Thursday, September 29, 2011

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/29

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation v. Gregoire (cigarette excise taxes)
* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Muwekma Ohlone Tribe v. Salazar (federal recognition)
Colombe v. Rosebud Sioux Tribe (casino management contract)
Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria v. Dutschke (tribal enrollment)
Nisenan Maidu Tribe of the Nevada City Rancheria v. Salazar (fiduciary duty)
Native American Council of Tribes v. Weber (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
In re Melaya F. (Indian Child Welfare Act, transfer to tribal court)

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
This week we feature a notice from the Department of Interior regarding its intent to amend Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Privacy Act system of records, and update the categories of individuals and records in the system, the authorities, routine uses, and policies and practices for records storage and disposition.

* News Bulletin - find it at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
This week, in the "Environment & Energy" section, we feature an article on how climate change is affecting indigenous cultures around the world.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature articles relating to tribal courts in Nevada.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/new_uslegislation.htm
Five new bills were added since the last update.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/22

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Samish Indian Nation v. United States (jurisdiction of the United States Court of Federal Claims)
Southern Ute Indian Tribe v. Sebelius (self-determination contract)
Red Earth LLC v. United States (out-of-state taxes)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Washoe Housing Authority v. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
In re G.D.J. (adoption without mother's consent)

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
This week we feature a notice from the Department of Interior regarding a list of programs eligible for inclusion in fiscal year 2012 funding agreements to be negotiated with self-governance tribes by Interior Bureaus other than the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
This week, we feature a few artcles relating to the Cherokee Freedmen and tribal recognition/enrollment.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article about the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and the Department of Interior's new rule.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/new_uslegislation.htm
Six new bills were added and one bill became law since the last update, PL 112-30 The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012. (Among other things, it extends the apportionment of nonurbanized area formula grants for public transportation on Indian reservations.)

Friday, September 16, 2011

The American Jobs Act and Indian Country


Recently, the White House outlined the ways that President Obama envisions the American Jobs Act specifically helping Native American populations that have been excessively affected by the recent economic downturn. Measures include tax cuts, extending unemployment insurance, and investing in infrastructure (including money allotted to Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools).  See more details at the White House blog post.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/15

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2011-2012update.htm
Petitions for certiorari filed in Newell v. United States (jurisdiction) on August 29 , Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak (standing to sue) on August 25, 2011 and Evans v. Wapato Heritage (Individual Indian Money Account) U.S. payments to government contractors) on August 15, 2011 and in Seneca Telephone Company v. Miami Tribe of Oklahoma (tribal sovereign immunity) on August 10, 2011.

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians v. Pilchuck Group II. L.L.C. (sovereign immunity)
Alturas Indian Rancheria v. California Gambling Control Commission (gaming funds)
Winnemucca Indian Colony v. United States (official tribal government)
Fife v. Moore (tribal court jurisdiction)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Gustafson v. Estate of Poitra (jurisdiction)
In re Nathkesha (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
This week we feature a notice from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the final Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Tribal Consultation Policy.

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
This week, in the "Tribal Jurisdiction" section, we feature an article about Idaho tribes looking to federalize their police to bridge jurisdiction gaps.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/new_uslegislation.htm
Two new bills were found since the last update. S.1514: A bill to authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to Elouise Pepion Cobell and S. 1549: The American Jobs Act.

Friday, September 2, 2011

NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/01

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2011-2012update.htm
Petitions for certiorari filed in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak (standing to sue) on August 25, 2011 and Evans v. Wapato Heritage (Individual Indian Money Account) U.S. payments to government contractors) on August 15, 2011 and in Seneca Telephone Company v. Miami Tribe of Oklahoma (tribal sovereign immunity) on Auguust 10, 2011.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma v. United States (gift of property to Tribe)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Jicarilla Apache Nation v. United States (trust funds)

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
This week we feature a notice from the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs on a scheduled meeting for the No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee.

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
This week, in the "Sacred Sites" section, we feature articles relating to a suit filed by the Hopi Tribe to block AZ ski area plan to expand snowmaking using waste water.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
This week we feature an article relating to Kansas criminal jurisdiction in Indian country.