National Indian Law Library Bulletin (2/10/2017)


The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/10/17.

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 2/7/17.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
United States v. Cooley (Indian Civil Rights Act; Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
Guertin v. Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation  (Jurisdiction)
In re T. J. M. (Child Support)
Navajo Nation v. Tso (Criminal Law – Judicial Abuse of Office)
Martinez v. Colville Confederated Tribes (Domestic Violence; Sentencing)

State Courts Bulletin
Quinault Indian Nation v. Imperium Terminal Services, LLC (Ocean Resources Management Act – Oil Terminal Permits)

News Bulletin
Read the latest news about the shift in momentum for the Dakota Access Pipeline project and a court settlement that protects religious rights for Hawaiian prisoners.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, publishes notices regarding tribal consultation meetings on water infrastructure improvements.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
Here are the articles featured this week:
Complexity’s shadow: American Indian property, sovereignty, and the future.
Building relations: Alaska Natives, ANCSA and the federal government.
Sovereignty and subsistence: Native self-government and rights to hunt, fish, and gather after ANCSA.
ANCSA Section 7(I): $40 million per word and counting.
Issuing new stock in ANCSA corporations.
Look back to go forward.
A tribal advocate’s critique of proposed ANCSA amendments: perpetuating a broken corporate assimilationist policy.
Protection of Alaska Native customary and traditional hunting and fishing rights through Title VIII of ANILCA.
The benefits of a benefit corporation statute for Alaska Native corporations.
A business entity by any other name: corporation, community and kinship.
Standing Rock and the erosion of tribal rights.
An argument in support of tax-free per-cap distribution payments derived from Native American nations gaming sources.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following were added:
S.302: A bill to enhance tribal road safety, and for other purposes.
S.Res.40: A resolution designating the week beginning on February 5, 2017, as “National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week”.
S.254: A bill to amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide flexibility and reauthorization to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages.
S.343: A bill to repeal certain obsolete laws relating to Indians.
H.R.986: To clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act.
S.304: A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to allow the Indian Health Service to cover the cost of a copayment of an Indian or Alaska Native veteran receiving medical care or services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
H.R.981: To prohibit any hiring freeze from affecting the Indian Health Service.
S.249: A bill to provide that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted land, and for other purposes.
S.269: A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation located in Dillingham, Alaska, and for other purposes.
H.R.984: To extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe.