March 30, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 3/30/22

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

  • One petition for certiorari was filed last week on 3/22/22:
    • Albrecht v. Riverside County (Land Leases; Indian Reorganization Act)
  • One petition for certiorari was denied this week on 3/28/22:
    • Caballero v. United States (Quiet Title Act; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Cayuga Nation v. United States (Tribal Police; Tribal Law and Order Act)
  • Hawk v. Burr (Bureau of Indian Affairs; Trespassing)
  • Yurok Tribe v. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Klamath River; Water Rights; Fisheries)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In re K.T. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

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

  • The ends and the means: Indigenous sovereignty, climate-related legal actions, and frameworks of justice.
  • Death by apathy: Tolerance of the government's failure to fund promised healthcare causes losses of Native American lives.
  • The state's kuleana: Deconstructing the permitting process for the thirty-meter telescope and finding restoration through systemic validation of Native Hawaiian rights.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Biden administration moves to make funding for Indian Health Service mandatory
  • Tribes issue trespass notice to Grand Gateway Hotel owners
  • Two Arizona tribal leaders make case for critically needed water projects
  • Interior Department takes steps to increase voter registration in Indigenous communities
  • FAQS for payments by Indian tribal governments and Alaska Native corporations to individuals under COVID-relief legislation
  • Oklahoma tribal finance consortium announces tribes’ impact on Oklahoma’s economy
  • Anthropology Association apologizes to Native Americans for the field's legacy of harm
  • Tribal news deserts thrive when citizens, media lack access to public records
  • Expanding Buy Indian provisions to USDA programs could boost Native producers
  • City of Nome to pay $750K and apologize for failure to investigate sexual assault against Native woman
  • State-tribal initiative aims to restore Michigan’s wild rice
  • Illinois House adopts bill to support Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation land reclamation
  • Images from the first-known Native American female photographer