July 7, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 7/7/22

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Yurok Tribe v. Dowd (Subject Matter Jurisdiction; Tribal Sovereignty; Fishing Rights)
  • City of Seattle v. Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court (Tribal Jurisdiction over Nonmembers; Dams; Exhaustion of Tribal Remedies)
  • Kanam v. Haaland (Federal Recognition)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In re E.V. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Gibson v. Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (Tribal Law; Premises Liability)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.8108 - Advancing Tribal Parity on Public Land Act
  • H.R.8109 - Tribal Cultural Areas Protection Act
  • H.R.8115 - Recreation and Public Purposes Tribal Parity Act
  • H.R.8286 - To take certain Federal land in the State of Washington into trust for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, and for other purposes.

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

  • Mohegan women, the Mohegan church, and the lasting of the Mohegan Nation.
  • An uncomfortable truth: Law as a weapon of oppression of the Indigenous peoples of southern New England.
  • Uncomfortable truths about sovereignty and wealth.
  • Returning home and restoring trust: A legal framework for federally non-recognized tribal nations to acquire ancestral lands in fee simple.
  • The continued impact of Carcieri on the restoration of tribal homelands: In New England and beyond.
  • Resisting Indigenous erasure in Rhode Island: The need for compulsory Native American history in Rhode Island schools.
  • Colonial legislation affecting Indigenous peoples of southern New England as organized by state.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • In 5-4 ruling, court dramatically expands the power of states to prosecute crimes on reservations
  • The Supreme Court’s attack on tribal sovereignty, explained
  • The Indian Country abortion safe harbor fallacy
  • Onondaga Nation will regain 1,000 acres of New York forest in historic agreement
  • Washington State Patrol rolls out new alert system to locate missing Native Americans
  • National Congress of American Indians adapts resolution supporting the rights of nature
  • Who does the state of Wyoming consider a poacher?
  • Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe celebrates the creation of a culturally reflective Indian French immersion school
  • 4 Native nonprofits form Good Relatives Collaborative to Indigenize grant making
  • Indigenous and Two-Spirit identity through the airwaves