January 12, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 1/12/22

The Native American Rights Fund is hiring for the open position of Staff Attorney in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the vacancy at: https://www.narf.org/contact-us/join-team/

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

  • Six petitions for certiorari were denied on 1/10/22:
    • Parish v. Oklahoma (McGirt v. Oklahoma; Criminal Jurisdiction)
    • Grand River Enterprises Six Nations v. Boughton (Commerce Clause)
    • Compelleebee v. Oklahoma (McGirt v. Oklahoma; Criminal Jurisdiction)
    • Tanner v. Cayuga Nation (IGRA; Jurisdiction)
    • Stand Up For California! v. Department of the Interior (Land into Trust)
    • Haggerty v. United States (Minor Offense in Indian Country; Criminal Jurisdiction)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. Lawrence (Employment Contracts; Subject Matter Jurisdiction)
  • Cavazos v. Haaland (Tribal Membership; Disenrollment; Trust Relationship)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Matter of A.O. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.3454 - A bill to clarify the rights of Indians and Indian Tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Native redistricting strategy bolsters South Dakota urban vote
  • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation names Native affairs director
  • IllumiNative launches 'Aunties with Antibodies' series to promote COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Overdue education plan frustrates New Mexico tribal leaders
  • In the Southwest and Appalachia, Indigenous organizers want a new economy for their communities
  • The Maryland Historical Trust seeks to document the state’s long history of Indigenous people
  • Be a Fulcrum Fellow: Application window for the 2022-2023 cohort is open
  • Choctaw Nation appoints full-time district court judge
  • I set out to photograph 21 women voting rights activists. Here’s what they taught me.
  • How newly recruited Native curators are changing the narrative of American art at museums across the country
  • 'Getting the story right': Native American journalists seek to improve Montana's local coverage of Indigenous issues
  • Undoing the Noble Crusade – MLK and his connection to Indigenous People