Friday, April 27, 2012

David H. Getches Collection archives


The William A. Wise Law Library at the University of Colorado has published the online “David H. Getches Collection." This is a great resource for anyone who wishes to study the works of David Getches, which cover a wide variety of issues relating to water law, land law, and American Indian law. The digital collection includes  links to over one hundred full-text copies of articles and other print resources, videos of his speeches,  and a photo collection. One can browse through the lengthy bibliography or search through the full-text collection.


Congratulations to the William A. Wise Law Library for establishing this great collection!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/25

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was denied in McCrary v. Ivanof Bay Village (recognized tribes) on 4/23/12.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Case featured:
Rincon Mushroom Corporation of America v. Mazzetti (exhaustion of tribal remedies, jurisdiction)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htmCases featured:
In re Enrique P. (Indian Child Welfare Act, placement)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
 In the "Health & Welfare" section we feature a story about a United Nations investigation on the plight of US Native Americans.
 
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article on the international law of colonialism.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
We feature 1 new bill: H.R.4467: To amend section 520E of the Public Health Service act to require States and their designees receiving grants for development or implementation of statewide suicide early intervention and prevention strategies to consult with each Federally recognized Indian tribe, tribal organization, and urban Indian organization in the State.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
The Department of Interior has published proposed rules relating to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

NILL added new content to 8 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/18

New Feature!
You can search all of the National Indian Law Library and Native American Rights Fund web pages using our new custom search engine. You also can do targeted searches of the Bulletins, ICWA Guide, full-text Tribal Codes, Tribal Supreme Court Project, etc., by using the custom search boxes found on each project's "home" page. 


* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petitions for certiorari were denied in LaBuff v. United States (Major Crimes Act) and Beaulieu v. Minnesota (state involuntary commitment)

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Richard v. U.S. ("bad men" provision of the Laramie Treaty of 1868)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Pueblo of Santa Ana v. Nash (gaming compact, sovereign immunity)
Western Sky Financial, LLC v. Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation (pay day loans)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
In re A.G. (Indian Child Welfare, notice, termination of parental rights)
In re Adoption of L.O. (adoption)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Fiduciary Duty" section we feature an article from the New York Times on the $1 billion tribal trust fund case. 

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature a forthcoming article in the Tulsa Law review on tribal-state court cooperation in Michigan and the Indian Child Welfare Act.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
We feature 2 new bills: H.R.4295: Consolidate Heavy-handed and Outdated Programs Act of 2012 (see: SEC. 212. OFFICE OF INDIAN ENERGY POLICY AND PROGRAMS.); and S.2283: A bill to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to include procedures for requests from Indian tribes for a major disaster or emergency declaration, and for other purposes.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
The Department of Health & Human Services, Indian Health Services announces a scholarship funding opportunity.

David Selden
National Indian Law Library/NARF
dselden@narf.org
303-447-8760 x106

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/11

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Oklevueha Native American Church of Hawaii, Inc. v. Holder (Native American Church, marijuana)
County of Charles Mix v. United States Department of the Interior (land into trust)
Bernard v. United States Department of the Interior (trust responsibility)
United States v. Wilbur (Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act)
Alltel Communications, LLC v. DeJordy (tribal sovereign immunity)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Admiral Insurance Company v. Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Court (tribal court exhaustion)
Fletcher v. United States (trust responsibility)
Aguayo v. Salazar (tribal membership)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Fiduciary Duty" section we feature articles and press release relating to settlement of tribal trust fund cases.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article from the new American Indian Law Journal relating to whether Indian tribes can sell or encumber their fee lands without federal approval.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
Two new bills were added: S.2256, Community-Based Mental Health Infrastructure Improvements Act and S.2257, Excellence in Mental Health Act.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announces meetings for the Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/05

New Feature! Now you can search all of the Indian Law Bulletins on our web site using our "custom search" option.  Search all 8 Indian law bulletins going back to 2002 from the Bulletin index page at: http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/ilb.htm and select results from individual bulletin tabs. 


* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Save the Peaks Coalition v. U.S. Forest Service (National Environmental Policy Act, environmental impact)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Alvarez v. Tracey (Indian Civil Rights Act)
Mashantucket Pequot Tribe v. Town of Ledyard (taxation of slot machines)
Missouri v. Webb (pay day lenders)
California Valley Miwok Tribe v. Salazar (Indian Civil Rights Act, tribal membership)
Bonnet v. Harvest (US) Holdings, Inc. (unauthorized entry onto tribal trust lands)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
Meherrin Tribe of North Carolina v. North Carolina State Commission of Indian Affairs (non-recognized tribe, seat on Indian Commission)
In re L.S.(termination of parental rights)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Environment & Energy" section we feature an article relating to the future of energy development on tribal lands.


* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article relating to tribal consultation.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
We added 3 new bills including: H.R.4154, SAVE Native Women Act.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice of the Environmental Protection Agency requesting public comment a draft long-range strategy that describes how the agency will address climate change challenges to its mission of protecting human health and the environment. The draft includes water impacts on tribal communities.