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Native American Law Watch – Summer 2016

Posted on August 12, 2016 By

Articles

The Congressional Review Act: Regulations on the Chopping Block

3/20/17
By Jennifer L. Bradfute and Sarah M. Stevenson

Appearing in Tribal Court

2/13/17
By Brian K. Nichols

BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Applicable to Indian Lands Is Back in Play — For Now

Energy Resources Notes,
September 13, 2016
By Stuart R. Butzier

Native American Trust Asset Reform Act Becomes Law: New Tribal Options, Questions Unanswered

September 6, 2016
By Deana M. Bennett

Recent Cases Confirm Sovereign Immunity

August 30, 2016
By Brian K. Nichols

The Silver Lining: Efficiencies in BIA’s Newly Effective Right-of-Way Regulations

August 23, 2016
By Deana M. Bennett and Lynn H. Slade

Equally Divided United States Supreme Court Affirms Tribal Jurisdiction over Tort Claims Against Nonmembers

August 17, 2016
By Lynn H. Slade

CERCLA Claims against United States and Laguna Pueblo Entities Dismissed

June 16, 2016
By Larry P. Ausherman and Stuart R. Butzier

Tribal Nations, CERCLA Litigation, and Sovereign Immunity

May 26, 2016
By Brian K. Nichols

Reservation Diminishment: Implications for Tribal Taxing Powers over Non-Members

May 5, 2016
By Walter E. Stern

Professor Kevin Washburn: Reflections on Service as Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, the State of Indian Law in 2016, and Returning Home to New Mexico

April 21, 2016
By Sarah M. Stevenson

Indian Law Cases Pending Before the Supreme Court Worth Following

March 18, 2016
By Brian K. Nichols, Lynn H. Slade and Sarah M. Stevenson

Four Changes to BIA’s Right-Of-Way Regulations That Grantees and Applicants Should Know

March 8, 2016
By Deana M. Bennett and Lynn H. Slade

Wind Energy: Challenged Under Federal Regulations, but More Native American Nations Appear to Be Embracing Its Development

February 24, 2016
By Walter E. Stern and Sarah M. Stevenson

State Taxation Precluded by Extensive and Exclusive Federal Regulation of Indian Leasing

February 17, 2016
By Deana M. Bennett and Lynn H. Slade

Bondholders and Trustee Avoid Tribal Court Jurisdiction on Defaulted Bonds

February 5, 2016
By

Dependent Indian Communities: Existential Determination Impacts State and Federal (and Tribal?) Jurisdiction

October 5, 2015
By Deana M. Bennett and Walter E. Stern

Southern Ute Sues to Bar Applying BLM’s Fracking Rule to Tribal Oil and Gas

September 8, 2015
By Lynn H. Slade

Pueblo of Jemez v. United States: Tenth Circuit Resurrects Land Claim – Unique Circumstance or Cloudy Title on the Horizon?

August 27, 2015
By Deana M. Bennett and Walter E. Stern

Enforceability of Arbitration Provisions in Agreements with Tribes or Tribal Entities

July 15, 2015
By Deana M. Bennett and Lynn H. Slade

Indian Reserved Water Rights: Groundwater Included

June 19, 2015
By Maria O’Brien and Sarah M. Stevenson

Washington Court Rules Property Tax Incentive Benefitting Indian Tribes Is Unconstitutional

June 12, 2015
By

Federal District Court Upholds Uranium Mining Within a Traditional Cultural Property Without Further NEPA Review and With Abbreviated NHPA Consultation

June 4, 2015
By Joan E. Drake

Balancing Opposing Cultural and Religious Beliefs on a Shared Reservation: Agency consideration of “Native American culture” not enough to demonstrate narrowly tailored compelling interest

May 28, 2015
By Lynn H. Slade and Sarah M. Stevenson

BLM Publishes New Rule for Hydraulic Fracturing; Oil and Gas Groups Bring Challenge

March 31, 2015
By Stuart R. Butzier

Tribal Employment Preference Laws

July 25, 2014
By Brian K. Nichols

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Sacred Sites and Traditional Cultural Properties and the Role of Consultation and Free, Prior and Informed Consent

32 J. Energy & Nat. Resources L.,
No. 3, 297, July 22, 2014
By Stuart R. Butzier and Sarah M. Stevenson

Jurisdiction for Injuries Arising at Tribal Casinos: The Importance of Clear Dispute Resolution Terms

January 2, 2014
By Brian K. Nichols

Jemez Pueblo’s Aboriginal Title Claims to the Valles Caldera Dismiss; Pueblo Appeals

December 31, 2013
By Sarah M. Stevenson

The Navajo Supreme Court Highlights Importance of Jurisdiction to Tribal Courts

September 29, 2013
By Brian K. Nichols

IRS Concludes Tribe May Pass on to Lessee Investment Credits Associated with Renewable Energy Asset

July 5, 2013
By Deana M. Bennett

New Mexico Court of Appeals Affirms Ruling that a Parcel Within the Former Fort Wingate Military Reservation is “Indian Country”

June 25, 2013
By Sarah M. Stevenson

The Pueblo of Sandia’s Leasing Regulations and What Businesses Need to Do to Enter into Leases

May 30, 2013
By Sarah M. Stevenson

Tribal Employment Laws: Legal and Cultural Considerations

March 28, 2013
By Brian K. Nichols

Sued in Tribal Court?

May 1, 2012
By Walter E. Stern

Cultural Resources Management: Tribal Rights, Roles, Consultation, and Other Interests (A Developer’s Perspective)

April 26, 2012
By Walter E. Stern

Tribal-Industry Partners in Resource Development

July 8, 2011
By Lynn H. Slade

Deciphering Title to ‘Native American’ Land: Turf Battle on a Checkerboard?

June 13, 2011
By Lynn H. Slade

Tribal Employment Preferences and Employee Protection Laws

April 22, 2011
By Brian K. Nichols

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