August 4, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 8/4

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Exhaustion of Tribal Court Remedies)
  • Carney v. State of Washington (Trust Land; Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Jurisdiction)
  • Western Watersheds Project v. Bureau of Land Management (Thacker Pass Lithium Mine Project; Tribal Intervention)

State Courts Bulletin

  • People of the State of Michigan v. Magnant (Tobacco Products Tax Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.2522/H.R.4783 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain tribal benefits and Alaska Permanent Fund dividends as earned income for purposes of the kiddie tax.
  • S.2523/H.R.4784 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rules for tribal economic development bonds.
  • S.2524 - A bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to exclude certain payments to aged, blind, or disabled Alaska Natives or descendants of Alaska Natives from being used to determine eligibility or certain programs, and for other purposes.
  • S.2577 - A bill to amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to clarify the treatment of authentic Alaska Native articles of handicraft containing nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.4839 - To clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act.
  • H.R.4881 - To direct the Secretary of the Interior to take into trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona certain land in Pima County, Arizona, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.4913 - To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to expand the Purchased/Referred Care Delivery Area for the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana to include Brazoria County and Harris County in the State of Texas, and for other purposes.

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

  • The execution of Lezmond Mitchell: An analysis of federal Indian law, criminal jurisdiction, and the death penalty as applied to Native Americans.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Lawsuit filed against state of Montana to require documentation of Indian Education for All
  • Battle over Skagit River dam heads to court
  • Climate change is endangering sacred land. For these Native women, it threatens 'everything we are.'
  • Reviving traditional Apsáalooke water sources
  • Lummi Nation reimagines foster care for Indigenous families
  • Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians join to protect, preserve Cherokee language, culture
  • State Native American panel to investigate Cal State Long Beach actions at Puvungna
  • Indian Health Service announces new chief medical officer
  • 'We're not stoic': Book traces the history of Native Americans in history

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