May 4, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 5/4/22

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Allen v. Environmental Restoration, LLC (Clean Water Act; Gold King Mine Spill)
  • Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. McKee (Tribal Jurisdiction; Water Rights)
  • Brown v. Haaland (Evictions)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Trenton Indian Housing Authority v. Poitra (Jurisdiction; Evictions)
  • In re Skursky (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Atkinson v. Wells Fargo Bank (Evictions)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.Res.613 - A resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2022, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.
  • H.R.7577 - CDC Tribal Public Health Security and Preparedness Act
  • H.R.7632 - To provide access to reliable, clean, and drinkable water on Tribal lands, and for other purposes.
  • S.4104/H.R.7633 - Hualapai Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2022

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

  • Bezhigwan Ji-Izhi-Ganawaabandiyang: The rights of nature and its jurisdictional application for Anishinaabe territories.
  • Revitalizing tribal sovereignty in treatymaking.
  • Communities as caretakers: The Indian Child Welfare Act as an antiracist framework for all child welfare cases.
  • Foundations of tribal society: Art, dreams, and the Last Old Woman.
  • Editorializing ICWA: 40 years of colonial commentary.
  • Reframing Kānāwai: Towards a restorative justice framework for Indigenous peoples.
  • Lost in translation: A translation that set in motion the loss of Native American spiritual sites.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Law gives Southwest Colorado’s American Indian tribes a voice at state Capitol
  • Why the debate over Russian uranium worries U.S. tribal nations
  • University of California announces Native American Opportunity Plan
  • Beyond “paper” water: The complexities of fully leveraging tribal water rights
  • EPA approves the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s water quality standards
  • Indigenous oyster fisheries persisted for millennia and should inform future management
  • 'Fresh Banana Leaves' spotlights Indigenous science for a warming planet
  • Health clinics serving Native Americans in cities grapple with limited funding, scarce resources
  • 6 Wisconsin tribes voice opposition to bill seeking to remove federal protections for wolves
  • Santa Clara Pueblo, Santo Domingo Pueblo, and Pueblo of Santa Ana tribal leaders meet with FEMA deputy administrator to discuss wildfires
  • Election season is in full swing on the Navajo Nation
  • Cherokee Nation ‘Anadisgoi Magazine,’ language perpetuation efforts receive highest honors in international contest