Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: August 16, 2018

Next update is planned to be published by: August 23, 2018

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Culture and Tradition

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana receives grant to assist with revitalization of Tunica language (KALB) 8/13/18

OAS forum highlights advances and challenges in rights of Indigenous peoples (OAS Media Center) 8/10/18

Cherokee scientist Mary Ross finally gains widespread attention (Indianz) 8/9/18

Economic Development

Appeals court upholds ban of tribe's online casino (Northern California Record) 8/12/18

Tulalip Tribes are latest to join retail marijuana industry (Indianz) 8/10/18

Environment and Energy

Tribes in court challenge huge copper mine on ancestral territory (Indianz) 8/15/18

Tribal energy loan program starts, more than a decade after its OK (Cronkite News) 8/15/18

Trump's team offers a new vision for Utah's former Grand Staircase: Nearly 700,000 acres would be open to mining or drilling (The Salt Lake Tribune) 8/15/18

Tribe receives $1M to install wind turbine (Minot Daily News) 8/16/18

Emergencies highlight critical tribal role (Capitol Weekly) 8/13/18

Ninth Circuit nails tribe for $58 million in cigarette taxes (Courthouse News Service) 8/13/18

Hundreds of Navajo farmers, ranchers sue over Gold King Mine spill (Albuquerque Journal) 8/11/18

4 tribes appeal Enbridge approval to Minnesota appeals court (StarTribune) 8/10/18

Trump administration delays Dakota Access Pipeline decision again (Indianz) 8/8/18

Health and Welfare

Council supports homeownership program in Arkansas, Texas (Cherokee Phoenix) 8/15/18

Winnebago Tribe moves forward with food sovereignty initiatives (Indianz) 8/8/18


Tara Sweeney quietly takes helm at Bureau of Indian Affairs (Indianz) 8/16/18

Sen. Udall requests Kavanaugh records on American Indian issues (Native News Online) 8/15/18

Native American Agriculture Fund begins work with $266 million fund (Indianz) 8/15/18

Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change (Indianz) 8/15/18

Washington Tribes call on FCC to prioritize Native needs in consideration of licenses change (KNKX) 8/14/18

Rep. Tom O'Halleran sits down with the Navajo-Hopi Observer to talk Native issues (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 8/14/18

U.S. Army looking for families of children buried at boarding school (Indianz) 8/13/18

Native American farm fund to start disbursing millions (Herald Net) 8/12/18

Federal gaming agency takes action on once controversial regulations (Indianz) 8/10/18

Navajo Hopi Land Commission members call on the Office of the President to prioritize rehabilitation efforts for relocatees (Office of the Speaker of the23rd Navajo Nation Council) 8/9/18

President Trump's nominee loves beating tribal interests in court (Indianz) 8/9/18

The next Supreme Court pick could shape Indian law for decades (High Country News) 8/8/18

Can States tax gas stations on Tribal lands? (Governing) 8/18

Land & Water

Native tribes in Ketchikan tell Interior Department to keep land-trust program (KTOO Public Media) 8/11/18

Supreme Court allows Alaska citizens to vote on salmon issue in November (Native News Online) 8/9/18

Lytton Band agrees to permanent ban on gaming as homelands bill awaits action (Indianz) 8/8/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.597)

Judge dismisses lawsuit over water quality at Round Battle Dam (OPB) 8/7/18

Recognition and Enrollment

Nansemond Indian Nation to celebrate long-awaited federal recognition at 30th pow wow (10 Wavy) 8/14/18

Navajo Nation considers blood quantum in tribal enrollment (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 8/7/18

Sacred Places

Why Native Americans struggle to protect their sacred places (The Conversation) 8/14/18

Army agrees to restore access to Makua Valley cultural sites (Honolulu Civil Beat) 8/7/18

Tribal Government

Welcome to the Quapaw Nation: Tribal voters approve name change (Indianz) 8/13/18


Native Americans work to break down barriers to voting (VOA) 8/15/18

Seminole Tribe spends another $5 million to protect gaming empire (Indianz) 8/14/18

Voting rights advocates used to have an ally in the government. That's changing. (New York Times) 8/12/18

Navajo candidate going back on ballot after winning lawsuit (Indianz) 8/8/18

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