June 15, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 6/15/22

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

  • Two cases were decided this week on 6/13/22 and 6/15/22, respectively:
    • Denezpi v. United States (Tribal Courts; Double Jeopardy)
    • Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Grondal v. United States (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Trust Relationship; Allotment)
  • Navajo Agricultural Products Industry v. United States (Trust Relationship; Federal Tort Claims Act)
  • Hyman v. Mashantucket Pequot Indian Tribe of Connecticut (Custodial Rights; Jurisdiction)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Mona J. v. Department of Health & Social Services (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • Interest of A.C. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • Walsh v. State of Minnesota (Tort Claims Act; Reservation Boundaries)

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

  • Strangers in their own land: A survey of the status of the Alaska Native people from the Russian occupation through the turn of the twentieth century.
  • ANCSA corporation proxy wars.
  • It takes a village: Repurposing takings doctrine to address melting permafrost in Alaska Native towns.
  • Getting smart about tribal commercial law: How smart contracts can transform tribal economies.
  • Legal obstacles in the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the United States.
  • Lessons from McGirt v. Oklahoma's habeas aftermath.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • SCOTUS rules in favor of tribal gaming in Yselta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas
  • SCOTUS affirms in Denezpi v. United States
  • Historic agreement gives Cherokee Nation self-governance over transportation projects
  • Interior Department launches Indian Youth Service Program
  • Closure of veteran clinics across New Mexico opposed by Navajo Nation leaders
  • U.S. Bank continues to wage financial genocide against Native American tribe
  • What does it mean to Indigenize the USDA Forest Service?
  • Land acquisition near Mt. Taylor brings sacred sites out of private ownership, preserves habitat
  • Movement to remove war criminal's name in Yellowstone National Park began in a Northern Cheyenne home
  • Ojibwe educator, Illinois Native organization granted $50,000 to further social justice work
  • New grant program aims to improve access to higher education for Oregon tribal members
  • Montana American Indian Caucus: It's time to bring Big Medicine home
  • 'A big deal': Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians subsidiary secures BIA loan guarantee for hemp facility
  • Sacred in the city: Indigenous site in St. Paul prepared to welcome, educate public
  • National Native American Hall of Fame announces the 2022 class of inductees