May 15, 2024

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 05/15/2024

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Apache Stronghold v. United States, et al. (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA); Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA))
  • Xia, et al. v. Harrah's Arizona Corporation (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Race Discrimination)
  • Springer v. United States (Bankruptcy Discharge; McGirt v. Oklahoma; Taxation)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.8318 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat Indian Tribal Governments in the same manner as State governments for certain Federal tax purposes, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.8355 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to recognize Indian tribal governments for purposes of determining under the adoption credit whether a child has special needs.
  • H.R.8391 - To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 with respect to cost sharing provisions for the territories and Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Foster Care Legal Representation (HHS)
  • Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, 2024 (Office of the President)

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

  • Anticommandeering and Indian Affairs legislation.
  • Feeding the good fire: Paths to facilitate Native-led fire management on federal lands.
  • The legal status of American Indians, South American Indians, and Alaska Natives under the canon law of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches as seen through papal bull, missions, Indian boarding schools, the Amazonian Synod, and Orthodox autocephaly.
  • Kānāwai from ahi: Revitalizing the Hawai‘i Water Code in the wake of the Maui wildfires.
  • Looted cultural objects.
  • Reno-Sparks Indian Colony v. Haaland.
  • Striking before the iron is hot: How Tribes in the East can assert their Winters rights to protect Tribal sovereignty & mitigate climate change.
  • Tribal representation and assimilative colonialism.
  • Two is not always better than one: Concurrent criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country and the withering of Tribal sovereignty following McGirt and Castro-Huerta.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Oak Flat copper mine lawsuit is headed to the Supreme Court after 9th Circuit ruling
  • Justice Department intervenes in Muscogee (Creek) Nation's lawsuit against Tulsa
  • North Dakota's 180-degree turn in redistricting case sparks outcry from MHA Nation
  • Proposed settlement is first step in securing Colorado River water for 3 Native American Tribes
  • Tips for wearing Native regalia at graduation