Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: January 22, 2019

Next update is planned to be published by: January 31, 2019

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Culture and Tradition

Activist Nathan Phillips now says he will meet with Convinton Catholic students (MSN) 1/22/19

The Indigenous Peoples March was about a lot more than the kids in MAGA hats (Before It's News) 1/21/19

Indigenous actress Yalitza Aparicio nominated for Oscar for 'Roma' (Indianz) 1/22/19

Economic Development

Pamunkey Tribe clears first hurdle with bill to authorize casino under state law (Indianz) 1/21/19


Notre Dame to cover up murals of Columbus in the New World (25 News) 1/21/19

Native Sun News Today: Survivors of Indian school abuse lobby for changes in law (Indianz) 1/15/19

Environment and Energy

Nearly 3,000 families expected to receive free Navajo mine coal (Native News Online) 1/21/19

Tribe appeals mine ruling (The Shawano Leader) 1/18/19 (See Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

New Congress, New House push for environmental civil rights (Bloomberg Law) 1/15/19

600+ environmental orgs say this is what they want in a Green New Deal (Grist) 1/10/19

Health and Welfare

Tribes offer overwhelming support for Indian Child Welfare Act (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 1/22/19 (See Brackeen v. Zinke)

Federal workers union sues over shutdown; 'pay stubs reflect zero income' (Indian Country Today) 1/18/19

Murkowski, Young file amicus brief in support of Indian Child Welfare Law (United States Senator Lisa Murkowski) 1/16/19 (See Brackeen v. Zinke)

Attorney General Ferguson urges appeals court to preserve Indian Child Welfare Act (Washington State, Office of the Attorney General) 1/15/19 (See Brackeen v. Zinke)

Tribes face food and medicine crisis as shutdown continues, lawmakers are told (The Washington Post) 1/15/19


Lawsuit filed over tribal police pursuit (U.S. News) 1/17/19

Tribal leader asks Legislature for meth summit (West River Eagle) 1/16/19

Panel rules in favor of New York; Seneca must pay $200 million compact decision (Indian Country Today) 1/15/19

'Racist and disrespectufl tweet': Tribal leaders condemn President Trump (Indianz) 1/14/19

At U.S.-Mexico border, a tribal nation fights wall that would divide them (PBS) 1/13/19

On the Navajo Nation, 5,000 workers dependent on a federal paycheck (NPR) 1/12/19

United South and Eastern Tribes: 'This shutdown must end now' (Indianz) 1/10/19

Rosebud Sioux president pushes for Medicaid expansion, college tuition waivers in annual State of the Tribes (The Daily Republic) 1/10/19

Land and Water

Tribe turns down funds to relocate as Louisiana buys land anyways (TruthOut) 1/17/19

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe faces opposition to land-into-trust application (Indianz) 1/16/19

Can congress void a tribal treaty without telling anyone? (The Atlantic) 1/13/19 (See Herrera v. Wyoming)

Sacred Places

Scientists sue to protect Utah monument and fossils that could rewrite Earth's history (Science Magazine) 1/17/19

Native Sun News Today: Tribes acquire land at sacred Bear Butte (Indianz) 1/14/18

Sovereign Immunity

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe appeals loss in patent case to Supreme Court (Indianz) 1/16/19 (See Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, et al. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al.)

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