March 13, 2024

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 3/13/2024

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Biers v. Dentons US LLP, et al. (Notice of Tribal Law)
  • Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria, et al. v. California Department of Social Services, et al. (Standing; California Government Code section 11135; California Administrative Procedure Act)
  • Barrientos v. Walker (Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act; Federal Tort Claims Act)
  • Corrales v. Dutschke, et al. (Compel Agency Action; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act)
  • United States v. Veneno (Sixth Amendment Right to Public Trial; Authority to Criminalize Conduct of Indians on Tribal Land)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Bissonnette v. Fort Peck Tribes (Right to Counsel)
  • Charles v. Swinomish Tribal Community (Due Process)
  • Fort Peck Tribes v. Jackson ("Indian status" Determination)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Interest of A.P. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • State of Oklahoma v. Steven Leon Fuller (Criminal Jurisdiction)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • S.3870 - Slip-on Tanks for Tribes Act of 2024 / A bill to amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to expand eligibility for certain financial assistance for the acquisition of slip-on tanker units for wildland firefighting.
  • S.3906 - A bill to set aside USDA rural housing funding for Indian Tribes.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Gas Produced From Indian Lands in Designated Areas That Are Not Associated With an Index Zone (Interior)
  • Notice for Public Comment on Administration for Native Americans' Survey To Measure Native American Language Vitality (HHS)
  • Advance Tribal Notification of Category 1 Quantities of Radioactive Material Shipments (Nuclear Regulatory Commission)

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

  • Biopiracy: Using new laws and databases to protect Indigenous communities.
  • Hawaiian education in HawaiĘ»i’s public schools: A path to reasonable access.
  • Health care law - obligation of Indian Health Services to fund the administration of Tribe run health care services has expanded - San Carlos Apache Tribe v. Becerra, 53 F.4th 1236 (9th cir. 2022).
  • Kala: Disentangling Kamehameha schools from the 2022 Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report while actualizing social healing through justice for its Kanaka Maoli students.
  • Narrowing from below: How lower courts can limit Castro-Huerta.
  • Reconciling Maoli interests in a haole forum: Limitations to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s consultation policy that undermine Native Hawaiian self-determination.
  • Tribal court jurisdiction and the exhausting nature of federal court interference.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Beyond acknowledgments, land grant universities make up some impressive ground
  • The future of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Tribes and the feds will try to co-manage a national monument for the first time. Here’s what that could look like.
  • Oklahoma court recognizes Wyandotte Reservation, criminal jurisdiction
  • Unequal before the law: Native Americans serve astoundingly longer prison sentences — because they are Native.