Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: June 25, 2019

Next update is planned to be published by: July 11, 2019

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Culture and Tradition

Joy Harjo named U.S. poet laureate (Albuquerque Journal) 6/19/19

Gavin Newsom apologizes on California’s behalf to native tribes for slaughter of ancestors (The Sacramento Bee) 6/18/19

Economic Development

Sinema applauds Community Development Grants for Arizona tribal communities (White Mountain Independent) 6/21/19

State, Pojoaque agree to divide up $10M account (Albuquergue Journal) 6/23/19

U.S. Supreme Court denies further review of King Mountain's $58 million tax case (Yakima Herald-Republic) 6/19/19

Environment and Energy

Tribes battling Dakota Access win partial victory in dispute over federal documents (Bismark Tribune) 6/24/19

How solar could make WA tribes energy independent (Crosscut) 6/24/19

Lummi Nation, Washington Gov. Inslee join protest of Canadian oil pipeline approval (The Olympian) 6/18/19

Health and Welfare

Pine Ridge receives federal disaster declaration for flood relief (Rapid City Journal) 6/21/19

In rural Alaska, school districts deal with a legacy of unaddressed contamination (KTOO) 6/19/19


House committee advances bill recognizing sovereign rights of tribes in Texas (Indianz) 6/21/19

Navajo Nation strategizes to ensure every Navajo citizen is countede (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 6/18/19

Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case (Indianz) 6/18/19

Census, tribal leaders push for American Indian participation in 2020 Census (The Salt Lake Tribune) 6/15/19

Land and Water

New Mexico delegation introduces bill to fulfill Aamodt Litigation Settlement (Martin Heinrich) 6/21/19

Law protecting tribal fishing waters among bills signed by Mills (Mainebiz) 6/24/19

Recognition and Enrollment

CT Schaghticoke Indian group wants recognition, land, casino (Greenwich Time) 6/22/19

Sacred Places

Day of Prayer in Boulder shines light on Native American issues (Times-Call) 6/21/19


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