Friday, September 27, 2013

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/27

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htmCases featured:
United States v. Zepeda (who is Indian)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Pueblo Santa Ana v. Nash (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, jurisdiction)
Yowell v. Abbey (historic grazing lands)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
Sheffer v. Buffalo Run Casino (casino, dram-shop liability)
Claudio P. v. State, Dep't of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services (Indian Child Welfare Act, best interests of the child)
Chloe O. v. State, Dep't of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services (Indian Child Welfare Act, active efforts)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Intergovernmental" section, we feature an article regarding a Native American woman nominated to the federal bench.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding tribal consultation sessions to discuss ways to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families.

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

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
The following new bills & resolutions were added:
H.R. 3043 - Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2013.
H.R. 3102 - Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013
H.R. 3080 - Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013
S.Res. 239 - An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Monday, September 23, 2013

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/20

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petitions for certiorari were filed in Grand Canyon Skywalk Development LLC v. Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, et al. (eminent domain, jurisdiction) on 9/05/13 and Grand River Enters. Six Nations Ltd. v. Oklahoma ex rel. Pruitt (escrow obligations) on 8/26/13.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Fletcher v. United States (oil and gas reserves, American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin

http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Bear v. United States (federal breach of trust)
No Casino in Plymouth v. U.S. Dep't of Interior (land into trust)
LeBeau v. United States (unjust taking of land)
Luckerman v. Narragansett Tribe (breach of contract)
Shinnecock Indian Nation v. United States (unjust taking of land)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
Thompson v. Fairfax County Department of Family Services (Indian Child Welfare Act, transfer)
North Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. North Dakota Public Service Commission (regulatory authority on Indian lands)
Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl (finalizing adoption, termination of parental rights)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Health & Welfare" section, we feature an article on American Indian exemption from health reform's individual mandate.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice of the Department of Justice relating to establishment of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of the Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
We feature an article relating to North Dakota's efforts to make Indian reservations safer.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/03; Native Land Law CLE Series

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* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation v. United States (Native American Housing Assistance and Self–Determination Act of 1996, allocation formula)
Council for Tribal Employment Rights v. United States (federal breach of agreements)
Grand Canyon Skywalk Development, LLC v. Hualapai Indian Tribe of Arizona (eminent domain)
Hanover Insurance Company v. Urban Outfitters (trademarks)
Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma v. United States (federal fiduciary duty)
Grand Canyon Skywalk Development, LLC v. ‘Sa’ Nyu Wa, Inc. (arbitration award)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
Hamaatsa, Inc. v. Pueblo of San Felipe (sovereign immunity)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Intergovernmental" section, we feature an article relating to a settlement agreement between the Yakima Nation and the DOJ and FBI over a 2011 reservation raid.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htmWe feature an adopted rule that prescribes special early-season migratory bird hunting regulations for certain tribes on Federal Indian reservations.



Native Land Law – Ongoing CLE Series
On September 10, 2013 (2pm - 4pm Eastern), West LegalEdcenter, in partnership with the Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF), will be offering Native Land Law Series -- Principles 11 & 12: Self-Determination.
This will be the fifth 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.