November 16, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/16


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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 11/8/18.

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
  • Indian Country and the Territory Clause: Washington's promise at the framing.
  • An indivisible and living whole: Do we value nature enough to grant it personhood?
  • Indigenous rights to water & environmental protection.
  • The prison as reserve: Governmentality, phenomenology, and indigenizing the prison.
Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Oklahoma Intrastate Transmission, LLC v. 25 Foot Wide Easement (Utility Easements)
New Mexico ex rel. State Engineer v. Carson (Water Rights; Standing)

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature articles about a ruling halting the Keystone XL pipeline.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, seeks public comment on proposed adoption of Administration for Native Americans Programs policies and procedures.


U.S. Legislation Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following were added:
S.Res.702: A resolution recognizing National Native Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States.
H.R.7121: To protect the voting rights of Native American and Alaska Native voters.

November 7, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/7

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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
Reading Indian law: Evaluating thirty years of Indian law scholarship.
Rent-A-Tribe: Using tribal immunity to shield patents from administrative review.

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
Matter of Contested Case Hearing Re Conservation District Use Application HA-3568 (Native Hawaiian Traditional and Customary Rights; Telescope)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2018.html
In re Effect of Cherokee Nation v. Nash (Standing)
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians v. Martinez (Criminal Jurisdiction)
Drabik v. Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut (Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Attorney Client Privilege)

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Voting section, we feature several articles about the mid-term elections.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
We feature a Presidential proclamation on National Native American Heritage Month.

October 19, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/17

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
  • The misuse of history in dismissing Six Nations confederacy land claims.
  • How the Trump administration can inform its Indian land policies in light of historical breakdowns.
  • Welcome to the Mvskoke Resrevation: Murphy v. Royal, criminal jurisdiction, and reservation diminishment in Indian country.
  • Tribal cannabis: Solution to Oklahoma public education underfunding.
  • Murphy v. Royal: Crime and procedure.
  • Tribal rights to groundwater: The case of Agua Caliente.
  • Our sovereignty, patently: A historical perspective on fitting patent rights with state and tribal sovereign immunity.
  • The constitution of our tribal republic.
Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Wilson v. Horton's Towing (Civil Forfeiture)
The Tulalip Tribes and the Consolidated Borough of Quil Ceda Village v. The State of Washington (Fraudulent Banking Practices)
Brackeen v. Zinke (Indian Child Welfare Act)
Shingobee Builders, Inc. v. North Segment Alliance (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Winnemucca Indian Colony v. Department of the Interior (Comity; Enrollment; Elections)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
In re E.R. (Jurisdiction)
State v. Roy (Interjurisdictional Rule on Jail Credit)


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News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Voting section, we feature articles relating to a court ruling regarding voting rights in North Dakota.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
S.3568: Rural MOMS Act (See Sec. 3)
S.7034: Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas Water Rights Settlement Agreement Act.

Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2018.html
Sherlock v. Navajo Election Administration (Elections - Candidates)





October 8, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/7

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2018-2019update.html
Petitions for certiorari were denied in:
Fort Peck Housing Authority, et al., v. Department of Housing and Urban Development, et al. (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, et al., v. United States
(Jurisdiction)
County of Amador, CA v. Department of the Interior, et al. (Land into Trust)
Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe, et al. (Fishing Rights)

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
  • Democratizing treaty fishing rights: Denying fossil-fuel exports in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Tensions underlying the Indian Child Welfare Act: Tribal jurisdiction over traditional state court family law matters.
  • Beyond the Bankruptcy Code: A new statutory bankruptcy regime for tribal debtors.
Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise v. McGough (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Navajo Nation v. Wells Fargo & Company (Fraudulent Banking Practices)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
The People v. Huber (Injunctions; Public Law 280; Excise Taxes, Cigarettes)

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature three articles relating to the Indian Child Welfare Act.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
  • H.R.7019: To authorize the United States Postal Service to provide certain nonpostal property, products and services on behalf of State, local, and tribal governments.
  • H.R.7000: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for increased economic opportunities for Native American tribes, and for other purposes. 
  • S.3520: A bill to provide grants to States, Indian Tribes, and Tribal organizations for activities to increase the availability of child care options and to support the child care workforce, and for other purposes. 
  • H.R.6979: To approve the settlement of the water rights claims of the Navajo Nation in Utah, and for other purposes. 
  • S.3543: A bill to protect the voting rights of Native American and Alaska Native voters. 





September 19, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/19

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
  • HB-2951: Increasing services to report and investigate missing Native American women.
  • Exercising sovereignty through tribal courts.
  • Eluding the proper scope of federal jurisdiction: United States v. Johnny Smith and the Assimilative Crimes Act.
Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, LTD. (Hazardous Waste)
Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Fleming (Indian Child Welfare Act)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
In re Beers (Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act; Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Right)

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News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Recognition and Enrollment section, we feature an article about Little Shell tribal recognition progress.


U.S. Legislation Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following resolution was added:
S.Res.631: A resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Indian Civil Rights Act and voting rights for American Indian and Alaska Native communities across the country.

September 12, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/12

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • I see you- A story from the Haudenosaunee.
  • Indian Child Welfare Act annual case law update and commentary.
  • August 2016-August 2017 case law on American Indians.
  • CDIB: The role of the certificate of the degree of Indian blood in defining Native American legal identity.
  • Tribal Exclusion Authority: Its sovereign bases with recommendations for federal support.
  • Native American rights and adoption by non-Indian families: The manipulation and distortion of public opinion to overthrow ICWA.
  • Racial anxieties in adoption: Reflections on adoptive couple, white parenthood, and constitutional challenges to the ICWA.
Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Forest County Potawatomi Community v. United States (Gaming Compact - Approval)
Kialegee Tribal Town v. Zinke (Jurisdiction; Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
United States of America v. Uintah Valley Shoshone Tribe (Hunting and Fishing Rights)
Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Zinke (Lands; Gaming)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2018.html
Moon v. Hoopa Valley Tribe (Employment - Wrongful Termination)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
In re E.H. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)

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News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Environment and Energy section, we feature an article a law suit filed by tribes against the Keystone XL pipeline permit.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
S.717: POWER Act. (See Sec.2 [B])
H.R.6728: To protect Native children and promote public safety in Indian country.


September 5, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/5


Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Battle of the band: exploring the unconstitutionality of Section 2(A) of the Lanham Act and the fate of disparaging scandalous, and immoral trademarks in a consumer-driven market.
  • The new frontier of environmental preservation: The Antiquities Act.
Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Oneida Indian Nation v. United States Department of the Interior (Trademarks - Official Tribal Names)
Coriz v. Rodriguez, Acting Warden (Habeas Corpus; Indian Civil Rights Act)
Narragansett Indian Tribe v. Rhode Island Department of Transportation (National Historic Preservation Act)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
Gustafson v. Poitra (Lands; Jurisdiction)
Hands Off Bears Ears.

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Sacred Places section, we feature articles about limited tribal participation on a newly formed Bears Ears National Monument advisory committee, as well as featuring a story in the Environment and Energy section on abandoned and idle gas wells on Indian reservations.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
We feature a notice of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about the publication of the Tribal Protocol Manual.

August 23, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/23

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Laissez-faire water appropriation meets land use planning in Washington's Hirst decision.
  • A historical reassessment of Congress's "Power to Dispose of" the public lands.
  • Bearing the burden: Environmental injustice in the protection of the Polar Bear Alaska Oil & Gas Ass'n v. Jewell (9th Cir. 2016).
  • Native Americans: A crisis in health equity.
  • Monumental power: can past proclamations under the Antiquities Act be trumped?
  • The University of Denver Water Law Review Eleventh Annual Symposium: Foraging sovereignty, self determination, and solidarity through water law.
  • A proposal for a national tribally owned lien filing system to support access to capital in Indian Country.
Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana v. U.S. Department of Interior (Whistleblowing)
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe v. United States (Federal Trust; Water Rights)
Upper Lake Pomo Association v. Morton (Lands - Federal Trust Status)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
In the Matter of: P.T.D. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights)
Photo of Bears Ears with text: Hands Off Bears Ears

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Tribal Government section, we feature an article about a tribal whistleblower case.

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 of availability of the Draft Bears Ears National Monuent Indian Creek and Shash Jaa Units Monument Management Plans and associated environmental impact statement.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
H.R.6414: To amend title 23, United States Code, to extend the deadline for promulgation of regulations under the tribal transportation self-governance program.
H.R.6660: National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act.



