Selected Native American News Stories


Last updated: July 18, 2019

Next update is planned to be published by: July 25, 2019

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Culture and Tradition

Three years in the making: Shakopee cultural center now open (Native Sun News Today) 7/17/19

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Tribes must unite for Black Hills (Indianz) 7/15/19

Eagle feather petition draws intense interest in Indian Country (Indianz) 7/15/19

Native Sun News Today: Lakota language teacher fired by feds (Indianz) 7/11/19

Cherokee Nation celebrates anniversary of regained ownership of historical structures (The Times-Record) 7/11/19

Navajo Nation's LGBTQ Pride event celebrates a return to the culture's history (NPR) 7/11/19

Environment and Energy

Udall, Schatz, Senators request feedback from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian community leaders on the effects of climate change on Native communities (U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs) 7/10/19

Over a dozen tribes selected for funding from Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund for new clean energy projects (Indian Country Today) 7/10/19

Tribe, pipeline opponents plan to request state hearing on DAPL expansion (The Bismarck Tribune) 7/10/19

Health and Welfare

Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe hindered by inadequate internet (Indianz) 7/12/19

Wind River tribes to restart wellness courts (Gillette News Record) 7/15/19

Intergovernmental

Rep. Andi Clifford talks Indigenous representation at town hall (Wyoming Public Media) 7/15/19

Indian Affairs Committee to hold business meeting to consider two Indian bills (Indian Country Today) 7/15/19 (See 116th Congress S.886, S.2071)

Senate passes bills on Indian economic development and self-governance (Native Sun News Today) 7/10/19 (See 116th Congress S.209, S.212)

Supreme Court keeps Indian Country in the dark in sovereignty case (Indianz) 7/10/19 (See Carpenter v. Murphy Supreme Court 2018-2019 term)

Rounds, Sinema, Lankford, O'Halleran, Cole, Johnson introduce bipartisan, bicameral bill to repeal antiquated, hostile laws directed toward Native Americans (U.S. Representative Tom Cole) 7/10/19 (See 116th Congress S.2071, H.R.3684 )

Cherokee citizen Tyler Fish hired to work on Indian issues at White House (Indianz) 7/10/19

Tribal Government

Oglala Sioux Tribe legalizes same-sex marriage (Rapid City Journal) 7/16/19

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