March 27, 2024

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 3/27/2024

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Johnson, et al. v. AGS CJ Corporation (Tribal Gaming; Tribal Lease Agreements)
  • United States v. Brady and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (Per Capita Distribution Garnishment)
  • Walton v. Uprova Credit LLC, et al. (Economic Development; Tribal Lending; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • The Cherokee Nation et al. v. United States Department of the Interior et al. (Tribal Gaming; Certification of Parties; Question of State Law)
  • Kwate v. Reece Construction Company (Tribally Chartered Corporation; Tribal Sovereignty; State Wage Laws)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Interest of R.H. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • S.4000 - A bill to reaffirm the applicability of the Indian Reorganization Act to the Lytton Rancheria of California, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.7541 - United Houma Recognition Act of 2024 / To extend Federal recognition to the United Houma Nation, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.7785 - To make additional Federal public land available for selection under the Alaska Native Vietnam era veterans land allotment program, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.7805 - To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to the right of members of a federally recognized Indian Tribe in the United States and First Nations individuals in Canada to cross the borders of the United States and to be considered lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Revised VA Tribal Consultation Policy and Directive 8603 (Veterans Affairs)

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

  • The overlooked communities of forced displacement in the United States: Humanizing the relocation of Indigenous Tribes in the face of climate change.
  • A questionable categorization - tradmark's struggle to protect Tribal cultural property.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • New NAGPRA rules: ‘We have an obligation to change’
  • Great Lakes Fishing Decree: a new era of commercial fishing
  • Covering the ‘complexity’ of federal Indian affairs
  • California Tribe becomes the first to manage land with National Park Service
  • Voting rights win in New Mexico: Navajo community gains equal opportunity at the polls