March 2, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 3/2/22

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

  • Four petitions for certiorari were consolidated, and granted, on 2/28/22. Future filings and activity in these cases will now be reflected on the docket of Haaland v. Brackeen (Docket No. 21-376):
    • Cherokee Nation v. Brackeen (Indian Child Welfare Act)
    • Texas v. Haaland (Indian Child Welfare Act)
    • Brackeen v. Haaland (Indian Child Welfare Act)
    • Haaland v. Brackeen (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Fletcher v. United States (Federal Trust Breach; Osage Headrights)
  • Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation v. Lawrence (Attorneys' Fees)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In re Darian R. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Thlopthlocco Tribal Town v. Anderson (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Federal Recognition; Tribal Government)
  • Campos v. Parker (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

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

  • 'Cornerstone upon which rest all others': Utilizing canons of statutory interpretation to confirm an enforceable trust duty for Native American health care.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Four national Native organizations statement of U.S. Supreme Court hearing challenge to ICWA
  • Argument in double-jeopardy case shines spotlight on prosecutorial issues faced by Native tribes
  • A guide to changing racist and offensive names on public lands
  • Waš’ágya Nájiŋ/Grandmothers Group kicks off survey of grandparents taking care of grandchildren
  • Gaslit: How one Native American tribe is battling for control over flaring
  • Murkowski holds field hearing on education in Alaska
  • Tribally owned Mad River Brewery inks partnership San Francisco Giants
  • Envisioning Black liberation and Indigenous sovereignty
  • Jim Denomie, internationally known Native American artist from Minnesota, dies at 66
  • Indian Health Service Rapid City Service Unit transfer to the tribally-managed Oyate Health Center
  • The race-shifting of 'Pretendians'