U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
The Tribal Supreme Court Project published an Update Memorandum on October 19, 2023: https://sct.narf.org/updatememos/2023/10-19-2023.pdf
Federal Courts Bulletin
- Wahpekeche v. Pettigrew (Criminal Jurisdiction)
- Hill v. Department of the Interior (Indian Water Rights Settlement)
- Brown v. Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise (Exhaustion of Tribal Court Remedies)
- Goldtooth v. Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (Relocation Benefits)
Tribal Courts Bulletin
- Patwell v. Mohean Tribal Gaming Authority (Mohegan Torts Code; Negligence)
U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin
- S.3086 - A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish grants for tuition-free community colleges, student success grants, and grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Minority-Serving Institutions, and for other purposes.
- H.R.5998 - To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish grants for tuition-free community colleges, student success grants, and grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Minority-Serving Institutions, and for other purposes.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
- Formal Tribal Consultation on WIPO IGC Negotiations (Commerce)
- Johnson-O'Malley Program (Interior)
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
- Arizona v. Navajo Nation (2023): Legal realism and the Colorado River.
- Congress' power to affirm Indian citizenship through legislation protecting Native American voting rights.
- Dignity and respect at all times: How federal agencies can measure up in complying with NAGPRA and related statutes.
- Meaningful tribal consultation as part of national forest planning.
- SCOTUS Navajo water case recap disputed.
This week, in brief:
- Healing totem pole raised to honor Indian boarding schools victims
- New Colorado River rules will be hard to agree on. A new report shows just how tricky it could be
- President nominates former Cherokee Nation AG as federal judge
- A prominent museum obtained items from a massacre of Native Americans in 1895. The survivors’ descendants want them back.
- Oklahoma supreme court agrees to hear tax dispute on Indian lands, won’t hear governor’s challenge to legislature’s ability to extend tribal compacts