Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: February 27, 2015

Next update is planned to be published by: March 6, 2015

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Culture & Tradition

Grants will help Ojibwe language preservation efforts (Indian Country Today) 2/22/15

Native American activist to sue Facebook over site's 'real name' policy (The Guardian) 2/19/15

Opinion: My high school mascot is offensive (Education Week) 2/17/15

Human remains found on Bainbridge will be repatriated to Suquamish Tribe (My Northwest) 2/6/15

Economic Development

Clock ticking on proposed New Mexico gambling compact (Idaho Statesman) 2/24/15

New Mexico tribe urges lawmakers to approve compact (KCBD) 2/18/15

Gov. Bullock announces grant funding for Native American small business owners (Indian Country Today) 2/16/15


Tipton re-ups Fort Lewis tuition bill (Durango Herald) 2/25/15

Heitkamp announces significant federal funding for Early Head Start and Head Start Programs in Standing Rock, Spirit Lake (Heitkamp Press Release) 2/18/15

Hoeven announces $2.7 million in head start grants for tribes in North Dakota (Hoeven Press Release) 2/18/15

New graduate program geared toward native nation building (NAU News) 2/17/15

Planting ideas: Tribal colleges are essential for developing reservation economies (Indian Country Today) 2/13/15

Environment & Energy

Lummi call coal terminals an absolute no-go, invoking treaty rights (Indian Country Today) 2/26/15

Oil leases proliferate in Northwestern New Mexico as Diné and Pubelo call for oversight (Indian Country Today) 2/25/15

President Obama vetoes Keystone XL Bill, invoking integrity of review process (Indian Country Today) 2/24/15

The remote Alaskan village that needs to be relocated due to climate change (Washington Post) 2/24/15

Feds direct $8 million to native communities to address effects of climate Change (Huffington Post) 2/17/15

Secretary Jewell stresses collaboration to help Alaska Natives meet challenges of climate change (Department of Interior) 2/17/15

Republicans threaten Keystone rider to must-pass legislation if Obama vetoes (Indian Country Today) 2/14/15

Health & Welfare

BIA releases new ICWA guidelines to protect Native families and children (Indian Country Today) 2/26/15. (See the regulations published in the Federal Register at: 80 FR 10146-02, (PDF).)

New Jersey appeals court calls for notice to tribes in ICWA case (Indianz) 2/23/15

The historic and ongoing issue of health disparities among Native elders (American Society on Aging) 2/20/15

Saving Native American youth (Mission Network News) 2/16/15

Tribe suing federal government (The Morning Sun News) 2/15/15

Navajo Nation Council opposes portion of federal housing bill (Santa Fe New Mexican) 2/14/15

Federal judge hears arguments in Wyoming tribe's lawsuit against federal health care rule (Greenfield Reporter) 2/13/15


Navajo Nation lends support to bills in state legislature (Four Corners News) 2/21/15

Opinion: Alaska's unfinished business is tribal sovereignty (Indianz) 2/20/15

Indigenous Peoples: Architects of the post-2015 development agenda (Inter Press Service) 2/17/15

Racism in Rapid City: Calls for accountability continue weeks after harassment (Indian Country Today) 2/13/15

Land & Water

Secretary Jewell to sign historic water rights agreement with Shoshone-Paiute tribes and state of Nevada (Department of Interior) 2/25/15

Water deal between tribes, state passes first hurdle (Navajo Times) 2/20/15

Tribes legally evicted Colorado River reservation tenant, judge rules (LA Times) 2/18/19

Lawmakers consider water deal between Flathead tribes, state (Great Falls Tribune) 2/16/15

Washburn approves Ho-Chunk Nation's HEARTH Act tribal land leasing codes (Indian Country Today) 2/12/15

Recognition & Enrollment

6 Virginia tribes reattempt federal recognition through act of Congress (Indian Country Today) 2/19/15

Tribal Government

Feds tell Cayuga Indian Nation to settle bitter power struggle without U.S. interference (Syracuse) 2/25/15

Same-sex marriage mixes with tribal sovereignty (Juneau Empire) 2/24/15

Judge: Nooksack tribe must hold off on disenrolling members (Bellingham Herald) 2/23/15

Among the Navajos, a renewed debate about gay marriage (New York Times) 2/21/15

Cherokee Nation adopts policy to provide 8 weeks paid maternity leave (PR Web) 2/19/15

Tribal leaders to discuss rormation of Tribal Cannabis Association (Indian Country Today) 2/18/15


The power of Native voting...beginning of a powerful trend (Indian Country Today) 2/27/15

Cherokee Nation Election Commission accepting absentee ballot requests (Native Times) 2/12/15



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