Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: July 21, 2017

Next update is planned to be published by: July 28, 2017

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Culture and Tradition

Native American artists to Lawmakers: Clamp down on counterfeiters (VOA News) 7/12/17

Tribes on griz: Our beliefs not recognized (Jackson Hole News & Guide) 7/12/17

What percentage Indian do you have to be in order to be a member of a Tribe or Nation? (Indian Country Today) 7/8/17


Ninth Circuit remands False Claims Act against tribal college for determination of sovereign status (The National Law Review) 7/21/17 (See United States ex rel. Cain v. Salish Kootenai College, INC.)

Native students to meet at U of A for Food and Agriculture Youth Summit (Public.) 7/10/17

Environment & Energy

Dakota Access pipeline study to take months (Houston Chronicle) 7/18/17

Native American tribe sues fracking companies in Oklahoma (blastingnews) 7/12/17

Health & Welfare

Heitkamp fights to protect Indian Country against devastating cuts in Republican Health Care Bill (U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp) 7/19/17

Medicaid cuts could hurt Oklahoma's Native community (Tulsa Public Radio) 7/17/17

Health care debate should also focus on the thousands of jobs in Indian country (truthout) 7/13/17

Blackfeet researcher leads her Tribe back to traditional foods (Indian Country Today) 7/13/17

Lawmakers grill Indian Health Service leader on failing care (Fox Business) 7/12/17

Reforming the Indian Health Service (Friends Committe on National Legislation) 7/6/17 (See 115th Congress)


Can village residents recieve a fair trial? (The Arctic Sounder) 7/21/17

Ninth Circuit sides with Paiute Tribe in disupte with Inyo County (Court House News Service) 7/20/17 (See Bishop Paiute Tribe v. Inyo County)

Land & Water

House approves land-into-trust bills for tibes amid concerns about process (indianz) 7/14/17 (See 115th Congress)

Recognition & Enrollment

Federal bills could help Mashpee tribe (The Mashpee Enterprise) 7/20/17

Tribe's lawsuit over recognition to advance (CBS Philadelphia) 7/19/17

Lumbee recognition effort getting powerful allies (The Robesonian) 7/8/17

Sacred Places

Zinke gathers 1.2 million comments on plan to shrink Bears Ears, other monuments (Washington Examiner) 7/11/17


San Juan County election maps must be redrawn again, U.S. judge rules (The Salt Lake Tribune) 7/21/17 (See Navajo Nation v. San Juan County)

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