July 27, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 7/27/22

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

  • One petition was filed last week on 7/19/22:
    • Big Horn County Electric Cooperative v. Big Man (Tribal Courts; Tribal Codes; Subject Matter Jurisdiction)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • United States v. Stimac (Wildlife Trafficking; Trespassing on Indian Land)
  • Southcentral Foundation v. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Health Care)

State Courts Bulletin

  • State of Alaska v. Cissy A. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council v. Scott (Tribal Constitutions)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.4625/H.R.8502 - A bill to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to improve nutrition in tribal areas, and for other purposes.

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

  • Taking back sovereignty: The importance of Native voices in addressing environmental harms to Native land.
  • Dikos Nitsaa'igii-19 ("The Big Cough"): Coal, COVID-19, and the Navajo Nation.
  • Textualism and the Indian canons of statutory construction.
  • Pablo v. Ak-Chin Indian Community: A path for tribal courts to protect Indigenous sovereignty and same-sex marriage.
  • Indigenous subjects.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Senate committee to hold hearing on tribal Freedmen
  • At Oak Flat, courts and politicians fail tribes
  • MSU Press publishes new work on tribal administration
  • Impact of U.S. Supreme Court decisions on Native American tribes in Wisconsin
  • NCAI's open letter to Pope Francis on Indian residential schools
  • Tim Giago, Oglala Lakota publisher and trailblazer for modern Indigenous journalism, walks on
  • Neilson Powless, Nairo Quintana show Indigenous strength at the 2022 Tour de France
  • Portland State University offers in-state tuition for all enrolled members of federally recognized tribes
  • FBI works with partners to improve reporting of missing Indigenous persons in New Mexico, Navajo Nation
  • What Indigenous leaders think about co-managing Bears Ears with the feds
  • Native Americans across Midwest embrace traditional foods rejected by centuries of colonization