The Native American Rights Fund Boulder office is hiring for the open positions of water rights attorney and paralegal. Learn more about the vacancies at https://www.narf.org/contact-us/join-team/
U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Two petitions for certiorari were filed on 8/21/21:
- Oklahoma v. Mize (McGirt v. Oklahoma; Criminal Jurisdiction)
- Oklahoma v. Williams (McGirt v. Oklahoma; Criminal Jurisdiction)
- Grand River Enterprises Six Nations v. Boughton (Taxation; Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Complementary Act)
Federal Courts Bulletin
- Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States (Treaty Rights; Health Care)
- Pasqua Yaqui Tribe v. United States Environmental Protection Agency (Clean Water Act; Navigable Waters Protection Rule)
State Courts Bulletin
- In the Matter of A.L. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin
- H.R.5098 - To amend the Bridgeport Indian Colony Land Trust, Health, and Economic Development Act of 2012 to remove the restriction on class II gaming on certain land in California.
- H.R.5119 - To amend title VI of the Social Security Act to extend the coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund payments to Tribal Governments.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
- An 'unfulfilled, hollow promise': Lyng, Navajo Nation, and the substantial burden on Native American religious practice.
- The Oglala Lakota and the right to health: The forgotten Americans.
This week, in brief:
- Appeals court rules 'government must do better' on Rosebud health care
- Muscogee Nation: Tribal sovereignty is not a threat to Oklahoma
- End the filibuster to protect Indian voting rights
- Non-profits, tribes, and other rural-serving groups can now apply for federal Emergency Rural Health Care Funds
- Tohono O'odham Nation awarded $200,000 for Environmental Justice Projects under the American Rescue Plan
- Tribally-chartered Comanche Academy set to open, uniquely expanding tribal education sovereignty
- New bill would ban Native American mascots in N.H. schools
- Montclair art exhibit: 'How color changed Navajo textiles'
- Art installations remind LA residents they’re on ‘TONGVALAND’