May 11, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/11

Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2018.html
People of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Sorrell (Exclusion Order)
People of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Nickaboine (Exclusion Order)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • To sue and be sued: Capacity and immunity of American Indian nations.
  • The unseen harm: U.S.-Indian relations and tribal sovereignty.
  • If you are not at the table, then you are probably on the menu: Indigenous peoples' participatory status at the United Nations.
  • The new World Bank safeguard standard for Indigenous peoples: Where do we start?
Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians of Colusa Indian Community v. Zinke (Land into Trust)
Oviatt v. Reynolds (Indian Civil Rights Act; Tribal Officials)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
Harjo v. Arkansas Department of Human Services (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application of)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature an article about the Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
We feature a notice of the Department of the Interior related to adding land to the reservation of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
S.2804: A bill to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture for Indian Country.


May 2, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/2

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition was denied in: Public Service Company of New Mexico v. Barboan, et al. (Rights of Way; Condemnation) on 4/30/18.
Petition was filed in: Bearcomesout v. United States (Double Jeopardy; Constitution - Fifth Amendment) on 11/14/17.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Dethroning state security: Introducing a human security perspective to absorb the dangers of climate change to the self-determination of island state inhabitants.
  • The long environmental justice movement.
  • Monumental decisions: One-way levers towards preservation in the Antiquities Act and Outer Continental Shelf-Lands Act.
  • Attempting to define the human right to water with an annotated bibliography & recommendations for practitioners.
  • Tribal renewable energy service companies, Part 2.
  • New Mexico tribal cannabis: policy, politics, and guidance for government-to-government cooperation in state-tribal cannabis compacting.
  • Digging up bones: Archeological compliance issues in retail development.
  • Standing Rock, the Sioux Treaties, and the limits to the Supremacy Clause.
  • Time immemorial: Aboriginal rights in the Valles Caldera, The Public Trust, and the quest for constitutional sustainability.
  • Inequality, social resilience, and the green economy.
  • Community participation in development.
Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Pauma v. National Labor Relations Board (National Labor Relations Act - Unfair Labor Practices)
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation v. United States Corps of Engineers (Clean Water Act)
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. Honorable Barry G. Lawrence (Tribal Sovereign Immunity )
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. Becker (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
United States of America v. State of Washington (Usual and Accustomed Fishing Areas)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
People In Interest of L.M. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights)
People In Interest of E.R. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights)
In the Matter of J.W.E., I.W.E., and J.W.E. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature articles about tribal healthcare and Medicaid.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
We feature a notice of the Department of the Interior relating adding land to to the reservation of the Pueblo of Pojoaque.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
  • S.772: Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act
  • S.2706: A bill to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide snow removal assistance to Indian tribes under a Federal emergency declaration, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.5661: To improve access by Indian tribes to support from the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support program (E-rate) of the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.
  • S.2788: A bill to repeal the Act entitled "An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of North Dakota over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Devils Lake Indian Reservation."
  • S.2700: Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act of 2018
  • H.R.5529: To provide for the transfer of certain Federal land in the State of Minnesota for the benefit of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.

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.

March 15, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/15

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Justice for Native Nations: Insights from legal pluralism.
  • GMOs, International law, and Indigenous peoples.
  • May the spirit of section 106 yet prevail?: Recognizing the environmental elements of Native American intangible cultural heritage.
Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2018.html  
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians v. Lambert (Impeachment)
  • Apachito v. Navajo Election Administration (Elections)
  • Northern Edge Casino v. Window Rock District Court (Personal Injury)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
State v. Zack (Jurisdiction)

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
The Department of the Interior has issued a notice relating to a list of programs eligible for inclusion in funding agreements negotiated with self-governance tribes. 

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature a couple of articles about Congressional efforts to battle opioid addiction in Indian Country. 

Mashpee Wampanoag
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
  • S. 2514: PACED Act (Preserving Access to Cost Effective Drugs) [bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity]
  • S. 2545: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a special behavioral health program for Indians.
  • H.R.5244: To reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other purposes.

