Thursday, May 31, 2012

NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 5/31



* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Gonzalez v. Arizona (proof of citizenship, National Voter Registration Act)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Siemion v. Stewert (tribal jurisdiction)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
American Property Management Corporation v. Superior Court (tribal sovereign immunity)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Land & Water" section we feature an article relating to a new Sentae Committee on Indian Affairs report on taking land into trust for tribes and the Carcieri decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article relating to the impact of Alaska Native corporations on environmental justice.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 5/24


* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin - find case summaries and links to source documents at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petitions for certiorari were denied in Nielson v. Ketchum (Indian Child Welfare Act, Cherokee Citizenship Act) and in Comenout v. Washington (criminal jurisdiction, taxation).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin - find case summaries and links to source documents at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Cobell v. Salazar (trust funds)
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe v. Salazar (jurisdiction)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin - find case summaries and links to source documents at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Native American Arts, Inc. v. Bud K World Wide, Inc. (Indian Arts and Crafts Enforcement Act of 2000)
Villegas v. United States (allotments, federal trust obligations)
Allen v. United States (federal recognition)

* State Courts Bulletin - find case summaries and links to source documents at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
Washington v. Clark (search warrants in Indian country)

* News Bulletin - find it at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Tribal Government" section we feature an article on the Oglala Sioux Tribe utilizing sentencing circles, a restorative justice technique.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin - find article citations and links to articles at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article relating to Congress' authority to recognize a Hawaiian political entity.

* Regulatory Bulletin - find it at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a proposed rule from the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management regarding hydraulic fracturing on public land and Indian land.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 5/16


* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. United States (tribal records)
Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California v. Salazar (official tribal government)
Kennedy v. United States Department of the Interior (official tribal government)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
Paula E. v. Alaska, Department of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services (Indian Child Welfare Act, placement)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Land & Water" section we feature an article on the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article relating to minority rights and the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
We feature one new bill: S.2298, Connecting Rural America Act. (relates to broadband telecommunications)

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
The Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs announces tribal consultation meetings on reservation roads and transportation programs.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 5/09

***We expect to publish updates for the remaining 3 bulletins on Friday.*** 

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
U.S. v. Diaz (hit and run in Indian Country)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Sandy Lake Band of Mississippi Chippewa v. U.S. (federal recognition)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
In re T.S.W. (Indian Child Welfare Act, placement preference)
In re Morris (Indian Child Welfare Act, notice)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Land & Water" section we feature a couple of articles relating to a U.N. factfinder opinion recommending the return of the Black Hills to Native American tribes.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article relating to the Bureau of Land Management's regulation of oil and gas in Indian country. 

During the month of May, we will be highlighting some of our clients and how they use NILL's resources to support Justice through Knowledge!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Take a look at the Bureau of Indian Affairs website


If you have not seen the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) website lately, it is worth checking out.  From www.indianaffairs.gov, you can quickly learn about the BIA’s activities, services, and organization.  The website is well-organized and provides concise information on the various roles of the department.  Content in the BIA’s document library is updated on a regular basis and includes frequently requested documents such as the Tribal Leaders Directory and list of federally recognized tribes. The What We Do page links to twelve BIA program areas including gaming, land and water resources, education, and justice services.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 5/02


Robert Anderson quote about NILL

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htmCases featured:
Oklahoma v. Hobia (gaming compacts)
United States v. Walker River Irrigation District (tribal water rights)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
 In the "Sacred Sites" section we feature a story relating to a conflict between preserving a sacred place and a solar power installation.
 
* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
We feature 2 new bills:H.R.4381- Planning for American Energy Act of 2012; S.2338 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature several notices of the Department of Justice relating to seeking comments on requests by tribes for concurrent federal criminal jurisdiction.

During the month of May, we will be highlighting some of our clients and how they use NILL's resources to support Justice through Knowledge!