August 17, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/16

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Addressing the opioid crisis in Indian Country with a Parens Patriae action in tribal court.
  • Return to Worcester: Dollar General and the restoration of tribal jurisdiction to protect Native women and children.
  • Punishment in Indian Country: Ironies of Federal punishment of Native Americans.
  • The negative effects of confusion over collateral agreements under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act: Which agreements need review?
Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2018.html
Gilliland v. Cherokee Nation (Criminal Jurisdiction)

Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Gila River Indian Community v. United States Department of Veterans Affairs (Health Care Costs - Veterans)
United States v. King Mountain Tobacco Company, Inc. (Federal Excise Taxation - Tobacco Products)
Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town v. United States (Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act - Trust Funds)
McCoy v. Salish Kootenai College, Inc. (Tribal Colleges - Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
Drabik v. Thomas (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Matter of A.P. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
Matter of D.E. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature articles about impact of next Supreme Court nominee on Native American rights.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
We feature a request for comments on subsistence taking of Northern Fur Seals on the Pribilof Islands from the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.



August 8, 2018

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


Book cover of Reproductive Justice

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Dismantling monuments.
  • Native American reproductive health law--Reproductive Justice: The politics of healthcare for Native American women. [Book Review]
  • Tribal sovereign immunity at the patent and trademark office.
  • Standing Rock in the swamp: Oil, the environment, and the United Houma Nation's struggle for federal recognition.
Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Carter v. Tahsuda (Indian Child Welfare Act - Constitutionality)
State of California v. Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel (Gaming; Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act)
Northern Natural Gas Company v. 80 Acres of Land in Thurston County (Utilities; Rights-of-Way - Condemnation)
Wilhite v. Awe Kualawaache Care Center (Jurisdiction; Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
State v. George (Jurisdiction)
Cayuga Nation v. Campbell (Official Tribal Government)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Land & Water section, we feature an article about a study on the changing scope of Native American groundwater rights.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
  • S.2850: A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2020 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
  • H.R.6510: To establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Park Service and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Education, and for other purposes.
  • S.3269: A bill to establish the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, and for other purposes.
  • S.3280: A bill to increase intergovernmental coordination to identify and combat human trafficking within Indian lands and of Indians.
  • H.R.6545: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2018. (See Title IX)
  • H.Res.1037: Recognizing the 29th anniversary of the Tribal Canoe Journey of the Tribal Nations of the Pacific Northwest and congratulating the Puyallup Tribe of Indians for hosting the 2018 Power Paddle to Puyallup.
  • H.R.6647: To amend the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act to move the enforcement office to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to increase the civil monetary penalties for failure to follow the processes established by that Act, and for other purposes.


July 25, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/24


Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Access to justice: Impact of Twombly & Iqbal on state court systems.
  • Intellectual property, traditional knowledge, and traditional cultural expressions in Native American tribal codes.
  • Taos Pueblo
    The Southwest, where water rights are essential.
  • Atmospheric trust litigation: Securing a constitutional right to a stable climate system.
  • Beyond Dakota Access Pipeline: Energy development and imperative for meaningful tribal consultation.
  • Here today, gone tomorrow -- Is global climate change another white man's trick to get Indian land? The role of treaties in protecting tribes as they adapt to climate change.
  • For a lump of coal & a drop of oil: An environmentalist's critique of the Trump administration's first year of energy policies.
  • Environmental justice in the United States: The human right to water.
Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2018.html
Gabriel v. Colville Business Council (Tribal Government - Expulsion of Council Member)

Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Navajo Nation v. Dalley (Slip and Fall; Jurisdiction; Gaming)
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Inter Partes Review; Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Patent Law)
Oglala Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Uranium Mining; Cultural Resources Protection)
Stand up for California! v. United States Department of the Interior (Gaming; Administrative Procedures Act)
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Sattgast (State Taxation)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature an article about Native American homelessness.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
We feature notice of the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, relating to Indian entities recognized and eligible to receive services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.


U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
H.R.6414: To amend title 23, United States Code, to extend the deadline for promulgation of regulations under the tribal transportation self-governance program.
S.3216: Justice for Native Survivors of Sexual Violence Act.

July 13, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/12

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • American colonialism and constitutional redemption.
  • An analysis of the lack of protection for intangible tribal cultural property in the digital age.
  • Photo of water droplets.
  • The Trump public lands revolution: Redefining "the public" in public land law.
  • Global water crisis and human rights: A glass half empty.
  • The untold story of the Dakota Access Pipeline: How politics almost undermined the rule of law.
  • The distributive state and the function of tax expenditures.
  • Congressional power and sovereignty in Indian affairs.
Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
State of North Dakota v. Peltier (Child Support - Concurrent Jurisdiction)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Land & Water section, we feature an article about a dispute between Maine tribes and the EPA over water quality rules.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
We feature notices of the Department of the Interior relating to leasing regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act) for two tribes.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
H.R.6147: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019.   