March 8, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/8

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition was filed in Osage Wind, LLC, et al. v. United States (Mining; Surface Estate; Mineral Estate) on 3/2/18.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • "Animals may take pity on us": Using traditional tribal beliefs to address animal abuse and family violence within tribal nations.
  • Affirming a pragmatic development of tribal jurisprudential principles.
  • Public lands, conservation, and the possibility of justice.
  • Affirming a pragmatic development of tribal jurisprudential principles.
  • Traditional problems: How tribal same-sex marriage bans threaten tribal sovereignty.
  • Close to zero: The reliance on minimum blood quantum requirements to eliminate tribal citizenship in the Allotment Acts and the post-adoptive couple challenges to the constitutionality of ICWA.
  • Sufficiently criminal ties: Expanding VAWA criminal jurisdiction for Indian tribes.
  • When Patents are sovereigns: The competitive harms of leasing tribal immunity.

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
In Re M.J. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights; Wisconsin Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Perkins v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Federal Income Tax)
Stand Up for California! v. United States Department of Interior (Land into Trust; Federal Vacancies Reform Act)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature an article about a gas lease sale near Chaco Canyon.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
  • H.R.5140: To make improvements to the Account for the State Response to the Opioid Abuse Crisis to improve tribal health. 
  • H.R.5172: To assist Indian tribes in maintaining, expanding, and deploying broadband systems.

February 22, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/22


Photo of U.S. Supreme Court building.

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was denied in Renteria, et al. v. Superior Court of California, Tulare County, et al. (Indian Child Welfare Act) and in Norton, et al. v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, et al. (Jurisdiction) on 2/20/18.
Petition for certiorari was filed in Eastern Shoshone Tribe v. Wyoming, et al. (Reservation Boundaries - Diminishment) on 2/16/18.

Tribal Courts Bulletin
In re: Challenge to the Eligibility of Randy Junior White, Candidate for Council (Elections)
Diaz v. Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (Gaming; Personal Injury - Slip and Fall)

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Chissoe v. Zinke (Fee-to-trust Acquisition)

News Bulletin
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature an article about Alaska transferring child welfare services for Native Alaskans to tribes.

February 8, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/8

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Royal v. Murphy (Tribal Jurisdiction; Indian Reservation Boundaries) on 2/6/18.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
State of Texas v. Alabama Coushatta Tribe of Texas (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Class II Gaming)
United States v. Board of Directors of the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District (Tribal Water Rights)
Citizen Potawatomi Nation v. State of Oklahoma (Gaming - Arbitration Award)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Culture & Tradition section, we feature an article about the Transportation Security Administration's commitment to improve respectful handling of Native American sacred objects.
Photos of sacred objects, courtesy of the Native American Church of North America


Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • The "right" right to environmental protection: What we can discern from the American and Indian constitutional experience.
  • An Arctic peril: The pitfalls and potential of a fragmentary polar law.
  • Tribal sovereignty and gaming: A proposal to amend the National Labor Relations Act.
  • Responsible resource development: A strategic plan to consider social and cultural impacts of tribal extractive industry development.
  • A dollar for your thoughts: Dollar General and the Supreme Court's struggle with tribal civil jurisdiction.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
  • H.R.4965: To establish best practices for State, tribal, and local governments participating in the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.4975: To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to provide for consultation with State, tribal, and local governments, the consideration of State, tribal, and local concerns, and the approval of post-shutdown decommissioning activities reports by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • H.R.4899: Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Act of 2018 (See Sec.4 A.i.)
  • H.R.4967: To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to improve nutrition in tribal areas and for other purposes.
  • S.2369: A bill to authorize aboriginal subsistence whaling pursuant to the regulations of the International Whaling Commission, and for other purposes.
  • S.2375: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide outer burial receptacles for remains buried in National Parks, and for other purposes.

U.S. 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 notice of tribal consultation on the Indian trust asset management demonstration project.

