April 21, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/21


photo of Supreme Court building

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html
Petition was denied in Sun v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Jurisdiction) on 4/17/17.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Havasupai Tribe v. Anasazi Water Company LLC (Indian Water Rights - Groundwater) 

Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2017.html
In the Matter of T. F. (Juvenile Law; Indian Civil Rights Act)
Sharp v. Red Elk (Civil Procedure) 

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2017.html
Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General RE: Voter Control of Gambling in Florida
In re J. L. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
In re Rhoades (Prisoners - Religious Freedom; Tobacco)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2017.html
We feature a notice from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding rate adjustments for Indian irrigation projects.

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature an article about the impact of climate change on Native American tribes.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
The following articles were added:
The fate of tribal per capita payments in bankruptcy cases.
Escaping the ICWA penalty box: In defense of equal protection for Indian children.
[Dis]respecting the role of tribal courts.
Complexity's Shadow: American Indian property, sovereignty, and the future.
Who owns our ancestors' voices? Tribal claims to pre-1972 sound recordings.
Predicate offenses, foreign convictions, and trusting tribal courts.

April 14, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/14


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head seal

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Tribal Governmental Power)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2017.html
The Department of Interior has published a notice about a listening session scheduled to help improve the Land Buy-Back program for tribal nations under the Cobell settlement.

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Tribal Government section, we include an article about a victory for a tribe regarding jurisdiction over gaming.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
The following articles were added:
Native nations and the Constitution: An inquiry into "extra-constitutionality."
What the future holds: The changing landscape of federal Indian policy.
Roadway to reform: Assessing the 2015 guidelines and new federal rule to the Indian Child Welfare Act's applications in State courts.
Capital, inequality, and self-determination: Creating a sovereign financial system for Native American nations.
Why Indigenous Peoples' property rights matter: Why the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples may be used to condemn Isis and the State of Iraq for their failure to protect the property rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Nineveh Plains.
Defending the Cobell buy-back program.
Intellectual property rights and informed consent in American Indian communities: Legal and ethical issues.
Raising capital in Indian Country.
Christman v. Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde: A chapter in the disenrollment epidemic.
The dynamic legal environment of daily fantasy sports.
Trespass to culture: The bioethics of Indigenous populations' informed consent in mainstream genetic research paradigms.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
Two bills were added:
S.825: Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2017.
H.R.2035: Tribal Adoption Parity Act.

Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/pre2016.html
Christman v. Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde (Disenrollment)

April 5, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/5

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html
Petition was denied in Citizens Against Reservation Shopping v. Jewell (Land into Trust; Recognized Indian Tribe) on 4/3/17.

Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 4/4/17

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Rosebud Sioux Tribe sealUnited States v. Jackson (Indian Reservation Diminishment)
United States v. Washington (Treaty Right to Fish - Culverts)
Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States (Indian Health Care Improvement Act)
Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation v. California (Indian Gaming Compact, Breach of)
Davilla v. Enable Midstream Partners, L.P. (Trespass - Natural Gas Pipeline)
Skokomish Indian Tribe v. Forsman (Treaty Right to Hunt; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Dahlstrom v. Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Robinson v. Jewell (pro se action on behalf of a Tribe)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2016.html
Fryberg v. Tulalip Tribes Housing Department (Housing - Eviction)
C.W. v. The Tulalip Tribe (Employment)
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians v. Martin (Domestic Violence)
Leggins v. Fort Peck Tribes (Child Neglect) 

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2017.html
Cougar Den, Inc. v. Washington State Department of Licensing (Treaty Right to Travel - Fuel Transport Taxation)
People In Interest of L.L. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2017.html
The Department of Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, has issued proposed rules relating to consolidated federal oil & gas and federal & Indian coal valuation reform.

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature articles about possible Trump environmental policy impacts on tribes.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
The following articles were added:
Batman and two very large jars of mayonnaise: The looming clash of daily fantasy sports and tribal gaming.
VAWA 2013's right to appointed counsel in tribal court proceedings—a rising tide that lifts all boats or a procedural windfall for non-Indian defendants?
Community-scale solar: Watt's in it for Indian Country?

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
Three bills were added:
S.772: A bill to amend the PROTECT Act to make Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants.
H.R.610: To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools.
S.780: A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to reduce the gap between Federal and State marijuana policy, and for other purposes.
S.747:  Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Reauthorization.
S.785: A bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide for equitable allotment of land to Alaska Native veterans.
H.R.23: Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act of 2017

March 24, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/24

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html
Petition was denied in Meyers v. Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 3/20/17 and filed in Central New York Fair Business Association v. Zinke (Land into Trust) on 3/9/17.

