The Nisga'a Lisims government (a First Nation located in British Columbia, Canada) approved a law allowing individual Nisga'a citizens to obtain title to previously communally owned land in a form that makes that property freely alienable. Read article
A federal court in California refused to allow the Native Village of Kivalina to sue 24 energy and utility companies for causing global warming and causing environmental changes that may well require the entire village to relocate. The court held, in Native Village of Kivalina v. Exxon Mobil Corp., 2009 WL 3326113 (N.D. Cal. 2009), that the question was nonjusticiable because it was impossible to prove causation.