April 29, 2016

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

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.html
Petitions for certiorari were denied in Crow Allottees v. U.S. (Individual Tribal Water Rights) and Zepeda v. U.S. (Indian Major Crimes Act - Indian Blood) on April 25, 2016.

U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html
Ramona Two Shields v. U.S. (Property - Sale of Restricted Indian Trust Allotment Land)

U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.html
In re Montoya (Bankruptcy - Automatic Stay)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2016state.html
State, ex rel. Children, Youth and Families Dept. v. Yodell B. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Active Efforts)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature a couple of articles on energy development on tribal lands.
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U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2016fr.html
The Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Program, is announcing the intent to establish a committee to develop rules relating to the Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2016lr.html
We added these articles:
Owning red: a theory of Indian (cultural) appropriation.
Indian Children and the Federal-Tribal Trust Relationship.
Whaling in circles: the Makahs, the International Whaling Commission, and aboriginal subsistence whaling.
Tribal criminal jurisdiction beyond citizenship and blood.
Native Americans and the legalization of marijuana: can the tribes turn another addiction into affluence?
Coalbed methane development in Wyoming and Montana: the potential impacts of Montana V. Wyoming, coalbed methane development, and water quality on the tribes of the powder river and wind river basins.
The Bureau of Land Management's finalized hydraulic fracturing rule on tribal lands: a responsibility or intrusion?
Analysis of a bias-based exception to the doctrine of exhaustion in Wilson v. Bull.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/114_uslegislation.html
We added four new bills:
S.2842: A bill to amend and reform the Johnson-O'Malley Act to award contracts to certain tribal organizations, Indian corporations, school districts, States, and consortia of tribal organizations, and for other purposes.
H.R.5072: To provide for tribal demonstration projects for the integration of early childhood development, education, including Native language and culture, and related services, for evaluation of those demonstration projects, and for other purposes.
H.R.5086: To more accurately identify and transfer subsurface gravel sources originally intended to be made available to the Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation in exchange for its relinquishment of related property rights.
H.R.5079: To amend the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to require that, in California, certain off-reservation gaming proposals shall be subject to the full ratification and referendum process established by California State law, and for other purposes.

April 21, 2016

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/21



U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html
U.S. v. Harlan (Domestic Assault - Prior Tribal Court Convictions)

U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.html
Johnson W. Greybuffalo v. Edward Wall, Jelli Willard West, Gary Boughton, Samuel Appau (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act; Native American Church)
Ninilchik Traditional Council vs. Tim Towarak (Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act - Subsistence Rights)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2016state.html
Kitras v. Town of Aquinnah (Indian Child Welfare Act - Foster Care Supervision)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Sacred Places section, we feature a couple of stories about the current status of the proposed Bears Ears National Monument.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2016fr.html
We feature proposed rules of the Environmental Protection Agency on water quality standards to protect subsistence fishing rights in Maine.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2016lr.html
We added these articles:
Tribal executive branches: A path to tribal constitutional reform.
Fresh pursuit from Indian Country: Tribal authority to pursue suspects onto State land.
ICRA reconsidered: New interpretations of familiar rights.
Securing Indian voting rights.
The double life of international law: Indigenous peoples and extractive industries.
Justice Brandeis and Indian Country: Lessons from the tribal environmental laboratory.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/114_uslegislation.html
We added two new bills:
H.R.4943: Tribal Tax and Investment Reform Act of 2016.
H.R.5014: Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act.

April 15, 2016

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/15

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U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html
Oklevueha Native American Church Of Hawaii, Inc. v. Lynch (Religious Freedom; Controlled Substances)
Navajo Nation v. Department of Interior (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act - Inventory Remains)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2016state.html
In re CM (Indian Child Welfare Act - Foster Care Supervision)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Land & Water section, we feature an article on saving the salmon with planned removal of dams on Klamath River.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2016fr.html
We feature a notice of the Department of Interior on a draft environmental justice strategic plan which includes cooperation and participation of tribal governments.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2016lr.html
We added these articles:
Contract and (tribal) jurisdiction.
Tips for practicing in tribal courts.
Judicial abrogation: Montana and its progeny's effect on Freedmen's treaty rights.
Tribal court comity: Settled areas of the law.
Manifest Destiny: A comparison of the constitutional status of Indian tribes and U.S. overseas territories.
Insights from in-House and Interior: Top 10 lessons from my 10 years of experience.
New approaches to energy development in Indian Country: The trust relationship and tribal self-determination at (yet another) crossroads.
Exploring the intersection of economic development and community well-being in Indian Country.
Ethics and Indian Country.
The Obama administration and Indian law--a pledge to build a true nation-to-nation relationship.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/114_uslegislation.html
We added two bills:
S.2785: A bill to protect Native children and promote public safety in Indian country.
S.2796: A bill to repeal certain obsolete laws relating to Indians.