October 14, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 10/14/21

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

  • One petition for certiorari was denied this week on 10/12/21:
    • Clay v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Land Use; Indian Taxation)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Ray v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)

State Courts Bulletin

  • State ex rel. Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma v. Sifferman (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.4 - John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021
  • S.2985 - A bill to amend the Indian Self-Determination Act and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to provide advance appropriations authority for certain accounts of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education of the Department of the Interior and the Indian Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.
  • H.Res.709 - Recognizing that the land that is now known as the United States of America was originally inhabited by indigenous peoples known as Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Alaska Natives.
  • H.R.5549 - To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize advance appropriations for the Indian Health Service by providing 2-fiscal-year budget authority, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.5567 - Indian Programs Advance Appropriations Act of 2021

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

  • Using peacemaking circles to Indigenize tribal child welfare.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Bears Ears/Grand Staircase-Escalante/Northeast Canyons and Seamounts proclamations signed
  • How the U.S. legal system ignores tribal law
  • Oil pipeline protesters are building trauma support centers
  • Michigan tribes to Biden: Enbridge Line 5 threatens our treaty rights
  • The Indian Child Welfare Act faces its biggest challenge yet
  • Tribes, advocates work to fix a 30-year-old loophole in federal law
  • Vice President Kamala Harris addresses NCAI
  • After denying care to Black Natives, Indian Health Service reverses policy
  • Indigenous leaders at the frontlines of environmental injustice and solutions
  • 7 questions about Freedmen answered
  • A new cookbook by Indigenous people, for Indigenous people
  • Native Americans take over the writers' room and tell their own stories