National Indian Law Library Bulletin (6/23/2021)

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2020-2021update.html
One petition for certiorari was denied on 6/21/21:

  • Club One Casino v. Haaland (Jurisdiction)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2021.html

  • Big Sandy Rancheria Enterprises v. Bonta (Sovereign Immunity; Indian Taxation)
  • Backcountry Against Dumps v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (Trust Relationship; Cultural Resources)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2021.html

  • In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of: B.M.S., T.J.R.T., and D.A.M. (Indian Child Welfare Act; Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2021.html

  • Mayes v. Cherokee Nation Election Commission (Tribal Elections)
  • Morales v. Fort Peck Tribes (Tribal Law)

U.S. Legislation – 117th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/117_uslegislation.html

  • S.2071 – A bill to provide grants to States, territories, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and eligible Tribal entities to promote access to affordable, high-speed broadband and digital equity.
  • S.2092 – A bill to permanently authorize the Native Community Development Financial Institutions lending program of the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
  • S.2167/H.R.4052 – A bill to establish a national, research-based, and comprehensive home study assessment process for the evaluation of prospective foster parents and adoptive parents and provide funding to States and Indian tribes to adopt such process.
  • S.2177 – A bill to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to ensure sufficient bonding and complete and timely reclamation of land and water disturbed by Federal and Indian oil and gas production, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.4054 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat Indian tribal governments in the same manner as State governments for certain Federal tax purposes, 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/2021.html

  • The sky will not fall in Oklahoma.
  • A coherent ethic of lawyering in post-McGirt Oklahoma.
  • Renewable energy depends on tribal sovereignty.
  • White tape and Indian wards: Removing the federal bureaucracy to empower tribal economies and self-government.
  • Hawai’i ’78: Collective memory and the untold legal history of the reparative action for Kānaka Maoli.

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

  • Secretary Haaland announces federal Indian boarding school initiative
  • Yakama Nation celebrates ‘resounding victory’ for treaty lands
  • Navajo Nation disappointed in lack of Native Americans selected for New Mexico Citizen Redistricting Committee
  • Pueblo of Acoma signs 15-year agreement with Colorado energy company, makes plans to maintain its own utility
  • ‘We’re just somebody little’: Amid plans to mine lithium deposit, Indigenous, rural communities find themselves at the center of the energy transition
  • South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition celebrates upward trend in Native American homeownership during National Homeownership Month
  • ‘Bring us your dreams.’ This Native-led fund aims to ‘decolonize philanthropy’ in the Northwest
  • There are many unmarked graves of Indigenous kids at US boarding schools too
  • Decolonize climate adaptation research
  • Indigenous women invite Deb Haaland to see devastation of Line 3 for herself
  • Juneteenth from a Black Indigenous perspective

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

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2020-2021update.html
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
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2021.html

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

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2021.html

  • 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)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2021.html

  • 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
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
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

Native American Law Library Bulletin (6/3/2021)

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2020-2021update.html
One case was decided this week on 6/1/21:

  • United States v. Cooley (Indian Civil Rights Act; Tribal Police; Exclusionary Rule)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2021.html

  • Kalispel Tribe of Indians v. Department of the Interior (Trust Responsibilities; IGRA)
  • Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. United States (Bureau of Indian Affairs; 638 Contract)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2021.html

  • Makah Indian Tribe v. Commissioner of Public Lands (Treaty Rights)

U.S. Legislation – 117th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/117_uslegislation.html

  • S.1868 – A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require that equitable distribution of assistance include equitable distribution to Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, to increase amounts reserved for allotment to Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations under certain circumstances, and to reserve amounts for migrant programs under certain circumstances, and to provide for a Government Accountability Office report on child abuse and neglect in American Indian Tribal communities.
  • S.1880/S.1897 – A bill to direct the Federal Trade Commission to submit to Congress a report on unfair or deceptive acts or practices targeted at Indian Tribes or members of Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.
  • S.1895 – A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award additional funding through the Sanitation Facilities Construction Program of the Indian Health Service, and for other purposes.
  • S.1901 – A bill to amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.
  • S.1911 – A bill to provide for the settlement of the water rights claims of the Fort Belknap Indian Community, and for other purposes.
  • S.1951 – A bill to make additional Federal public land available for selection under the Alaska Native Vietnam era veterans land allotment program, and for other purposes.
  • S.1957 – A bill to establish digital services in State, county, local, and Tribal governments, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.3587 – To prescribe procedures for effective consultation and coordination by Federal agencies with federally recognized Tribal Governments regarding Federal Government actions that impact Tribal lands and interests to ensure that meaningful Tribal input is an integral part of the Federal decision-making process.
  • H.R.3649 – To extend Federal recognition to the Mono Lake Kutzadikaa Tribe, 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/2021.html

