Friday, May 31, 2013

NILL added new content to 8 Indian Law Bulletins on 5/31

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was denied in Native Village of Kivalina v. Exxon Mobil Corporation (Climate Change) on 5/20/13.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Gila River Indian Community v. U.S. (Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Act)
Sandy Lake Band of Mississippi Chippewa v. U.S. (federal recognition)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Seneca Nation of Indians v. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (self-determination contract)
Uniband, Inc. v. C.I.R. (corporate income tax)
Tulalip Tribes of Washington v. Washington (tribal-state compact)
California ex rel. Harris v. Rose (tobacco excise tax)
In re Neil's Mazel, Inc. (unrecognized tribe, bankruptcy)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htmCases featured:
State v. Youde (tribal sovereign immunity, subpoena)

* News Bulletin - find it at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmIn the "Recognition & Enrollment" section we include an article on a U.S. Court of Appeals decision relating to a tribal enrollment dispute.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm   We feature several on climate change and indigenous peoples published in an issue of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htmWe feature proposed rules from the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding appeals of land acquisition decisions.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.htmlFour new bills were added:
H.R. 1894 - To establish an Office of Tribal Relations in the Department of Agriculture.
S. 920 - Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act of 2013
H.R.1836 - Protect our Native Women Act of 2013
S.910 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Indian tribes to receive charitable contributions of apparently wholesome food.
H.R.1947 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New Online Resource Assists in Implementing VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)

Tribal Law and Policy Institute logo
The Tribal Law & Policy Institute recently released a web page with information about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and how it applies to tribes.  VAWA was reauthorized on March 7, 2013, with the inclusion of Title IX – Safety for Indian Women.  The new web resource includes fact sheets, publications, reports, links to organizations, event listings, as well as text and video related to the Act and its reauthorization. Visit the online resource at http://www.tribal-institute.org/lists/vawa_2013.htm.

Friday, May 17, 2013

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 5/17

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. U.S. (tribal lands)
Cahto Tribe of Laytonville Rancheria v. Dutschke (disenrollment)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Arizona v. Tohono O'odham Nation (gaming compact)
The Navajo Nation v. Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Trademarks)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
In the Matter of K.B. and T.B (Indian Child Welfare Act, notice of termination hearing)
In the Interest of T.E.R. (Indian Child Welfare Act, transfer of jurisdiction)
Robbins v. Arizona Dep't of Economic Security (unemployment benefits)
In the Matter of D.S.B. and D.S.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act, active efforts)
Santiago v. Fischer (religious freedom, prisoner)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Fiduciary Duty" section we include an article on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's agenda for Native Americans.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
We feature several new articles on issues relating to rights of indigenous peoples and international law.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice from the Department of Interior regarding the revised list of Indian entities recognized and eligible to receive services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
Five new bills were added:
S.826 - Tobacco Tax and Enforcement Reform Act
H.R. 1670 - Raising Employment in Affordable Communities and Homes Act of 2013
S.919 - Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act of 2013
S.910 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Indian tribes to receive charitable contributions of apparently wholesome food.
H.R.1680 - Tohono O'odham Citizenship Act of 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Updated Indian Law News Bulletin; Ongoing Native Land Law CLE Series

* News Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Health & Welfare" section we include an article describing some of the changes and benefits of the Affordable Healthcare Act for tribes.

Native Land Law – Ongoing CLE Series
On May 14, 2013 (2pm - 4pm Eastern), West LegalEdcenter, in partnership with the Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF), will be offering Native Land Law Series: Principles 2, 10 & 13: The Discovery Doctrine, Plenary Power & Termination.
This will be the second program in the Native Land Law Series, which will be held periodically throughout 2013.  The series provides an overview of the 17 legal principles in Native Land Law and offers analysis of federal laws and policies that impact the field of Indian law today.  Topics include:

*  Fundamentals of Policy and History
*  Discovery Doctrine, Plenary Power & Termination
*  Treaties
*  Trusteeship & Trust Title
*  Self-Determination
*  Taxation (Tribal, Federal and State)

In addition to the live webcast, registrants will receive access to the on-demand video for 180 days.  (The on-demand version may or may not be accredited in your state.)  To learn more and register, please click here.  Through its partnership with West, NILL/NARF is able to offer a special discount to this program – the promotion code ILTF2013 will be good for a 25% discount to any ILTF program this year.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 5/02

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Santana v. Muscogee (Creek) Nation (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, gaming addiction) on 4/29/13.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Grand Canyon Skywalk Development, LLC. v. ‘Sa’ Nyu Wa Inc. (exhaustion of tribal court remedies)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
We feature in the "Economic Development" section, an article relating to the Grand Canyon Skywalk feud being sent to tribal court.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin -
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
We feature an article relating to the Violence Against Women Act, federal criminal jurisdiction, and tribal courts.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice from the Department of Interior regarding additional meetings for the Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR).

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
Four new bills were added:
H.R.1658 - Native American Indian Education Act
H.R.1600 - Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Executive Consultation with Tribes Act
H.R.1599 - Native American Suicide Prevention Act of 2013
S.736 - Alaska Subsistence Structure Protection Act of 2013