Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: October 17, 2018

Next update is planned to be published by: October 26, 2018

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

'We are breathing life into our culture': Native youth carry on traditions (Indianz) 10/17/18

Chief mascot replacement talks on (MY SA) 10/16/18

Here's why cities are replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day (Circa) 10/8/18

Economic Development

EVO Hemp partners with Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to grow organic hemp (Native News Online) 10/16/18

Citizen Potawatomi Nation hits end of the line at Supreme Court (Indianz) 10/15/18 (See Citizen Potawatomi Nation v. Oklahoma)

North Dakota tribes want sales tax exemption for casinos (Myrtle Beach Online) 10/10/18

Environment and Energy

A coal fight in Indian country turns ugly (Indianz) 10/10/18

Health and Welfare

Alaska Natives to Congress: Expand Violence Against Women Act (Alaska Native News) 10/14/18

Federal judge strikes down ICWA (Rapid City Journal) 10/9/18

North Dakota tribes join 'historic' court filing to detail impact of opioid crisis (The Bismarck Tribune) 10/9/18

Udall: Opioid package gives tribes resources to build treatment, prevention solutions (U.S. Senator Tom Udall) 10/5/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.6)


'We've never had justice': How the Supreme Court rigged land deals against Native people (Michigan Radio) 10/16/18

New face of Bureau of Indian Affairs returns to Alaska after making history (Indianz) 10/16/18

Alaska tribal courts see infusion of federal funds (KTOO Public Media) 10/13/18

Former tribal chairman disputes state cigarette tax (Red Lak Nation News) 10/8/18

Who's the law in this town? Yakama Nation sues Toppenish, Yakima County in battle over police jurisdiction (Yakima Herald) 10/5/18

Land & Water

Trial under way in long-running northern Arizona water case (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 10/16/18

Recognition and Enrollment

Elizabeth Warren has a Native American ancestor: Does that make her Native American? (The New York Times) 10/15/18

Cherokee Nation upset after Sen. Warren releases results of DNA test (Indianz) 10/15/18

Sacred Places

Native American tribes join fight over Long Island (The Patriot Ledger) 10/8/18


A voter ID decision could impact Native Americans - and the Senate race - in North Dakota (CNN) 10/12/18

Native voting rights group aims to remove hurdles in North Dakota (The Bismarck Tribune) 10/12/18

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