January 17, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/17

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition was granted in Washington v. U.S. (Fishing Rights) on 1/12/18.
Petitions for certiorari were denied in:
Town of Aquinnah v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Agreements)
Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Agreements)
Window Rock Unified School District v. Reeves (Education)
Lewis Tein et al. v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.html
Stand Up For California! v. United States Department of the Interior (Gaming; Land into Trust)
Ak-Chin Indian Community v. Central Arizona Water Conservation District (Tribal Water Rights; Sovereign Immunity)
Bishop Paiute Tribe v. Inyo County  (Tribal Jurisdiction)
McKesson Corporation v. Hembree (Tribal Civil Jurisdiction)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Land & Water section, we feature news about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case relating to protection of tribal salmon.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
  • "Children are sacred": Applying Navajo (Diné) fundamental law to strengthen juvenile justice.
  • Restorative justice and retributive justice: An opportunity for cooperation or an occasion for conflict in the search for justice.
  • The Five Civilized Tribes' treaty rights to water quality and mechanisms of enforcement.
  • Native youth and juvenile injustice in South Dakota.
  • The Grand Compromise: The ANCSA Section 7(I) Settlement Agreement.
  • Placing children with relatives: The case for a clear rationale for separate foster care licensing standards, background check procedures, and improved relative placement statutes in Alaska.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2018.html
We feature a Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, notice of intent to prepare monument management plans for the Bears Ears National Monument Indian Creek and Shash Jáa Units and associated environmental impact statement.

January 5, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/5

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2017.html
In the Interest of A.J.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Transfer to Tribal Court)
In Re Termination of Parental Rights to M.J. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights)
Geouge v. Taylor (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
In re A.F. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Placement)

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Crow Allottees Association v. United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (Tribal Water Rights; Federal Provision of Legal Counsel)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature an article about the formation of a tribal utility.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
We added the following bills:
  • S.2270: Mitigating METH Act.
  • H.R.4723: Hualapai Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2017.
Klamath Tribe seal

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2017.html
We feature a notice of the Department of the Interior regarding nixing a water agreement between the Klamath Tribes, the State of Oregon, and numerous irrigators as well as a Bureau of Land Management rule on hydraulic fracturing on Indian lands.

December 22, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/22

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Norton, et al. v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, et al. (Jurisdiction) on 12/12/17.

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2017.html
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources v. Timber and Wood Products (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Taxation)
In re E.R. v. J.R. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Placement)
In the Interest of J.J.T. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Intervention)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature some articles about a provision in the U.S. tax bill that opens up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. In the Health & Welfare and Tribal Government sections, see articles about tribal law suits relating to the opioid crisis.

click to see Bill S.2233 status at Congress.gov
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
We added the following bill:
S.2233: A bill to protect Native children and promote public safety in Indian country.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
We feature these articles:
  • Are you my father? Adopting a federal standard for acknowledging or establishing paternity in state court ICWA proceedings.
  • An avoidable conundrum: How American Indian legislation unnecessarily forces tribal governments to choose between cultural preservation and women's vindication.