December 1, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 12/1/21

The Native American Rights Fund Boulder office is hiring for the open position of Staff Attorney. Learn more about the vacancy at:

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

  • Two petitions for certiorari were filed this week on 11/17/21 and 11/19/21, respectively:
    • Tanner v. Cayuga Nation (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act; Fee Lands; Reservation Disestablishment)
    • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians v. Whitmer (Reservation Disestablishment)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.3273 - A bill to take certain land in the State of California into trust for the benefit of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.6097 - To facilitate contacts and cooperation, including commercial relationships, between Native American Tribes and Indigenous peoples in the Western Hemisphere, and for other purposes.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • U.S. voting material released in Apache, Navajo, and Yup'ik
  • Tribal members disappointed after setback in fight over sacred burial site along U.S. 26 near Mt. Hood
  • Return most federal land to Native Americans, op-ed argues
  • The Osage Minerals Council seeks federal legislation facilitating return of Osage Headrights
  • Federal committee says University of Alabama must return historic objects to tribes
  • Arizona law allows Indigenous students greater expression at graduation
  • Inuit Circumpolar Council concludes “EEE Workshops” to develop circumpolar protocols for equitable and ethical engagement of Inuit communities and Indigenous knowledge
  • Fraudulent Native artist charged with violating Indian Arts and Crafts Act
  • New Mexico aiming to consolidate MMIWR investigations
  • Tribal homelands bill back on agenda in ‘new era’ of Indian Country relations
  • Columnist Carrie N. Baker: The difference an Indigenous leader makes
  • Wild horses, buffalo and the politics of belonging