September 22, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 9/22/21

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

  • A petition for certiorari challenging McGirt v. Oklahoma was filed on 9/17/21:
    • Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta (Criminal Jurisdiction; McGirt v. Oklahoma)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Brice v. Plain Green, LLC (Tribal Lenders; Tribal Law)
  • Whalen v. Oglala Sioux Tribe Executive Officers (Tribal Elections; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • Maples v. Whitten (Habeas Corpus Petition)
  • Evans Energy Partners, LLC v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Contract Breach)
  • Shade v. Department of the Interior (Allotments; Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act)

State Courts Bulletin

  • State of Alaska v. Arctic Village Council (Voting Rights; Absentee Ballots)
  • In the Interest of J.S., G.S., and I.F., Children (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • In re Hotchkiss (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.2757 - A bill to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to allow the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into self-determination contracts with Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations to carry out supplemental nutritional assistance programs.
  • H.R.5317 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a program to provide technical assistance to States and American Indian and Alaska Native tribes for the development of veteran suicide prevention activities, and for other purposes.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Deb Haaland signs Montana tribes water rights compact
  • Tribal governments adopting vaccine mandates amid COVID-19 surges
  • Native American communities submit New Mexico redistricting maps
  • Two Oregon tribes chosen for federal crime data-sharing program
  • Coalition of experts sound alarm on Line 5 pipeline's threats to tribal interests and climate change
  • A key component of Peacemaking circle rests on foundation of trust and respect
  • Call for submissions: WIPO photography prize for Indigenous peoples and local community youth 2021-2022
  • Native Hawaiian education programs to receive $28 million in federal dollars
  • Tribal solar projects provide more than climate solutions
  • 'We're not going anywhere': Choctaw Freedmen cite history, ties to tribal nation in fight for citizenship
  • Texas forced out nearly all Indigenous people. A new monument memorializes broken treaty
  • 'Like auctioning off the Sistine Chapel': An auction house sold an Osage cave containing important prehistoric art for $2.2 million