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/
NARF also invites current law clerks and recent law school graduates with a strong background in federal Indian law and public service to apply for a two-year fellowship to focus on voting rights and environmental issues. Blaustein Fellowship deadline is August 13, 2021.
Federal Courts Bulletin
- Snoqualmie Indian Tribe v. Washington (Treaty Rights - Hunting)
- Carney v. State of Washington (Private Property; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
- Sisto v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act)
State Courts Bulletin
- Lavallie v. Jay (Jurisdiction; Personal Injury)
Tribal Courts Bulletin
- Comingdeer v. Cherokee Nation Election Commission (Tribal Elections; Tribal Law)
U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin
- S.2702 - A bill to protect the voting rights of Native American and Alaska Native voters.
- S.2705/H.R.4995 - A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to establish Tribal Wildlife Corridors, and for other purposes.
This week, in brief:
- 'A national disgrace': Years after promised reforms, people keep dying at federal tribal jails
- Colville Tribes sue U.S. government, seeking damages for failure to manage forests that burned in massive 2015 wildfires
- Indigenous-led tech solutions for a better planet
- National Science Foundation awards $10M to alliance of Native American institutions, UC Berkeley, and UArizona to increase Indigenous participation in higher ed
- Morongo authorized by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement Federal Clean Air Act
- Greenville Rancheria health and tribal offices destroyed by Dixie Fire
- Indigenous communities are still fighting for the return of their ancestors
- NDN Collective sends memo re: Link between Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives, climate crisis to Biden administration
- Is travel next in the fight over who profits from Native American culture?