March 17, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 3/17/22

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Big Horn Co. Electric Cooperative v. Big Man (Tribal Jurisdiction; Tribal Law)
  • The St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians v. State of New York (Treaty Rights; Indian Land Claims; Reservation Boundaries)
  • Mitchell v. Kirchmeier (Civil Rights; Police Brutality; Standing Rock)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In the Interest of T.F. and T.F. (Indian Child Welfare Act; Jurisdiction)
  • Ulizio v. MMMG, LLC and Mobile Mike Promotions, Inc. (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Day v. Fort Peck Tribes (Indian Civil Rights Act; Jurisdiction)
  • Eagle v. Fort Peck Tribes (Indian Civil Rights Act)
  • Shields v. Fort Peck Tribes (Indian Civil Rights Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.Res.545 - A resolution designating the week beginning March 13, 2022, as "National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week".
  • S.3789 - A bill to amend the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act to authorize grants to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Native Hawaiian organizations, and for other purposes.
  • S.3835 - A bill to develop and disseminate accurate, relevant, and accessible resources to promote understanding about Native American and Tribal histories.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Omnibus released with Violence Against Women Act and increased resources for urban Indian health
  • U.S. district court affirms Saint Regis Mohawk's reservation boundaries
  • Maine tribes gain power to prosecute domestic violence crimes under federal overhaul
  • Navajo Nation receives $8 million in federal funding for cancer treatment center
  • ‘We Are Not Animals’: New book highlights Santa Cruz Indigenous rebellion and resilience
  • U.S. coverage of Indigenous issues improving but still a battle over misinformation, says Kiowa journalist
  • National Parks leader pledges more inclusion of Native Americans in land management
  • Natives living on reservations among the least counted population in the 2020 Census
  • 'Returning Home’ compiles DinĂ© students’ art, poetry
  • Oil is like heroin, Indigenous leader says, and we need to start kicking the addiction
  • Yakita Starr Fields and the imagined barrier between art and life