The Law of American Indians Posts
The court affirmed a lower court decision ordering the state to replace its worst salmon-killing culverts that block passage upstream for the fish. A unanimous three-judge panel held that the culverts violate federal treaties signed with Washington tribes.
Last week a judge ruled that construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline may proceed, with the exception of an area in North Dakota.
Hear Associate Reporter Wenona Singel discuss Indian child welfare – the history and the clarity that the Restatement will offer.
In an opinion filed on August 3, 2016, the Texas Court of Appeals reinstated state court jurisdiction in an Indian Child Custody Dispute.
In this recently published article, project Reporters Matthew Fletcher and Wenona Singel explore the history of the role of Indian children in the formation of the federal-tribal trust relationship. This piece comes as constitutional challenges to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) are now pending. The Reporters conclude the historical record demonstrates the core of the federal-tribal trust relationship is the welfare of Indian children and their relationship to Indian nations.