February 1, 2018

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


U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Mandan v. Perdue (Separation of Powers; Judgment Funds) on 12/19/17.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Yurok Tribe v. Resighnini Rancheria (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Fishing Rights)
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. Lawrence (Jurisdiction - Contracts)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
In re R.H. v. A.N. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Tribal Intervention)
In Interest of J.L. and S.M. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
In Matter of IW, MM, Jr., and NK (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights) Monacan Indian Nation seal

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Recognition & Enrollment section, we feature articles about tribes in Virginia obtaining federal recognition from Congress.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • 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 Native Women.
  • Complex adaptive peacemaking: How systems theory reveals advantages of traditional tribal dispute resolution.
  • Interstate water litigation in the West: A fifty-year retrospective.
  • Thirty-Fifth Annual American Bar Association Water Law Conference: The future of Indian water right settlements in an age of uncertainty.
  • Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water Dist., 849 F.3D 1262 (9th Cir. 2017).
  • Environmental justice and tribal sovereignty: Lessons from Standing Rock.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
This bill became law:
H.R.984: Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
We feature a notice of the Department of the Interior of an update to the list of Indian entities recognized and eligible to recieve services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs as of January 11, 2018.

January 25, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/25


Photo of U.S. Supreme Court building

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition for certiorari was denied in Alaska v. Ross (Climate Change; Endangered Species) on 1/22/18.
Petition for certiorari was filed in R.K.B. et al. v. E.T. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Definition of Parent) on 12/29/17.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Pro-Football, Inc. v. Blackhorse (Trademarks)
Buchwald Capital Advisors v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
In re Elizabeth M. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
Wilkinson v. Native American Rights Fund (Land Surveys - Sacred Sites)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Economic Development section, we feature an article about U.S. legislation to make unionizing tribal casinos difficult.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Practicing Indian Law in Federal, State, and Tribal criminal courts: An update about recent expansion of criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
  • Environmental Personhood.
  • Salvaging the United Nations REDD program against the backdrop of international human rights violations.
  • Honor killing and the Indigenous peoples: Cultural right or human right violation?
  • Getting to the root of environmental injustice: Evaluating claims, causes, and solutions.
  • Making strategic choices: How and why Indian groups advocated for Federal Recognition from 1977 to 2012.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
  • H.R.4807: Dine College Act of 2018.
  • S.2316: Native American Livestock Assistance Act of 2018.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
We feature a notice of Bureau of Indian Affairs rate adjustments for Indian irrigation projects.

January 17, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/17

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition was granted in Washington v. U.S. (Fishing Rights) on 1/12/18.
Petitions for certiorari were denied in:
Town of Aquinnah v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Agreements)
Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Agreements)
Window Rock Unified School District v. Reeves (Education)
Lewis Tein et al. v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Stand Up For California! v. United States Department of the Interior (Gaming; Land into Trust)
Ak-Chin Indian Community v. Central Arizona Water Conservation District (Tribal Water Rights; Sovereign Immunity)
Bishop Paiute Tribe v. Inyo County  (Tribal Jurisdiction)
McKesson Corporation v. Hembree (Tribal Civil Jurisdiction)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Land & Water section, we feature news about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case relating to protection of tribal salmon.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
  • "Children are sacred": Applying Navajo (Diné) fundamental law to strengthen juvenile justice.
  • Restorative justice and retributive justice: An opportunity for cooperation or an occasion for conflict in the search for justice.
  • The Five Civilized Tribes' treaty rights to water quality and mechanisms of enforcement.
  • Native youth and juvenile injustice in South Dakota.
  • The Grand Compromise: The ANCSA Section 7(I) Settlement Agreement.
  • Placing children with relatives: The case for a clear rationale for separate foster care licensing standards, background check procedures, and improved relative placement statutes in Alaska.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
We feature a Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, notice of intent to prepare monument management plans for the Bears Ears National Monument Indian Creek and Shash Jáa Units and associated environmental impact statement.

January 5, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/5

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2017.html
In the Interest of A.J.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Transfer to Tribal Court)
In Re Termination of Parental Rights to M.J. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights)
Geouge v. Taylor (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
In re A.F. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Placement)

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Crow Allottees Association v. United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (Tribal Water Rights; Federal Provision of Legal Counsel)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature an article about the formation of a tribal utility.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
We added the following bills:
  • S.2270: Mitigating METH Act.
  • H.R.4723: Hualapai Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2017.
Klamath Tribe seal

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2017.html
We feature a notice of the Department of the Interior regarding nixing a water agreement between the Klamath Tribes, the State of Oregon, and numerous irrigators as well as a Bureau of Land Management rule on hydraulic fracturing on Indian lands.