National Indian Law Library Bulletin (1/22/2020)

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
Read the latest update memo from the Tribal Supreme Court Project.

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

  • Little Dog v. Flathead County (American Indian Religious Freedom Act)
  • State of Maine v. Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and Penobscot Nation (Water Quality Standards) 
  • Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo v. City of El Paso  (Tribal Property; Pueblo Lands Act) 
  • Cherokee Nation v. Department of the Interior (Administrative Procedure Act) 
  • Dobbs v. Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee  (Sovereign Immunity) 

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html

  • Mendoza v. Isleta Resort and Casino  (Sovereign Immunity)
  • State of Minnesota v. Thompson  (Tribal Jurisdiction)
  • State of New Mexico v. Salazar (Criminal Jurisdiction)

Tribal Courts Bulletin 
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2020.html
Renzi v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise  (Personal Injury)

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

  • The necessity of the Indian Child Welfare Act
  • Census count is ‘an act of rebellion’
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs propose change affecting Alaska tribal recognition
  • Guest opinion: Bison transfer corrects longstanding wrong
  • Tohono O’odham historic sites at risk as border wall construction advances in Arizona
  • This South Seattle treatment center has been helping Native people beat substance use disorders for more than 30 years. So why is it closing?
  • Tribes file complaint with UN saying climate change threatens existence
  • Native Sun News Today: Gerry Robinson publishes new book about early Cheyenne history
  • ‘A Native lens’ on the 2020 presidential campaigns
  • Indigenous musicians come together in a sacred and safe space.

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (1/8/2020)

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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 this case on 12/23/19:
McMahon v. Chemehuevi Indian Tribe (Reservation Diminishment)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
Narragansett Indian Tribe v. Hendrickson (National Historic Preservation Act)
Big Horn County Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. Big Man (Sovereign Immunity)
Eglise Baptiste Bethanie de St. Lauderdale, Inc. v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
The People in the Interest of S.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2020.html
Martell v. Fort Peck Tribes (Court Procedure)
Moon v. Hoopa Valley Tribe (Employee Termination)

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

  • Aboriginal rights and constitutional conflict: The Marshall court, state federal and sovereignty and Native American rights under the 1789 constitution.
  • Nothing is over: FTCA claims for toxic torts on Native lands.
  • Green means go: Tribes rush to regulate cannabis in Indian Country.
  • Waived: The detrimental implications of U.S. immigration and border security measures on southern border tribes–an analysis of the impact of President Trump’s border wall on the Tohono O’odham Nation.

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

  • New Muscogee (Creek) Nation leaders take office
  • Indigenous song keepers reveal traditional ecological knowledge in music
  • Native Americans fight historical discrimination to lower diabetes, obesity rates
  • South Dakota state of the tribes speech is like ‘trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube’
  • Open letter on Mauna Kea by Violet Pohakuku’i’ai Lui
  • Montana extends Spring Creek Mine permit, questions over tribal immunity remain
  • Why are Diné LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit people being denied access to ceremony?
  • Letter to the editor: Stitt’s attack on tribes follow the Trail of Tears pattern

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (1/3/2020)

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Congratulations to our long-time client, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana who, after more than a hundred years of battling the federal government for recognition, were finally legislatively recognized by Congress.
https://www.narf.org/little-shell-recognition/

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html
United States v. Harrington (Sentence Enhancement)
Allen v. United States (Federal Recognition)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
Walter v. Oregon Board of Education, and, The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon (Cultural Resources, Indian Mascots)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2020.html
Levy v. Mashantucket Pequot Education Committee (Tribal Benefits)

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

  • S.3126 – A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a special behavioral health program for Indians.
  • S.3113 – A bill to provide for the settlement of the water rights claims of the Fort Belknap Indian Community, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.5502 – Removing Federal Barriers to Offering of Mobile Sports Wagers on Indian Lands Act
  • H.R.5510 – To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to explicitly authorize distribution of grant funds to the voting accessibility protection and advocacy system of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the system serving the American Indian consortium, 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

  • Fighting on behalf of the Salish Sea.
  • “Enough’s Enough”: Protest law and the tradition of chilling Indigenous free speech.
  • The flourishing race: How the success of American Indian artist-entrepreneurs underscores the need for enhanced legal protections for Native intellectual property.
  • In the aftermath of rampage shootings: Is healing possible? Hard lessons from the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians and other Indigenous peoples.

