Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tribal self-governance program

The U.S. Regulatory Information Bulletin features a Department of Interior notice relating to the deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2010 or calendar year 2010. Find this and other bulletins at

Petitions for writ of certiorari were denied in two cases

Petitions for writ of certiorari were denied in both Roberts v. Hagener and South Fork Band v. United States on 1/12/09. Roberts deals with hunting regulations and South Fork Band deals with whether relief from void judgment must be raised within a reasonable amount of time.

Find the case information at the Supreme Court Bulletin.

Friday, January 16, 2009

NARF Legal Review: Summer/Fall 2008 issue now available

The latest issue of NARF's semiannual newsletter, the NARF Legal Review, is now available at This issue discusses:

  • Federal Court orders Alaska to provide language assistance to tribes.
  • NARF Attorney is one of four equal justice heroes to receive national awards at NLADA annual conference.
  • NARF Executive Director and two former NARF Attorneys named to Obama transition team.
  • Case updates.

Previous issues can be accessed online at or by contacting NARF's National Indian Law Library.