At its January 2017 meeting, the Council took several actions concerning project drafts.
Project Reporter Matthew Fletcher was featured on a Minnesota Public Radio News segment on incidents of Native Americans interacting with police.
In Minnesota v. Diamond, the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed an Order requiring a suspect to provide his fingerprint to unlock his cellphone was constitutional.
In Dittman v. UPMC, the plaintiffs brought a class action alleging UPMC was negligent in securing the data and breached an implied contract. A divided panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that UPMC did not owe a legal duty to its current and former employees to protect their personal and financial information from hacking.
Based on Tribes’ input, this Report articulates a set of principles that should inform agency practices in the realm of infrastructure. Among other things, this includes appropriate staffing, training, and resource allocations, as well as guidance as to how Tribal interests should be incorporated into agency decision-making processes in both formal and informal ways. These recommendations should help agencies fulfill their dual responsibilities of complying with applicable treaty and trust responsibilities and ensuring a smooth runway for infrastructure investments.