Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: December 2, 2020

Next update is planned to be published by: December 9, 2020

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Culture and Tradition

American Indian Cultural District expanding to include Dolores Park (San Francisco Examiner) 11/30/20

New California law seeks to give tribes more standing to recover sacred objects from museums (Laredo Morning Times) 11/30/20

A magical hike on Whidbey Island whitewashes Native history (Crosscut) 11/24/20

Economic Development

Equality and equity for 'the asterix nation': a Q&A with Patrice Kunesh (MinnPost) 11/30/20

Education News

Book collection in ASU libraries showcases Indigenous stories (The State Press) 11/29/20

Penn Native American literature course will explore capitalism's role in climate change (The College Fix) 11/25/20

Lifting up Native science (Northwestern Now) 11/24/20

Native history is WA history, and tribes are helping schools teach it (Crosscut) 11/16/20

Environment and Energy

Minnesota gives final green light to disputed oil pipeline (Indian Country Today) 11/30/20

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community surges ahead with its own climate plan (CleanTechnica) 11/26/20

An ancient people with a modern climate plan (Washington Post) 11/24/20

A record 6 Native Americans were elected to Congress. Here's where they stand on climate. (Grist) 11/18/20

Health and Welfare

California Native American Heritage Commission - CA Truth & Healing Council Webinar (Cal-Span)

Cherokee Nation launches connectivity survey and free mobile hotspot program (Indian Country Today) 11/30/20

Alaska receives $3.8M in tribal transit grants (The Cordova Times) 11/26/20

Doubling down on Native values (Indian Country Today) 11/25/20


Supreme Court accepts first Indian law case in new conservative era (Indianz) 11/23/20 (See U.S. v. Cooley)

Land and Water

Salmon people: A tribe's decades-long fight to take down the Lower Snake River dams and restore a way of life (The Seattle Times) 11/29/20

Decolonization is more than just a word (Yale Daily News) 11/29/20

Recognition and Enrollment

The struggle for tribal recognition and the case of the Mashpee Wampanoag (Administrative Law Review Podcast) 11/30/20

Tribal Government

Navajo Nation lawmakers consider extending junk food tax (Ravalli Republic) 11/30/20

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