Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: February 22, 2018

Next update is planned to be published by: March 1, 2018

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

Navajo leaders honor the significance of The Treaty of 1868 at National Musuem of The American Indian (Native News Online) 2/21/18

Economic Development

Agency that targeted tribal lenders in line for even more big changes (Indianz) 2/20/18

Court opinion could free Maine tribes to open casinos without state approval (BDN Politics) 2/19/18


World's first Indigenous law degree to be offered at UVic (University of Victoria) 2/21/18

Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks investigation into misuse of education funds (Indianz) 2/21/18

Environment & Energy

Wilcox introduces bill to remove salmon barriers (Yelmon Online) 2/15/18

Health & Welfare

Supreme Court turns away another conservative attack on Indian Child Welfare Act (Indianz) 2/21/18 (See Renteria v. Superior Court of California, Tulare County)

Alaska transfers child welfare services for Native Alaskans to tribes (Chronicle of Social Change) 2/21/18

Better food gets closer in Minnesota (Voice of Alexandria) 2/19/18

Tribes battle state of South Dakota over removal of Indian children (Indianz) 2/19/18

Kansas House prepares to vote on bill authorizing state income tax refunds to Native American veterans (CJ Online) 2/19/18

Advocates seek justice for abused Native American women (VOA) 2/19/18


Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court (Indianz) 2/21/18 (See Public Service Company of New Mexico v. Barboan; Herrera v. Wyoming; Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren)

Osage Nation citizen wins election as Mayor in Oklahoma's largest city (Indianz) 2/20/18

Top Indian positions in Trump administration remain without leaders (Indianz) 2/20/18

Tribes call on Washington to respect Native American sovereignty (The Durango Herald) 2/19/18

Tribal leaders: Infrastructure bill should include Indian Country priorities (NPR) 2/17/18

Land & Water

Tribes ready case on reservation border issue (Casper Star Tribune) 2/21/18 (See Eastern Shoshone Tribe v. Wyoming, et al.)

Land fight could grant thousands of Indigenous Americans new rights in Canada (The Guardian) 2/21/18

After signing of Blackfeet Nation Water Compact, funding still needed (News Deeply) 2/22/18

Murray, Cantwell bill to provide compensation for Spokane Tribe passes committee (U.S. Senator Patty Murray) 2/14/18

Sacred Places

Activists delay rebuild of Hawaii hotel with Elvis Presley ties (The Paris Post-Intelligencer) 2/20/18


Settlement announced in Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission v. San Juan County (The Independent) 2/22/18 (See Navajo Nation v. San Juan County)

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