December 20, 2023

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 12/20/2023

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians v. Long (Misuse of Tribal Property)
  • La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians v. Yavapai-Apache Nation (Contract Dispute; Jury Instructions; Indian Gaming)
  • Priest v. Colville Confederated Tribes (Time Served; Due Process and Equal Protection Rights)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Ronan F. v. Department of Family & Community Services (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • Billy Zane Deo v. The Honorable Lawrence Parish (Criminal Jurisdiction; McGirt v. Oklahoma)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Regulatory and Administrative Requirement Flexibilities Available to Native American Programs During CY 2024 and CY 2025 to Tribal Grantees To Assist With Recovery and Relief Efforts on Behalf of Families Affected by Presidentially Declared Disasters (HUD)
  • Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Regulation: Tribes and Tribal Business References To Provide Equitable Access (USDA)

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

  • Defining the borders: Exploring the tax implications surrounding McGirt v. Oklahoma.
  • Why lack of Tribal self-determination rights promote the Native American and Alaska Native poverty crisis and why these rights should be expanded.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Judge Sara Hill will be the first Native woman to serve United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Yakama Nation unveils new justice center
  • New Mexico extends ban on oil and gas leasing around Chaco park, an area sacred to Native Americans
  • Biden administration promises $1 billion more for salmon, clean energy — but punts on Lower Snake River dam removal in major agreement
  • For DinĂ©, by DinĂ© textbook underway