June 8, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 6/8/22

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • McKinsey & Company, Inc. v. Boyd (Tribal Court Jurisdiction Over Nonmembers; Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Health Care)
  • Kiowa Tribe v. Department of the Interior (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act; Indian Gaming)
  • Yazzie v. Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act of 1974)
  • Cayuga Nation v. Parker (Tribal Exhaustion)

State Courts Bulletin

  • People in Interest of M.M. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Combs Memorial Property v. Red Boy Sr. (Evictions)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.7937 - To direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, to establish a program to facilitate coal mine reclamation and award grants to certain States and Indian Tribes to carry out coal mine reclamation, and for other purposes.

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

  • Act 31 and perpetuating practices of Hawaiʻi Nā Pua o Haumea: How Hawai'i's midwifery licensure law adversely impacts traditional Native Hawaiian birthing practices.
  • Environmental justice in the United Nations human rights system: Challenges and opportunities for the protection of Indigenous women’s rights against environmental violence.
  • Trailblazing and living a purposeful life in the law: A Dakota woman's reflections as a law professor.
  • Restoring Oklahoma: Justice and rule of law post-McGirt.
  • Digital economic zones: A program for comprehensive tribal economic sovereignty.
  • Lessons learned, lessons forgotten: A tribal practitioner's reading of McGirt and thoughts on the road ahead.
  • Fanon, colonial violence, and racist language in federal American Indian law.
  • Persisting sovereignties.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Navajo Nation leaders finalize Navajo Utah Water Settlement Act
  • Subpoena authority could jeopardize boarding school truth and healing commission
  • Connecticut codifies child welfare protections for Native American families in state law
  • State will pay cost of college for Oregon tribal members going to school in-state
  • Leonard Peltier shares his Indian boarding school story
  • The Indian Country abortion safe harbor fallacy
  • Bois Forte Band gets 28,000 acres of land back in northern Minnesota
  • Why the Muscogee (Creek) Nation gets a say on the Okefenokee mine proposal
  • Native students exercise right to wear regalia at graduation
  • Indigenous prisoner religious rights organization celebrates 10 years
  • Oklahoma City Indian Clinic promotes LGBTQ+ health during Pride Month