Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: July 12, 2018

Next update is planned to be published by: July 24, 2018

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

'Love is in there too': Reviving tribal traditions for newborns (Indianz) 7/11/18

Abenaki celebrate culture near historical mural that left them out (VT Digger) 7/9/18

Native Americans call for Yellowstone to rename locations (Now This News) 7/6/18

Economic Development

Pokagon Band announces poker room after favorable opinion from federal regulators (Indianz) 7/10/18


Navajo Council tables decision (El Defensor Chieftain) 7/5/18

Environment & Energy

EPA awards Navajo Nation funds for abandoned uranium mine cleanup (KNAU) 7/12/18

Nebraska tribe becomes a solar power leader on the Plains (Indianz) 7/10/18

United States files civil action against Shinnecock Indian Nation resident for illegal dumping (27 East) 7/10/18


How a state court and a tribal court collaborate on the Kenai (Alaska Public Media) 7/11/18

Native American tribes clash with UC over bones of their ancestors (CAL Matters) 7/10/18

'Shake it up': Bureau of Indian Affairs undergoes change in the Trump era (Indianz) 7/10/18

Brett Kavanaugh, the new Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee, should be questioned about Native rights (Native News Online) 7/10/18

Funding package with increases for Indian Country slated for action (Indianz) 7/9/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.6147)

Country Superior, Yurok Tribal Courts partner for family wellness court (Times-Standard) 7/6/18

FCC stands by decision to raise broadband prices on American Indians (Ars Technica) 7/6/18

Land & Water

North Dakota sues developer of Dakota Access pipeline over farmland ownership (Independent Record) 7/10/18

Town to hire lobbyist to help Mashpee Tribe (The Mashpee Enterprise) 7/10/18

Nonprofit files plan to remove four Klamath dams (Capital Press) 7/10/18

Lytton Band moves closer to success with tribal homelands legislation (Indianz) 7/9/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.597)

Maine, EPA, tribes spar over water quality rules (Press Herald) 7/8/18

Fresh doubt for Alaska tribes seeking land-in-trust (Alaska Public Media) 7/6/18

Three Shinnecock men file $102 million federal lawsuit against State over fishing dispute (27 East) 7/3/18

Recognition and Enrollment

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees progress on federal recognition bill (Indianz) 7/9/18 (See 115th Congress H.R. 3764)

Sacred Places

Community effort leads tribe to buy Trail of Tears landmark, saving historic parcel from chicken farm development (Tulsa World) 7/11/18

Sacred Native American sites are not your playgrounds (Outside) 7/5/18

Tribal Government

Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirms 3 appointments (Tahlequah Daily Press) 7/10/18

Ex-chief judge of Oglala Sioux Tribe claims illegal termination (Rapid City Journal) 7/8/18

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