May 22, 2024

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 5/22/2024

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians v. State of Washington, et al. (Fishing Treaty Rights; Factual Findings)
  • United States v. Marquez (Major Crimes Act; Venue Clause)
  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Railway Company (Restitution; Trespass)
  • Graham v. White (McGirt v. Oklahoma; Writ of Habeas Corpus)
  • United States v. Smith (Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41(g); Evidence Possession; Tribal Prosecution)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Tohono O'odham Gaming Enterprise v. Tohono O'odham Gaming Office, et. al. (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Hiring Preferences)
  • Tohono O'odham Nation v. Miles (Double Jeopardy)

State Courts Bulletin

  • State of Washington v. Wallahee (Hunting and Fishing Rights)
  • Barnoskie v. Arkansas Department of Human Services (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • S.4365 - A bill to provide public health veterinary services to Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations for rabies prevention, and for other purposes.
  • S.4370 - A bill to amend the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004 to improve that Act, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.8484 - To amend the Buy Indian Act to include the Secretary of Agriculture, and for other purposes.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Extension of Public Interest, General Applicability Tribal Consultation Waiver of Build America, Buy America Provisions as Applied to Tribal Recipients of HUD Federal Financial Assistance (HUD)

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

  • 6PPD-q, tires, and salmon, oh my: Policies and remedies for Tribes in the acute mortality of coho salmon in the Pugest Sound region.
  • The awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG): Policy steps toward addressing the crisis.
  • Breaking ground: Understanding Indigenous mining disputes through negotiation theory.
  • Decommodifying cultural heritage: A linguistic unpacking of "cultural property".
  • Digital allotment and vanishing Indians: IDSov and LLMs.
  • Energy sovereignty for Native American nations: The Model Tribal Energy Code.
  • Green colonialism: Sidelined while on the front lines.
  • How redistricting affects Native representation: The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.
  • Locke's "wild Indian" in United States Supreme Court jurisprudence.
  • Participation in paradise? Indigenous participation and environmental decisionmaking in Hawai'i.
  • Resolving conflicts between Tribal and state regulatory authority over water.
  • (Un)vanishing the Tribe.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • WA Supreme Court reverses century-old Yakama decision: ‘An injustice’
  • Native students protest exclusion of traditional song from Minnesota graduation ceremony
  • New clinic on a reservation in Oregon advances Tribal sovereignty
  • Final South Dakota Tribe bans governor
  • Healing from the dark period of religious and cultural persecution