April 24, 2024

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 4/24/2024

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Bessios v. Pueblo of Pojoaque, et al. (Federal Question; Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
  • Cooper v. Forest County Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
  • Ransom v. GreatPlains Finance, LLC, et al. (Motion for Reconsideration; Full Tribal Management; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • Puyallup Tribe of Indians v. Electron Hydro, LLC, et al. (Stay Pending Appeal; Public Interest)
  • Martin v. Gourneau, et al. (Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA); Bivens Claim)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Brown v. Office of Director of Regulation (Gaming License; Conduct Posing a Threat)
  • Duong v. Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (Negligence)
  • Thornton v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Board of Review; Tribal Healing Time)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In the Matter of: M.R., S.R., E.R., and N.R. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • S.4180 - A bill to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to allow for brownfield revitalization funding eligibility for Alaska Native Tribes, and for other purposes.

Passed legislation:

  • Puyallup Tribe of Indians Land Into Trust Confirmation Act of 2023 / A bill to take certain land in the State of Washington into trust for the benefit of the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, and for other purposes. - became Public Law No: 118-48 on 4/19/2024.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Minority Business Development Agency's Request for Public Comment and Notice of Tribal Consultation Meetings (Commerce)
  • Alaska Native Claims Selection (Interior)

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

  • Access or sovereignty.
  • Article IV and Indian Tribes.
  • A blueprint for restorative criminal justice in the United States: Three non-traditional systems coming together.
  • Equity for American Indian families.
  • The impossibility of settler colonialism and its influence on the Supreme Court.
  • No dice: Sports betting in California.
  • Preserving sacred ground: Valuing culture in compensation for Indigenous Peoples.
  • Relational river: Arizona v. Navajo Nation & the Colorado

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Army seeks extension in lawsuit over return of Native childrens’ remains
  • Native American Rights Fund gets $100K for Tribal eco-stewardship legal support
  • Illinois now home to federally recognized Tribal nation in historic Department of Interior decision
  • At UN, Indigenous leaders fight for application of rights
  • Tribal advocates keep up legal pressure for fair political maps