October 20, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 10/20/21

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

  • Two petitions for certiorari were granted this week on 10/18/21:
    • Denezpi v. United States (Tribal Courts; Double Jeopardy; Court of Indian Offenses)
    • Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas (Indian Gaming; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Treasure v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • Blackcrow v. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Police Department (Tribal Police; Jurisdiction)
  • Danks v. Slawson Exploration Company (Trespass; Allotments)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In re Banks (Indian Child Welfare Act; Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.3011 - A bill to amend title VI of the Social Security Act to allow States and local governments to use coronavirus relief funds provided under the American Rescue Plan Act for infrastructure projects, improve the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund, provide Tribal governments with more time to use Coronavirus Relief Fund payments, and for other purposes.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Fawn Sharp re-elected to second term as president of National Congress of American Indians; more NCAI election results
  • Nevada’s Thacker Pass highlights how federal courts routinely dismiss Indigenous concerns
  • Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts roundtable on economic sovereignty
  • MIT reckons with early leader's role in forced removal of Native American tribes
  • Oklahoma City Indian Clinic deploys LightStrike germ-zapping robots
  • Red Lake Indian Nation celebrates groundbreaking ceremony for tribe's first charter school, Endazhi-Nitaawiging
  • Indigenous mapping workshop encourages sovereignty through cartography
  • Seattle is seeing a surge of Indigenous public art