The Hopi TribeU.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Yazzie v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Clean Air Act - Federal Implementation Plan)
Hopi Tribe v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Clean Air Act - Federal Implementation Plan)
A.D. v. Washburn (Indian Child Welfare Act - Unconstitutional)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2017.html
Kaplan v. State (State Taxation)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature articles about a recent court decision relating to the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
The mascot manifesto: Challenging the constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act in a heightened era of political correctness.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
Three bills were added:
H.R.669: Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act.
S.691: A bill to extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe.
H.R.1650: To establish a national, research-based, and comprehensive home study assessment process for the evaluation of prospective foster parents and adoptive parents and provide funding to States and Indian tribes to adopt such process.

March 17, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/17

The Tribal Supreme Court Project has added the following information:
* The Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States – An Indian Law Perspective
* Gorsuch:  Summary of Indian Law Cases
Find at the Project website under Updates and Articles.
Round Valley Indian Tribes of California seal

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Tavares v. Whitehouse (Indian Civil Rights Act - Exclusion of Members)
Round Valley Indian Tribes of California v. United States Department of Transportation (Public Transportation Project - Sacred Places)
Union Pacific Railroad Company v. Runyon (Necessary Party; Fishing Rights)
Frank's Landing Indian Community v. National Indian Gaming Commission (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Indian Tribe)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Economic Development section, we feature an article about a Washington State case confirming treaty rights to travel and trade across state lines free from taxation.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
Mediating NAGPRA: Bringing cultural consideration back to the table.
Pueblo Indian water rights: Charting the unknown.
Valuing sacred tribal waters within prior appropriation.
Religious accommodation, religious tradition, and political polarization.
Concealed carry to reduce sexual violence against American Indian women.
Key Indian child welfare resources.
The importance of measuring case outcomes in Indian Child Welfare cases.
Strengthening Indian children and families: Lessons from tribal court.
Improving outcomes in Indian Child Welfare cases: Strategies for state-tribe collaboration.
Legal challenges to ICWA: An analysis of current case law.
How the new ICWA regulations impact practice.
Understanding the 2016 Indian Child Welfare Act Regulations.
Tribal jurisdiction and the unauthorized practice of law.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
Six bills were added:
S.607: A bill to establish a business incubators program within the Department of the Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation communities.
H.R.1581: To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to add access to telecommunications and information services in Indian country and areas with high populations of Indian people to the universal service principle relating to access to such services in rural, insular, and high cost areas.
H.R.1528: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to fulfill the Federal mandate to provide higher educational opportunities for Native American Indians.
S.664: A bill to approve the settlement of the water rights claims of the Navajo in Utah, to authorize construction of projects in connection therewith, and for other purposes.
H.R.1491: To reaffirm the action of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for the benefit of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians, and for other purposes.
H.R.1532: To reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and for other purposes.

March 10, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/10


Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians logo

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District (Tribal Water Rights - Groundwater)
Desert Water Agency v. U.S. Department of the Interior (Standing; Indian Lands - Taxation)
In re Money Center of America, Inc. (Bankruptcy; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
United States v. Marwan Sadekni (Indian Health Service Hospital; Jurisdiction)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2016.html
Escalante and Lopez v. Sells District Council (Sovereign Immunity; Due Process)
Stoplman, et al. v. St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Tribal Council (Enrollment)
Father J. v. Mother A. (Child Custody; Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act)
Carter v. Creek Casino Montgomery (Civil Procedure)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2017.html
Rice v. McDonald (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
We feature over 30 articles. One, in the Land & Water section, relates to a court victory regarding tribal water rights.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
Here are the articles featured this week:
Conceptions of Indigenousness in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.
Money, mortgages, and the conquest of America.
Dignity as (self-)determination: Hopi sovereignty in the face of US dispossessions.
Make no bones about it: The need to reform the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
What about the children? Extending tribal criminal jurisdiction to crimes against children.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
Seven bills were added:
H.R.1274: State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act.
H.R. 1455: To provide for the restoration of Federal recognition to the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes of Oregon, and for other purposes.
H.R.1417: 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 that Act, and for other purposes.
H.R.1404: To provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona.
H.R.1306: Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act.
H.R.1476: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts.
H.R.1369: To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to revise and extend that Act, and for other purposes.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2017.html
We feature a notice from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding an updated list of designated tribal agents for service of notice for Indian Child Welfare Act compliance.

