November 16, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 11/16/22

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Meglitsch v. Southcentral Foundation (Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act; Tribal Organization; Employment)
  • United States v. Jackson and Quileute Nation (Garnishment; Tribal Per Capita Payments)
  • Glacier County Regional Port Authority v. Laurie Esau and Montana Human Rights Bureau (Intervention; Sovereignty; Exercise of Jurisdiction)
  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (Tribal Contract Health; Discovery)
  • Oklahoma v. United States Department of the Interior (Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act; Administrative Procedure Act)
  • Oklahoma v. United States Department of the Interior (Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act; Administrative Procedure Act)

State Courts Bulletin

  • San Carlos Apache Tribe v. State of Arizona, et al. (Clean Water Act; Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Management Contracts (National Indian Gaming Commission)

U.S. Legislation - 117th Congress Bulletin

  • S.5077 / H.R.9295- A bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, Incorporated, is recognized as a Village Corporation under that Act, and for other purposes.
  • S.5087 - A bill to amend the Not Invisible Act of 2019 to extend, and provide additional support for, the activities of the Department of the Interior and the Department of Justice Joint Commission on Reducing Violent Crime Against Indians, and for other purposes.

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

  • The role of the law in Native sovereignty : A comparison of Canadian and American approaches to sovereignty.
  • The unfulfilled promise of Indian water rights settlements.
  • Addressing climate impacts in Alaska Native tribes : Legal barriers for community relocation due to thawing permafrost and coastal erosion.
  • Monumental change? Rethinking the role of the courts in the Antiquities Act.
  • Bringing Congress and Indians back into federal Indian law : The Restatement of the Law of American Indians.
  • Tribal sovereignty and economic efficiency versus the courts.
  • Off-reservation treaty hunting rights, the restatement, and the Stevens treaties.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Massachusetts museum returns Wounded Knee artifacts to Sioux Tribes
  • Voters reject sports-betting measures as California tribes rally against non-exclusive online gambling
  • Justices seem to favor most of Indian Child Welfare Act
  • Alaska could see effects of Indian Child Welfare Act challenge heard by Supreme Court
  • Tribal nations fight for influence on the Colorado River
  • Counties pressured to object to CSKT compact
  • ‘Till the last drop: As water grows scarce in Utah, urban and rural needs come to a head
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians becomes first tribe in U.S. to add donor registration to tribal IDs
  • ND tribal advocates highlight efforts of poll watchers in midterms