May 25, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 5/25/22

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. CashCall, Inc. (Payday Lending; Consumer Financial Protection Act)
  • Unite Here Local 30 v. Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation (Tribal Labor Relations; Class III Gaming Compact)
  • Shoshone Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation v. United States (Quiet Title Act)
  • Mestek v. Lac Court Oreilles Community Health Center (False Claims Act; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Barnett (Voting Rights - Registration; National Voter Registration Act)

State Courts Bulletin

  • State of Montana v. Wellknown (Jury Preemptory Strike; Implicit Bias)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.4269/H.R.7850 - A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program to award grants to State, local, and Tribal governments to purchase and distribute anti-blood loss supplies for use in a medical emergency, and for other purposes.

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

  • Tribal consultation: Toward meaningful collaboration with the federal government.
  • Back to basics: The Supreme Court's return to fundamental principles of federal Indian law in McGirt v. Oklahoma ahead of equal protection challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
  • For Freedmen's sake: The story of Native Blacks of the Muscogee Nation and their fight for citizenship post-McGirt.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Lower Brule sues Lyman County for voter redistricting
  • Return of the buffalo
  • DinĂ© woman confirmed as first Native federal judge in California
  • Class-action lawsuit says state is failing Alaska foster kids
  • Tribal members use totem poles to raise alarm on salmon extinction
  • ‘Our way of healing’: Azee’ Bee Nahagha working to protect peyote from state decriminalization
  • StrongHearts Native Helpline publishes state reports on intimate partner violence impacting Native Americans and Alaska Natives
  • Duwamish Tribe sues Interior in federal court, alleging sex discrimination
  • Ute Indian Tribe successful in leading national effort to rescind U.S. historical position on tribal water law
  • ‘We are still here’: Tribes reclaiming out-of-state ancestral homelands
  • How voter suppression laws target Native Americans
  • Representation matters: Tlingit woman joins NBC News as contributor on Native issues
  • Tribes, environmental groups demand better management of the Bay-Delta
  • Ktunaxa Nation outraged about lack of government action on cross-border water pollution
  • Law school to pay bulk of its in-state Native American students’ tuition