July 6, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/6


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Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • The potential effects of Strugeon v. Frost on Alaska Native corporations.
  • Federal Indian Law -- First Circuit Court of Appeals clarifies Penobsoct Nation's reservation boundary -- Penobscot Nation v. Mills, 861 F.3D 324 (1st Cir. 2017).
  • "Ask me no questions": The struggle for disclosure of cultural and genetic resource utilization in design.
  • Presidential authority to revoke or reduce national monument designations.
Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Ho-Chunk, Inc. v. Sessions (Contraband Cigarettes Trafficking Act; Tribal Corporations)

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

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Land & Water section, we feature an article about a current land-trust case.

June 28, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/28


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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition for certiorari was granted in Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den (State Taxation) on 6/25/18.
Petition for certiorari was granted in Herrera v. Wyoming (Treaty Hunting Rights) on 6/28/18.
Petitions for certiorari were denied in Eastern Shoshone Tribe v. Wyoming, et al. and Northern Arapaho Tribe, et al. v. Wyoming, et al. (Reservation Diminishment) and in Sharp Image Gaming, Inc. v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Indian Gaming Commission - Collateral Agreements) on 6/25/18.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Polar opposites: Assessing the state of environmental law in the world's polar regions.
Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2018.htmlSpurr v. Spurr (Harassment - Personal Protection Order)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
Matter of IW (Indian Child Welfare Act - Expert Witnesses)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature an article about U.S. Supreme Court end of term action on Native American law cases.

June 22, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/22


photo of U.S. Supreme Court building

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 6/20/18.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Through a Federal Habeas Corpus glass, darkly- Who is entitled to effective assistance of counsel in tribal court under ICRA and how will we know if they got it?
  • Tribal sovereignty and the recognition power.
  • Twenty-five years later: The amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act and Tribal Consultation.
  • Foreign-Trade zones in Indian Country: Is a foreign-trade zone right for your tribe?
  • Silence is anything but golden: Laws of general applicability in Indian Country.
  • Alvarez v. Lopez: The Ninth Circuit overextends Congress's intended use of plenary powers with its interpretation of the ICRA jury provision.
  • Lessons from relocations past: Climate change, tribes, and the need for pragmatism in community relocation planning.
  • Water exchanges: Arizona's most recent innovation in Water Law and Policy.
  • Ensuring Arizona's future today: The Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan and its implementation in Arizona.
  • Overcoming constitutional obstacles to the resolution of general stream adjudications.
  • Retail Canyon: The failure of Environmental Law within an American treasure.
  • The ubiquitous ubiety of Native American Law.
  • An overview of practicing American Indian Criminal Law in Federal, State, and Tribal Courts, and an update about recent expansion of criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
  • Data sovereignty and the Tribal Law and Order Act.
  • The effect of state marijuana legalization on tribes: One tribe's unexpected journey.
  • A former tribal leader's thoughts on serving tribal clients.
  • NHPA 106 Consultation: A primer for tribal advocates.
  • Conquering injustice: An analysis of sexual violence in Indian Country and the Oliphant gap in tribal jurisdiction.
  • Patchak v. Zinke (16-498).
  • The National Historic Preservation Act: An inadequate attempt to protect the cultural and religious sites of Native nations.
  • Why try to change me now?: The basis for the 2016 Indian Child Welfare Act Regulations.
  • Highway culverts, salmon runs, and the Stevens Treaties: A century of litigating Pacific Northwest Tribal Fishing Rights.
  • Do borders make a difference behind bars? The scope of prisoners' free exercise of religion protection in Canada and the United States.
  • A view from American courts: The year in Indian Law 2017.
  • Resources for relocation: In search of a coherent Federal policy on resettling climate-vulnerable communities.
  • Implementing the Federal Trust Responsibility to Indians after President Nixon's 1970 message to Congress on Indian Affairs: Reminiscences of Reid Peyton Chambers.
  • The State, the Tribe, and the ugly: The Ninth Circuit stakes a bad claim on Indian Land for tribal civil jurisdiction over nonmembers in Window Rock Unified School District v. Reeves.
Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (Federal Recognition)

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

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Land & Water section, we feature a couple of articles relating to an effort to nullify a tribal water rights settlement deal.


