November 9, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Update 11/9/2022

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

Two petitions for certiorari were granted on 11/4/22:

  • Arizona v. Navajo Nation (Water rights)
  • Department of the Interior v. Navajo Nation (Water rights)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • California Tribal Families Coalition, et al. v. Becerra, et al. (Administrative Procedure Act; AFCAR; Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • Nguyen v. Foley (Tribal Courts; Child Welfare)
  • In re: Conditions at Lake County Jail (Treaty Rights; Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Wren v. Yates (Milne v. Hudson, 2022 OK 84)
  • In re E.C. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Finley v. Colville Confederated Tribes (Tobacco; Fuel Tax)
  • Finley v. Colville Confederated Tribes (Fuel Tax)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Bureau of Indian Affairs)
  • Audit Standards, Proposed rule; correction (National Indian Gaming)
  • Advance Tribal Notification of Certain Radioactive Material Shipments (Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
  • Audit Standards, Final rule; correction (National Indian Gaming)
  • Commission Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees (National Indian Gaming)
  • National Native American Heritage Month, 2022 (Presidential Proclamation)
  • Announcement of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Meeting and Solicitation for Written Comment (Health and Human Services)
  • Draft Alaska Native Relations Policy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Fish and Wildlife Service)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.9269 - To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to exclude certain payments to aged, blind, or disabled Alaska Natives or descendants of Alaska Natives from being used to determine eligibility for certain programs, and for other purposes.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Why tribal communities are being overlooked by investors
  • In a first, U.S. pays tribes to move away from climate threats
  • Supreme Court considers fate of landmark Indian adoption law
  • Clarence Thomas may destroy Native children’s rights based on a lie
  • Supreme Court to hear water dispute between Navajo, U.S. government
  • Treaty and fishing rights activist Billy Frank: the Fish Wars
  • Sovereign justice: The growing power of tribal courts
  • Native vote turned out in force
  • Analysis underscores financial hurdles for Native American, rural voters