Friday, November 30, 2012

NILL added new content to the Supreme Court Bulletin on 11/30

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
On 11/28, petition for certiorari was filed in Native Village of Eyak, et al. v. Rebecca Blank. (aboriginal title).

Thursday, November 29, 2012

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/29

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
On 11/26/12, petitions for certiorari were denied in Furry v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida (tribal sovereign immunity) and Harvest Institute Freedmen Federation v. United States (trust account settlement, discrimination).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
United States v. Wahchumwah (sale of eagle parts)
Desautel v. Dupris (tribal enrollment)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
In the Interest of A.V. and J.V. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
In re BMH (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Chance v. TDJC (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act)
Agamenv v. Laverdure (jurisdiction)
Knows His Gun v. Montana (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Fiduciary Duty" section we feature an article about the settlement plans for the Cobell individual trust fund case.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We include a notice of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding grant requests for grants to supplement State and Tribal Response Programs.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NARF Employment Opportunity Announcement

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The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is pleased to announce immediate openings for three staff attorneys.




Please see all of our employment opportunities at:
http://www.narf.org/contact/employment.htm

Washington, DC Office

Boulder, CO Office

Anchorage, AK Office
Staff Attorney – Natural Resources.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Salazar Announces Final Steps of Cobell Litigation and Settlement



Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar released a statement on the Cobell class action lawsuit settlement that was finalized on November 24, 2012.  He outlined steps that the U.S. government will take to help implement the $3.4 billion settlement.  The settlement includes a $1.5 billion fund to be distributed to class members for accounting and potential trust fund and asset mismanagement claims. The settlement also includes a $1.9 billion fund for a land consolidation program for individual land interests that have “fractionated,” or split among owners, over successive generations.  Learn more at the Department of the Interior website.

Friday, November 16, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/16

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition was filed in Madison County and Oneida County v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York (disestablishment or diminishment of reservation) on 11/12/12.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Valenzuela v. Silversmith (exhaustion of tribal court remedies)
Miller v. Wright (sovereign immunity, cigarette tax)
Arctic Slope Native Ass'n, Ltd. v. Sebelius (breach of contract)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Ahtna Tene Nené v. State, Department of Fish & Game (subsistence hunting)
In the Interest of A.R. (Indian Child Welfare Act, active efforts)
Twenty-Nine Palms Enterprises Corporation v. Paul Bardos (contracts)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Siemion v. Stewert (jurisdiction)
Mark Wandering Medicine v. McCulloch (Voting Rights Act)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Land & Water" section we include a couple of articles on proposed water rights deals.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
This week we feature 8 articles, one of which deals with native juvenile justice systems.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice of the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding a meeting of the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform.

Friday, November 9, 2012

NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/09

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was denied in Good Bear v. Cobell on 11/6/12. (trust funds, class action)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Dish Network Corporation v. Tewa (Communications Act of 1934, television service)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Fiduciary Duty" section, we feature some news stories relating to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear the Cobell trust fund case challenges.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
One of the articles included in this week's update is a paper which analyzes DOJ’s proposed legislative fix to allow tribes to prosecute limited non-Indian domestic violence crimes. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/02


* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
United States v. Lebeau (criminal sentencing)
United States v. Cook (sovereign immunity)
Friends of the Everglades v. EPA (Clean Water Act)
United States v. Wilson (arrest & search, off-reservation)
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Division of Housing v. HUD (block grants, Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
People v. Collins (criminal jurisdiction)
In re Warsinski (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
State v. St. Clair (civil jurisdiction, driver's license)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Voting" section, we feature some news stories relating to voting rights.

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

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
One of the items included is a notice from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service regarding a request for nominations for a new member to serve on the American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee.