April 6, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 4/6/22

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Oertwich v. Traditional Village of Togiak (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Banishment)
  • United States v. Menees (Criminal Jurisdiction)
  • Bad River Band of the Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Enbridge, Inc. (Cultural Resources; Treaty Rights; Enbridge Line 5)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In re Pouget/Herrera (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • A+ Government Solutions, LLC v. Comptroller of Maryland (Indian Taxation)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.3968 - CDC Tribal Public Health Security and Preparedness Act
  • H.R.7326 - To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to explicitly authorize distribution of grant funds to the voting accessibility protection and advocacy system of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the system serving the American Indian consortium, and for other purposes.

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.
  • Taking stock: Open questions and unfinished business under the VAWA amendments to the Indian Civil Rights Act.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • MHA Nation moves to intervene in redistricting case in North Dakota
  • More than 50 Alaska Native tribes support Jackson for Supreme Court
  • Nationwide alert system created for missing Indigenous persons
  • How the economy of Indian Country impacts local communities
  • Mysterious death of a chief’s daughter in Oregon illustrates challenges of Native boarding school reckoning
  • In historic appearance before Congress, Maine tribes urge that future federal laws apply to them
  • In affluent Southampton, the Grave Protection Warrior Society toils to preserve and protect ancestral homelands
  • Navajo Nation bill would repeal its same-sex marriage ban
  • This Southern Arizona book club gives exposure and support to Indigenous authors
  • The problem, practicality, and power of land acknowledgements
  • Rappahannock Tribe reacquires ancestral Virginia land 350 years later
  • Increasing Native representation in the film industry through costume design
  • The two-spirit diplomat who mediated two worlds