Friday, January 25, 2013

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 1/25

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
City of Duluth v. Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (gaming, contracts)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
McGuire v. Aberle (tribal jurisdiction)
Outsource Servs. Mgmt., LLC v. Nooksack Bus. Corp. (casino operating tribal corporation, breach of loan agreement)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians v. Salazar (secretarial election, constitutional revision)
Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action v. U.S. Dep't of the Navy (salmon, protection of species)
Fine Consulting, Inc. v. Rivera (consulting agreement, exhaustion of tribal remedies)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
We feature an opinion piece from the New York Times in the "Health & Welfare" regarding an Indian Child adoption case before 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 dealing with Congress's attempt to cover torts committed by Indian tribal contractors with the FTCA.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
One of the items featured is a notice form the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding a deadline for submitting completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in 2014.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
Two new bills were added: H.R. 323, Muscogee Nation of Florida Federal Recognition Act and H.R. 279, to amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes, and for other purposes.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 1/17

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
On 1/7/13, petition for certiorari was denied in Contour Spa at the Hard Rock v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (tribal sovereign immunity) and on 1/14/13 in Marceau v. Blackfeet Housing Authority (real estate, statute of limitations) and Oravec v. Cole (equal protection).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
United States v. Duane Dale Big Eagle (bribery of tribal official)

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

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida, Department of Revenue (fuel taxes)
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town v. Stidham (official tribal government)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Intergovernmental" section, we feature an article that relates to tribal justice system reforms.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
This week we feature nearly a dozen articles, of which one deals with copyright protection of Alaska Natives' cultural property.

Monday, January 14, 2013

EPA Seeks to Improve Environmental Justice for Tribes



 The Environmental Protection Agency requests comments on the Working Draft of its Policy on Environmental Justice for Tribes and Indigenous People.  Informational webinars will be held on Jan. 22, 24, and 31. 

More info is available at: http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/indigenous/index.html

Friday, January 4, 2013

NILL added new content to the following 2 Indian Law Bulletins on 1/4

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
On 1/4/13, petition for certiorari was granted in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl (Indian Child Welfare Act).

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Tribal Jurisdiction" section, we feature an article that relates to the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case relating to the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

NILL added new content to the following 3 Indian Law Bulletins on 12/28


* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin - find case summaries and links to source documents at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Evans v. Shoshone-Bannock Land Use Policy Commission (tribal jurisdiction)

* News Bulletin - find it at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Tribal Jurisdiction" section, we feature and article that relates to a the Indian Child Welfare Act and rights to adopt a child.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin - find article citations and links to articles at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
This week we feature an article on federal diversity jurisdiction and American Indian tribal corporations.