October 27, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 10/27/21

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians v. Caballero (Trademark Disputes)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: F.J.V., Parent.(Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • In re Benjamin M. v. Guadalupe G. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • State of Oklahoma v. Lawhorn (McGirt v. Oklahoma, Quapaw Indian Reservation)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.3051 - A bill to assist Tribal governments in the management of buffalo and buffalo habitat and the reestablishment of buffalo on Indian land.
  • H.R.5735 - 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.

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

  • Abolition, settler colonialism, and the persistent threat of Indian child welfare.
  • Twentieth century Black and Native activism against the child taking system: Lessons for the present.
  • Assimilation, removal, discipline, and confinement: Native girls and government invention.
  • Indigenous perspectives on corporate governance.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Wisconsin Ojibwe tribes applaud state court's decision prohibiting Department of Natural Resources from issuing licenses to hunt wolves
  • Quapaw Nation land affirmed as Indian Country
  • Tribes want to stop jailing people for suicide attempts
  • Navajo Nation pushes for radioactive waste remnants to be removed
  • Good Medicine, Part 1: The Native American Community Clinic integrates Western and Indigenous traditional healing models to foster community resiliency
  • Tribes ponder Commerce Department’s understanding of tribal broadband needs
  • Decolonizing Idaho’s road signs
  • EPA finally has an action plan to improve water infrastructure and sanitation for US tribes
  • Book spotlights Native American women who lived on Mackinac Island
  • ‘It’s who we are’: Apache people take fight for sacred site to federal court
  • Stream these Indigenous-made films from the Portland Film Festival