Selected Native American News Stories


Last updated: September 21, 2017

Next update is planned to be published by: September 28, 2017

This page includes news from the most recent update.
To see earlier articles, please visit the news archive.

Culture and Tradition

Peabody Essex Museum gains ownership of controversial collection (Boston Globe) 9/21/17

How Native Americans and Immigrants are coming together to define the future of resistance (Splinter News) 9/20/17

The Power of Cherokee Women (Indian Country Today) 9/19/17

YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty (Indianz) 9/19/17

'Relcaiming their identies': Some Cayugas worry over fate of cultural programs in Seneca Falls (Auburn Pub) 9/17/17

Economic Development

Flandreau tribe wins victory over state tax man (Argus Leader) 9/20/17 (See Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Gerlach)

Heitkamp announces federal funding to help support native small business owners (Senator Heidi Heitkamp) 9/14/17

Envrionment & Energy

Appeals court reverses judge's decision allowing wind developers to dig on Osage land (Tulsa World) 9/18/17 (See United States v. Osage Wind, LLC.)

Health & Welfare

How will Medicaid cuts affect health care in Indian Country? (High Country News) 9/20/17

Native Americans are over-represented in Montana's prison system. What can be done? (Independent Record) 9/19/17

Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country (Indianz) 9/19/17

Rep. Gallagher seeks to increase awarness of Native American youth suicide (U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher) 9/14/17 (See 115th Congress H.R.3473)

Senator Cantwell applauds funding for housing and ecnomomic opportunity in WA native communities (Senator Maria Cantwell) 9/14/17

Intergovernmental

Tribes' letter rasises some major issues (The Bismarck Tribune) 9/20/17

Human Rights Council holds panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples (United Nations Human Rights) 9/20/17

Shingle Springs Band wins reversal of $30 million judgment in gaming dispute (Indianz) 9/18/17 (See Sharp Image Gaming INC. v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians)

Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs (Indianz) 9/14/17 (See 115th Congress H.R. 3354)

Land & Water

A fresh look at Seneca history (Hype Magazine) 9/19/17

Trump administration moves to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling (Indianz) 9/18/17

Native American tribes fight for clean water (Eastern Arizona Courier) 9/16/17

President Trump's border wall could carve path through Native American lands (News 4 Tucson) 9/16/17

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe returning to roots with 902-acre land buy (ABC 12) 9/15/17

Recognition & Enrollment

House panel to take up Lumbee recognition (Robesonian) 9/20/17 (See 115th Congress H.R.3650)

Sacred Places

Dakota Access enters settlement for 'unanticipated discovery' of tribal artifacts (Indianz) 9/21/17

Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations (Indianz) 9/18/17

Tribal Government

Northwest tribes mull their own carbon-tax initiative (The Columbian) 9/17/17

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