December 8, 2021

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 12/8/21

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Federal Courts Bulletin

  • State of Alaska v. Federal Subsistence Board, Organized Village of Kake (Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act; Hunting and Fishing Rights)
  • Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe v. City of Seattle (Jurisdiction; Hydroelectric Dams; Fisheries Settlement Agreement)

State Courts Bulletin

  • State of Minnesota v. Randall (Public Law 280)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.3308 - A bill to authorize the Colorado River Indian Tribes to enter into lease or exchange agreements and storage agreements relating to water of the Colorado River allocated to the Colorado River Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.
  • S.3328 - A bill to amend the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 to extend the jurisdiction of tribal courts to cover crimes involving sexual violence, and for other purposes.

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

  • Tribes, vaccines, and COVID-19: A look at tribal responses to the pandemic.
  • Tying a tribal officer's hands: Tribal law enforcement authority under United States v. Cooley.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • 'An ancestral fight': Tribal members condemn death penalty following Jones' clemency
  • As Xcel maps its “power pathway,” how close is too close to the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site?
  • Apache elders urge senator to protect Oak Flat
  • Diné leaders speak in support of voting rights and the Navajo Nation’s proposed redistricting maps before the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission
  • Honor Chief Seattle by building fish passage through Skagit River dams
  • Tribal leaders tell story of push for sovereignty in new Maine-made podcast
  • Remembering Standing Rock five years later: Importance of Indigenous journalism
  • Emerging Indigenous artists are mixing tradition with an urgent, organized message
  • Killsback’s two-volume Cheyenne history wins second national book prize
  • Colville mother's conviction raises justice issues facing Native women