National Indian Law Library Bulletin (11/19/2019)

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Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Clements v. Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Tribal Jurisdiction)
FMC Corporation v. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (Hazardous Waste Storage; Tribal Court Jurisdiction) 

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

  • S.2871 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income payments under the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program and certain amounts received under the Indian Health Professions Scholarships Program. 
  • H.R.5153 – To assist Tribal governments in the management of buffalo and buffalo habitat and for the reestablishment of buffalo on Indian lands. 

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

  • Tribes’ water rights at Klamath River upheld by federal circuit court 
  • Native American students left behind by S.D. education system 
  • ‘We want to be calling the shots’: Naat’aanii partnership poised to deliver Medicaid to Navajo
  • Yaqui, O’odham history and sovereignty in the borderlands
  • ‘Homecoming’: Pueblo of Acoma set to reclaim sacred item
  • Cherokee Nation celebrates grand opening of largest tribal outpatient health center in country
  • How an Arrow Lakes elk hunt became a case of tribal recognition

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (11/13/2019)

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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 this case on 4/4/19: 
Terry v. Oklahoma (Reservation Boundaries)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Seneca Nation of Indians v. State of New York (Indian Gaming) 

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

  • S.2808 – 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.

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

  • Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act at seven years.

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

  • Still no sign of Supreme Court arguments in closely-watched Indian Country case
  • Crow Creek second tribe to adopt LGBT hate crime laws
  • Voters reject ballot measure in Utah opposed by Navajos
  • What western states can learn from Native American wildfire management strategies
  • Thousands of Alaska Native veterans now eligible for land allotments, but hurdles remain
  • Fifth Circuit to rehear Indian Child Welfare Act challenge
  • Historic recordings of Maine’s Passamaquoddy Tribe restored more than a century later

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (11/6/2019)

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Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Drake v. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (Sovereign Immunity)

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

  • H.R.4957 – To amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention 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/2019.html

  • America’s quiet legacy of Native American voter disenfranchisement: Prospects for change in North Dakota after Brakebill v. Jaeger.

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

  • Native American leaders say Keystone spill highlights the need to oppose Dakota Access Expansion, Keystone XL
  • An Inuit approach to cancer care promotes self-determination and reconciliation
  • Uprooted: The 1950’s plan to erase Indian Country
  • House OKs permanent ban on mining 1 million acres around Grand Canyon
  • Snoqualmie Tribe buys ancestral Snoqualmie Falls from Muckleshoot for $125 million
  • Nevada tribes slam state for scrubbing native history document from web
  • Indian student count finally being updated for the modern era

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (10/30/2019)

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State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2019.html
Cayuga Nation v. Campbell (Tribal Leadership) 

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

  • S.2696 – A bill to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to expand supportive services for Native American aging programs, and for other purposes. 
  • H.R.4908 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the collection of a health care copayment by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from a veteran who is a member of an Indian tribe. 

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

  • Decolonizing reservation economies: Returning to private enterprise and trade. 
  • Answering constitutional challenges to the tribal VAWA provisions. 
  • Beyond constitutional frontiers: Tribal rights, resources, and reform. 

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

  • Indian Country Today joins the Associated Press
  • Consulting with Native American tribes on energy and infrastructure development: Strategies for reducing project risk
  • ‘This is our time’: National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership
  • The fix for Alaska’s public safety crisis? Recognize tribal powers 
  • New Mexico Native American tribe building solar farms amid state’s renewable transition
  • ‘We are closely related to fire. Fire takes care of us and we take care of fire.’
  • Niijii Radio rises ‘out of the ashes’ to serve White Earth Nation, nearby communities

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (10/23/2019)

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Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Oneida Indian Nation v. Department of the Interior (Federal Recognition) 

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

  • S.2616 – A bill to provide civil and criminal jurisdiction over Alaska Natives and non-Alaska Natives for certain Indian tribes in the State of Alaska. 
  • H.R.4752 – To accept land into trust for the benefit of the Prairie Island Indian Community as compensation to the Tribe for Tribal lands that have been rendered dangerous by the use and storage of highly toxic nuclear materials, some of which also have been inundated by flood waters, to release the United States from related claims, 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

  • Overlooking canon: How the Alabama Supreme Court used a footnote to disregard tribal sovereign immunity in Wilkes v. PCI Gaming Authority.
  • Internet gaming on & off tribal lands.
  • Digging deeper to protect tribal property interests: United States v. Osage Wind, LLC.
  • “Perhaps Congress Would, Perhaps Congress Should”–Why Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians c. Patchak and Carcieri v. Salazar must be legislatively overridden to protect the IRA Trust Acquisition Authority.

