April 28, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 4/28

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
A petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 4/19/21:

  • Crossett v. Emmet County (Jurisdiction; Reservation Boundary)
A petition for certiorari was denied in one case on 4/19/21:
  • Brown v. Polk County (Fourth Amendment)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • The Shawnee Tribe v. Yellen (CARES Act)

State Courts Bulletin

  • South Point Energy Center LLC v. Arizona Department of Revenue (Indian Taxation)
  • In the Matter of M.L.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Casady v. Tulalip Tribes (Indian Civil Rights Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.1365 - A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish a new Tribal priority window for the 2.5 gigahertz band, and for other purposes.
  • S.1396 - A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish State and Indian Tribe grants for community colleges and grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Minority-Serving Institutions, and for other purposes.
  • S.1397 - A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the collection and availability of health data with respect to Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.2644 - To provide direct funding to local, Tribal, and territorial governments to establish Green New Deal programs and initiatives, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.2739 - To amend the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 to secure urgent resources vital to Indian victims of crime, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.2740 - To protect Native children and promote public safety in Indian country.
  • H.R.2758 - To provide for the recognition of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.2809 - To authorize the President to provide disaster assistance to States and Indian Tribes under a major disaster recovery program, and for other purposes.

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

  • ICWA's irony.
  • Without doors: Native nations and the Convention.
  • Kū Kia'l Mauna: Protecting Indigenous religious rights.
  • Let Indians decide: How restricting border passage by blood quantum infringes on tribal sovereignty.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Zoom Training: Passamaquoddy Indian Township hosts VAWA training
  • Webinar: Virginia Department of Health: Engaging American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous Communities to Build Vaccine Confidence
  • Supreme Court of Canada affirms trans-boundary Indigenous rights
  • Marshall Project and NPR on how Alaska OCS stole millions from Alaska Native foster kids
  • Why the Shinnecock Tribe is clashing with the Hamptons' elite
  • Where Indigenous studies are applied: Preparing a relevant workforce for tribal nations
  • 'Rutherford Falls' boss on building diverse Native American team for Peacock comedy
  • Alaska legislators consider state recognition of tribes
  • A 1722 murder spurred Native Americans' please for justice in early America
  • So you want to acknowledge the land?