June 5, 2024

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 6/5/2024

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Old Bull v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act; Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act)
  • Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, et al. v. United States (Breach of Trust; National Indian Forest Resources Management Act)
  • Gila River Indian Community, et al. v. Becerra, et al. (Compact of Self Governance: Veteran Affairs Reimbursement)
  • Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation v. United States (Breach of Fiduciary Duties; National Indian Forest Resources Management Act)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Lundeen v. Lake County (Access Rights; Negligent Misrepresentation)
  • Flying T Ranch Inc. v. Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • Matter of Welfare of Children of L.K. and A.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • Kanahele v. State (Hawaiian Homes Commission Act; Trust Breach)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • S.4442 - Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Amendments Act of 2024 / A bill to amend the Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2010 to make improvements to that Act, and for other purposes.
  • S.4444 - Crow Revenue Act / A bill to take certain mineral interests into trust for the benefit of the Crow Tribe of Montana, and for other purposes.

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

  • Arizona v. Navajo Nation and the fight for natural resources in Indian Country.
  • Conservation co-governance as a cure: Investigating Aotearoa New Zealand's conservation co-governance model as a blueprint for restoring Navajo sovereignty in managing Canyon de Chelly.
  • Defer your deference: How courts should approach the intersection of the Indian canons of construction and Chevron deference.
  • Honoring Indigenous sovereignty and consent: Legal frameworks for addressing Indigenous displacement due to climate change.
  • Indian Country lawyers: A South Dakota survey.
  • Integrating Tribal law into the legal research and writing curriculum: Benefits, challenges, and strategies.
  • The Seminole Tribe’s legal battle for online sports betting rights in Florida.
  • The STOP Act must yield the right-of-way to grandma’s antique dream catcher: A call to congress.
  • Tribes and trilateral federalism: A study of criminal jurisdiction.
  • Truth. Regardless of reconciliation?
  • Who will speak for the trees? How the Save Our Sequoias Act underscores the urgent need to protect giant sequoias and the Tule River Indian Reservation from wildfire destruction.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) adopts treaty on genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge
  • 100 years after Native people became citizens, voting access is still fraught
  • EPA expands role of Tribal rights in setting water quality standards
  • Alaska’s Indigenous join hands with whale researchers as Arctic melts
  • ‘In the name of God’