Thursday, April 10, 2014

Request for Recommendations on Climate Resilience and Preparedness by April 15th 2014

Tribal leaders on the President’s Climate Preparedness and Resilience Task Force are soliciting input on how the federal government can better support local, state and tribal governments in preparing to protect themselves from extreme weather and other climate impacts.

The two tribal leaders on the Climate Change Task Force, Chairwoman Karen Diver of the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Mayor Reggie Joule of Alaska’s Northwest Arctic Borough, are soliciting input in developing recommendations specific to:
  1. disaster recovery and resilience,
  2. infrastructure,
  3. natural resources and agriculture, and
  4. human health and community development.

Please consider contributing to this process by emailing your views to by Tuesday, April 15, 2014.  Please see the Survey for Recommendations for more information and guidance on submitting your input.

Monday, April 7, 2014

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/07

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was denied in State of Alaska v. Jewell (navigable waters, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act regulations) as well as Madison County v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York (Rule 46 Dismissal).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada v. U.S. Dep't of Interior (Bureau of Land Management mining project)
El Paso Natural Gas Co. v. United States (hazardous wastes)

* State Courts Bulletin featured:
Catawba Indian Nation v. State (gaming, South Carolina Gambling Cruise Act)
In re J.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act, notice, active efforts)
Molly O. v. State, Dep't of Health and Social Services, Office of Children's Services (Indian Child Welfare Act, notice, intervention)
In re R.L.-P., A.L.-P., R.L.-P., and L.L.-P (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
Loya v. Gutierrez (tribal police officer)
State v. Armitage (religious freedom, Hawaiian reserve)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians v. Phebus (Indian Civil Rights Act, disenrollment)
Stymiest v. Rosebud Sioux Tribe (jurisdiction, Indian Civil Rights Act)
Tavares v. Whitehouse (jurisdiction, Indian Civil Rights Act)
Eaglesun Systems Products, Inc. v. Association of Village Council Presidents (sovereign immunity)
Skokomish Indian Tribe v. United States (hydroelectric project, tribal damages)

* News Bulletin
In the "Land & Water" section we feature an article relating to an important subsistence decision for Alaska Native Americans.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin  
We feature an article regarding corporate responsibility and climate justice and a proposal for a polluter-financed relocation fund for federally recognized tribes.

* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of a hearing of the Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian/ Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence (AIAN Advisory Committee) on April 16 & 17.

Friday, March 28, 2014

NILL added new content to 2 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/28

photo of U.S. Supreme Court
* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari has been filed in Yowell v. Abbey (cattle grazing, treaty rights)

* News Bulletin
In the "Education" section we feature an article on a new study showing disparities in education of Native American children.