July 14, 2023

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 07/14/2023

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

One Petition for certiorari was filed on 7/3/23:

  • Bird Industries, Inc. v. Tribal Business Council of Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In the Matter of the Dependency of: R.D. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • Manuel Corralles, Jr., Plaintiff and Appellant, v. California Gambling Control Commission, et al., Defendants and Respondents. (Tribal Membership)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.4492 - To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require the District of Columbia to accept a current and valid photo identification of an individual which is issued by a Tribal Government for the purposes of registering to vote and voting in a District of Columbia election, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.4524 - To amend the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act to provide for advancements in public safety services to Indian communities, and for other purposes.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Mining of the Osage Mineral Estate for Oil and Gas (Interior)
  • Final National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Tribal Consultation Policy and Procedures (Commerce)

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

  • The Army Corps needs an appendectomy: Diagnosing the Army Corps' unlawful promulgation and use of 33 C.F.R. Part 325, Appendix C, to comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Federal Indian law as method.
  • Indian embryos as "Indian children?"
  • Native American gravesites: Shielding liminal spaces through expansion of historic preservation ordinances & zoning codes that designate cultural resources protection overlay districts & readapt cemetery dedication laws within their provisions.
  • One buffalo in Texas: Legal and ethical issues in Native American gaming operations.
  • Returning the land: Native Americans and national parks.
  • The road to Brackeen: Defending ICWA 2013-2023.
  • Serving (in)justice: The ills of a federal American Indian prosecutorial power.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Digital initiative sets out to improve tribal and governmental relations
  • American Indian policy innovator passes away at age 81
  • Indigenous students fight tribal regalia bans
  • Tracking efforts to pass state-level ICWA laws
  • Maine governor vetoes proposal sought by tribes to ensure they benefit from federal laws
  • Tenth Circuit Court upholds tribal sovereignty in Hooper v. Tulsa
  • Justice Department launches Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Regional Outreach Program
  • Civil rights committee finds Native voting rights impeded, finalizes recommendations
  • Removing dams from the Klamath River is a step toward justice for Native Americans in Northern California