Category Archives: Legislation

Rep. McCaskill Introduces Bill to Abrogate Tribal Immunity

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Patchak v. Zinke Background Materials

Here are the merits briefs: Patchak Merits Brief Joint Appendix US Merits Brief Gun Lake Merits Brief Here are the amicus briefs: Federal Courts Scholars Brief in Support of Petitioners Fed. Cts. and Indian Law Scholars in Support of Respondents … Continue reading

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DOI Consultation Notice on DOI Reorganization

Download(PDF): Tribal Listening Sessions on E.O. 13871: Reorganization of the Executive Branch Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Michael S. Black, invites Tribal leaders to attend one of the listed listening sessions to provide input on improving “efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability” … Continue reading

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The Wisconsin Experiment

“Donald Trump’s war on the environment was prototyped by far-right politicians in state government. We can learn from Indigenous communities who fought back in the name of science and democracy — and won.“ In the opening months of the Trump … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Grants Patchak v. Zinke

Here is the order list. Lower court materials are here.

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House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Splitting the Ninth Circuit

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North Dakota Legislature Asks Congress for Power to “Engage” with Indian Nations; Also to Fix “Failed” Reservation System

Here is the website for HCR 3017. The text: A concurrent resolution urging Congress to modify the Indian reservation system by vesting the states with the ability to engage in relations with Native American tribes and with the responsibility of … Continue reading

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News Release: Roberts Announces Inclusion of Updated CSC Policy into DOI Indian Affairs Manual

Download(PDF): Press Release Excerpt: Lawrence S. Roberts today issued an updated Contract Support Costs (CSC) Policy for the Indian Affairs Manual (IAM). The updated Policy reflects extensive tribal consultation and the work of the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) CSC … Continue reading

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Interior Solicitor Opinion on Lumbee Federal Recognition Process

Here is opinion M-37040. In short, 1989 opinion overruled. 

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Senator John McCoy introduces legislation in Washington State reforming use of deadly force laws

Links: Senate Bill 5000 (prefiled 12/05/16), Washington State Joint Legislative Task Force on the Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing: Final Report to the Legislature and Governor Download(PDF): Handout: Reduce Violence, Restore Trust Make Use of Deadly Force the … Continue reading

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