Friday, March 28, 2014

NILL added new content to 2 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/28

photo of U.S. Supreme Court
* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html
Petition for certiorari has been filed in Yowell v. Abbey (cattle grazing, treaty rights)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Education" section we feature an article on a new study showing disparities in education of Native American children.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/25

drawing of gavel
* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.html
Dolgencorp, Inc. v. the Mississippi Band of Chocktaw Indians (jurisdiction)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.html
Cases featured:
State v. Kostick (criminal jurisdiction)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmIn the Land & Water section, we feature an article about a land into trust opinion issued by the Department of Interior.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html   We feature a couple of articles from the Michigan State Law Review on tribes and human rights.

Friday, March 14, 2014

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/13

Photo of Supreme Court building
* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html
Petitions for certiorari have been denied in Wolfchild v. U.S. and Zephier v. U.S. (trusts and estates, takings)

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.html
United States v. Wanna (misapplication of tribal funds)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.html
Cases featured:
City of Duluth v. Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (tribal sovereign immunity)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmIn the "Health & Welfare" section, we feature an article on the high rate of suicide among Native American children. 

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

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2014fr.html
We feature a notice of the Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, regarding a request for public comment on the adoption of program policies and procedures for the Native Asset Building Initiative, a joint funding opportunity announcement between the Administration for Native Americans and the Office of Community Services.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/113_uslegislation.html
One new bill was added:

S.2040: Blackfoot River Land Exchange Act of 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/06

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.htmlCases featured:
Davis v. Pierce (religious freedom, prisoner rights)
Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians v. Tan (official tribal government)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Recognition & Enrollment" section we feature an article regarding a tribal court of appeals disenrollment case.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html   We feature an article on tribal constitutional amendment and reform.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2014fr.htmlWe feature a notice of the Department of Interior proclaiming certain lands as reservation for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of Washington State.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/113_uslegislation.html
Two new bills were added:
H.R. 3110: Title: Huna Tlingit traditional gull egg use act
H.R. 1103: Title: To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, Alaska, is and shall be recognized as an eligible Native village under the Act, and for other purposes

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Website Educates Consumers About the Affordable Care and Indian Health Care Improvement Acts

American Indians and Alaska Natives looking for information on their rights and new opportunities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) can look to Tribalhealthcare.org as a resource. The website is a partnership among Indian Health Service (IHS), the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the National Indian Health Board (NIHB), and representatives from each of the 12 IHS Areas.  Tribalhealthcare.org provides consumer education materials and training tools for community representatives to clearly explain health reform changes and their impact on tribal communities. Content is divided into sections for individual consumers, health directors, tribal employers and tribal governments. Printer-friendly materials are available to provide to those who do not have access to the internet.