April 30, 2024

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 4/30/2024

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Greene, et al. v. United States (McGirt v. Oklahoma; Treaty Damages)
  • Scott v. United States (McGirt v. Oklahoma; Treaty Damages)
  • Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Indian Reservation v. United States (Water Rights; Breach of Trust)
  • Lower Brule Sioux Tribe v. Haaland, et al. (Self-Determination Contract)
  • Machin v. Choctaw Casino (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Diversity Jurisdiction)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Muscogee (Creek) Nation v. Hopkins (Dismissal with Prejudice; Response Time)
  • Moulton v. Colville Tribal Federation Corporation (Summary Judgment)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Ito v. Copper River Native Association (Sovereign Immunity)
  • Trujillo v. Foster (Sovereign Immunity)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • H.Res.1177 - Expressing support for the designation of May 5, 2024, as the "National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls".

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2024 Harvest Specifications for Pacific Whiting, and 2024 Pacific Whiting Tribal Allocation (Commerce)
  • Removal of Outdated Regulations (HHS)

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

  • Can we save our foodways? The Inflation Reduction Act, climate change, and food justice.
  • A case for Tribal co-management of federal public lands.
  • Conflict transformation and Hopi marriage.
  • A framework for managing disputes over intellectual property rights in traditional knowledge.
  • There is more to the story - you may think you know what is going on with circle peacemaking, but Alaska Natives have other ideas.
  • Underutilization and unworkability of the current NAGPRA civil penalties provision.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Eleven more students will go home from Carlisle
  • Biden nominates Salish & Kootenai Tribal attorney Danna Jackson for federal bench
  • Tribes who helped create new national monument near Grand Canyon want to help manage it
  • Native law group says graduates planning to wear Tribal regalia should review school policies
  • Alaska Tribal health consortiums are legally immune in many cases, state Supreme Court says