March 6, 2024

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 3/6/2024

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation v. U.S. Department of the Interior (Administrative Procedure Act; Tribal Sovereignty)
  • Whiteman v. Roundstone, et al. (Indian Civil Rights Act; Tribal Court)
  • United States v. Pemberton (McGirt v. Oklahoma; Indian Country)
  • Apache Stronghold v. United States, et al. (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA); Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA))
  • Eagle Bear, Inc. v. The Blackfeet Indian Nation, et al. (Surety Bond; Tribal Court Jurisdiction)
  • Lexington Insurance Company, et al. v. Smith, et al. (Tribal Court Jurisdiction)
  • Berry v. United States (Trust Land Acquisition; Fee to Trust)
  • Rosales, et al. v. The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Diego, et al. (Property Ownership; Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Indispensable Party)
  • Duncan v. County of Humboldt, et al. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • Mi Familia Vota, et al. v. Fontes, et al. (Civil Rights Act; National Voter Registration Act; Voting Rights Act)
  • Alturas Indian Rancheria v. Newsom, et al. (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA); Good Faith Negotiation)
  • California v. Del Rosa (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Civil Contempt)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Kinnart v. Morrow (Removal of Sitting Elected Officials)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • S.3857 - A bill to take certain land in the State of California into trust for the benefit of the Jamul Indian Village of California, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.7500 - To amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to allow an Indian Tribe to request CFIUS review of certain transactions between the Indian Tribe and foreign persons, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.7515 - To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to delay the inclusion in consumer credit reports and to establish requirements for debt collectors with respect to medical debt information of Native Americans due to inappropriate or delayed billing payments or reimbursements from the Indian Health Service, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.7516 - To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to address liability for payment of charges or costs associated with provision of purchased/referred care services, and for other purposes.
  • S.Res.573 - A resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Boldt decision of 1974.

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

  • The civilization canon: Common law, legislation, and the case of Hawaiian adoption.
  • The consequences of mythology: Supreme Court decisionmaking in Indian Country.
  • Indians - sovereign immunity: The U.S. Supreme Court's interpretation of the Bankruptcy Code.
  • A look into NAGPRA: Application, issues, and the future.
  • Reclaiming the airwaves: An analysis of claims to wireless spectrum by Tribal nations based on treaty obligations and the federal trust responsibility.
  • Taking the land back: How to return stolen land to the Indigenous people of New York State through eminent domain.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • US circuit court rules against preservation of Oak Flats sacred site
  • 30 Great Lakes Tribes urge the Biden administration to speak out against Enbridge Line 5
  • Landmark deal offers Upper Basin Tribes a long-awaited foothold in Colorado River discussions
  • Tribes from Alaska to Wisconsin will get millions of dollars for clean energy projects. Here’s how they’ll roll out
  • Chinook Indian Nation land claim settlement awarded, nation could be closer to federal recognition