August 23, 2023

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 8/23/2023

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Fitzgerald, et al. v. Wildcat, Sr., et al. (Tribal Lending; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • McElderry v. Lake County (Habeas Corpus; McGirt v. Oklahoma; Public Law 280)
  • Miller v. Lake County (Habeas Corpus; McGirt v. Oklahoma; Public Law 280)
  • Spivey v. Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana (Remand to State Court; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Railway Company (Motion to Compel Arbitation; Damages)
  • Simms-Hiatt v. Engleman (Concurrent Sentences; Compassionate Release)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Fort Peck Tribes v. Larson (Due Process)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.5236 - To extend the full measure of the Federal government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Haliwa Saponi Tribe of North Carolina.

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

  • Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Have decades of debate thawed the political stalemate?
  • Evs as ej?
  • A half-century of pacific salmon saving efforts: A primer on law, policy, and biology.
  • The importance of ensuring an accessible federal acknowledgment process for Indigenous tribes in the face of the climate crisis.
  • Protecting Ravenstail: Cultural appropriation and the outer limits of copyright law.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Native American genocide: Crystal Echo Hawk sheds a light on Indian boarding schools
  • What one school’s fight to eliminate PFAS says about Indian Country’s ‘forever chemical’ problem
  • Former Assistant of the Interior for Indian Affairs Ada Deer walks on at 88
  • Tribal courts across the country are expanding holistic alternatives to the criminal justice system
  • Oregon patients will soon be able to receive their amputated body parts for cultural, spiritual reasons