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Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: December 19, 2014

Next update is planned to be published by: January 5, 2015

This page includes only the news in the most recent update. To see earlier articles, please visit the news archive (organized by topic).

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Culture & Tradition
Navajo Nation buys back 7 sacred masks at controversial Parisian auction (Indian Country Today) 12/16/14

Senator John McCain and Arizona Congressional delegation request State Department review of upcoming Hopi Tribe artifact sale (John McCain) 12/12/14

Economic Development
Northern Arapaho file lawsuit over large employer mandate (Indian Country Today) 12/16/14

Pojoaque, feds appeal ruling on gambling compact (Albuquerque Journal) 12/16/14

Judge's ruling favors Cowlitz tribe in casino case (Komo News) 12/14/14

Federal judge rules in favor of Cowlitz (Columbian) 12/12/14

Education
Native youth education in state of emergency (EdSource) 12/9/14

Environment & Energy
Indigenous rights get little mention in climate agreement (Indian Country Today) 12/18/14

Duwamish River advocates hopeful EPA's plan will be effective (Indian Country Today) 12/17/14

FERC rules tribes exempt from some energy regulation (JD Supra) 12/17/14

Lawsuit against Osage County Wind Farm now focuses on mineral rights (News on 6) 12/16/14

Yurok tribe hopes California's cap-and-trade can save a way of life (L.A. Times) 12/16/14

The Navajo community's coal problem (Governing) 12/16/14

Tribes file suit to stop Mojave Desert solar energy project (Spokesman Review) 12/14/14

Defense bill passes, giving Native American sites to mining company (Huffington Post) 12/12/14

Colorado River tribes sue Interior, BLM to stop Blythe Solar Project (Indian Country Today) 12/10/14

Health & Welfare
Repeal of "Alaska exemption" gives tribes more power to protect Alaska Native women (Washington Post) 12/18/14

Navajo human rights commission assesses treatment of Navajo citizens (Indian Country Today) 12/15/14

Feds pledge to help tribes with enforcement of Indian Child Welfare Act (Rapid City Journal) 12/13/14

Michigan court of appeals reverses termination of parental rights; cites Indian Child Welfare Act standard (JD Supra) 12/9/14

Child welfare in Indian Country: A story of painful removals (Health Affairs) 12/14

Intergovernmental
Native leaders appointed to positions in education, environment, justice in Washington State (Indian Country Today) 12/18/14

U.S. House and Senate pass bill to aid Grand Portage Chippewa tribe (NNC Now) 12/18/14

Native American reservations now free to legalize marijuana (Washington Post) 12/12/14

Tribes wary of selling pot, even if feds allow it (Washington Post) 12/12/14

Land & Water
BIA finalizes rule to add Alaska tribes to land-into-trust process (Indianz) 12/19/14

Water compact necessary to avoid legal action (Missoulian) 12/17/14

Water dispute nears end between tribes, government (Capital Press) 12/16/14

The new Flathead water compact explained (Montana Public Radio) 12/13/14

Public lands legislation passes Congress (Legistorm) 12/12/14

Wilderness bill passes Senate as part of defense act (Ravalli Republic) 12/12/14

Sacred Sites
Congress passes bill with mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona (Indianz) 12/15/14

57 affiliated tribes of Northwest Indians urge Senate to nix sacred land giveaway (Indian Country Today) 12/12/14

Apache tribe distressed by privatization of sacred land (Arizona Daily Star) 12/11/14

Video: What resolution Copper wants to inflict on Apache sacred land (Indian Country Today) 12/10/14

Chumash fight state over access to Morro Rock (Courthouse News Service) 12/10/14

Defense measure raids sacred sites for one mine (Indianz) 12/10/14

Tribal Government
Keenaw Bay Indian Community votes down casino; okays pot, same-sex marriage (Mining Gazette) 12/14/14

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