U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
- Four petitions for certiorari were denied on 2/22/22:
- Dakota Access, LLC v. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, et al. (National Environmental Protection Act; Pipelines)
- Big Sandy Rancheria Enterprises v. Bonta (Indian Reorganization Act; Cigarette Sales)
- Self v. Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
- Jamestown S'klallam Tribe v. Lummi Nation (Treaty Rights; Water Rights)
Federal Courts Bulletin
- Grand Canyon Trust v. Provencio (Uranium Mining; Cultural Resources Protection)
- Navajo Nation v. Department of the Interior (Water Rights; Trust Relationship)
- Jones v. United States (Bad Men Clause; Court of Federal Claims)
State Courts Bulletin
- In re H.V. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
- The time trap: Addressing the stereotypes that undermine tribal sovereignty.
- The aboriginal land and water rights of the Jemez Pueblo.
- From zero-sum to economic partners: Reframing state tax policies in Indian Country in the post-COVID economy.
- Finding ways to empower tribal oil production.
This week, in brief:
- Interior Department announces $1.7 billion for water settlements with tribes
- 2nd lawsuit targets tribal subdistricts
- Tesla signs deal with Minnesota-based nickel mine; mine could violate treaty rights, threaten water, rice, fish, & more in the Mississippi River Watershed
- Detroit police break up Native sugarbush ceremony, saying 'sovereign stuff is not valid'
- Bureau of Indian Affairs announces jail reforms after NPR investigation finds 16 deaths in 4 years
- NAPI: Food sovereignty, production, security an important part of Navajo Nation’s future
- New Mexico’s first Native family court points to success keeping kids in tribal communities
- Why Yale urgently needs a Native Studies major
- Can movies help save the world's dying languages? New wave of Indigenous films share untold stories
- Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut's right to return