May 26, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 5/26

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Loring v. Daly (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act)
  • United States, Osage Minerals Council v. Osage Wind, LLC (Wind Turbines; Property Rights)
  • Noem v. Haaland (National Historic Preservation Act; Religious Freedom Restoration Act)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Petitioner/Cross-Respondent: The People of the State of Colorado, In the Interest of Minor Children: K.C. and L.C., v. Respondents/Cross-Petitioners: K.C. and L.C., and Concerning Respondent: D.C. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • Great Plains Lending, LLC v. Department of Banking (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Sovereign Lending)
  • Jamelle A. v. Department of Child Safety (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.1725 - A bill to grant a Federal charter to the National American Indian Veterans, Incorporated.
  • S.1735 - A bill to establish an Office of Native American Affairs within the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.
  • S.1797/H.R.3496 - To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to expand the funding authority for renovating, constructing, and expanding certain facilities.

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

  • Ending the interminable gap in Indian Country water quality protection.
  • Native treaties and conditional rights after Herrera.
  • "The rule of the strong, not the rule of law": Reexamining implicit divestiture after McGirt v. Oklahoma.
  • Tribal lending after Gingras.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Bipartisan bill brings long-overdue boost to urban Indian health providers
  • Washington State Tribal Coalition passes unprecendented climate change bill, puts consent instead of consultation into law
  • Gov. Noem's Mount Rushmore lawsuit sparks legal fight with tribe
  • In new ad campaign, tribal coalition urges Biden to ‘restore and expand’ Bears Ears monument
  • Colonization’s dark history puts heavy burden on tribes seeking repatriation of remains, objects
  • Protocol will help guide Indigenous knowledges and data collecting, sharing, interpretation and storage
  • Indigenous healthcare professional and student discuss their journeys in the healthcare field
  • The Gila River Indian Community innovates for a drought-ridden future
  • Call Number with American Libraries Podcast: NILL Director Anne Lucke discusses the importance of a library dedicated to tribal law
  • Petroglyph vandalism is not a victimless crime