National Indian Law Library Bulletin (12/18/2019)

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We have scoured the web. Here are some of the latest materials related to Indian Law. Find all of the latest updates at narf.org/nill/bulletins/index.html

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
Petition for certiorari was granted in this case on 12/13/19:
McGirt v. Oklahoma (Indian Major Crimes Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Bay Mills Indian Community v. Whitmer (IGRA; Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act)
Yurok Tribe v. Resighini Rancheria (Sovereign Immunity)
Rosales v. Dutschke (Indian Gaming; Rule 19)
Fitisemanu v. United States (Birthright Citizenship)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2019.html
State of Minnesota v. Bellcourt (Jurisdiction; Cross-Deputization Agreement)
State of Minnesota v. Northrup (Treaty Fishing Rights)

U.S. Legislation – 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html

  • S.3019 – Montana Water Rights Protection Act
  • S.3044 – A bill to amend the American’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to expand the Indian reservation drinking water program, and for other purposes.

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

  • Owning Geronimo but not Elmer McCurdy: The unique property status of Native American remains.

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
This week, in brief:

  • ‘A long journey for our people’: Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians on cusp on federal recognition
  • Majority of U.S. states, 75 members of Congress and more than 30 organizations file amicus briefs in support of Native American families and children
  • U.S. Supreme Court accepts new Oklahoma case about Indian reservations
  • ‘We can help ourselves:’ Native women come together to confront high rates of maternal mortality
  • Environmental, nuclear worries force Prairie Island tribe to seek new lands
  • A Native law school ‘is something we need’
  • Muckleshoots among 30 tribes selected for expansion of program enhancing tribal access to national crime information databases
  • Hopes for bipartisan Montana water law in 2020
  • ‘It changed our lives’: Banished women fight Ute tribal leaders in federal court