February 15, 2019

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


Swinomish Indian Tribal Community logo

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
First Interstate Bancsystem, INC. v. First Interstate Bank (Official Tribal Government)
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. Army Corps of Engineers
(Clean Water Act)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2019.html
  • No Ordinary Lawsuit: The Public Trust and the Duty to Confront Climate Disruption—Commentary on Blumm and Wood.
  • Climate change and the Arctic: Ideas for how the United States and Canada can protect their Arctic Indigenous peoples.

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Environment and Energy section, we feature an article about the Green New Deal and what it might mean for tribes.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
The following bills were introduced:
  • H.R.1151: To allow veterans to use, possess, or transport medical marijuana and to discuss the use of medical marijuana with a physician of the Department of Veterans Affairs as authorized by a State or Indian Tribe, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.1191: To amend section 520E of the Public Health Service Act to require States and their designees receiving grants for development and implementation of statewide suicide early intervention and prevention strategies to collaborate with each Federally recognized Indian tribe, tribal organization, urban Indian organization, and Native Hawaiian health care system in the state.
Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2019.html
The update includes two Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, notices of land acquisitions for tribes.

February 8, 2019

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

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Federal Communications Commission

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
National Lifeline Association v. Federal Communications Commission (Federal Communications Commission - Subsidies)
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation v. United States Department of the Interior (Oil and Gas Drilling Permits)
United States of America v. Jack W. Turtle
(Lacey Act; Endangered Species)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2019.html
Interest of D.E.D.I (Indian Child Welfare Act - Expert Witnesses)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2019.html
Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints v. Window Rock District Court
(Jurisdiction; Pro Hac Vice)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2019.html
  • Remaining silent in Indian Country: Self-incrimination and grants of immunity for tribal court defendants.
  • Second wave due diligence: The case for incorporating free, prior, and informed consent into the deep sea mining regulatory regime.
  • A clash between culture and law: A comparative look at the conflict between quiet title actions in Hawaii, the Kuleana Act of 1850, and the displacement of Indigenous people.
News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Land and Water section, we feature an article about Arizona's drought plan and how it may impact farms, cities, tribes, and developers.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
The following bills and resolutions were introduced:
  • S.Res.37: A resolution designating the week beginning February 3, 2019, as "National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week."
  • S.Res.52: A resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Indian Affairs.
  • S.294: A bill to establish a business incubators program within the Department of the Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation communities.
  • S.305: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to recognize Indian tribal governments for purposes of determining under the adoption credit whether a child has special needs.
  • S.336: A bill to direct the Comptroller General of the United States to submit a report on the response of law enforcement agencies to reports of missing or murdered Indians.
  • H.R.958: To protect Native children and promote safety in Indian country.
  • H.R.1031: To take certain land located in San Diego County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes.