September 14, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/14

photo of John Tahsuda III
 John Tahsuda III named Principal Dep Asst Sec'y for Indian Affairs

News Bulletin
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature a story about the appointment of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Toya v. Toledo (Right to Counsel; Right to Jury Trial; Indian Civil Rights Act)
Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation v. United States (Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act - Funding)

State Courts Bulletin
In the Interest of: S.E. and B.E. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Intervention)
Douglas Indian Association v. Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, proposes a rule to revise the Bureau of Indian Education adequate yearly progress regulation and invites tribes to nominate members to the standards, assessments, and accountability system negotiated rulemaking committee.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
H.R.3704: To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve behavioral health outcomes for American Indians and Alaska Natives, and for other purposes.
S.1770: A bill to approve the settlement of water rights claims of the Hualapai Tribe and certain allottees in the State of Arizona, to authorize construction of a water project relating to those water rights claims, and for other purposes.
H.R.3764: To extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and for other purposes.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
Norton v. Ute Indian Tribe: Seeking concrete delineations in the tribal exhaustion doctrine.
The evolution of indigenous peoples' consultation rights under the ILO and U.N. regimes.
International trade in indigenous cultural heritage: What protection does international law provide for indigenous cultural goods and services in international commerce?
Varying vernaculars: How to fix the Lanham Act's weakness exposed by the Washington Redskins.

September 8, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/7

News Bulletin
In the Recognition & Enrollment section, we feature a couple of articles about the Cherokee Nation Freedmen case.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota v. Zinke (Tribal Consultation)
The Cherokee Nation v. Nash (Tribal Enrollment)

State Courts Bulletin
Michelle M. v. Department of Child Safety (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
In the Matter of the Adoption of B.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application of)
In Matter of: L.W.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature the first Trump administration Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, HEARTH Act approvals for Indian tribes.
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska seal

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bill was added:
H.R.3688: To transfer administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal lands from the United States Army Corps to the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, to take such lands into trust for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.

August 31, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/31

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Washington v. U.S. (Fishing Rights) on 8/17/17.
Petition for certiorari was filed in Alaska v. Ross (Climate Change - Threatened Species) on 7/23/17.
Petition for certiorari was filed in Town of Vernon v. U.S. (Land into Trust; Commerce Clause) on 6/23/17.

News Bulletin
In the Economic Development section, we feature an article about tribal taxation of oil drillers. The Environment & Energy section includes a story about challenges to protect Pacific salmon habitat.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (Civil Jurisdiction)
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. Lawrence (Civil Jurisdiction)
Coeur D'alene Tribe v. Hawks (Civil Jurisdiction)
Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians v. United States Department of the Interior (Gaming)

State Courts Bulletin
State of Utah, In the Interest of P.F. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Expert Testimony)
In re Detmer/Beaudry (Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
The following articles were added:
A collective memory of injustice: Reclaiming Hawai'i's Crown Lands Trust in response to Judge James S. Burns.
Sullying the scholar's craft: An essay and criticism of Judge James S. Burn's Crown Lands Trust article.
Ninth Circuit applies Winters doctrine to groundwater.
Back to the future: How the holding of Shelby County v. Holder has been a reality for South Dakota Native Americans since 1975.
Bystander no more? Improving the federal response to sexual violence in Indian country

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a final interim rule of the Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, on migratory bird hunting regulations on certain federal Indian reservations for the 2017-18 season.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bill was added:
H.R.3657: To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries.