Tribal Law / Indigenous Peoples
Legal news, topics, and the latest litigation that impact Native-American Communities and tribes are covered by the National Law Review. Visitors will learn about different communities in the United States and other indigenous populations globally, and the legal ramifications of their situations. Coverage includes issues that are facing tribal courts throughout the United States, which include patent litigation, sovereign immunity claims, reservation and land boundaries, easements being granted/denied, and different uses of tribal land.
Visitors to the National Law Review can also read about the tribal authority as it relates to the Clean Water Act, environmental programs, gaming, and tribal casinos. Topics that are further covered by the National Law Review include environmental programs, land use restrictions, union organizing activities, oil and gas extraction on Indian Land, wage and hour regulations, and hydraulic fracturing.
A major controversy involving tribal law can be the conflict between interests attempting to use tribal land for oil, gas, and other pipeline issues. For example, the controversy in Standing Rock involved a clash between tribal wishes and the interests of organizations and governmental agencies. The National Law Review covered this controversy and provides updates on litigation involving similar environmental issues as they develop.
Another major area involving tribal law involves gaming and tribal casinos. Many tribes have incorporated casinos on their reservations, and these casinos have become major sources of revenue for the tribe. Updates on litigation related to the casinos, as well as dispatches from the major regulatory agencies of these tribal casinos, are covered by the legal experts at the National Law Review.
Details on actions that may affect Native American Tribes from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and other government agencies, are covered by the legal experts who write for the National Law Review.
For hourly updates on the latest in tribal law and legislation, government regulation & compliance, litigation, court procedures, and indigenous people's rights news, be sure to follow the National Law Review Twitter feed and sign up for complimentary e-news bulletins.