National Indian Law Library Bulletin (6/9/2021)


We have scoured the web. Here are some of the latest materials related to Indian Law. Find all of the latest updates at

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
A petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 5/28/21:

  • Phillips, et al. v. Oneida Indian Nation (Indian Taxation)

A petition for certiorari was denied in one case on 6/7/21:

  • Seneca County v. Cayuga Indian Nation of New York (Indian Taxation; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Ohlsen v. United States (FTCA)
  • Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians v. Crosby (RICO Act)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In re N.R. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)

  • In defense of the Indian Commerce Clause.
  • The time is now for the IACHR to address climate action as a human right: Indigenous communities can lead (again).
  • Unqualified? Investing in qualified opportunity zones on reservations.
  • Beyond a sliver of a full moon: Acknowledging and abolishing white bias to restore safety and sovereignty to Indian Country.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • Lakota victory: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe celebrates denial of Noem’s fireworks fiasco
  • Cherokee Nation files 1,000th case in tribal court since McGirt ruling
  • ND activists: Lack of tribal inclusion in redistricting runs deep
  • Tackling tribal connectivity: NAU scientist Vigil-Hayes developing broadband solutions for rural areas
  • NCAI weighs in on discovery of remains of 215 children at Indian residential school in Canada
  • Pipeline workers are scaring Indigenous elders away from their own lands
  • Native American mascots could be banned from Colorado schools by October
  • IU works with Native American tribes on new measures to strengthen partnership
  • Wyoming tribes take over full ownership of oil and gas field
  • Native Americans most likely to die from police shootings, families who lost loved ones weigh in
  • Two-spirit pride stories