September 22, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/21

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition was filed in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 9/11/17.

Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 9/22/17.

News Bulletin
In the Tribal Government section, we feature an article regarding a possible tribal carbon tax initiative.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
United States v. Osage Wind, LLC (Mining Leases; Wind Turbines)
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe v. McFarland (Bankruptcy - Fraudulent Transfers)
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation v. Porrino (State Recognition of Tribes)
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Gerlach (Indian Gaming; State Taxation)

State Courts Bulletin
Scott Ranch LLC (Tribal Water Rights Adjudication)
Sharp Image Gaming INC. v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Indian Gaming - Collateral Agreements)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington seal
We feature a notice of the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, proclaiming certain lands as reservation for the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington. 

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
H.R.3354: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018.
H.R.3744: Tribal Recognition Act of 2017.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
We feature these articles:
Sacrifice zones in the green energy economy: The "new" climate refugees.
Rights without remedies.

September 14, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/14

photo of John Tahsuda III
 John Tahsuda III named Principal Dep Asst Sec'y for Indian Affairs

News Bulletin
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature a story about the appointment of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Toya v. Toledo (Right to Counsel; Right to Jury Trial; Indian Civil Rights Act)
Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation v. United States (Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act - Funding)

State Courts Bulletin
In the Interest of: S.E. and B.E. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Intervention)
Douglas Indian Association v. Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, proposes a rule to revise the Bureau of Indian Education adequate yearly progress regulation and invites tribes to nominate members to the standards, assessments, and accountability system negotiated rulemaking committee.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
H.R.3704: To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve behavioral health outcomes for American Indians and Alaska Natives, and for other purposes.
S.1770: A bill to approve the settlement of water rights claims of the Hualapai Tribe and certain allottees in the State of Arizona, to authorize construction of a water project relating to those water rights claims, and for other purposes.
H.R.3764: To extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and for other purposes.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
Norton v. Ute Indian Tribe: Seeking concrete delineations in the tribal exhaustion doctrine.
The evolution of indigenous peoples' consultation rights under the ILO and U.N. regimes.
International trade in indigenous cultural heritage: What protection does international law provide for indigenous cultural goods and services in international commerce?
Varying vernaculars: How to fix the Lanham Act's weakness exposed by the Washington Redskins.

September 8, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/7

News Bulletin
In the Recognition & Enrollment section, we feature a couple of articles about the Cherokee Nation Freedmen case.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota v. Zinke (Tribal Consultation)
The Cherokee Nation v. Nash (Tribal Enrollment)

State Courts Bulletin
Michelle M. v. Department of Child Safety (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
In the Matter of the Adoption of B.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application of)
In Matter of: L.W.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature the first Trump administration Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, HEARTH Act approvals for Indian tribes.
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska seal

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bill was added:
H.R.3688: To transfer administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal lands from the United States Army Corps to the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, to take such lands into trust for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.