November 15, 2023

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 11/15/2023

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Sovereign Iñupiat for a Living Arctic, et al. v. Bureau of Land Management, et al. (Administrative Procedure Act; National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska; Willow Project)
  • Bellfy v. Edwards (Absolute Judicial Immunity; Tribal Court Jurisdiction)
  • Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, et al. v. Haaland, et al. (Administrative Procedure Act; Lithium Nevada Thacker Pass Project Humboldt County)
  • Arocha v. Blackfeet Tribe (Habeas Corpus; Jurisdiction; Indian Civil Rights Act)
  • Faris v. Southern Ute Indian Tribe, et al. (Subject Matter Jurisdiction; Employee Retirement Income Security Act)
  • Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe v. United States (Breach of Trust; Treaty of Fort Laramie of 1868)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Romanelli v. Crampton (Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Constitution; Tribal Council Procedures)
  • Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Council v. Romanelli (Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Constitution)
  • Blacksmith v. Simon (Statement of Claim; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • In the Matter of the Estate of Miguel (Interlocutory Review; Substitution of Counsel)
  • In the Matter of the Estate of Siquieros (Interlocutory Review; Substitution of Counsel)
  • Dawsey v. Woomavovah, et al. (Appellate Jurisdiction; Immediate Relief; Elections)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In the Matter of the Guardianship of L.C. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • Howson v. Similk Inc. (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • In re AAS (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • S.3263 - A bill to reaffirm the applicability of the Indian Reorganization Act to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and for other purposes.
  • S.3270 - A bill to amend the Federal Crop Insurance Reform and Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to establish a budgetary Tribal Government consultation process at the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.6368 - To assist Tribal governments in the management of buffalo and buffalo habitat and the reestablishment of buffalo on Indian land.
  • S.Res.459 - A resolution recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Alaska Native Claims Selection (Interior)

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

  • The constitution of American colonialism.
  • Decolonizing the mind as an exercise of ea.
  • Excluded and alone: Examining the experiences of Native American women in the law and a path towards equity.
  • Tribes, states, and sovereigns' interest in children.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • New Tribal Water Institute will help Arizona Tribes navigate water law and policies
  • NCAI faces controversial constitutional amendments to remove state recognized Tribes
  • Western Alaska salmon crisis affects physical and mental health, residents say
  • Debate over Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region moves to dueling Supreme Court briefs
  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol gives ticket over Tribal plate, potentially changing decades of policing precedent