This is the final bulletin update for 2021. See you all in 2022!
Federal Courts Bulletin
- White Mountain Apache Tribe v. United States (Trust Relationship; Tucker Act)
- Alegre v. United States (Tribal Membership; Sovereign Immunity)
- Accohannock Indian Tribe v. Tyler (Tribal Recognition)
State Courts Bulletin
- Herrera v. Wyoming (Treaty Rights; Hunting Rights)
Tribal Courts Bulletin
- Thundercloud v. Ho-Chunk Nation Executive Branch (Tribal Law; Sovereign Immunity; Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature)
U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin
- S.Res.482 - A resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and the lasting impact of that Act on the State of Alaska and Alaska Native people.
- H.R.6331 - To permanently authorize the Native Community Development Financial Institutions lending program of the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
- H.R.6334 - 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 nutrition assistance programs.
This week, in brief:
- Tribal leaders hail historic nomination of Native woman to federal bench
- Religious gatekeeping in red-rock country
- Chief signs order asserting treaty right for citizens to hunt, fish in Cherokee Nation Reservation
- Yurok Tribe issues emergency declaration to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women
- NDN Collective using $50 million in funding to address Native American wealth gap
- Language, history, and traditions: Preserving tribal cultures across the United States
- A grim, long-hidden truth emerges in art: Native American enslavement
- A judge recognized violence against Native women in a case where a woman killed a White man, advocates say
- Including Indigenous interpretations: Montana librarians learn through cultural lens
- Native American Agriculture Fund spins off new financial institution to help Native farmers
- Tribal consultations announced for infrastructure programs
- The dead's right to remain buried: New York tribal members advocate for bill to protect unmarked graves