultural Resources)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Duke S. v. State of Alaska (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.1149 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the depreciation rules for property used predominantly within an Indian reservation.
  • H.Res.320 - Recognizing the critical importance of access to reliable, clean drinking water for Native Americans and Alaska Natives and confirming the responsibility of the Federal Government to ensure such water access.
  • H.Res.322 - Expressing the Sense of Congress that the Eagle Staff shall be recognized as the first flag of the sovereign Native American Tribal nations and the first flag of the Americas, and to encourage programs promoting the cultural significance of the Eagle Staff.

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

  • Decolonizing Indigenous migration.
  • Protecting the children of Indian Country: A call to expand tribal court jurisdiction and devote more funding to Indian child safety.
  • The (Indigenous) case for shareholder primacy and its role in climate justice.
  • The other American law.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Justices mull textualism and Alaskan exceptionalism in classifying Alaska Native corporations
  • South Dakota Democratic Party intersectional solidarity with Tribal Nations results in passage of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People legislation
  • Discovery Podcast: Reservation Diminishment with Ethan Jones, Lead Attorney, Yakama Nation Office of Legal Council
  • Unrecognized tribes struggle without federal aid during pandemic
  • Oklahoma health professionals share perspectives on being Indigenous
  • Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health breaks ground on new behavioral health facility
  • California bill advances to protect Native students' rights to wear cultural items
  • Indiana University, tribal nations complete Angel Mounds repatriation
  • After past missteps, History Colorado includes Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes in a Sand Creek Massacre exhibit
  • An archaeology society hosted a talk against returning Indigenous remains. Some want a new society