  • Cultural competency and the law: Productive justice for American Indians.
  • Mitigating disparities in access to healthcare among Native American communities through telehealth.
  • The reasonable Indigenous youth standard.
  • Indiana’s Indian laws: Indigenous erasure and racism in the land of the Indians.

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

  • Court unanimously holds that Indian tribes retain the inherent power to police non-Indians
  • President’s 2022 budget includes increases in funding for Indian Country, including a 36% increase for Indian Health Service
  • Choctaw Nation taking first steps to grant citizenship to Freedmen
  • San Carlos Apache Tribe nearly halts spread of coronavirus
  • Treaties offer new aid in environmental fights
  • Vaccine information available in Native languages
  • Chair Grijalva introduces RESPECT Act to establish and require government-to-government consultation between federal agencies, tribal leaders
  • The Karuk used fire to manage the forest for centuries. Now they want to do that again
  • Freedmen’s effect on Black Wall Street
  • Diné historian strengthens history of traditional matriarchal leadership

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (8/5/2020)

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
A petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 7/27/20:
Nobles v. North Carolina (Indian Status; Criminal Jurisdiction)
A petition for habeas corpus was filed in one case on 6/17/20:
In Re Scott Louis YoungBear (Civil Rights Violations)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

  • Oneida Nation v. Village of Hobart (Reservation Boundaries)
  • Stephen C. v. Bureau of Indian Education (Indian Education)
  • Landreth v. United States (Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
In the Matter of the Adoption of B.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

  • Section 5, Indian trust land acquisitions, and secretarial authority.
  • Navigating tribal opposition to permits for Great Lakes mining projects.
  • Upholding tribal treaties with the Clean Water Act.

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

  • House committees approve Gallego bills to end copays and improve care for Native veterans
  • Trump’s pick to manage public lands has four-decade history of “overt racism” toward Native people
  • More than 1 thousand acres of Esselen ancestral land returned to tribe
  • Yurok Tribal Court, Sovereign Bodies Institute release progress report on pivotal project
  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation celebrates first class of medical school students during white coat ceremony
  • Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
  • Feds open South Dakota office for MMIW cases
  • Turtle Mountain could be first North Dakota tribe to recognize same-sex marriage
  • Nunavummiut have to stay home, but their art continues to travel
  • $20 million gift to ABQ nonprofit will benefit thousands of Native American students
  • In 1920, Native women sought the vote. Here’s what’s next.

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (7/22/2020)

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Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

  • Gibbs v. Haynes Investments, LLC (Payday Lending)
  • Martinez v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)
  • Hanson v. Parisien (Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance)
  • United States v. Walker River Irrigation District (Water Rights)
  • Sisto v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Treat v. Stitt (Tribal Gaming Compacts)

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

H.R.7692 – To provide a grant program for elementary schools, secondary schools, and institutions of higher education to help offset costs associated with complying with guidelines, recommendations, and other public health communications issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a State, Indian Tribe, Tribal organization, or locality related to mitigating the hazards presented by COVID-19.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

  • Living in the blast zone: Sexual violence piped onto Native land by extractive industries.
  • The Belloni Decision: A foundation for the Northwest fisheries cases, the national tribal sovereignty movement, and an understanding of the rule of law.
  • How much evidence should we need to protect cultural sites and treaty rights?
  • Taxes, theft, and Indian tribes: Seeking an equitable solution to state taxation of Indian Country commerce.

