The NILL Tribal Law Gateway, which provides access to over 200 tribal codes, is continuously being updated. Recent additions include the Penobscot Nation’s chapter on Publication of Tribal Laws and Choctaw Nation’s Peacemaking Act. Check out what the Tribal Law Gateway has to offer, and contact the library for research assistance on your next tribal law project.
The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/28/17.
U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed on 7/17/17 in S.S. v. Colorado River Indian Tribes (Indian Child Welfare Act)
U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Osceola Blackwood Ivory Gaming Group, LLC v. Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians (Gaming – Contracts)
Rincon Mushroom Corporation of America v. Mazzetti (Exhaustion of Tribal Remedies; Non-Indian Fee Simple Lands)
Ruchert v. Williamson (Federal Tort Claims Act; Personal Injuries)
Garcia v. Elwell (Indian Civil Rights Act; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Tribal Courts Bulletin
Mother H v. Father H (Child Custody; Jurisdiction)
Arviso v. Muskett (Elections)
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature an article about tribes requesting a bigger role in selecting U.S. attorneys.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
The following articles were added:
ICRA Habeas Corpus relief: A new habeas jurisprudence for the post-oliphant world?
Imaginary lines, real consequences: The effect of the militarization of the United States-Mexico border on Indigenous peoples.
Improving Native American tribe’s voice in international climate change negotiations.
Justice Scalia and Tonto fistfight in Heaven.
Budding conflicts: Marijuana’s impact on unsettled questions of Tribal-State relations.
Chicago’s last unclaimed Indian territory: A possible Native American claim upon Bill Caldwell’s land.
The Arctic in the public order of the world community.
The Arctic Council: Twenty years in the making and moving forward.
Closing time: Removing the State of Oklahoma from alcohol regulation in Indian Country.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
H.R.3524: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the treatment of contributions to Alaska Native Settlement Trusts, and for other purposes.
H.R.3490: To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to eligible entities to develop and implement statewide or tribal post-adoption and post-legal guardianship mental health service programs for all children who are adopted or placed in legal guardianship, and for other purposes.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a proposed rule of the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management regarding hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian Lands.