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

  • With execution on hold, Navajo inmate presses court on jury bias claim
  • Native American leaders determined to avoid repeat of last census undercount
  • Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe’s hemp plan approved
  • NTU starts Navajo language translation program in preparation for 2020 elections
  • Montana federal judge refuses to dismiss Keystone XL Pipeline lawsuits
  • Uranium mine near Grand Canyon ‘is an intrusion’ and a ‘risk to the groundwater’
  • Two spirit couple seeks LGBTQ equality for South Dakota tribes
  • Honoring Native traditions behind bars
  • Rx for ailing Indian Health Service: Changes in spending, recruitment

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (12/18/2019)

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
Petition for certiorari was granted in this case on 12/13/19:
McGirt v. Oklahoma (Indian Major Crimes Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Bay Mills Indian Community v. Whitmer (IGRA; Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act)
Yurok Tribe v. Resighini Rancheria (Sovereign Immunity)
Rosales v. Dutschke (Indian Gaming; Rule 19)
Fitisemanu v. United States (Birthright Citizenship)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2019.html
State of Minnesota v. Bellcourt (Jurisdiction; Cross-Deputization Agreement)
State of Minnesota v. Northrup (Treaty Fishing Rights)

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

  • S.3019 – Montana Water Rights Protection Act
  • S.3044 – A bill to amend the American’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to expand the Indian reservation drinking water program, 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

  • Owning Geronimo but not Elmer McCurdy: The unique property status of Native American remains.

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

  • ‘A long journey for our people’: Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians on cusp on federal recognition
  • Majority of U.S. states, 75 members of Congress and more than 30 organizations file amicus briefs in support of Native American families and children
  • U.S. Supreme Court accepts new Oklahoma case about Indian reservations
  • ‘We can help ourselves:’ Native women come together to confront high rates of maternal mortality
  • Environmental, nuclear worries force Prairie Island tribe to seek new lands
  • A Native law school ‘is something we need’
  • Muckleshoots among 30 tribes selected for expansion of program enhancing tribal access to national crime information databases
  • Hopes for bipartisan Montana water law in 2020
  • ‘It changed our lives’: Banished women fight Ute tribal leaders in federal court

National Indian Law Library Bulletin (12/11/2019)

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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 12/9/19: 
California Trout v. Hoopa Valley Tribe (Clean Water Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2019.html
Swiger v. Rosette (Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2019.html
Matter of Delaney (Attorney Discipline) 

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

  • H.R.5280 – To establish the Native American Outreach Program of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes. 
  • H.R.5319 – To reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.5323 – To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to expand supportive services for Native American aging programs, and for other purposes. 
  • H.Res.748 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 729) to amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to authorize grants to Indian Tribes to further achievement of Tribal coastal zone objectives, 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

  • The Katie John litigation: A continuing search for Alaska Native fishing rights after ANCSA.
  • Fluid standing: Incorporating the Indigenous Rights of Nature concept into collaborative management of the Colorado River ecosystem.
  • Still melting: How climate change and subsistence laws constrain Alaska Native Village adaptation. 
  • Tribal sovereign immunity overcomes bankruptcy code abrogation. 

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

  • Navajo Nation and University of Arizona sign Memorandum of Agreement to create the Navajo Law Fellowship Program
  • Inslee appoints Raquel Montoya-Lewis as first Native American to sit on Washington Supreme Court
  • Senate bill could roll back tribal authority in domestic violence cases
  • New Mexico delegation praises passage of legislation to safeguard Native languages
  • Water-rights measure to include $1.9 billion for Montana tribes
  • Federal recognition likely as Little Shell Chippewa Tribe bill moves forward
  • Congress considers Lumbee recognition bill
  • $100 million solar project slated for South Dakota reservation moves ahead
  • Indigenous women and the power of Indigenous architecture at Yale

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