National Indian Law Library Bulletin (2/8/2019)

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The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/8/19.

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.