U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Three petitions for certiorari were filed:
- Becerra v. Northern Arapaho Tribe (Indian Health Service "contract support costs")
- Becerra v. San Carlos Apache Tribe (Indian Health Service "contract support costs")
- Tingle v. Florida Dept. of Health (Equal Protection; Due Process; Inherent Powers Doctrine)
Federal Courts Bulletin
- Amboh v. Duchesne County, et al. (Criminal Jurisdiction)
- Pretends Eagle v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act; 638 Contract)
- United States v. Veneno (COVID-19 Courtroom Closure)
- Bourassa v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act; 638 Contract)
State Courts Bulletin
- Interest of C.J.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
- Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Webster (Sovereign Immunity)
U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin
- S.2783 - Miccosukee Reserved Area Amendments Act / A bill to amend the Miccosukee Reserved Area Act to authorize the expansion of the Miccosukee Reserved Area and to carry out activities to protect structures within the Osceola Camp from flooding, and for other purposes.
- S.2796 - A bill to provide for the equitable settlement of certain Indian land disputes regarding land in Illinois, and for other purposes.
- S.2810 - Tribal Connect Act of 2023 / A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to improve access by Indian Tribes to support from universal service programs of the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.
- H.R.5493 - Strengthening the Office of Tribal Relations Act of 2023 / To amend the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to establish an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Tribal Relations, and for other purposes.
- H.R.5494 - Tribal Connect Act of 2023 / To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to improve access by Indian Tribes to support from universal service programs of the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.
- H.R.5503 - To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to include Indian Tribes in certain provisions relating to priority resource concerns.
- H.R.5546 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts.
- H.R.5553 - To extend Federal recognition to the Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia, and for other purposes.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
- 2023 Tribal Consultation (National Endowment for the Arts)
- Radio Broadcasting Services; Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin (Federal Communications Commission)
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
- Re-placing property.
- SCOTUS: Tribal sovereign immunity abrogated through the code.
- Strengthening NAGPRA.
- Tribal infrastructure as a road to reclaiming sovereignty.
- What is traditional medicine? A typology for operationalizing the World Health Organization definition.
- What the trust? Overcoming barriers to renewable energy development in Indian Country.
This week, in brief:
- Northern California health center first in nation to be designated a voter registration center on Tribal lands
- Native American voters score victory in U.S. district court in Arizona
- Ohio’s Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks are nation’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site
- Mount Evans is now Mount Blue Sky
- Virginia congresswomen propose federal recognition of Patawomeck Indian Tribe
- The Environmental Law Institute and the Native American Rights Fund are seeking quotes from qualified web development firms to design, develop, and launch a new website. View the request for quotes at: https://www.narf.org/nill/documents/Digital_Consultation_Hub_RFQ.pdf