Indian Law Issues in the News (10/12/2021)

MetroTimes: Activists urge Detroit to increase inclusion of indigenous communities

The Conversation: Land acknowledgments meant to honor Indigenous people too often do the opposite – erasing American Indians and sanitizing history instead

Oregon Public Broadcasting: Tribes: New evidence proves massacre was at Nevada mine site Gov. Tony Evers issues order apologizing for Wisconsin’s role in Indian boarding schools

White House: Executive Order on the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Native Americans and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities Minnetonka Moccasin issues apology for appropriation of Native American cultures

NYTs: A New Cookbook by Indigenous People, for Indigenous People

Great Lakes Now: Indigenous leaders face barriers to UN climate conference

USA Today: McGirt ruling’s ongoing impact on tribal youth and families

Democracy Now: “People vs. Fossil Fuels’’: Winona LaDuke & Mass Protests Call on Biden to Stop Line 3 Pipeline

NPR (11 min. audio): Native Americans Take Over The Writers’ Room and Tell Their Own Stories

Office of Gov. Gavin Newsom: On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Governor Newsom Announces California Truth & Healing Council Partnership to Support Philanthropic and Community Engagement

Indian Law Issues in the News (10/11/2021)

NYTs: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Explained

NPR (3 min. audio): Native American tribes push to get Biden’s infrastructure bill passed

NRDC: Indigenous Leaders at the Frontlines of Environmental Injustice and Solutions

Green Market Report: Native American Tribes Forging Cannabis Partnerships

Ms.: “Respect Us, or Expect Us”: Indigenous Women Continue to Fight Against Pipeline 3

Sierra Club: Can Indigenous Leadership Save Our National Parks and Monuments?

Oklahoma v. Johnny Edward Mize, II (SCT)

Brief amicus curiae of Muscogee (Creek) Nation in support of Respondent Johnny Edward Mize, II

Cert opposition Brief of respondent Johnny Edward Mize, II

Oklahoma’s Petition for a writ of certiorari

Questions Presented

  1. Whether a State has authority to prosecute non-Indians who commit crimes against Indians in Indian country.
  2. Whether McGirt v. Oklahoma, 140 S.Ct. 2452 (2020) should be overruled.

Opinion of the OK Court of Criminal Appeals

Indian Law Issues in the News (10/8/2021)

Neoshia Roemer
University of Idaho College of Law Asst. Prof. Neoshia Roemer

NPR: The Indian Child Welfare Act Faces Its Biggest Challenge Yet (featuring former ILPC staff attorney and current University of Idaho College of Law Asst. Prof. Neoshia Roemer!)

NYTs: After Denying Care to Black Natives, Indian Health Service Reverses Policy

White House: A Proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021

Reuters: ‘Solar warriors’ train for Native America energy fight

California Attorney General: Attorney General Bonta Leads Bipartisan Coalition of 26 Attorneys General in Defense of Indian Child Welfare Act Protections Before the U.S. Supreme Court

Salt Lake Tribune: Lawmakers prep bill to protect Indigenous children in Utah’s child welfare system

ABC News (video): Native American tribes plea for help as Colorado River dries up

US News & World Report: Oklahoma Court Reject’s Death Row Inmates’ McGirt Appeal

Michigan Tribes in the News (10/7/2021)

Gov. Whitmer meets Tribal Leaders

The Sault News: Governor Whitmer, cabinet members meet with Tribal leaders

WaPo: ‘This is a crisis’: Tens of thousands of children affected by pandemic-related deaths of parents

Michigan Advance: Mich. tribal leaders praise Warren bill addressing Native boarding school trauma

Michigan Radio: Stateside: Michigan’s Native boarding schools; kids and past pandemics; Whitmer kidnapping plot case

Green Matters: The Line 5 Pipeline May Unfortunately Continue Running for the Long Haul

The Sault News: Op-Ed: End the filibuster to protect Indian voting rights

Indian Law Issues in the News (10/7/2021)

Marie Wilcox

NYTs: Marie Wilcox, Who Saved Her Native Language From Extinction, Dies at 87

AP: Maryland does not display Native American COVID-19 data

NBC News: Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans disproportionally killed by Covid-19 last year, study says

HCN: How the U.S. legal system ignores Tribal law Sen. Mike Rounds Introduces Tribal Food Sovereignty Act Hawaii panel shines light on missing, slain Indigenous girls

Tri-City Herald: Washington Tribes share these environmental concerns with Biden representative

Indian Law Issues in the News (10/6/2021)

Shelly Lowe

NEH: President Biden Nominates Shelly Lowe (Navajo) to Chair the National Endowment for the Humanities Congratulations to Shelly!

NYTs: Indian Health Service ‘Willfully Ignored’ Sexual Abuse by Doctor, Report Finds

Grist: The Colorado River is drying up. Here’s how that affects Indigenous water rights

Grist: States, tribes, and NGOs hold polluters accountable in a ‘tidal wave’ of greenwashing lawsuits

Mercury News: San Jose State: Professor smiling with Native American skull ignites fiery debate

Navajo-Hopi Observer: First Native American poet laureate Joy Harjo begins third term, releases memoir