April 18, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/17


Lummi Nation seal

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition was filed in: Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington v. United States (Jurisdiction; Grant in Aid Funds) on 4/5/18.
Petition was filed in: County of Amador, CA v. Department of the Interior, et al. (Land into Trust) on 4/11/18.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Who can sue? The Sixth Circuit in D.O. v. Glisson deepens the split over a private right of action to foster care maintenance payments.
  • Personalizing pollution and landscape destruction: How Native American and international perspectives should be integrated into federal environmental policy.
  • The Gorge Commission: An adequate forum for States, Countries, Tribes and the railroads operating in the Columbia River Gorge.
  • Tribal sovereign immunity as a defense in overcoming IPR challenges of brand name pharmaceutical patent validity at PTAB- Effects on the industry.
Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2018.html
Byrd v. Cherokee Nation Businesses, LCC (Wrongful Termination)
Schmitz v. Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC (Wrongful Termination)
Parks v. Taylor (Guardianship - Domestic Violence Protection Order)
Arnold v. Cherokee Nation Entertainment (Disability Benefits)
Weeks v. Combs (Child Custody)
Josellis v. Field (Notice of Appeal)

Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Butte County, California v. Chaudhuri (Land into Trust)
Brakebill v. Jaeger (Voting Rights)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
Mendoza v. Isleta Resort (Workers Compensation)
Olson v. North Dakota Department of Transportation (Criminal Jurisdiction)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature articles about a new law passed by Congress addressing the epidemic of missing and murdered Native American women.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
We feature a proclamation from the Department of the Interior relating to adding land to the reservation of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills and resolutions were added:
S.2515: PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act
The following bill passed and became law:
S.772: Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act. (Became PL 116-156)

April 5, 2018

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


Ft. Peck Assiniboine Sioux Seal

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition was filed in Fort Peck Housing Authority, et al., v. Department of Housing and Urban Development, et al. (Jurisdiction; Grant in Aid Funds) on 3/22/18.
Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 4/2/18

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Contract waivers for tribal sovereign immunity: What every Idaho attorney needs to know.
  • Matal v. Tam - A victory for The Slants, a touchdown for the Redskins, but an ambiguous journey for the First Amendment and Trademark Law.
  • The transfer of public lands movement: The battle to take 'back' lands that were never theirs.
  • Patchak v. Zinke, separation of powers, and the pitfalls of form over substance.
  • Consultation with American Indian tribes: Resolving ambiguity and inconsistency in government-to-government relations.
  • Competing sovereignty and laws' domains.
  • Modernizing the tribal consultation process for wireless infrastructure siting.
  • Will the Stop Act stop anything? The Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act and recovering Native American artifacts from abroad.
  • Recission of a previously designated National Monument: A bad idea whose time has not come. 
  • Tribal water law: Cutting edge insights from practitioners in Indian Country. 
  • Western States Water Conference and Native American Rights Fund 15th Biennial Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims.
Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2018.html
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation v. Guertin 
(Employment Termination)
Johns v. Travelers (Employment - Worker's Compensation )
Southern Ute Tribe v. Henry (Self-Incrimination; Right to Counsel)
Grandma Gebhard Co. v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Breach of Contract)
Sebastian v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Personal Injury)
Quileute Nation v. Jamie (Legislative Immunity) 

Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Oil and Gas Pipelines - Tribal Consultation )
Nguyen v. Gustafson (Divorce and Custody)
Kodiak Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. v. Burr (Jurisdiction)
Gibbs v. Rees (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Nipmuc Nation v. Zinke (Federal Recognition)
Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians v. Zinke (Federal Recognition)
United States v. 99,337 Pieces of Counterfeit Native American Jewelry (Indian Arts and Crafts Act; Counterfeit Jewlery)
Texas v. Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo (Gaming - Authorization)
Battle Mountain Band of Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians v. United States Bureau of Land Management (Mining; Traditional Cultural Property)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
In Matter of L.D. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application of) 

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Recognition & Enrollment section, we feature an article about recent court decisions regarding tribal recognition. 

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
We feature several notices from the Department of the Interior relating to Hearth Act approvals for tribes. 

U.S. Legislation Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills and resolutions were added:
S.2599: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act.
S.2628: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act.
S.Res.444: A resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.

March 20, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/20


Photo of the front of the U.S. Supreme Court building

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition was filed in Harvey, et al., v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, et al. (Exhaustion of Tribal Remedies) on 3/7/18.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Tribal lending and tribal sovereignty.
  • Beyond trademark: The Washington Redskins case and the search for dignity.
  • International Indigenous economic law.
Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Railway Company (Rights-of Way; Trespass)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Health & Welfare section we feature an article about an NCAI five-year report on tribal nations exercising the Violence Against Women Act.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
H.R.5317: To repeal section 2141 of the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands.