July 13, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 7/13/22

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Bird Industries, Inc v. The Tribal Business Council of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • Portland General Electric Company v. State of Oregon and Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (Ceremonial Fishing and Harvesting)
  • Block v. Tule River Tribal Council (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians v. Jaeger (Voting Rights Act; Redistricting)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Baker v. Erickson (Tribal Courts; Child Custody)
  • State of Wisconsin v. House (Public Law 280)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.4505 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the program for direct housing loans made to Native American veterans, and for other purposes.

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

  • Reimagining the Violence Against Women Act for tribes in 2022.
  • Eli-Tpitahatohek Tpaskuwakonol Waponahkik (How we, Native people, reflect on the law in the Dawnland).

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Janet Mills’ pause on tribal rights measure echoes politics in Muskie era
  • Tulalip Tribes sues Juul, claiming e-cigarette maker targeted youth with ‘deceptive’ ads
  • Michigan Public Service Commission requests further data regarding Line 5 safety risks
  • Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awarded $1.1M grant to revive aquaculture business
  • California bill aims to increase availability of tribal foster homes
  • Karuk Tribe official brings traditional knowledge to federal wildlife commission
  • Cherokee Nation Business contributes $10 million to Cherokee Nation Marshal Service
  • Navajo Nation again considers legislation to repeal same-sex marriage ban
  • Supreme Court will hear Indian Child Welfare Act cases this fall -- What this means for Indian Country
  • Professor recruiting Native teachers to work in their hometowns
  • Program helps educators accurately teach Native American content in classrooms