Wednesday, August 21, 2013

NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/20

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
State v. Native Wholesale Supply Co. (Indian cigarette wholesaler)
In the Matter of K.-M.R. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
In re D.N. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)

* News Bulletin - find it at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Land & Water" section we feature a couple of articles dealing with approval of Navajo 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 the Tribal Law and Order Act implementation by tribes.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding additional time to respond to a proposed rule revising a section of regulations governing decisions by the Secretary to approve or deny applications to acquire land in trust.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
One new bill was added:
H.R.3043 - Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/13

drawing of gavel
* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
United States v. Livingston (mail fraud, theft, gaming)
Fort Belknap Housing Department v. Office of Public and Indian Housing (jurisdiction, Department of Housing and Urban Development program)

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

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Economic Development" section we feature a couple of articles dealing with land into trust issues.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
We feature an article on regulation of air quality in Indian country as a tool to promote small business development.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a final rule from the Bureau of Indian Affairs confirming an interim final rule published and effective on March 3, 2013, addressing the addition of two Indian tribes to the list of tribes with Courts of Indian Offenses.


Native Land Law – Ongoing CLE Series
On August 20, 2013 (2pm - 4pm Eastern), West LegalEdcenter, in partnership with the Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF), will be offering Native Land Law Series -- Principles 6, 7 & 8: Trusteeship & Trust Title.
This will be the fourth program in the Native Land Law Series, which is being 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, August 8, 2013

NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/08

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Matheson v. Washington Department of Revenue (state taxation) on 6/26/13.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Dish Network Service LLC v. Laducer (jurisdiction)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmIn the "Intergovernmental" section, we feature an article on the first Council on Native American Affairs meeting.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain tribes on federal Indian reservations.

Friday, August 2, 2013

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/01

***The National Indian Law Library added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/01/13.***

 * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Indians v. Nevada, Department of Wildlife (water rights)
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Thurston County Board of Equalization (taxation)
Knight v. Thompson (prisoners, hair length)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Board of Commissioners of Cherokee County, Kansas, v. Jewel (land acquisitions, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
State v. Clark (criminal jurisdiction)
State v. Delorme (criminal jurisdiction)
State v. Steven B. (criminal jurisdiction)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmIn the "Intergovernmental" section, we feature a couple of articles about the Cobell trust fund settlement land buy-back program.

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

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htmWe feature a notice of the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform about a public meeting on August 19, 2013.