December 13, 2023

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 12/13/23

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • The Duwamish Tribe v. Haaland, et al. (Deliberative Process Privilege; Federal Acknowledgement)
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, et al. v. Howe (Motion to Stay; Voting Rights Act; Legislative Redistricting)
  • Temple v. Roberts, et al. (Grazing Land Leasing; Administrative Procedures Act)
  • Eagle Bear, Inc. v. The Blackfeet Indian Nation, et al. (Business Leasing; Tribal Trust Land)
  • Piechowski v. Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (Navajo and Hopi Indian Land Settlement Act of 1974; Administrative Procedure Act)
  • NDN Collective v. Retsel Corporation, et al. (Defamation; Nuisance: Counterclaims)
  • United States v. Brown (Major Crimes Act: Indian Status)
  • Sellards-Reck v. Shook, et al. (Writ of Habeas Corpus; Indian Civil Rights Act; Tribal Courts)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Cambridge Central School District v. New York State Education Department (Mascots and Native Representation)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.6723 - To reaffirm the applicability of the Act of June 18, 1934, to the Samish Indian Nation, and for other purposes.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Land Acquisitions (Interior)
  • Reforming Federal Funding and Support for Tribal Nations To Better Embrace Our Trust Responsibilities and Promote the Next Era of Tribal Self-Determination (Executive Order)
  • Alaska Native Claims Selection (Interior)

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

  • Federal courts and the civilizing mission.
  • The legacy of trust promises: Native American healthcare.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Leader of northern Wisconsin Tribe not backing down in dispute with GOP lawmakers
  • Biden clears path for Tribal nations to access federal funds
  • U.S. touts new era of collaboration with Native American Tribes to manage public lands
  • Federal government overhauls NAGPRA to expedite return of Native ancestral remains
  • Justin Hooper says all he wanted was to be tried in the proper court. Will Tulsa agree?


  • The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), in partnership with the National Indian Law Library (NILL), is seeking a Law Clerk for the spring of 2024 to assist with our Advancing Tribal Sovereignty and Community Health in California project. The position will be based in Washington D.C. Learn more about the vacancy at: