August 17, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 8/17/22

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • GTEC Industries Inc. v. Guzman (Economic Development; Tribal Recognition)
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. Evers (Indian Taxation; Treaty Rights)
  • Engasser v. Tetra Tech, Inc. (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • Cayuga Nation v. Parker (Economic Development; Tribal Law)
  • Lower Brule Sioux Tribe v. Lyman County (Voting Rights; Redistricting)

State Courts Bulletin

  • L.B. v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)
  • Simmons v. Washington (Aboriginal Title; Off-Reservation Fishing Rights)
  • Rabang v. Gilliland (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • In re S.H. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Commerce - Extension of Public Comment on a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement Regarding the Makah Tribe's Request To Hunt Eastern North Pacific Gray Whales
  • Veterans Affairs - Solicitation of Nominations for the Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, Billings Area Representative
  • Health and Human Services - Healthy Lifestyles in Youth Project
  • Interior - Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Notice of Meeting

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

  • Circuit split may force tribal nations into bankruptcy courts
  • McGirt v. Oklahoma : The most impactful Indian law case in a century?
  • Indigenous erasure in public schools : Critical race theory, discrimination, remedies
  • ICWA : The gold standard, golden nuggets of evidence from Arizona
  • “Authentic” from time immemorial : Reforming Evidence Rule 902 to reflect tribal sovereignty
  • Tribal labor and employment law : The Navajo Preference in Employment Act
  • Oral history on trial
  • The Cabazon decision, 35 years on
  • Indian law from behind the bench : A law clerk’s perspective
  • Dispossession : An American property law tradition
  • Lawyering the Indian Child Welfare Act
  • Manifesting a better destiny : Interest convergence and the Indian Claims Commission
  • Pandemics in Indian Country : The making of the tribal state
  • Expanding renewable energy tax credits to tribal governments : How current legislative proposals will benefit tribes and their members in their continued efforts to address climate change

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • $1B added to tribal broadband program
  • The tribal gaming industry is bouncing back after pandemic closures
  • ‘Largest Investment Ever’ on Climate Change Passes Senate, Including $272.5 Million for Tribes
  • Abortion Was Already Inaccessible on Reservation Land. Dobbs Made Things Worse
  • National Indian Health Board announces A.C. Locklear as new Federal Relations Director
  • Historic Alaska Tribal Child Welfare Compact becomes Law
  • Prairie Band Potawatomi take historic step toward reclaiming land
  • California Indian Tribes Denied Resources for Decades as Federal Acknowledgement Lags
  • Three Sources on the Respect for and Availability of Tribal Law
  • Voting laws trial begins by zeroing in on how new regs affect Native Americans
  • Tribal leader: Without Election Day voting, ballot collection, Native Americans don’t have a voice
  • Trial starts in challenge to new Montana voting laws
  • Lower Brule Sioux Tribe voters win in voting rights case against Lyman County
  • NATIVE VOTING RIGHTS: Miguel H. Trujillo made his mark