Thursday, July 24, 2014

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/24

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Thanks to Courtney Hall, our new volunteer, for her great work on these bulletins! 
* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin - find case summaries and links to source documents at:
United States v. Whiteagle (bribery of tribal legislator)

* State Courts Bulletin - find case summaries and links to source documents at:
Cases featured:
In re of Mischa S. (Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act, unconstitutional)
Simmonds v. Parks (full faith and credit, Indian Child Welfare Act)

* News Bulletin - find it at: the "Economic Development" section, we feature a few articles dealing with changes in and the future of Indian gaming.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin – information and links relating to legislation impacting Native Americans at:
Five bills were added:
S.2479 - Moapa Band of Paiutes Land Conveyance Act
S.2465 - Albuquerque Indian School Land Transfer Act
S.2041 - May 31, 1918 Act Repeal Act
S.1948 - Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act
H.R.4867- Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act

* Regulatory Bulletin - find it at:
We feature a notice of the Department of Interior regarding a sovereignty in Indian education grant program. 

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin - find article citations and links to articles at: 
We feature an article on how tribes and states can overcome the chilling effect of the Paygo Act in water settlements.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/17

drawing of a judge's gavel
The National Indian Law Library would be pleased to help you locate any resources featured in the Indian Law Bulletins. Use the AskNILL service at

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas v. United States (drilling leases, jurisdiction)

* News Bulletin
In the "Health & Welfare" section, we feature an article on a federal pilot program underway to allow tribes to start exercising new authority under the 2013 reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
We added one new bill:
S. 2570 - Tribal Adoption Parity Act
One bill was signed by the President:
H.R.2388 - To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take certain Federal lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and for other purposes.

* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a proposed rule of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding general permits and permits by rule for the Federal Minor New Source Review Program in Indian Country.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin 
We feature an article discussing customary law followed by the ethnic Pashtun tribes in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

2014 Symposium on Wyoming's Big Horn General Stream Adjudication

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September 10-12, 2014, the University of Wyoming College of Law is hosting a symposium on the Big Horn general stream adjudication as it draws to a close after nearly four decades.  Presenters will examine the adjudication historically and prospective regional effects.  Attendance is free and open to the public and organizers have applied for 8.75 CLE credits. Learn more and register at