Monday, November 25, 2013

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/25

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in State of Alaska v. Jewell (federal reserved water rights, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act) on 11/04/13.

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Wyandotte Nation v. Salazar (land into trust)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
In re Autumn K. (Indian Child Welfare Act, application of)
Loya v. Gutierrez (criminal jurisdiction)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Environment & Energy" section, we feature a couple of articles on federal funding for tribal clean energy projects.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
This week two of the seven articles included relate to tribal defendants and right to counsel.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice from the Environmental Protection Agency seeking comment from tribes on its revised strategic plan.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
Four new bills/resolutions were added:
H.R.3608 - To amend the Act of October 19, 1973, concerning taxable income to members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
H.R.3564 - New Mexico Native American Water Settlements Technical Correction Act
S.Res.239 - An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
S.Res.305 - A resolution recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States.

Friday, November 8, 2013

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/08


 * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Chance v. Texas Dep't of Criminal Justice (prisoner, Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act) 

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc. v. Lad du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (tribal jurisdiction)
Jones v. Lummi Tribal Court (tribal jurisdiction)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
In the Matter of E.G.M. (tribal jurisdiction, Indian Child Welfare Act)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Fiduciary Duty" section, we feature an article describing paying allottees fair market value for land sold under the Cobell trust fund settlement land buyback program.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
We feature an article regarding the Alaska Natives and ocean and coastal subsistence resources.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a proposed rule from the Legal Services Corporation regarding criminal proceedings.

Friday, November 1, 2013

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/01

Yamassee Indian Tribe seal
* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Yamassee Indian Tribe v. Allendale County Government (non federally recognized tribe, in forma pauperis)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
In the Matter of J.D. (Indian Child Welfare Act, active efforts, termination of parental rights)
Estate of Gopher (probate)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Economic Development" section, we feature an article describing the formation of a tribal internet gaming alliance.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
We feature an article regarding the Jay Treaty U.S. - Canada free passage right.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
Three new bills were added:
S.1607 - Native Small Business Conformity Act of 2013
S. 235 & H.R.623 - Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act
S.1622 - A bill to establish the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a proposed rule regarding procedures for the disposition of unclaimed human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony discovered on federal lands.