March 23, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 3/23/22

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

  • The Tribal Supreme Court Project has posted The Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson: An Indian Law Perspective.
  • Two petitions for certiorari were denied this week on 3/21/22:
    • Hawkins v. Haaland (Water Rights)
    • Samish Indian Nation v. Washington (Treaty Rights; Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Jurisdiction)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Chegup v. Ute Indian Tribes of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (Tribal Law; Tribal Courts; Banishment)
  • Stephen C. v. Bureau of Indian Education (Indian Education)
  • Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges v. Haaland (Land Exchange; Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act)
  • Narragansett Indian Tribe v. Pollack (Cultural Resources; National Historic Preservation Act; Tribal Consultation)

State Courts Bulletin

  • J.P. v. State of Alaska (Indian Child Welfare Act; Jurisdiction)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.Res.555 - A resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.
  • H.R.7178 - To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to States and Indian tribes to support local resiliency offices, and for other purposes.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • NDN Collective files federal lawsuit in response to Rapid City hotel threat to ban Native Americans
  • A new era for Indian Country: National Congress of American Indians announces Sovereignty Institute
  • Federal court revives claim in Havasupai education case
  • Recasting the narrative: RISE Center gives voice to Indigenous people in research, data collection
  • How Indigenous burning practices could revitalize a northern Minnesota forest
  • Lithium mining threatens Arizona tribe's sacred spring
  • Lack of tribal consultation by the Interior Department regarding Chaco Canyon a major concern for Navajo Nation leaders
  • 'The theft of our land': In Newsom's $100M landback proposal, Indigenous advocates see progess--and have questions
  • Deb Haaland: Report on Indigenous boarding schools expected soon
  • NM bills OK teacher raises, Native language teachers, free college tuition
  • Stanford and Illinois researchers publish genomic evidence of ancient Muwekma Ohlone connection
  • Native WOLFE program bridges gaps in elder health with nutrition, exercise
  • California's longest-serving death-row prisoner on pain, survival and Native identity