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

  • RECAP: National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention #NCAIAnnual19
  • New judicial order gives northern Alaska tribes more say in criminal sentencing
  • The reality of Native American Studies
  • Alaska Federation of Natives declares climate emergency
  • Southwest tribes oppose storage plans for tons of spent nuclear fuel
  • Are Wisconsin schools willing to end Native American nicknames? Some don’t even want to talk about it. 
  • Addressing food insecurity in northeast Oklahoma

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (10/16/2019)

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
Petition for certiorari was denied recently in this case on 10/15/19: 
Smith v. United States (Assimilative Crimes Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Johnson v. Oneida Nation Enterprise, LLC (Title VII) 

U.S. Legislation – 116th Congress Bulletin 
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
A NARF attorney spoke at the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, regarding S.46 (Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Repeal Act).

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

  • For Indigenous Peoples Day, tribes return to Alcatraz 50 years later
  • Cherokee Nation and CNB minimum wage increases will boost economy, help families
  • Johns Hopkins’ American Indian research hub celebrates its grand opening
  • The U.S. stole generations of Indigenous children to open the West
  • The Native American Journalists Association condemns Muscogee (Creek) Nation Council denial of citizen free press vote
  • Yakama and Lummi Nation leaders call for removal of three Lower Columbia River dams
  • Empowering tribal nations at the voting rights conference

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (10/11/2019)

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
Petition for certiorari was denied in this case on 10/7/19: 
Oglala Sioux Tribe, et al. v. Fleming (Younger Abstention)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation v. United States  (Fiduciary Trust) 
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (National Environmental Policy Act; National Historic Preservation Act)

U.S. Legislation – 116th Congress Bulletin 
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
A NARF attorney is scheduled to speak at the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, regarding S.46 (Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Repeal Act).

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

  • Court holds the execution of Navajo man to hear claim of racial bias
  • High uranium levels seen in Navajo women decades after Cold War era mining by U.S. on their reservation 
  • Shakopee Sioux announce $5 million campaign to boost Indian education in Minnesota schools
  • Finland agrees to return Native American remains to tribes
  • Supreme Court opens new term with little new Indian law activity

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (9/25/2019)

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The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/25/19.

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Pit River Tribe v. Bureau of Land Management (Fiduciary Trust; Geothermal Steam Act)
Dakota Rural Action v. Noem (Keystone XL Pipeline)

U.S. Legislation – 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
The following bills were recently proposed in the House and the Senate:
H.R.4449 – To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to add access to telecommunications and information services in Indian country
S.2534 – A bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
S.2541 – A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement 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/2019.html

  • ICWA and the unwed father.
  • Native American religious freedom as a collective right.
  • Judge Murphy’s Indian law legacy.
  • Not all Agua is Caliente: Proposing the Winters groundwater test.

 

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

  • ‘It has been a long time coming’: Minnesota MMIW Task Force to hold first meeting
  • Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act inches forward on Capitol Hill
  • United Methodist Church gives historic mission site and land back to Wyandotte Nation
  • Grant-funded Native American treatment court produces first graduates in Great Falls
  • Ponca Chief Standing Bear completes one last journey of triumph
  • New Mexico delegation announces funding for Native libraries

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (9/18/2019)

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The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/18/19.

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in this case on 9/11/19: 
Sequoia Capital Operations v. Gingras (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Oertwich v. Traditional Village of Togiak (Banishment; Tribal Sovereign Immunity) 
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation v. Newsom  (Tribal-State Compacts) 

U.S. Legislation – 116th Congress Bulletin 
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
The following bill was recently proposed in the House: 
H.R.4289 – Bridging Agency Data Gaps and Ensuring Safety for Native Communities Act 

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

  • Indian Programs Advanced Appropriations Act up for first hearing on Capitol Hill
  • ‘The Duwamish people are still here’: Tribe hindered by lack of recognition
  • New Mexico tribe loses claim to national preserve
  • Patawomeck artist challenges state laws and tribal leaders to define ‘Indian art’
  • Eastern Shoshone Tribe and Northern Arapaho Tribe expand partnerships with university
  • Groundbreaking set for National Native American Veterans Memorial

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (9/12/2019)

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The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/12/19.

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Cherokee Nation v. Bernhardt (Land Into Trust)
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Noem (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)

U.S. Legislation – 116th Congress Bulletin
https://narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/116_uslegislation.html
The following bills were recently proposed in the House:
H.R.4243 – Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act

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

  • House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples convenes hearing on #MMIW crisis
  • ‘A historic leap forward’: ND tribes sign updated agreement with state over child welfare services
  • US seeks dismissal of Native American tribes’ lawsuit over Keystone Pipeline
  • A ‘sham’: Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation being denied federal recognition

Changing the Indian narrative in classrooms