January 19, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 1/19/22

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

  • Two petitions for certiorari were denied on 1/18/22:
    • White v. Oklahoma (McGirt v. Oklahoma; Criminal Jurisdiction)
    • Bentley v. Oklahoma (Criminal Jurisdiction; Due Process)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Cross v. Fox (Treaty Rights; Tribal Law; Tribal Elections)
  • Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe and the Center for Biological Diversity v. Department of the Interior (Cultural Resources; Sacred Sites; Geothermal Projects)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Wild Fish Conservancy v. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (Aquaculture; Environmental Impact Statements)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.6402 - To grant a Federal charter to the National American Indian Veterans, Incorporated.
  • H.R.6406 - To elevate the position of Director of the Indian Health Service within the Department of Health and Human Services to Assistant Secretary for Indian Health, and for other purposes.

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

  • Coming home again: Tribal sovereignty, the Tribal Wildlife Grant Project, and their potential for endemic wildlife reintroduction.
  • Sustainable red power: Tribal energy sovereignty and the way forward.
  • Disproportionate police militarization at Standing Rock violated international law.
  • Environmental racism in Indian Country: An analysis of its impacts on the environment and natural resources and its connection to the diminishment of tribal sovereignty.
  • The Indian law bombshell: McGirt v. Oklahoma.
  • Muskrat textualism.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Tribal voices sidelined in Line 5 Tunnel permitting process
  • Legislation pre-filed to establish a 'Missing in New Mexico' event
  • How the Indigenous landback movement is poised to change conservation
  • Tribal sovereignty ballot initiative smashes threshold
  • Vicious circle: Tribal broadband program hindered by lack of broadband
  • Tribal Outreach Specialist at UM creates important bridge for Native students
  • How Wisconsin cheese is helping put the first Indigenous-owned distillery in the country on the map
  • Documentary explores how CDOT and tribes partnered to preserve Indigenous culture and history
  • International Decade of Indigenous Languages launched from Cherokee Nation Reservation