Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: June 21, 2017

Next update is planned to be published by: July 11, 2017

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Culture and Tradition

Religious freedom isn't just for Hobby Lobby- it's for indigenous rights, too (grist) 6/20/17

Judge strikes down court order in N.J. teepee dispute (CBS News) 6/20/17

Justices strike down law banning disparaging trademarks (New York Times) 6/19/17


Interior Secretary Attempts to Justify Deep Cuts to Native American Education Program (Truthout) 6/21/17

John McCain, James Lankford offer option for students stuck in Native American schools (Washington Examiner) 6/19/17 (See 115th Congress S.1294)

Environment & Energy

Tribal nations fight removal of grizzly protections (High Country News) 6/20/17


Secretary Zinke shuffles top Indian Affairs officials at Interior Department (Indianz) 6/19/17

Effort to curb crime on the Lower Brule Siox Reservation approved (Daily Republic News) 6/15/17

Land & Water

Judge announces Trump won't be defendent in Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit (JWN Energy) 6/21/17 (See Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Environmental Groups, tribe, go to court to keep frac sand mine out of wetlands (WPR News) 6/20/17

Hearing will address what happens to DAPL after judge's ruling (North American Shale) 6/19/17

Major 9th Circuit Court ruling affirms Gila River Indian Community's water rights in upper valley of the Gila River (Native News Online) 6/18/17 (See United States v. Gila Valley Irrigation District)

Sacred Places

Hawaii astronomical observatory case goes to Supreme Court (Bristol Herald Courier) 6/17/17


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