July 2, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/02


U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.html
Petition for certiorari was granted on June 30, 2015 for Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (Self-determination Contract)

U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.html
Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort v. National Labor Relations Board (Gaming, Employment Law)
Pistor v. Garcia (Tribal Officials, Sovereign Immunity)
Pueblo of Jemez v. United States (Aboriginal Land Rights)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2015state.html
State v. Steven B. (Criminal Jurisdiction, Indian Country Land Status)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Recognition & Enrollment section, we feature a story about federal acknowledgment of a Virginia tribe.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2015fr.html
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has published new rules regarding federal acknowledgment of American Indian tribes.

Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2015lr.html
We feature an article on Indian land tenure.

June 26, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/26

United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2015dct.html
Borrichio v. Casino (Employment Discrimination, Casinos)
In re Curtis Vale Womelsdorf and Lavonne Mae Womelsdorf, Debtors (Bankruptcy)
United Planners Financial Services of America v. Sac and Fox Nation (Sovereign Immunity)
Southern Ute Indian Tribe v. U.S. Department of the Interior (Administrative Rule - Hydraulic Fracturing)

U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.html
Robinson v. Jewell (Indian Land Title - Non-Recognized Tribe)
Shields v. Wilkinson (Fiduciary duty - Oil and Gas Leases)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2015state.html
In re Payne/Pumphrey/Fortson, Minors (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights)
In re K.J.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice and Termination of Parental Rights)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Education section, we feature an article describing tribes seeking flexibility or waivers under No Child Left Behind Act.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2015fr.html
We feature several notices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding approval of leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/114_uslegislation.html
Two new bills were added:
H.R.2684: Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act.
H.R.2822: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. See specifically under the heading BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION.

Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2015lr.html
We feature an article that suggests the Michigan State court system consider expanding tribal peacemaking principles.

June 19, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/19

United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2015dct.html
National Labor Relations Board Chickasaw Nation D/B/A Winstar World Casino and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 886, Affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (National Labor Relations Act)
Patchak v. Jewell and Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Land into Trust)
United States v. Washington (Treaty Fishing Rights)
Native American Arts Inc. v. Peter Stone Co. (Indian Arts and Crafts Act)

U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.html
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. Utah (Jurisdiction)
United States v. Billie (Tribal Sovereign Immunity - Tribal Government)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2015state.html
Unkechaug Indian Nation v. Smokes for less Smoke Shop (Smoke Shop Licensing)
In re Interest of Nery V. v. Mario V., Sr. and Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Indian Child Welfare Act - Active Efforts)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Economic Development and Intergovernmental sections, we feature articles about a tribe approving an ordinance that legalizes marijuana for medical, recreational, and commercial use.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2015fr.html
We feature a notice of the National Park Service regarding Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee meetings scheduled for fall 2015.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/114_uslegislation.html
Seven new bills were added:
S.1163: Native American Languages Reauthorization Act of 2015.
S.1310: Native American Indian Education Act.
H.R.386: American Indian Teacher Loan Forgiveness Act of 2015.
H.R.2387: Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act.
H.R.2733: Nevada Native Nations Land Act.
H.R.2791: To require that certain Federal lands be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of certain Indian tribes in Oregon, and for other purposes.
H.R.2760: American Indian Trust Responsibility Review Act of 2015.

Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2015lr.html
One of the articles featured is a description of ongoing restatement project on the law of American Indians.