Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: July 8, 2020

Next update is planned to be published by: July 15, 2020

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Culture and Tradition

National Gallery of Art acquires painting by Salish artist (Indian Country Today) 7/5/20

The thriving Native art of the Northwest and Alaska (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner) 7/5/20

FedEx, the Washington Redskins' most prominent sponsor, asks the team to change its name (Wall Street Journal) 7/2/20

Lawsuit over cultural appropriation of Native designs proceeds, despite Neiman Marcus bankruptcy (Alaska Public Media) 7/1/20

Economic Development

Tribe transforms old casino into movie studio (Indian Country Today) 7/5/20

Education News

Ohio school district retires racist mascot (Indian Country Today) 7/2/20

Society of Southwest Archivists endorses Protocols for Native American Archival Materials developed at NAU (Northern Arizona University) 7/1/20

Indigenous health expert Sean M. Daley joines the College of Health (Lehigh University) 7/1/20

Environment and Energy

Big #NoDALP news: Federal judge orders shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline (Indianz) 7/6/20

Court rules Yakama Nation mining lawsuit can proceed (Indian Country Today) 7/4/20

'What choice do we have? As the Arctic warms, the Inupiat adapt (High Country News) 7/1/20

Health and Welfare

Mary Annette Pember: Catholic Church took $30 million in trust funds from Indian students (Indianz) 7/7/20

This court case could weaken WA's Indian Child Welfare Act (Crosscut) 7/6/20

Indian Health Service takes down 'racist' poster but disavors link to coronavirus (Indianz) 7/6/20

Eastern Washington tribal liaison for missing and murdered Indigenous people on hold (Yakima Herald) 7/6/20

Contact tracing for Native Americans in rural Arizona (The New England Journal of Medicine) 7/2/20


Jenni Monet: Making the case for treaties at Mount Rushmore (Indianz) 7/6/20

'A proud day to be Lakota': Activists arrested for protesting Trump visit to Sioux Nation treaty territory (Indianz) 7/6/20

Nevada tribal emergency coordinator named (Indian Country Today) 7/4/20

'Complete disaster': Trump's fraught ties with Native Americans on display at Mount Rushmore (Politico) 7/3/20

Indian Health Service endorses urban Indian health Federal Tort Claims Act bill at Senate Indian Affairs hearing (Indian Country Today) 7/2/20

Pommersheim talks legal battle between tribe & government (South Dakota Public Broadcasting) 7/2/20

27 Republican lawmakers call for local hearing on federal CSKT water settlement bill (Montana Public Radio) 7/2/20

Recognition and Enrollment

Burt Lake Band one step closer to federal recognition (Traverse City Record Eagle) 7/8/20

Tribal Government

Wooten reelected chairman of the Samish Indian Nation (Go Skagit) 7/3/20


Mail-in voting isn't an answer in Indian Country. Senators urge DOJ to accomodate tribes (KUNR Public Radio) 7/2/20

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