December 22, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 12/21/21

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.

News Bulletin
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