July 20, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 7/20/22

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Tsi Akim Maidu of Taylorsville Rancheria v. Department of the Interior (Federal Recognition)
  • Evans Energy Partners, LLC v. Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Exhaustion of Tribal Remedies)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In re J.W. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.8387 - To amend the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act to provide for advancements in public safety services to Indian communities, and for other purposes.

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

  • Extraction of personal data: A new form of colonialism or continuation of a colonial practice? Adult Native American adoptees resist assimilation and rebuild erased identities.
  • Crossing the dark and fearful river: Monsanto, PCBs, and emerging tort theories.
  • Case law on American Indians.
  • The rule against hearsay, Indigenous claims and story-telling as testimony in Canadian courts.
  • A watershed moment: The health and economic impact of water sustainability in the Navajo Nation post-pandemic.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hear testimony on three acts on Wednesday
  • When tribal nations expel their Black members
  • How ancestral knowledge can help incarcerated Natives
  • Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures aims to boost resilience of tribal economy by fostering entrepreneurship, workforce housing
  • Bill sought by Wabanaki tribes in Maine passes U.S. House
  • How a recent Supreme Court decision derailed a Native student journalist's free-speech lawsuit
  • Red Cliff Ojibwe Nation celebrates ‘landmark moment’ with return of final 900 acres of land from Bayfield County
  • Washoe Tribe, TRPA get $3.4 million to combat aquatic invasive species at Tahoe
  • Tribes, Air Force eye protection of sacred sites during ICBM project
  • ‘Daughter of a Lost Bird’ and the complexities of Indigenous identity