Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: November 16, 2017

Next update is planned to be published by: November 30, 2017

This page includes news from the most recent update.
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Culture and Tradition

Native American students fight discrimination by celebrating their heritage (NPR) 11/16/17

Rule change could lead to Cherokee gathering traditional food source in GSMNP (WLOS) 11/15/17

Economic Development

Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe donated over $245 million since 1994 to local governments and schools (Native News Online) 11/16/17

Native American Venture Fund works closely with California Carbon Legislators to preserve rights of tribes to develop carbon offsets (NewsWire) 11/15/17

Environment & Energy

Native American Heritage Month: The decades-long struggle for environmental justice (The Chronicle) 11/16/17

Indigenous groups win greater climate recognition at Bonn summit (The Guardian) 11/15/17

Alaska Native corporation welcomes action on bill to open lands to development (Indianz) 11/15/17

Flagstaff council opposes transportation of uranium through city in 6-1 vote (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 11/14/17

Health & Welfare

Leech Lake Wellness Court honored by U of M (The Bemidji Pioneer) 11/15/17

Native American women face high rates of violence, but fear discrimination in courts (Global Citizen) 11/15/17

Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital (Indianz) 11/15/17 (See 115th Congress S.1250, H.R. 2662)

Dakota Access Pipeline opponents aim to hold law enforcement accountable for brutal tactics (Indianz) 11/14/17

For Native Americans facing sexual assault, justice feels out of reach (KPCC) 11/14/17

UB social work researcher receives major grant to help unify Native American families (University of Buffalo) 11/14/17

Poll finds more than one-third of Native Americans report slurs, violence, harassment, and being discriminated against in the workplace (Havard School of Public Health) 11/14/17

The forgotten minority in police shootings (CNN) 11/13/17

How the Opioid Crisis is affecting Native Americans (NPR) 11/11/17


As tax reform looms, tribal leaders complain about being left out- again (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 11/14/17

Report highlights success of tribal, state and federal courts working together (Morning Sun News) 11/14/17

Land & Water

Ponca Tribe secures victory in long-running battle over restoration of homelands (Indianz)11/15/17

States battle federal government for control of public lands. They both have long trampled on Native American rights. (The Washinton Post via MSN) 11/12/17

Supreme court upholds constitutionality of CSKT Water Compact (Missoulian) 11/9/17

Appeals court won't revist historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case (Indianz) 11/9/17 (See Murphy v. Royal)

Recognition and Enrollment

Freedmen, supports plan next steps in tribal recognition process (Tulsa World) 11/11/17 (The Cherokee Nation v. Nash)

Sacred Places

What's left when a national monument is reduced by 90 percent? (Earther) 11/15/17

Hamilton County Parks fined for archaeological digs into Native American graves (Indy Star.) 11/13/17

Patagonia, Native Americans, poised to sue Trump over Bears Ears (GrindTV) 11/13/17

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