U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bill was added:
H.R.6124: To amend Title II of the Social Security Act to authorize voluntary agreements for coverage of Indian tribal council members, and for other purposes.

June 15, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/14


photo of the front 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 filed in Citizen Potawatomi Nation v. Oklahoma (Indian Gaming - Arbitration) on 5/30/18.
A Per Curium Opinion was issued in Washington v. U.S. on 6/11/18.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Rejecting the Zero-Sum game in daily fantasy sports: A proposal for Arizona.
  • The Supreme Court's last 30 years of Federal Indian Law: Looking for equilibrium or supremacy?
  • Valuable lessons to learn from Tribal innovation.
  • The rapidly increasing extraction of oil, and Native Women, in North Dakota.
  • Statutory divestiture of Tribal Sovereignty.
  • Breaking faith with the Tribal Sovereignty Doctrine.
  • The puzzle of traditional knowledge.
  • Tribes and Cannabis: Seeking parity with States and consultation and agreement from the U.S. Government.
  • Lewis v. Clarke (15-1500).
  • DAPL: Storm clouds on the horizon in Indian Country.
  • The Volkswagen Settlement: An opportunity for Tribes to mitigate nitrous oxide emissions in Indian Country.
  • Domestic Violence.
  • Indian Nations and The Constitution.
Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
United States v. Jim (Gaming Revenue Distributions; Taxation)
California v. Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California (Official Tribal Government)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
White v. Schneiderman (Cigarette Taxation)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature an article about a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upholds protections for salmon.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html

  • The following bills were added:
  • H.R.6030: Tribal School Federal Insurance Parity Act.
  • S.3046: Tribal Food Sovereignty Act of 2018
  • H.R.3744: Tribal Recognition Act of 2017
  • S.1285: Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act

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 the new list of designated tribal agents for service of notice in compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act. 

May 29, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/29

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
A decision was published in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 5/21/18.
Petition for certiorari was granted in Royal v. Murphy (Reservation Boundaries) on 5/21/18.
Petition for certiorari was filed in Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe, et al. (Treaty Fishing Rights) on 5/21/18.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html
  • Establishing the denominator: The challenges of measuring multiracial, Hispanic, and Native American populations.
  • Counting America's first peoples.
  • Accountability or merely "good words"? An analysis of tribal consultation under The National Environmental Policy Act and The National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Consenting to dispossession: The problematic heritage and complex future of consultation and consent of Indigenous peoples.
  • Cultural heritage protection and sacred spaces: Considering alternative approaches from within the human rights framework.
  • Federal Indian Reserved Water Rights and the No Harm Rule.
  • The puzzle of traditional knowledge.
  • Protecting cultural rights in the South Pacific Islands: Using UNESCO and marine protected areas to plan for climate change.
  • "Indian" as a political classification: Reading the tribe back into the Indian Child Welfare Act.
  • Policy considerations and implications in United States v. Bryant.
  • Presidential authority and the Antiquities Act.
  • The controversy over permit-exempt wells in Washington.
  • "With the Indian tribes": Race, citizenship, and original constitutional meanings.
  • Presidential authority and the Antiquities Act.
  • Standing together: How the Federal government can protect the tribal cultural resources of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Mono County v. Walker River Irrigation District (Tribal Water Rights)
United States v. Walker River Irrigation District (Tribal Water Rights)
Fawn Cain, Tanya Archer and Sandi Ovitt v. Salish Kootenai College, Inc. (Tribal Colleges; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
FSS Development CO., LLC v. Apache Tribe of Oklahoma (Indian Gaming; Diversity Jurisdiction)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2018.html
In re Williams (Michigan Indian Family Protection Act)
People In Interest of I.B.-R. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature an article about a U.S. Congressional bill to combat Native American veteran homelessness.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
  • S.Res.529: A resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2018, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.
  • S.2943: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt Indian tribal governments and other tribal entities from the employer health coverage mandate during the time the employer health coverage mandate exists.
  • H.R.5847: To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to improve recruitment and retention of employees in Indian Health Service, restore accountability in the Indian Health Service, improve health services, and for other purposes.
  • S.2907: A bill to provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal lands in the State of New Mexico.
  • H.R.5911: To amend Public Law 115-97 (commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) to repeal the Arctic National Wildlife oil and gas program, and for other purposes.

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.