June 22, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 6/22/22

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

  • Two cases were denied this week on 6/21/22:
    • Acres Bonusing, Inc. v. Marston (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
    • Adams v. Dodge (Tribal Courts; Tribal Court Exhaustion Doctrine)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In re Interest of Lamiah L. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.4412 - A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States, Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations to provide safety measures to social workers, health workers, and human services professionals performing services placing such individuals in high-risk and potentially dangerous situations, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.8068 - Tribal Energy Investment Act of 2022
  • S.4421/H.R.8108 - Advancing Tribal Parity on Public Land Act
  • S.4423/H.R.8109 - Tribal Cultural Areas Protection Act
  • S.4424/H.R.8115 - To amend the Recreation and Public Purposes Act to authorize sales and leases of certain Federal land to federally recognized Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.

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

  • "We hold the government to its word": How McGirt v. Oklahoma revives aboriginal title.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and five tribes of the Bears Ears Commission commit to historic co-management of Bears Ears National Monument
  • ‘Historic appointment’: Tribal leader named Treasurer of the United States
  • In New Jersey, Ford faces lawsuit over polluting tribal land
  • Navajo Nation reaches $31M settlement for Gold King Mine spill
  • Nooni Project aims to reclaim breastfeeding among tribes
  • Committee approves bill to allow Maine tribes to benefit from future federal laws and benefits
  • For some tribe members in Nevada, hurdles to voting remain
  • Indian Affairs makes significant investment to protect and preserve Native languages
  • Native couple still championing LGBTQ rights