Friday, January 31, 2014

NILL added new content in 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 1/30

drawing of gavel
* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.html
Friends of Amador County v. Salazar (gaming compact, federal recognition)
Bonnet v. Harvest (US) Holdings, Inc. (tribal sovereign immunity)
Yellowbear v. Lampert (prisoner, religious freedom)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.html
Cases featured:
Kealoha v. Machado (Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, fiduciary duty)
In the Matter of T.S; K.S.; D.S.; K.S. and L.S., Alleged Deprived Children (foster care placement, Indian Child Welfare Act)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.html
Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas v. Nemaha Brown Watershed Joint District No.7 (water rights)
Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Van Hunnik (Indian Child Welfare Act, removal of children from homes)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Tribal Jurisdiction" section we feature a story about the state of Washington transferring more criminal jurisdiction to the Yakama Nation.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html 
We feature an article relating to Native American boarding schools.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2014fr.html
We feature a notice of the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding an updated list of Indian entities recognized and eligible to receive services from the Bureau.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

NILL added new content to all 8 Indian Law Bulletins on 1/23


* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html
Petitions for certiorari were filed in Native Wholesale Company v. Idaho (civil procedure) on 1/13/14 and Village of Hobart v. Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (land into trust) on 1/15/14.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.html
Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California (Indian lands, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
Oklahoma Dep't of Environmental Quality v. EPA (air quality standards)
Alto v. Black (tribal disenrollment)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.html
Cases featured:
People v. Miami Nation Enterprises ("arm of the tribe," "payday loans")
MM & A Productions, LLC v. Yavapai-Apache Nation (sovereign immunity)
State v. B.B. (custody, chld support)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.html
Wilson v. Bull (wrongful termination)
Skokomish Indian Tribe v. Goldmark (treaty hunting and gathering rights)
The California Valley Miwok Tribe v. Jewell (tribal membership)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Recognition & Enrollment" section we feature a story about the Pamunkey Indian tribe's progress in achieving federal recognition.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html   We feature a couple of articles relating to the international human rights of indigenous peoples.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2014fr.html
We feature notices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs relating to the federal recognition of two tribes.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/113_uslegislation.html
One bill was added: H.R.1948 - To promote the academic achievement of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children with the establishment of a Native American language grant program.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 1/16

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html
Petitions for certiorari was filed in Wolfchild v. U.S. and Zephier v. U.S. (both related to federal trust relationship) 12/26/13.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.html
Michigan v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (land into trust)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley v. Salazar (federal termination of tribe)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.html
Cases featured:
Narragansett Indian Tribe v. State of Rhode Island and UTGR, INC. (standing to sue regarding legislation for state-operated casinos)
In re Jayden D. and Dayten J. (Indian Child Welfare Act, transfer to tribal court)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.html
KG Urban Enterprises, LLC v. Patrick (Act Establishing Expanded Gaming in the Commonwealth)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Land & Water" section we feature an article relating to the Indian Land Capital Company and its impact on returning lands to tribal control.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html   We feature an article on special tribal domestic violence jurisdiction in the Violence Against Women Reactivation Act of 2013.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2014fr.html
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing general permits for use in Indian country pursuant to the Indian Country Minor New Source Review (NSR) rule for new or modified minor sources.

Friday, January 10, 2014

NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 1/10

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.html
Cases featured:
Department of Health and Human Services v. J.G. (Indian Child Welfare Act, active efforts)
Shane L. v. Amanda L. (Indian Child Welfare Act, transfer to tribal court)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Environment & Energy" section we feature an article relating to the Wind River Reservation receiving approval from the Environmental Protection Agency to monitor air quality.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html 
We added 11 articles this week including a research guide to federal Indian tax research.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/113_uslegislation.html
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act, H.R. 623, was signed into law on 12/26/13.