Indian Law Issues in the News (10/13/2021)

Native News Online: Tribes, Advocates Work to Fix a 30-year-old Loophole in Federal NAGPRA Law

Popular Science: Minnesota’s Line 3 pipeline threatens one of North America’s only native grains

MSU: Gordon Henry Appointed to New Endowed Chair Position

Law360: Justices Won’t Take Up Dispute Over (Miccosukee) Tribal Couple’s Taxes

NPR: Moccasin maker Minnetonka has apologized for appropriating Native American culture

Grand Forks Herald: Census undercount on Native American reservations complicates redistricting in South Dakota

WitnessLA: How The Criminal Justice System Disproportionately Harms Native American People

NBC News: Survivors Of Native American Boarding Schools Discuss Dark History In The US

This 21 minute video features interviews with survivors of the Holy Childhood School of Jesus of Harbor Springs, Michigan. Both of my grandparents (Henry “Hank” Shenanaquet and Laureen Peters) also attended Holy Childhood. Appearing in the video are Yvonne Walker-Keshick (Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians); Eric Hemenway, Director of LTBB Department of Repatriation, Archives and Records; and Fred Kiogima (LTBB). Click on the image below to view the video.

Yvonne Walker-Keshick speaks with an NBC News correspondent about the Holy Childhood School of Jesus Indian Boarding School of Harbor Springs, MI.

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