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