January 11, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/10/19

Seal of the Osage Nation

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2018-2019update.html
Petitions for certiorari were denied in the following on 1/7/19:
  • Stand Up for California! v. U.S. Dep’t of the Interior
  • Harvey, et al., v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, et al.
  • Osage Wind, LLC, et al. v. United States
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2019.html
  • The Tribal Franchise: An expression of tribal sovereignty and a potential solution to the problem of mass disenrollment.
  • August 2017-August 2018 case law on American Indians.
  • Rethinking the Federal Indian Status Test: A look at the Supreme Court's classification of the Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma.
  • The colorful truth: The reality of Indigenous overrepresentation in juvenile detention in Australia and the United States.
  • Tribal tools & legal levers for halting fossil fuel transport & exports through the Pacific Northwest.
  • The presidential authority to reserve and modify national monuments under the Antiquities Act.
  • Just environmentalism.
Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
  • Brownstone v. Big Sandy Rancheria of Western Mono Indians et. al. (Contracts)
  • HCI Distribution, INC v. Peterson (Tobacco Products - Manufacturing and Distribution)
  • Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Tribal Consultation; Clean Water Act; Mining)
  • Seneca Nation v. Cuomo (Easements)
  • Barron v. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (Workplace Harassment; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2019.html
  • In re Children of Mary J. (Child Custody - Removal of Indian Children)
  • In re Shirley T. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Transfer to Tribal Court)
  • Matter of J.J.C. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application of)|
  • In re J.Y. (Tribal Customary Adoption)
  • Matter of B.Y. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights )
Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2018.html
Gallaher v. Colville Confederated Tribes (Right to Counsel)

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature articles about the impacts of the federal shutdown on Indian health services.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
The following was passed:
  • S.Res. 707: A resolution commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
The following were added:
  • S.46: A bill to repeal the Klamath Tribe Judgement Fund Act.
  • H.R.195: To provide full-year appropriations for the Indian Health Service in the event of a partial lapse in appropriations, and for other purposes.
  • S.Res. 707: A resolution commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
  • H.R.91: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assess sanitation and safety conditions at Bureau of Indian Affairs facilities that were constructed to provide affected Columbia River Treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds and expends funds on construction of facilities and structures to improve those conditions, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.184: To transfer administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal lands from the United States Army Corps of Engineers to the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, to take such lands into trust for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
  • H.R.274: To authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land exchange in Yavapai County, Arizona, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.312: To reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.317: 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.375: To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.396: To provide for the equitable settlement of certain land disputes regarding land in Illinois, and for other purposes.
Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2019.html
The Department of the Interior, National Park Service, is requesting nominations for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee.

December 20, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/20

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2018-2019update.html
Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 12/12/18.
Cayuga Indian Nation of New York seal

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
Human rights, Indigenous peoples, and the global climate crisis.

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Zinke (Land into Trust)
Alexander v. Nolan (Arrest - Reasonable Force)
Cayuga Indian Nation of New York v. Seneca County, New York (Ad Valorem Property Taxes)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
Interest of A.M. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights)
Matter of Guardianship I.L.J.E. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Guardianship)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2018.html
Gallaher v. Colville Confederated Tribes (Right to Counsel)

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature an article about the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative's launch of their model tribal food and agriculture code.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following were added:

  • S.Res.707: A resolution commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
  • H.R.5317: To repeal section 2141 of the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands.
  • H.R.1074: To repeal the Act entitled "An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation."
  • S.3752: A bill to require the transfer of certain land to be held in trust for the benefit of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota, and for other purposes.
  • S.3755: A bill to establish a demonstration program regarding background checks for certain employees of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 

December 12, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/12

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Don't take me out to that ballpark: State action, government speech, and Chief Wahoo after Matal.
  • "Mining" on Indian land: It's not what you think.
  • Native American tribal appellate courts: Underestimated and overlooked.
  • Was Allergan's patent-housing agreement in exchange for sovereign immunity a "sham to subvert the existing intellectual property system"?
Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Biegalski (Doctrine of Claim Preclusion; State Taxation; Utilities)
Guardado v. Nevada (Prisoner Rights)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
Everi Payments, INC. v. Washington State Department of Revenue (Business and Occupational (B&O) Tax Refund - Agency Law)

Dry Creek Rancheria seal

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Environment & Energy section we feature an article about how the United Nations will scale up consideration of the experiences of indigenous peoples with climate change and efforts to respond to it.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
We feature a notice of the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding land acquisition for the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, California.