Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: September 22, 2021

Next update is planned to be published by: September 29, 2021

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Culture and Tradition

Call for submissions: WIPO photography prize for Indigenous peoples and local community youth 2021-2022 (WIPO)

Cultural Survival announces 3-day virtual language conference restoring and protecting our Native languages and landscapes (Cultural Survival) 9/21/21

Mark Ruffalo, Sarah Eagle Heart co-producing film on present-day fight for Black Hills (Native News Online) 9/21/21

In Nevada, sundown town history has cultural impacts for Washoe tribal members (Wyoming Public Media) 9/17/21

'Like auctioning off the Sistine Chapel': An auction house sold an Osage cave containing important prehistoric art for $2.2 million (Artnet) 9/16/21

Economic Development

'Loud and clear': An Indigenous push for the SEC to include tribal human and land rights in its investor disclosures (Tribal Business News) 9/20/21

Education News

A key component of Peacemaking circle rests on foundation of trust and respect (Legal News Detroit) 9/20/21

Chief Hoskin proposes investment of up to $40 million to replace seven Cherokee Nation Head Start facilities, upgrade others (Indian Country Today) 9/15/21

Native Hawaiian education programs to receive $28 million in federal dollars (Patch) 9/15/21

Environment and Energy

Tribes, Indigenous groups, conservation organizations file petition to strengthen federal mining rules (Indian Country Today) 9/17/21

Tribal solar projects provide more than climate solutions (Yes! Magazine) 9/16/21

The University of Arizona launches Indigenous Resilience Center, addressing environmental issues (Archinect) 9/17/21

Indigenous leaders face barriers to UN climate conference (Indian Country Today) 9/16/21

Coalition of experts sound alarm on Line 5 pipeline's threats to tribal interests and climate change (Earth Justice) 9/15/21

Health and Welfare

Oklahoma organizations, foster families react to developments in review of Indian Child Welfare Act (The Norman Transcript) 9/21/21

StrongHearts opens Sault office to help Michigan Native victim-survivors (The Sault News) 9/21/21

Two Oregon tribes chosen for federal crime data-sharing program (Jefferson Public Radio) 9/20/21


Federal government takes over Oglala Sioux ambulance service after finding 'threat of imminent harm' to patients (South Dakota Public Broadcasting) 9/17/21

Chickasaw woman gets USDA post, one in a string of Indigenous nominees (Indian Country Today) 9/16/21

Land and Water

Ojibwe tribes sue Wisconsin for treaty violations over wolf hunt (Native News Online) 9/22/21

Deb Haaland signs Montana tribes water rights compact (Indian Country Today) 9/20/21

Recognition and Enrollment

'We're not going anywhere': Choctaw Freedmen cite history, ties to tribal nation in fight for citizenship (NPR) 9/22/21

A look inside the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina's 133-year fight for federal recognition (The Fayetteville Observer) 9/21/21

Texas forced out nearly all Indigenous people. A new monument memorializes broken treaty (The Oklahoman) 9/16/21

Tribal Government

Tribal governments adopting vaccine mandates amid COVID-19 surges (Indian Country Today) 9/22/21


Native American communities submit New Mexico redistricting maps (Santa Fe New Mexican) 9/20/21

Attorneys, advocates reflect on new Native American Voting Rights bill (Indianz) 9/17/21

Oklahoma looks at new Native voting rights bill (Indian Country Today) 9/15/21

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