June 29, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 6/29/22

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

  • One case was decided this week on 6/29/22:
    • Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta (Criminal Jurisdiction; McGirt v. Oklahoma)
  • One petition was denied this week on 6/27/22:
    • Alexander v. Gwitchyaa Zhee Corp. (ANCSA; Fifth Amendment)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Apache Stronghold v. United States (Cultural Resources; Sacred Sites; Chi'chil BiƂdagoteel)
  • United States v. State of Alaska (Subsistence Rights; Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In the Interest of T.W. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • In re Wardia (Indian Child Welfare Act; Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.4439 - A bill to take certain Federal land located in Siskiyou County, California, and Humboldt County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Karuk Tribe, and for other purposes.

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

  • Empty graves and full museums: The need to include non-federally recognized tribes in NAGPRA claims.
  • Tribes, firearm regulation, and the public square.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Supreme Court limits historic McGirt ruling
  • Federal appeals court greenlights destruction of sacred Native land
  • University of Arizona to provide tuition-free education for Native American undergraduates in Arizona
  • NJ Superfund lawsuit offers tribal land a path from contamination to cultural restoration
  • Women of Indian Country respond to the overturning of Roe v. Wade
  • Oregon tribe, state leaders enter historic agreement
  • Appeal filed in BIA road washout lawsuit
  • Biden administration backs Indian boarding school bill
  • Native American Development Center weighs creating new business incubator
  • Harvard returns Standing Bear's tomahawk
  • University of Alaska Southeast to offer free Alaska Native language courses
  • Cherokee Nation investing in public art projects