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Last updated: November 21, 2014
Next update is planned to be published by: December 5, 2014
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Culture & Tradition
Native American child law not followed, court says (SF Gate) 11/15/14
Environment & Energy
Rosebud Sioux tribe calls House Keystone XL passage an "act of war," vows legal action (Indian Country Today) 11/17/14
"Nay!": US Senate fails in attempt to force approval of Keystone XL pipeline (Common Dreams) 11/18/14
Health & Welfare
Native American kids need more protection, advisory panel tells Holder in new report (Washington Post) 11/17/14 (Copy of Report: Ending violence so children can survive.)
How American Indians fit into the Affordable Care Act (Native Times) 11/16/14
Report: Ending Violence so Children Can Thrive (Justice.gov) 11/14
Washington state official joins Northwest tribes in urging oil train regulation (Indian Country Today) 11/20/14
Chabad lawyer mediates between Inuit tribes in Alaska - and keeps Kosher (The Jewish Daily Forward) 11/11/14
Land & Water
Chippewa tribes win important treaty rights victory in Wisconsin (National Law Review) 11/21/14
Northern Wis. tribe joins buyback program (Channel 3000) 11/20/14
Government to double number of American Indian communities in $1.9B land buyback program (Star Tribune) 11/20/14
Yakama Nation still seeks to outlaw pot on ceded lands (The Goldendale Sentinel) 11/19/14
BIA Head Kevin Washburn speaks to ICTMN about Bay Mills and the need to resolve water rights (Indian Country Today) 11/17/14
New Mexico tribe fights to reclaim federal public land; appeals court to hear arguments (Greenfield Reporter) 11/13/14
Tribes work to create sex offender registries (ABC News) 11/20/14
Navajo lawmakers approve tax on junk food (AZ Central) 11/17/14
First same-sex marriage reported in tribal court at Fort Washaki (Country 10) 11/15/14
Navajo lawmakers stiffen penalties for crimes such as shoplifting, abandoning a child (Greenfield Reporter) 11/13/14
Republicans hold up action on Alaskan tribal jurisdiction measure (Indianz) 11/19/14