March 1, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/1


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html
Petition was filed in Sun v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Jurisdiction; Due Process) on January 3, 2017.
Petition was denied in Alto v. Jewell (Disenrollment) on February 27, 2017.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
State of Wyoming v. United States Environmental Protection Agency (Reservation Diminishment)
Bruguier v. Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (Employment - Wrongful Termination)
Fort Sill Apache Tribe v. National Indian Gaming Commission (Gaming - Tribal Lands)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2016.html
Becenti-Aguilar v. Begay (Tribal Elections)
Calflooking v. Tulalip Tribes (Criminal Law - Exclusion)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2017.html
Lundgren v. Upper Skagit Indian Tribe (In Rem Jurisdiction; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
In re Adoption of A.R. (Indian Child Welfare Act; Posthumous Adoptions)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Recognition and Enrollment section, we feature an article about the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear a tribal disenrollment case.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
Here are the articles featured this week:
Congress resurrects a Native harvest and creates potential for conflict in migratory bird management.
The legislative history of the McCarran amendment: An effort to determine whether Congress intended for State court jurisdiction to extend to Indian reserved water rights.
The control of air pollution on Indian reservations.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
Two bills were added:
S.458: A bill to support the education of Indian children.
S.465: A bill to provide for an independent outside audit of the Indian Health Service.

February 21, 2017

Introducing the new Tribal Court Indian Law Bulletin

"The American Indian Law Clinic is excited to collaborate with NILL for the Indian Law Bulletin, in the spirit of our longstanding relationship with the Native American Rights Fund. Tribal jurisprudence is a vital component of Indian law for lawyers, judges, and students alike, and this bulletin will ensure access to these important legal resources."

Carla Fredericks
Carla Fredericks, Director
Colorado Law School's American Indian Law Clinic and Program
The National Indian Law Library (NILL), in partnership with the University of Colorado Law School Indian Law Clinic, is pleased to introduce the new Tribal Courts Bulletin.  This new bulletin will feature selected tribal court opinions of value to Indian law practitioners, educators, and students.  The Tribal Courts Bulletin will complement the state and federal case bulletins published by NILL since 2001.

To date, the NILL Indian Law Bulletins have focused primarily on federal and state law relating to Native Americans. By adding some of the most important current tribal court opinions, NILL strives to offer a more complete Indian law update service.

See the new bulletin along with our other Indian Law Bulletins at http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/  and read about the selection and publishing criteria at http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/about.html. As with all of our bulletins, you can search for past materials using the search features on our website. We welcome your comments on this new bulletin.

If you are a tribal court judge or tribal attorney and would like more information about submitting your tribe’s court opinions, please contact David Selden at dselden@narf.org, 303-447- 8760.

American Indian Law Program, University of Colorado Law School

February 17, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/17


NILL feather logo

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians (Tribal Court Jurisdiction; Tribal Government - Fraud)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2016.html
Venter v. Fort Peck Tribes (Criminal Law - Evidence)
Martine-Alonzo v. Jose (Election Law)
Smith v. Smith  (Family Law - Alimony)
News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Economic Development section, we feature an article about a new push for the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2017.html
We feature an executive order of the President on preventing violence against federal, state, tribal, and local law enforcement officers.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
Here are the articles featured this week:
Personal jurisdiction and tribal courts after Walden and Bauman: The inadvertent impact of Supreme Court jurisdictional decisions on Indian Country.
Ocean iron fertilization and Indigenous Peoples' right to food: Leveraging international and domestic law protections to enhance access to salmon in the Pacific Northwest.
Unwinding non-Native control over Native America's past: A statistical analysis of the decisions to return Native American human remains and funerary objects under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 1992–2013.
Presenting states, tribes, and local governments before, during, and after a presidentially-declared disaster.
Decolonizing and indigenizing: Some considerations for law schools.
Waniska: Reimagining the future with Indigenous legal traditions.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
Eleven bills were added.

February 1, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/1


Ft. Peck Tribes logo

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Jones v. United States (Bad Men Treaty Provision)
United States v. Barnes (Oklevueha Native American Church; Marijuana Manufacturing)
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Great Plains Lending, LLC (Tribal Sovereign Immunity - Consumer Lending)
United States v. Bear (Criminal Jurisdiction)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2016.html
Deserly v. Fort Peck Tribes (Tribal Court Jurisdiction; Healing to Wellness Court)
In re S.B.H. (Child Welfare - Custody; Child Support)
Crofford v. Baker (Employment Termination)
Luond v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Employment Termination)
News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature some stories about the newly appointed Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court and his impacts on American Indian law issues.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2017.html
We feature a rule from the Department of Interior, Indian Gaming Commission, regarding Privacy Act procedures.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
Here are the articles featured this week:
Protecting vulnerable children in Indian Country: Why and how the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 should be extended to cover child abuse committed on Indian reservations.
Oral tradition and the Kennewick man.
Assessing political economy in Native American nations.
A legal practitioner's guide to Indian and tribal law research.
Why the Religious Freedom Restoration Act cannot protect sacred sites.
Money is for nothing: The inherent want of consideration found in substantial exclusivity terms within tribal-state compacts.
A silent epidemic: Revisiting the 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to better protect American Indian and Alaska Native women.
Complex adaptive peacemaking: How systems theory reveals advantages of traditional tribal dispute resolution methods.
Constitutional law—the reaffirmation of the lack of Sixth Amendment protections for indigent Native American defendants in Tribal court proceedings United States v. Bryant, 136 S. Ct. 1954 (2016).
Indians, tribes, and (federal) jurisdiction.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
One bill was added this week.
S.245: A bill to amend the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self Determination Act of 2005, and for other purposes. 

