May 19, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/19

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Upstate Citizens for Equality v. U.S. (Land into Trust) on 4/26/17. Petition was denied in Central New York Fair Business Association v. Zinke (Land into Trust) on 5/15/17.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Nooksack Indian Tribe v. Zinke (Official Tribal Government; Jurisdiction)
Keepseagle v. Perdue (Settlement - Unclaimed Funds; Nonprofit Organizations)
Mescalero Apache Tribe v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Employment Law - Contractors; Federal Income Taxation)
Sylvan Godfrey v. The United States (Breach of Settlement Agreement)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley v. Zinke (Fiduciary Duty; Federal Recognition)

State Courts Bulletin
In the Matter of C.B.D. and P.M.P. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Placement)

Hands Off Bears Ears - A Call to Action
News Bulletin
In the Sacred Places section, we feature articles about the current state of the Department of the Interior's review of Bears Ears and other national monuments.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
The following articles were added:
Conducting business with tribes in the aftermath of the Dollar General Supreme Court split: What you and your clients need to know.
Discretionary deaths in Indian Country: Ensuring full funding for tribal health.
A wholistic, environmental approach to Washington's repair methodology of its state-road culverts.
Fracking the sacred: Resolving the tension between unconventional oil and gas development and tribal cultural resources.
Establishing applicable water quality standards for surface waters on Indian Reservations.
Back to its roots: How § 1983 must return to its origins to provide remedy for the Inupiat against oil drilling in Alaska's arctic circle.
Maxwell, Lewis v. Clarke, and the trail around tribal sovereign immunity.
Starting from scratch: Reassuring "Indian Country" in Alaska by placing Alaska Native land into trust.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
We added the following bills:
S.1116:  Indian Economic Enhancement Act of 2017.
H.R.2545: To reauthorize the special diabetes programs for Indians.
H.R.2320: Samish Indian Nation Land Conveyance Act of 2017.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of final issuance from the Department of Health & Human Services adopting Administration for Native Americans (ANA) program policies and procedures.

May 5, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/5

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was denied in Tunica-Biloxi Gaming Authority v. Zaunbrecher (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) and granted in Patchak v. Zinke (Constitutional Law) on 5/1/17.
Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 4/4/17 at the project's website.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Cayuga Indian Nation of New York v. Seneca County, New York (Real Property Taxes; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
In the Interest of A.D. and Tr.D (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application)

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News Bulletin
In the Intergovernmental Section, we feature articles about recent United Nations meetings regarding the rights of Indigenous peoples.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
The following articles were added:
Indian title: Unraveling the racial context of property rights, or how to stop engaging in conquest.
Indians, race, and criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country.
Anishinaabe law and "The Round House."
The Doctrine of Christian Discovery: Its fundamental importance in United States Indian law and the need for its repudiation and removal.
Telling stories in council and court: Developing a reflective tribal governance.
The anglocentric supremacy of the Marshall court.
Tribal nations, Indian gaming, and the rigged economy.
Self-determination for whom?: Native American sovereign immunity & disability rights.
Treaties are more than a piece of paper: Why words matter.
Recognition, constitution building and the Indian nations of north and northwest United States 1775-1795: The importance of Indian nations to the framing of the US Constitution.
Your money or your life: Indian parents and child support modifications.
The model tribal probate code: An opportunity to correct the problems of fractionation and the legacy of the Dawes Act.
The creation of tribal cultural hegemony under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
S.995: A bill to provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation for the use of tribal land for the production of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam, and for other purposes.
H.R.2248: To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from revising the approved oil and gas leasing program for fiscal years 2017 through 2022.
H.R.2284: To amend title 54, United States Code, to provide for congressional and State approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments.
H.R.2320: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to place certain lands in Skagit and San Juan Counties, Washington, into trust for the Samish Indian Nation, and for other purposes.
S.1047: A bill to provide for the recognition of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and for other purposes.
H.R.2330: To make funds available for fisheries resource disaster assistance for the 2016 Yurok Tribe Klamath River Chinook salmon fishery disaster, and for other purposes.

April 28, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/28

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
New Mexico v. Department of Interior (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Tribal-State Compacts)
Fletcher v. United States (Fiduciary Duty)
Lesperance v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
Licciardello v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Civil Law; Torts; Negligence)

News Bulletin
In the Sacred Places section, we feature articles about a Trump executive order to direct the Department of Interior to review and recommend changes to National Monument designations.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
The following articles were added:
Recognition of tribal court orders and judgments.
Overriding tribal sovereignty by applying the National Labor Relations Act to Indian tribes in Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort v. National Labor Relations Board.
A fouled hand: Ysleta del sur Pueblo's struggle to game in Texas.
Paths in the wilderness?: The politics and practices of Hopi religious freedom in Hopitutskwa.
Hope for the Hopi in a post-Hobby Lobby world: The Supreme Court's recent interpretation of RFRA and strengthening Native Americans' religious-based land rights claims.
A new narrative: Native Hawaiian law.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
S.975: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the Indian coal production tax credit.
S.943:  Johnson O’Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act
S.J.Res.11: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to "Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation".
H.R.2083: Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act. See SEC. 5. TREATY RIGHTS OF FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED INDIAN TRIBES.