Thursday, August 23, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/23

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Craven v. Cobell (trust funds).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Cook Inlet Region, Inc. v. Rude (Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, jurisdiction)
Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Jurisdiction, sovereign immunity)
U.S. v. Morrison (Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Absentee Shawnee Housing v. US Department of Housing and Urban Development (U.S. Dept. Housing and Urban Development funding allocation formula)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Sacred Sites" section, we feature a couple of articles relating to the sale of sacred land in the South Dakota Black Hills.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature new rules of the Department of Agriculture on the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.
         
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article that looks at energy development in Indian country and the Indian Tribal Energy and Self-Determination Act.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
One bill became law: H.R. 1560 is PL 112-157, To amend the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to allow the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe to determine blood quantum requirement for membership in that tribe.
One bill was added: H.R. 6274, To amend the Indian Arts and Crafts Act to clarify the definition of Indian and Indian organization for the purposes of that Act.

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/15

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Native Village of Kivalina Ira Council v. U.S. E.P.A. (mining permits)
Native Village of Eyak v. Blank (aboriginal hunting and fishing rights, Alaska)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
EXC, Inc. v. Jensen (exhaustion of tribal remedies)
Robinson v. Salazar (reservation boundary)
Hester v. Redwood County (tribal police powers)
Wyandotte Nation v. Salazar (taking land into trust for tribe)
Yowell v. Abbey (historic grazing lands)
Blackfeet Housing v. US (black mold, housing, federal breach of trust)
Franco v. U.S. Department of Interior (non-federally recognized tribe, protection of historical and cultural sites)
Kelin v. Guy (defamation)

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

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Tribal Jurisdiction" section we feature an article regarding efforts in Congress to give tribes more power to prosecute non-Indians.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a Department of Interior notice with the updated list of "Indian entities recognized and eligible to receive services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs."
         
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article that looks at federal acknowledgment of American Indian tribes through history.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
The HEARTH Act of 2011 became law, H.R. 205.
Two new bills have been added and one bill was signed by the president:
1) H.R. 1560, To amend the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to allow the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe to determine blood quantum requirement for membership in that tribe. (signed by the president) 2) S. 3469, Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2012. 3) S.3483, Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act .
         
David Selden
National Indian Law Library/NARF
dselden@narf.org
303-447-8760 x106

Monday, August 6, 2012

NILL added new content to 2 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/06

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Intergovernmental" section we feature an article about President Obama's selection of Kevin Washburn to become U.S. Secretary of Indian Affairs.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a Department of Interior notice on tribal listening sessions on sacred sites on federal lands.