Selected Native American News Stories


Last updated: June 15, 2021

Next update is planned to be published by: June 23, 2021

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Culture and Tradition

Minnesota novelist Louise Erdrich wins Pulitzer for personal story of 'persistence and survival' (Minneapolis Star Tribune) 6/11/21

Academy Award-winning actor Wes Studi will be keynote speaker at RES 2021 (Native News Online) 6/10/21

Indigenous arts and culture leader retires (Indian Country Today) 6/9/21

Economic Development

Building communities: Diné-owned business helps tribes plan, design, build (Navajo Times) 6/15/21

Education News

Education notebook: Indigenous Tulsa-area graduating seniors honored (Tulsa World) 6/13/21

Tribal colleges empower Native students with an affordable, culturally relevant education - but need more funding (Greenwich Time) 6/11/21

Environment and Energy

Minnesota appeals court upholds approval of Line 3 permits (Duluth News Tribune) 6/14/21

‘It’s a great day for Mother Earth': Indian Country welcomes demise of Keystone XL pipeline (Indianz) 6/10/21

Native activist avoids jail time for Keystone XL protest (Indian Country Today) 6/10/21

Environmental justice and climate change is multi-dimensional for Indigenous people (West River Eagle) 6/9/21

Health and Welfare

Number of Navajo virus deaths likely undercounted (Santa Fe New Mexican) 6/12/21

‘Our whole mission is Indigenous education and Indigenous food access’: A Q&A with owners of Owamni by The Sioux Chef (MinnPost) 6/11/21

Opinion: Deb Haaland: My grandparents were stolen from their families as children. We must learn about this history. (The Washington Post) 6/11/21

Indian Affairs promised to reform tribal jails. We found death, neglect and disrepair (NPR) 6/10/21

Muscogee Nation considering buying Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital in Tulsa (Tulsa World) 6/10/21

Intergovernmental

NCAI shows support for president Fawn Sharp after Washington governor implies she is not a real tribal leader (Native News Online) 6/14/21

Tribal leaders, experts talk American Rescue Plan’s impact (Indian Country Today) 6/14/21

Affirmation of inherent tribal power to police blurs civil and criminal Indian law tests (Indianz) 6/11/21

Land and Water

Healing journey unites generations (Indian Country Today) 6/15/21

Interior secretary urges Biden to enlarge Bears Ears, Grand Staircase, report says (The Salt Lake Tribune) 6/14/21

Will history repeat in a dry Klamath Basin this summer? (High Country News) 6/14/21

Recognition and Enrollment

A "warrior of justice" on the long road to recognition (National Wildlife Federation's Blog) 6/10/21

Tribal Government

How the Chehalis Tribe in Washington state overturned a racist 1834 law (Lakota Times) 6/10/21

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