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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Implementing UNDRIP: B.C.’s Land Act Reform Sparks Public Debate

The B.C. government is consulting the public on reforms to the Land Act to facilitate shared decision-making under the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA). The Land Act deals with how public land is...more

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Secretary of the Interior Issues Class III Gaming Procedures for Five Tribes Without Role for State of California

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On January 31, 2024, the United States Department of the Interior issued gaming procedures under the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) for five tribes located in California: Blue Lake Rancheria, Chemehuevi Indian...more

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New Zealand Supreme Court Paves Way for Novel Climate Change Claim

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On appeal of a strike out decision, the Court gives the plaintiff “his day in court” to argue that corporates owe a common law duty of care in tort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On 7 February 2024, the Supreme...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Reviewing the 2022 SCOTUS Term

In this special episode, Akin Supreme Court and appellate practice head Pratik Shah and partner Aileen McGrath look back at the tumultuous 2022 Supreme Court Term....more


Review of the Executive Order on Reforming Federal Funding and Support for Tribal Nations to Better Embrace Our Trust...

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For our clients in Indian Country, the recent Executive Order is a welcome development as Tribal Nations plan and allocate funding to future projects. On Dec. 6, during the White House Tribal Nations Summit, President Biden...more

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New Mexico Tribal Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Casino Patron Tort Claims

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In a recent decision, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in the case of Sipp v. Buffalo Thunder Inc. that state courts do not have the authority to adjudicate tort claims filed by casino visitors. The unanimous decision...more

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Interior Finalizes Rule to Acquire Lands in Trust for Tribes

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After years of concerns raised by Indian law practitioners and tribal leaders alike, the rules under which the Secretary of the Department of the Interior accepts lands in trust for federally recognized Indian tribes have...more

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BIA Regulatory Changes Seek to Streamline Land-Into-Trust Process

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), in an effort to improve and streamline the tribal land acquisition application process, recently announced changes to the pertinent federal regulations, 25 CFR Part 151. Prior to the...more


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30): What Is it and Where in Canada Is it Observed as a Statutory Holiday?

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What is It? The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was established in 2008 to document the history and legacy of residential schools, which were operated between the late 1800s and the late 1990s by the...more

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Patent Office Raises IP Questions for Tribes

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seeks input on how the World Intellectual Property Organization should best protect genetic resources (GR), traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs)...more

Wiley Rein LLP

Thankful for ELI and the Rule of Law

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On December 10, 2023, in New York, the UN Human Rights Prize will be awarded to the Global Coalition of Civil Society, Indigenous Peoples, Social Movements, and Local Communities for the Universal Recognition of the Human...more

Bennett Jones LLP

B.C. Provides Indigenous Nations Larger Role in Emergency Management

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On November 8, 2023, substantial changes to B.C.'s emergency preparedness legislation took effect. Bill 31-2023, the Emergency and Disaster Management Act, (EDMA) replaced the Emergency Program Act, RSBC 1996, c 111 (the...more

Bennett Jones LLP

Redesigning British Columbia's Mineral Exploration System

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On September 26, 2023, the British Columbia Supreme Court issued a ruling in Gitxaala v. British Columbia (Chief Gold Commissioner) that will affect the future of mining in British Columbia. In this case, the court found the...more


USPTO Seeks Comments From Tribes on Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge, and Cultural Expressions

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On October 24, 2023, the US Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), which is a component of the Department of Commerce, published two notices in the Federal Register seeking input from Tribal Nations regarding intellectual...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

BBK Assists Firm Client Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon Secure Funding From GRIP as Part of Biden-Harris...

On October 18, 2023, 58 projects across 44 states were awarded funding to strengthen electric grid resilience and reliability as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The Confederated Tribes of the Warm...more

Troutman Pepper

FTC and Wisconsin DOJ Settle with Auto Group over Alleged Illegal Add-Ons and Discrimination Against American Indian Consumers

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On October 24, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Wisconsin Department of Justice announced a settlement with Wisconsin auto dealer group Rhinelander Auto Center, Inc. (Rhinelander), its current and former owners, and...more

Hudson Cook, LLP

FTC Fines Wisconsin-Area Auto Group $1.1 Million for Unfair, Deceptive, and Discriminatory Sales Practices.

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Without admitting any wrongdoing, a Wisconsin-area auto dealer group settled a lawsuit brought by the FTC alleging it violated the Federal Trade Commission Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act by charging American Indian...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

SCOTUS Denies Stay Extension on Seminole Tribe's Sports Betting Plan in Florida

On Oct. 25, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to extend the stay ordered in West Flagler Associates, Ltd. v. Haaland. It is unclear if any justice supported the request to extend the stay. This means that West...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Left Coast Appeals

This Week At The Ninth: Voting Machines and Hunting Rights

This week, the Ninth Circuit considers a plaintiff’s standing to challenge the use of voting machines and interprets a treaty granting an Indian Tribe the right to hunt. LAKE v. FONTES - The Court holds that plaintiffs’...more

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US Supreme Court Stays Order Upholding State Gaming Compact Giving Florida Seminole Tribe Exclusive Sports Betting Rights

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In an interim order, the U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily stayed an order by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a gaming compact between the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which would allow the...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Seminole Tribe Sports Betting Plans Slowed by SCOTUS Ruling

On Oct. 12, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a stay on the District of Columbia Circuit’s ruling in West Flagler Associates, Ltd. v. Haaland. This stay will prevent, for now, the Seminole Tribe of Florida from accepting...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

La C.-B. doit moderniser son régime visant les claims miniers de façon à y prévoir la consultation des nations autochtones

Dans le cadre de l’affaire Gitxaala v. British Columbia, la Cour suprême de la Colombie-Britannique (la « Cour ») a statué que la délivrance de claims miniers en Colombie-Britannique entraîne l’obligation, pour la Couronne,...more

Vicente LLP

Cannabis and Hemp Developments in North Carolina

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Public support for medical cannabis in North Carolina is quite strong. In fact, according to a Meredith College poll conducted in February 2023, 73% of North Carolina voters, including 64% of Republicans, support a law...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Court Rules British Columbia Must Modernize Mineral Claim Registration System to Allow for Consultation With Indigenous Nations

In Gitxaala v. British Columbia, the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled that the issuance of mineral claims in British Columbia triggers the Crown’s duty to consult Indigenous nations. The Court suspended its declaration...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Suspenden proyecto de bonos de carbono en Colombia por falta de consulta previa

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Una juez en segunda instancia en Colombia mediante sentencia del 23 de agosto de 2023, ordenó la suspensión de un proyecto de bonos de carbono, que según la comunidad indígena accionante se realizó con vulneración al derecho...more

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