July 3, 2024

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 7/3/2024

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Haaland, et al. (Land Into Trust; Administrative Procedure Act (APA); Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA))
  • Association of Washington Business, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. (Tribal Fishing Rights; Administrative Procedure Act; Clean Water Act)
  • Seamon v. Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise, et al. (Arm of the Tribe; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • State of Alaska v. Newland, et al. (Land Into Trust; Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; Indian Reorganization Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Ferguson v. Fort Peck Tribes (Hearsay; Indian Civil Rights Act; Right to Confront Witness)
  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes v. Steele (Restitution Determination)

State Courts Bulletin

  • San Carlos Apache Tribe v. State (Clean Water Act)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.8920 - To approve the settlement of the water right claims of the Tule River Tribe, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.8921 - To set aside funds for payments to Indian tribes and tribal consortia under subpart 1 of part B of title IV of the Social Security Act.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Alaska Native Claims Selection (Interior)
  • Alaska Native Claims Selection (Interior)
  • Chippewa National Forest; Minnesota; Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction to Lands To Be Held in Trust by the United States for the Benefit of the Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Pursuant to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act (USDA)

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

  • Arizona v. Navajo Nation and systemic failures in the tribal water allocation scheme.
  • Existence and survival: A dimension of indigenous self-determination in the context of climate change impacts.
  • Indigenous fire data sovereignty: Applying indigenous data sovereignty principles to fire research.
  • Mau Forest evictions in Kenya: How an international tribunal’s affirmation of indigenous rights differs from Federal Indian Law in the United States.
  • Preserving the sacred medicine: Why peyote should be excluded from entheogenic plant decriminalization efforts.
  • When John Locke meets Lao Tzu: The relationship between intellectual property, biodiversity and indigenous knowledge and the implications for food security.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Tribes move to defend EPA’s Tribal Water Rights rule
  • Truth and Healing Commission bill heads to the Senate floor
  • 'Tribal courts are essential' | New legislations aims to strengthen tribal court system
  • House subcommittee considers bills to expand tribal land trust authority
  • Federal judge says Alaska Tribes may put land into trust, a step toward ‘Indian Country’ here