December 8, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/7

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed on 11/27/17 in: Renteria, et al. v. Superior Court of California, Tulare County, et al. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application of)

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Lower Elwha Klallam Indian Tribe v. Lummi Nation (Fishing Rights - Usual and Accustomed Fishing Areas)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2017.html
In the Interest of K.G. and A.R. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
Brown v. Garcia (Disenrollment; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Flathead Joint Board of Control v. State of Montana (Water Compacts)

Hands Off Bears Ears
News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Sacred Places section, we feature articles about the Trump administration's decisions to revoke and replace Bears Ears National Monument. 

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
We added the following bills and resolutions:
  • H.R.4506: To provide incentives to encourage tribal job creation and economic activity, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.4490: To establish an integrated national approach to respond to ongoing and expected effects of extreme weather and climate change by protecting, managing, and conserving the fish, wildlife, and plants of the United States, to maximize government efficiency and reduce costs, in cooperation with state, local, and tribal governments and other entities, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.4532: To create the first tribally managed national monument, and for other purposes.
  • S.2189: A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower and settlement of Plymouth Colony, the signing of the Mayflower compact near Provincetown, and the role of the indigenous Wampanoag Tribes in the realization of the settlement.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
We feature these articles:
  • Resource Wars: A conflict of interests in the Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area.
  • Melting ice, shifting seas: An Arctic law update.
  • The Oil Sands of time: Pipelines and promises.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2017.html
The Department of Commerce has published a notice relating to endangered and threatened species and taking of anadromous fish.

November 30, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/30


Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians seal

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petitions for certiorari were denied on 11/27/17 in:
Town of Vernon v. U.S. (Land into Trust)
Upstate Citizens for Equality v. U.S. (Land into Trust)
Coachella Valley Water District v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (Federal Reserved Water Right - Groundwater)
Desert Water Agency v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (Federal Reserved Water Right - Groundwater)
Petition for certiorari was filed on 11/20/17 in: Public Service Company of New Mexico v. Barboan, et al. (Condemnation - Rights of Way)
Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 11/30/17.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Darnell v. Merchant (Exhaustion of Tribal Remedies; Sentencing)
Allen v. United States of America (Tribal Membership; Federal Recognition)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
Read about a tribal groundwater case in the Land & Water section.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
We added the following bills and resolutions:
H.R.4443: Urban Indian Health Parity Act.
H.R.4485: To direct the Attorney General to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols appropriate to address missing and murdered Indians, and for other purposes.
H.R.4419: Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian Affairs Water Project Streamlining Act.
H.R.4436: Caguana Indigenous Ceremonial Park and Tribes Indigenous Ceremonial Center Study Act.
H.R.4448: To provide for an exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes.
S.Res.342: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that States, cities, Tribal nations, businesses, and institutions of higher education in the United States should work towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
We feature these articles:
The fairness of tribal court juries and non-Indian defendants.
Access to energy in Indian Counrty: The difficulties of self-determination in renewable energy development.
Continuning to work for Indian Country in the 115th Congress.
The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act: Do Indian tribes finally hold a trump card?
Indigenous people, human rights, and consultation: The Dakota Access Pipeline.
Yellowbear v. Lampert - Putting teeth into the Religous Land Use and Institutionalized Person Act of 2000.
Salvaging the United Nations REDD Program against the backdrop of international human rights violations.
Making strategic choices: How and why Indian groups advocated for Federal Recognition from 1977-2012.
Legacy in paradise: Analyzing the Obama adiminstration's efforts of reonciliation with Native Hawaiians.
"Why should I go vote without understanding what I am going to vote for?" The impact of first generation voting.
The case against property rights in old intangible Indigenous cultural property.
Water Security.
To sue and be sued: Capacity and immunity of American Indian Nations.
(Re)Righting history: Deconstructing the Court's narrative of Hawai'i's past.
Mitigating state sovereignty: The duty to consult with Indigenous peoples.

November 16, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/16

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature a few articles highlighting the findings in a new survey: "Discrimination in America: Experiences and Views of Native Americans.”

Photo of U.S. Supreme Court building
U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Tein et al. v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 11/7/17.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bill was added:
H.R.4359: To provide rental assistance for homeless or at-risk Indian veterans.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
We feature these articles:
An Indian by another name: Cross-border affirmative action.
Tribal sovereignty and gaming: A proposal to amend the National Labor Relations Act.