Current Issues

Vol. 43, No. 2 (2018-2019)

Front Pages   PDF


California Indian Tribes and the Marine Life Protection Act: The Seeds of a Partnership to Preserve Natural Resources - Curtis G. Berkey & Scott W. Williams   PDF


The Opioid Crisis in Indian Country: The Impact of Tribal Jurisdiction and the Role of the Exhaustion Doctrine - Matt Irby   PDF


Internet Gaming On & Off Tribal Lands - Logan Blackmore   PDF

Digging Deeper to Protect Tribal Property Interests: United States v. Osage Wind, LLC - Allison B. Christian   PDF

Overlooking Canon: How the Alabama Supreme Court Used a Footnote to Disregard Tribal Sovereign Immunity in Wilkes v. PCI Gaming Authority - Ridge Howell   PDF

“Perhaps Congress Would, Perhaps Congress Should”—Why Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak and Carcieri v. Salazar Must Be Legislatively Overridden to Protect the IRA Trust Acquisition Authority - Kendall McCoy   PDF

Special Feature

Winner, Best Appellate Brief in the 2019 Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Competition - Chelsea Minuche & Claire Postman   PDF

Vol. 43, No. 1 (2018-2019)

Front Pages   PDF


Traditional Jurisprudence and Protection of Our Society: A Jurisgenerative Tail - Gregory H. Bigler   PDF

Trust Lands for the Native Hawaiian Nation: Lessons from Federal Indian Law Precedents - Lane Kaiwi Opulauoho   PDF


Indigenous Peoples, the International Trend Toward Legal Personhood for Nature, and the United States - Hannah White   PDF

Foundations of Sand: Justice Thomas’s Critique of the Indian Plenary Power Doctrine - Taylor Ledford   PDF


Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District: A Tribe’s Successful Fight for Federally Reserved Water Rights - Alyssa Lankford   PDF

Extending Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction Outside of Indian Country: Kelsey v. Pope - Greg S. Keogh   PDF

Special Feature

“Dramatically Altered the Legal Landscape”? City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation in the Lower Courts - Samuel Pokross   PDF

Vol. 42, No. 2 (2017-2018)

Front Pages   PDF


The Misuse of History in Dismissing Six Nations Confederacy Land Claims - Curtis G. Berkey, Alexandra C. Page & Lindsay G. Robertson   PDF


How the Trump Administration Can Inform Its Indian Land Policies in Light of Historical Breakdowns - Shae Weathersbee   PDF

Welcome to the Mvskoke Reservation: Murphy v. Royal, Criminal Jurisdiction, and Reservation Diminishment in Indian Country - Calandra McCool   PDF

Tribal Cannabis: Solution to Oklahoma Public Education Underfunding - Kaimbri White   PDF


How the Ninth Circuit Severed the Indian Civil Rights Act from Federal Habeas Corpus Precedent Under the Guise of Tribal Sovereignty - Morgan Medders   PDF

Murphy v. Royal: Crime and Procedure - Kevin Cartwright   PDF

Special Feature

Winner, Best Appellate Brief in the 2018 Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Competition - Lianne T. Chung & Nicholas Ernst   PDF

Vol. 42, No. 1 (2017-2018)


Through a Federal Habeas Corpus Glass, Darkly – Who Is Entitled to Effective Assistance of Counsel in Tribal Court Under ICRA and How Will We Know if They Got It? - Jordan Gross   PDF

Tribal Sovereignty and the Recognition Power - Lance F. Sorenson   PDF


Twenty-Five Years Later: The Amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act and Tribal Consultation - Brody Hinds   PDF

Foreign-Trade Zones in Indian County: Is a Foreign-Trade Zone Right for Your Tribe? - Jacob Laughlin   PDF

Silence Is Anything but Golden: Laws of General Applicability in Indian Country - Bryan R. Lynch   PDF


Alvarez v. Lopez: The Ninth Circuit Overextends Congress's Intended Use of Plenary Powers with Its Interpretation of the ICRA Jury Provision - Teddy Webb   PDF

Special Feature

Lessons from Relocations Past: Climate Change, Tribes, and the Need for Pragmatism in Community Relocation Planning - Eli Keene   PDF

Vol. 41, No. 2 (2016-2017)


The Fairness of Tribal Court Juries and Non-Indian Defendants - Julia M. Bedell   PDF

Access to Energy in Indian Country: The Difficulties of Self-Determination in Renewable Energy Development - Nicholas M. Ravotti   PDF

Federal Indian Law in the New Administration

States and Their American Indian Citizens - Matthew L.M. Fletcher   PDF

The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act: Do Indian Tribes Finally Hold a Trump Card? - Vicki J. Limas   PDF

Continuing to Work for Indian Country in the 115th Congress - T. Michael Andrews   PDF


Mega Sporting Events Procedures and Human Rights: Developing an Inclusive Framework - Abby Meaders Henderson   PDF

Improving Microfinance Through International Agreements and Tailoring the System to Assist Indigenous Populations - Jacob Krysiak   PDF

Indigenous People, Human Rights, and Consultation: The Dakota Access Pipeline - Walter H. Mengden IV   PDF


Yellowbear v. Lampert— Putting Teeth into the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Person Act of 2000 - Nathan Lobaugh   PDF

Special Feature

Winner, Best Appellate Brief in the 2017 Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Competition - Devon Suarez & Simon Goldenberg   PDF

Vol. 41, No. 1 (2016-2017)


Capital, Inequality, and Self-Determination: Creating a Sovereign Financial System for Native American Nations - W. Gregory Guedel, Ph.D and J. D. Colbert  PDF


Why Indigenous Peoples’ Property Rights Matter: Why the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples May Be Used to Condemn Isis and the State of Iraq for Their Failure to Protect the Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Nineveh Plains - Brooke E. Hamilton  PDF

Defending the Cobell Buy-Back Program - Rebekah Martin PDF

Intellectual Property Rights and Informed Consent in American Indian Communities: Legal and Ethical Issues - Naomi Palosaari  PDF

Raising Capital in Indian Country - Evan Way  PDF


Christman v. Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde: A Chapter in the Disenrollment Epidemic - Tabitha Minke  PDF

Special Features

The Dynamic Legal Environment of Daily Fantasy Sports - Elizabeth Lohah Homer  PDF

Trespass to Culture: The Bioethics of Indigenous Populations’ Informed Consent in Mainstream Genetic Research Paradigms - Alexandra Winters  PDF

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