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

  • National Indian Health Board cites failed U.S. policies toward American Indians for severe COVID-19 impacts in testimony before U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • A bridge of repair for Native and Black America
  • The Native American critique of new law school study
  • Why the American Indian Movement started the Heart of the Earth Survival School
  • ASU Law program on McGirt
  • StrongHearts Native Helpline: Stacking up the numbers
  • Hoeven statement on United States Department of Agriculture announcement on food distribution program on Indian reservations
  • Why tribes should have the power to enforce strict Coronavirus policies
  • CASA seeks volunteer advocates to help local children
  • Return of sacred Black Hills: ‘It’s a question of when’ and ‘no surrender of sovereignty’
  • It’s not just a ski resort. From Tahoe to Carson, Indigenous people say Sierra names misrepresent them

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (7/15/2020)

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
One case was decided on 7/9/20:
McGirt v. Oklahoma (Criminal Jurisdiction)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

  • Williams v. Medley Opportunity Fund II, LP (Tribal Sovereign Lending)
  • Crow Indian Tribe v. United States (Endangered Species Act; Yellowstone Grizzlies)
  • Dossett v. Ho-Chunk, Inc. (Sovereign Immunity)
  • Shopbell v. Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (Treaty Rights)
  • Grondal v. Mill Bay Members Association, Inc. (Indian Allotment)
  • Poarch Band of Creek Indians v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC (Opioid Manufacturing)

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

  • H.R.7557 – To amend title VI of the Social Security Act to extend the coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund payments to Tribal Governments.
  • H.R.7565 – To authorize the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land, 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/2020.html

  • Chipping away at the public trust doctrine: Mauna Kea and the degradation principle.
  • When the Navajo Generating Station closes, where does the water go?
  • An odd way to read a preemption statute: The Atomic Energy Act, Virginia Uranium, and the Diné Natural Resource Protection Act.
  • Redefining tribal sovereignty for the era of fundamental rights.
  • “You’re in apple land but you are a lemon”: Connection, collaboration, and division in early ’70s Indian Country.
  • Herrera v. Wyoming: The Supreme Court’s most recent attempt to balance tribal rights, state power, and conservation efforts.

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

  • Court blocks Montana law that restricts voting rights of Native Americans
  • The McGirt case is a historic win for tribes
  • Q&A: What does McGirt ruling mean?
  • How the ‘only family’ argument is used against Indigenous families
  • Black Lives Matter for Freedman Descendants of the Five Civilized Tribes
  • Pandemic complicates tribes’ quest for data sovereignty
  • Indigenous groups launch first national $1 million direct cash program for Native Americans during COVID-19 pandemic
  • State Supreme Court vacates racist 1916 ruling in Yakama fishing rights case
  • Ninth Circuit rules to restore protections for Yellowstone grizzlies

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (7/1/2020)

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in one case on 6/19/20:
United States v. Cooley (Jurisdiction)
Petition for certiorari was denied in one case on 6/29/20:
Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment, et al. v. Bureau of Indian Affairs, et al. (Administrative Procedure Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

  • Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. Yakima County (Criminal Jurisdiction)
  • New Holy v. Department of the Interior (Tribal Constitutions)
  • Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Mnuchin (CARES Act)
  • Lorry van Chase v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (Freedom of Information Act)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Lavallie v. Jay (Jurisdiction; Personal Injury)
Hopi Tribe v. Arizona Snowbowl Resort Limited Partnership (Attorney Fees)

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

  • S.4059 – A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States, political subdivisions of States, Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, community-based entities, and primary care and behavioral health organizations to address behavioral health needs caused by the public health emergency declared with respect to COVID-19.
  • S.4079 – A bill to authorize the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land, and for other purposes.
  • S.4081 – A bill to provide a grant program for elementary schools, secondary schools, and institutions of higher education to help offset costs associated with complying with guidelines, recommendations, and other public health communications issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a State, Indian Tribe, Tribal organization, or locality related to mitigating the hazards presented by COVID-19.
  • S.4090 – A bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, and for other purposes.
  • S.4113 – A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide grants to States and Indian Tribes to deploy affordable, high-speed broadband to unserved and underserved areas.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article) 
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

  • Indian lives matter: Pandemics and inherent tribal powers.
  • Codifying the rights of nature.
  • Running for missing and murdered Native women.
  • Yurok Tribe fishing court.

