October 26, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 10/26/22

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Weiss v. Perez, et al. (Freedom of Speech; Retaliation)
  • Darden v. Vines, et al. (Employment Law; Tribal Council)
  • United States v. Cody (Criminal Jurisdiction; Indian Country)
  • United States v. Alo-Kaonohi (Expert Witness; Native Hawaiian Language)
  • Queens, LLC v. Seneca-Cayuga Nation (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Milne v. Hudson (Indian Civil Rights Act; Jurisdiction)
  • In re K.H. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • Native Village of Chignik Lagoon v. Department of Health & Social Services, et al. (Indian Child Welfare Act; Tribal Membership)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • In the Matter of the Guardianship of AMH and GDH, minors (Tribal Court Rules)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Reopening of Comment Period on a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement Regarding the Makah Tribe's Request To Hunt Eastern North Pacific Gray Whales (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, Notice of Meeting (Veterans Affairs)
  • Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2024 or Calendar Year 2024 (Bureau of Indian Affairs)
  • Solicitation for Members of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Self-Determination Demonstration Project: Solicitation of Proposals for Additional Tribal Organizations To Participate (Food and Nutrition Service)
  • Self-Regulation of Class II Gaming (National Indian Gaming Commission)
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Native American Employment and Training Council (Employment and Training Administration)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.5068 - Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project Amendments Act of 2022.

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

  • The rule of law : McGirt v. Oklahoma and the recognition of the Muscogee (Creek) Reservation (Reprint).
  • Race to property : Racial distortions of property law, 1634 to today.
  • Blockchains and environmental self-determination for the Native Hawaiian people : Toward restorative stewardship of Indigenous lands.
  • Equal protection and the Indian Child Welfare Act : States, tribal nations and family law.
  • The legal weaponization of racialized DNA : A new genetic politics of affirmative action.
  • The reservation and the rule of law : A short primer on Indian country's complexity.
  • Water law in Native nation territories.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • NAGPRA modifications now available for public comment
  • Despite state initiatives, Indigenous education in public schools remains inconsistent
  • Lithium Americas signs agreement with local tribe
  • Tribal leaders vow to protect their families from separation as Indian Child Welfare law heads to the Supreme Court
  • The Interior Department is developing a new policy for Native Hawaiian consultation
  • Sonoma County, Graton tribe will co-manage Tolay Lake
  • Redistricting affects ‘power’ in Native vote, Indigenous candidates


  • The Native American Rights Fund is hiring for the open positions of Technical Services Librarian (National Indian Law Library) and Blaustein Fellow in the Boulder office. Learn more about the vacancies at: https://www.narf.org/contact-us/join-team/