January 24, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/24


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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html
Petitions were denied on January 9, 2017 in:
Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell (Federal Acknowledgment Process - Timeliness)
Nisenan Tribe of Nevada City Rancheria v. Jewell (Nunc Pro Tune Ruling)
R.P. v. LA County Department of Children and Family Services (Indian Child Welfare Act - Placement Preferences)
City of Myton, Utah v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction)
and on January 23 in:
Aguayo v. Jewell (Tribal Governance - Membership)

Petition was filed in:
Alto v. Jewell (Native American Status) on 12/19/16. 

Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update memo published on 1/10/17

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Hackford v. State of Utah (Criminal Jurisdiction)
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Railway Company (Easement Agreement)
Scudero v. Moran (Indian Civil Rights Act - Exhaustion of Tribal Remedies)
The Tulalip Tribes v. United States (Indian Commerce Clause)
Whiteagle v. United States (Tribal Exhaustion Doctrine)

NEW! Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2016.htmlIn re Crocker (Enrollment - Disenrollment)
General Council Agency v. Ho-Chunk Nation Ethics Review Bd. (Justiciability)
Daddis v. Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise (Commercial Law; Employment Law)
Melchert v. Oneida Tribe of Indians Wis. Div. of Land Mgmt (Jurisdiction)
Palmer v. Hrd-Benefits (Worker's Compensation)
Barton v. Lee (Family Law; Domestic Abuse)
Rogers v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Civil Law; Tort Law)
Ruffo v. Craft Worldwide Holdings, LLC (Civil Law; Tort Law)
Hadley v. Navajo Nation Dept. of Public Safety, Chinle Police Department (Commercial Law; Employment Law - Harassment)
Hazard v. Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (Civil Law; Tort Law - Personal Injury)
State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2017.html
S.S. v. Stephanie H. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Private Severance)
In the Matter of L. M. G. M. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights)
City of Snoqualmie v. King County Executive Dow Constantine (Property Taxation)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Culture & Tradition section, we feature a couple of articles about court decisions relating to the Indian Child Welfare Act. We also have updates in other sections of the bulletin on the Trump executive orders on the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2017.htmlThe Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, has published the updated list of Indian entities recognized and eligible to receive services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
Here are the articles featured this week:
Free speech & disparaging trademarks.
Tribal advocates as ministers of justice: a potentially problematic concept.
Caught on the wrong side of the line: an examination of the relationship between the payday loan industry and American Indian tribal sovereignty.
Climate change: carbon market.
Renewable energy service companies for Indian Country.
The lack of trust in a trust relationship: Indian affairs and the federal government.
Online sovereignty: the law and economics of tribal electronic commerce.
"Fed" up with acidification: "trusting" the Federal Government to protect the Tulalip Tribes' access to shellfish beds.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.htmlEighteen bills were added! 

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/6


U.S. Supreme Court building

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html
Petition was filed in Aguayo v. Jewell (Tribal Governance - Membership) on 11/14/16.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2016.html
Mullally v. Gordon (Comity - Tribal Judgments)
Miranda v. Jewell (Tribal Enrollment)
Drury v. BNSF Railway Company (Race Discrimination - Wrongful Employment Discharge)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2016state.html
People ex rel. Owen v. Miami Nation Enterprises (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Payday Loans)
Seminole Tribe of Florida v. State, Dept. of Revenue (Fuel Taxation)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
We feature several articles about the new Bears Ears National Monument.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2016fr.html
The Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs has announced availability of the new Guidelines for Implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2016lr.html
Here are the articles featured this week:
Offensive linemen: How Pro Football, Inc.'s responses to the cancellation of the Redskins registrations should be incorporated into the USPTO's future analyses of disparaging trademarks.
Addressing the Oliphant in the room: Domestic violence and the safety of American Indian and Alaska Native children in Indian Country.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/114_uslegislation.html
This bill was added:
H.R.6529: Chugach Region Lands Study Act.