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Last updated: April 17, 2014

Next update is planned to be published by: April 25, 2014

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

• • In California, saving a language that predates Spanish and English (New York Times) 4/12/14

• • Navajo Nation officially joins fight against Redskins mascot (Indian Country Today) 4/11/14

• • Baby Veronica's birth mother dropping related lawsuit against Cherokees, US (Tulsa World) 4/9/14

• • House committee passes bill to complete Indian cultural center (News Oklahoma) 4/9/14

• • A contemporary portrait of Native America (Slate) 4/8/14

• • Thousands of artifacts removed from rural Indiana home (Indy Star) 4/3/14

• • Opinion: The price of a slur (New York Times) 4/2/14


• • Udall among Senators calling for the restoration of Impact Aid program (Indian Country Today) 4/11/14

• • Interior announces first transfer to Cobell education fund for Native students (Indian Country Today) 4/6/14

Economic Development

• • Senator pulls plug on expanded Florida gambling (Casino Connection) 4/14/14

Environment & Energy

• • Obama stymies oil and natural gas production on federal lands (Forbes) 4/17/14

• • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service streamlines National Eagle Repository rules (Indian Country Today) 4/15/14

• • Toxic waste violations lead to $5.15 billion settlement - largest in US history (Waste Management World) 4/8/14

• • Anadarko Petroleum fined billions for pollution across the US (Mint Press News) 4/8/14

• • Court declines to hear dispute over Mich. mine (Associated Press) 4/7/14

Health & Welfare

• • Oklahoma City Indian Clinic partners with Chickasaw Nation to build pharmacy (Indian Country Today) 4/11/14


• • U.S. tribe looks to International Court for justice (Inter Press Service) 4/16/14

• • AG criticizes suggestions in report on Bush justice (Anchorage Daily News) 4/8/14

• • Sen. Begich presses VAWA protections for Alaska Natives (Indian Country Today) 4/7/14

Land & Water

• • Lawsuit alleges contents at burial site were dumped (Indian Country Today) 4/16/14

• • Quinault Nation reopens lake to limited non-tribal use (Indian Country Today) 4/16/14

• • Native American Group asks OAS to help with land claim (Voice of America) 4/15/14

• • A Native American group is trying to charge the U.S. with human rights violations (Ryot) 4/14/14

• • Oregon tribes agree to share water with ranchers (Statesman Journal) 4/10/14

• • Tribal leaders criticize land-buyback program (Associated Press) 4/3/14

• • Duluth files lawsuit against Fond du Lac band (Northlands News Center) 4/2/14

• • Native American tribe may seek to hunt bison inside Yellowstone (Reuters) 4/2/14

Recognition & Enrollment

• • Little Shell Tribe gets closer to recognition (Indianz.com) 4/16/14

• • High court: State must recognize Fort Sill Apaches (Santa Fe New Mexican) 4/16/14

• • Virginia Indian tribes move one step closer to federal recognition (Tidewater Review) 4/3/14

• • Senate Indian Affairs approves Tester and Walsh's Little Shell recognition bill (Tester Press Release) 4/2/14

• • New Mexico high court orders tribal recognition (Miami Herald) 4/14/14


• • ACLU wins lawsuit alleging discrimination against Native American voters (Missoulian) 4/14/14





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