Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: April 1, 2020

Next update is planned to be published by: April 8, 2020

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Culture and Tradition

Interview: Fighting and winning with Louise Erdrich (High Country News) 4/1/20

Seminole Museum to Smithsonian: 'No more stolen ancestors' (Indian Country Today) 3/31/20

'We're building faith': Social Distance Powwow brings Indian Country together despite coronavirus (Indianz) 3/30/20

Cherokee Nation after the Trail of Tears (C-SPAN) 2/29/20

Economic Development

Nation's investment in glove factory paying off during COVID-19 pandemic (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 3/31/20

Environment and Energy

Tribal nations demand response to climate relocation (High Country News) 4/1/20

Tribes score victory in long-running battle against Dakota Access Pipeline (Indianz) 3/25/20 (See Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. US Army Corps of Engineers)

Health and Welfare

Judge: Rosebud tribal members have treaty claim for health care (Argus Leader) 3/31/20 (See Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States)

'It is also our tradition to protect our people,' the canoes will wait (Indian Country Today) 3/30/20

COVID-19 pandemic highlights urgent need for housing on Wind River (Wyoming Public Media) 3/27/20

'Be good to each other' (and share a virtual coffee) (Indian Country Today) 3/27/20

Fatal encounters between Native Americans and the police (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) 3/25/20


State of Washington bill to authorize tax compacting with tribes (Washington State Legislature) 3/31/20

Oklahoma's 'unsuccessful attempt to divide the tribes' (Indian Country Today) 3/30/20

Supreme Court churns along with Indian Country case amid coronavirus crisis (Indianz) 3/30/20

Mashpee Wampanoag face double crisis: COVID-19 and feds (Indian Country Today) 3/29/20

Land and Water

Land-grab universities (High Country News) 3/30/20

Largest US dam removal stirs debate over coveted West water (East Oregonian) 3/30/20

Tribe that drew Trump's fire over casino plan loses its reservation status (The Huffington Post) 3/29/20

Why are some Native Americans fighting efforts to decriminalize peyote? (Los Angeles Times) 3/29/20

Trump administration ordered land taken out of trust, tribal chairman says (The Mashpee Enterprise) 3/28/20

Sacred Places

Historic Michigan tribal burial ground threatened by coastal erosion (Michigan Live) 3/31/20

Tribal Government

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribes battle coronavirus, much like state and federal government (The Oklahoman) 3/29/20

Sault Tribe to grant emergency money to employees from $5.5 million fund (The Sault News) 3/27/20

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