National Indian Law Library Bulletin (5/11/2018)

Written by: Matthew Fletcher

Primary Source : Turtle Talk, May 11, 2018


The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/11/18.Tribal Courts Bulletin
People of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Sorrell (Exclusion Order)
People of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Nickaboine (Exclusion Order)Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin

  • To sue and be sued: Capacity and immunity of American Indian nations.
  • The unseen harm: U.S.-Indian relations and tribal sovereignty.
  • If you are not at the table, then you are probably on the menu: Indigenous peoples’ participatory status at the United Nations.
  • The new World Bank safeguard standard for Indigenous peoples: Where do we start?

Federal Courts Bulletin
Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians of Colusa Indian Community v. Zinke (Land into Trust)
Oviatt v. Reynolds (Indian Civil Rights Act; Tribal Officials)

State Courts Bulletin
Harjo v. Arkansas Department of Human Services (Indian Child Welfare Act – Application of)

News Bulletin
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature an article about the Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee.

Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of the Department of the Interior related to adding land to the reservation of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
S.2804: A bill to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture for Indian Country.


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Matthew Fletcher
Matthew L.M. Fletcher is Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He is the Chief Justice of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Supreme Court and also sits as an appellate judge for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Hoopa Valley Tribe, and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians. He is a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, located in Peshawbestown, Michigan. In 2010, Professor Fletcher was elected to the American Law Institute.