April 17, 2024

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 4/17/2024

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

One petition for certiorari was denied on 4/15/2024:

  • No Casino In Plymouth v. National Indian Gaming Commission (Land trust acquisitions under the Indian Reorganization Act; Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Mashkikii-Boodawaaning (Medicine Fireplace) Inc. v. Chippewa Valley Agency, Ltd. (Race Discrimination; Section 1981; Peyote)
  • Conway v. Oyate Health Center (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • Tohono O'odham Nation, et al. v. United States Department of Interior, et al. (Administrative Procedures Act (APA); National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); Tribal Consultation)
  • Perez v. City of San Antonio (First Amendment Free Exercise Clause; Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“TRFRA”))

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Lambert v. Fort Peck Tribes (Search and Seizure; Drug Residue)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.7826 - Tribal Community Protection Act of 2024 / To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 with respect to certain grants authorized for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Receipt of Documented Petition for Federal Acknowledgment as an American Indian Tribe (Interior)
  • Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records (HHS)

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

  • Adapting conservation governance under climate change: Lessons from Indian Country.
  • Preserving sacred sites and property law.
  • Progress and the taking of Indigenous land.
  • Protecting traditional knowledge and Indigenous Peoples' rights: The key to developing international environmental laws that promote harmonious relationships with nature.
  • Pursuing the exemption: The Makah's white whale.
  • Revising the Indian plenary power doctrine.
  • Tribal courts are courts of general jurisdiction.
  • Tribal health self-determination: The role of Tribal health systems in actualizing the highest attainable standard of health for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • Tribal trademark law.
  • The United States would be closer to fulfilling the trust responsibility if permanent supportive housing was a covered Medicaid benefit.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Army to send home 11 Native children from former Indian boarding school
  • Justice Department steps into Enbridge Line 5 dispute
  • Apache Stronghold appeals Oak Flat copper mine case to full 9th Circuit Appeals Court
  • Your guide to the 2024 UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • Indigenous Governance Traditions event connects democracy, sovereignty