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

  • ‘Wear your mask, do your part’: Tribal citizens in New Mexico bear brunt of coronavirus
  • ‘End of an era’: American Indian Services closes after 49 years
  • Navajo Nation president says New Mexico still failing students
  • Tribes’ human remains and cultural items have been scattered across the U.S. Here’s how they get returned
  • Judge: Alaska corporations can get tribal virus relief money
  • Blackfeet propose permanent protections for Badger Two Medicine
  • Speaker Seth Damon signs Navajo Nation Diné Pride Week proclamation to recognize equality progress
  • Native women law students excluded from so-called “Women of Color in Law Schools” study
  • Knowing, rethinking a shared history

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (6/24/2020)

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
Petitions for certiorari were denied in two cases on 6/22/20:
Baley v. United States (Endangered Species Act; Water Rights)
Cherokee Nation v. Bernhardt (Reservation Boundaries)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
Western Watersheds Project v. Bernhardt (Endangered Species Act; National Forest Management Act)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency v. K.L.B. and C.J. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

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

  • H.R.7263 – To repeal the eighth proviso under Operation of Indian Programs of 1998 to restore Tribal sovereignty.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2020.html

  • The canary in the coalmine–The tragic history of the U.S. government’s policies toward Native peoples.
  • Murphy v. NCAA and the legalization of sports betting in states and Indian Country.
  • Piliʻōlelo: E Ahona Kānaka I Ke O‘a Kānāwai.

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

  • Little Shell nationhood passes six month mark
  • The power of California’s Native American youth in the 2020 Census
  • AZ tribes sue federal government over water quality rules
  • Supreme Court winds down unusual term with tribal sovereignty case on docket
  • Mishigamiing Journalism Project starts at Record-Eagle
  • Blackfeet film takes home an Emmy
  • Northern Arapaho woman beings campaign for state’s sole U.S. House seat
  • Why I removed Confederate monuments from the Cherokee Capitol Grounds
  • Your road trip is not more important than Indian Country

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (6/17/2020)

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Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

  • Solonex, LLC v. Bernhardt (Oil and Gas Leasing)
  • Winnemucca Indian Colony v. United States (Tribal Elections)
  • Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Mnuchin (CARES Act)
  • Lingenfelter v. Liptak (RLUIPA)
  • Water Works Board of the City of Birmingham v. U.S. Bank National Association (Fraud)

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

  • H.R.7173 – To protect the status of lands held in trust for the benefit of federally recognized Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.
  • S.3937 – A bill to amend section 330C of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize special programs for Indians for providing services for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, and for other purposes.
  • S.3948 – A bill to amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, 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/2020.html

  • Indigenizing professional responsibility.

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

  • Ruling cancels energy lease in the Badger-Two Medicine area
  • A hospital’s secret coronavirus policy separated Native American mothers from their newborns
  • How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River
  • ‘It’s so important for our young people to vote’
  • COVID-19 exposes inadequate funding levels at Indian Health Service
  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture puts curriculum on tribes online
  • Man sentenced for stealing Ancestral Puebloan artifacts
  • Iron Range board tables Fond du Lac water treatment funding over band’s ‘anti-mining’ stances
  • Navajo leaders lay out plan to spend relief funds, shield elderly from ‘this monster’
  • UC Berkeley has nearly 500,000 tribal artifacts and remains. It isn’t giving them back quickly
  • In Apache, we say ‘Ndąą Diłhił’í bi’idąą da’ilįį’ (Black Lives Matter)

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (6/10/2020)

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Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
United States v. Grote (Payday Lending; TILA)
Booker v. Plain Green, LLC. (Sovereign Immunity)
Elliot v. Snyder (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act)
Gwitchyaa Zhee Corporation v. Bernhardt (ANCSA)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
In re M.W. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

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

  • H.R.7092 – To amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Indian Education, and to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.7119 – To convey land in Anchorage, Alaska, to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and for other purposes.

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

  • A native perspective on shared political resistance and force
  • Shoshone-Bannock transgender inmate makes history with legal fight
  • Disparity, disease, and drinking water: COVID-19 and safe drinking water access in Indian Country
  • U.S. Senate passes Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act
  • Ruth Buffalo: ‘We tripled…Native American women running’ for North Dakota Legislature
  • Prof Pommersheim talks checkpoints
  • Ramos bill to acknowledge historic Native American presence moves to Senate
  • Investigation reveals a consistent picture: ‘It’s really hard to vote in Indian Country’
  • Pocatello attorney prevails in largest water rights case in Nevada history
  • Mashpee Wampanoag: U.S. court ‘stood up for justice’
  • Shunning virus and Big Oil, Alaska tribe revives traditions