Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: August 14, 2019

Next update is planned to be published by: August 28, 2019

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Culture and Tradition

Cayuga Nation sues cable network over portrayal in 'Billions' show (Indianz) 8/13/19

Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas to open new tribal history museum (Indian Country Today) 8/12/19

Her Native American identity was omitted from her adoption records. Now she wants it back (Minnesota Public Radio) 8/7/19

'Killing the Indian in the Child' (Boise Weekly) 8/7/19

Economic Development

Ponca Tribe scores another legal victory against casino opponents (Indianz) 8/13/19

Cherokee casino group outlines Pope County plans (The Arkansas Times) 8/12/19

National support for Shinnecock billboards (The East End Independent) 8/6/19


First in the family: How a first-gen Blackfeet student finds success at UM (The Missoulian) 8/11/19

Duwamish Tribe appealing Seattle School Board June adoption of curriculum omitting the tribe (Indian Country Today) 8/5/19

Environment and Energy

Nez to continue working with stakeholders to ensure the success of Paragon Bitsi Ranch solar project (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 8/13/19

Health and Welfare

Udall, Khanna: Bipartisan, bicameral bill to improve health care access for Native American veterans (LA Daily Post) 8/12/19

'Grow your own' program can bring health care to Montana's reservations (Helena Independent Record ) 8/12/19

Tribal communities in Michigan use traditional knowledge to tackle modern public health crisis (Michigan Public Radio) 8/8/19

A historic affordable housing project for urban Natives is underway in Portland (Indian Country Today) 8/6/19


Trump administration announces change to eagle policy in Indian Country (Indianz) 8/13/19

High court Murphy decision could have major impact on state, tribal authority (The Oklahoman) 8/13/19

Why won't the US acknowledge tribal rule in its dealth penalty decisions? (Medium) 8/13/19

Navajo Nation, Albuquerque sign deal to combat racism (ABC News) 8/11/19

Federal appeals court upholds landmark Native adoption law, reversing Texas court's decision (Anchorage Daily News) 8/10/19 (See Brackeen v. Bernhardt)

After California tribes cry foul, Assembly Member James Ramos kills a repatriation bill (Indian Country Today) 8/6/19

Joshua Adams: Politicians can't keep ignoring Native Americans (Indianz) 8/6/19

Land and Water

Third annual Mni Ki Wakan Water is Sacred: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water announced (Indian Country Today) 8/12/19

Little Shell Tribe offers to run Hell Creek State Park (Helena Independent Record) 8/11/19

The legacy of colonialism on public lands created the Mauna Kea conflict (High Country News) 8/6/19

Sacred Places

For Northwest tribes, wildfire on Rattlesnake Mountain ravages 'a ceremonial place' (Crosscut) 8/7/19

Tribal Government

Cherokee Nation to increase minimum wage (Siloam Springs Herald Leader) 8/14/19

Tribal Jurisdiction

Hopi Tribe takes over law enforcement from federal agency (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 8/13/19

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