Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: November 16, 2018

Next update is planned to be published by: November 30, 2018

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

Tribal Council funds identification survey of fluent Cherokee speakers (Native News Online) 11/15/18

Christopher Columbus statue to be removed from Grand Park in Los Angeles on Saturday (Native News Online) 11/9/18

Hoeven to serve as Honorary Member of National Native American Veterans Memorial Committee (U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs) 11/8/18

Economic Development

Tribes see another decline in slot machine revenues in Connecticut (Indianz) 11/15/18

Ho-Chunk Nation takes step forward with off-reservation casino (Indianz) 11/12/18


Navajo Techinical University recognized as one of the best colleges in New Mexico (Native News Online) 11/14/18

Digitization provides access to Native American archives (Information Today) 11/13/18

Environment and Energy

Zinke gave rare attention to Alaska: The next secretary of the Interior should do likewise (Daily News-Miner) 11/15/18

Interior secretary sides with tribes in drilling dispute (Minnesota Lawyer) 11/14/18

Native Sun News Today: Lakota activists stall uranium mining hearing (Indianz) 11/14/18

Breaking free: Alaska's path forward for renewable Arctic energy (The Arctic Institute) 11/13/18

Tribes see setback in caribou reintroduction efforts in Lower 48 (Indianz) 11/12/18

Tribes react to Judge halting Trump's Keystone XL Pipeline "invasion" (Native News Online) 11/9/18

EPA, states and tribes seek millions for cleanup costs of American Zinc, Lead and Smelting sites (St. Louis Record) 11/9/18

Judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline (The Hill) 118/18

Health and Welfare

New report highlights flaws in police data on missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls (The Seattle Times) 11/15/18 (See Report via Turtle Talk)

Mobile markets deliver healthy food and build community (Second Wave Michigan) 11/14/18

Tribal housing reorganization still stalled (Smoky Mountain News) 11/14/18

Anti-Indian hate crimes rose dramatically in first year of Trump presidency (Indianz) 11/13/18

Bill to address missing and murdered sisters scheduled for action (Indianz) 11/12/18 (See 115th Congress S.1942)

Microsoft helps bring broadband internet to rural tribal lands (Engadget) 11/8/18

Another tribe asserts authority over non-Indians as VAWA remains in limbo (Indianz) 11/2/18


Navajo Nation leadership meets with White House Officials to advocate for continuation of operations of Navajo Generating Station (Native News Online) 11/16/18

'Termination is here': Tribes rally against Trump administration (Indianz) 11/14/18

Blackfeet Nation receives grant to aid tribal, federal prosecutions (Department of Justice) 11/13/18

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing (Indianz) 11/13/18 (See 115th Congress S.2788, H.R.2606, H.R.4032)

Land and Water

Mashantucket Pequot, Mohegan leaders expected to march in support of Mass. tribe (The Day) 11/12/18

Recognition and Enrollment

In historic move, New Jersey acknowledges Native American tribe, will pay $2.4 million (NBC 10) 11/16/18

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation public statement of gratitude (Indianz) 11/15/18

Should the BIA get out of the blood degree business? (Indian Country Today) 11/14/18

Sacred Places

Deadline looms in Badger-Two Medicine decision (Flathead Beacon) 11/12/18

We all must speak up to protect our national monuments (The Hill) 11/9/18


Native Americans win elections in Utah after voicing support for Bears Ears (Sierra Club) 11/15/18

Lujan, House Democrats introduce legislation to protect Native American voting rights (U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan) 11/14/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.7127)

In one Utah county, redrawing voting maps led to the historic shift for Navajo lawmakers (PBS) 11/12/18

Few Native American voters had ID issues in North Dakota (WTOC 11) 11/8/18

Native American Rep.-Elect Deb Haaland makes history with Congressional win (WBUR) 11/8/18

Only one state makes history with election of first Native governor (Indianz) 11/7/18

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