Selected Native American News Stories


Last updated: June 22, 2018

Next update is planned to be published by: June 27, 2018

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

Ancient Native American returned to resting place on San Miguel Island (Lompoc Record) 6/16/18

Economic Development

States win big victory with Supreme Court ruling on online taxation (Indianz) 6/21/18

Montana officials work to boost tribal tourism (Flathead Beacon) 6/19/18

Education

Community classrooms: Tribal colleges are mainstay of reservation life (The Dickinson Press) 6/17/18

Environment & Energy

Senate candidate holds rally against LNG (Tacoma Weekly) 6/21/18

Udall: Climate change poses 'grave threat' to traditional subsistence practices in Indian Country (U.S. Senator Tom Udall) 6/20/18

Tribal treaty rights now driving environmental law developments (Mondaq) 6/18/18

Michigan tribes could have stronger case against Line 5 thanks to SCOTUS decision (Michigan Radio) 6/15/18 (See Washington v. U.S.)

The latest: Keystone XL opponenet says 'fight is not over' (StarTribune) 6/14/18

Health & Welfare

Tewa Women United earns $900K grant for loss, trauma program (Taos News) 6/21/18

"Where are all of our children?" (Mile Lacs Messenger) 6/13/18

Public hearing on amending CRIT Children's Code (Parker Pioneer) 6/12/18

Intergovernmental

Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation discusses promises made to relocatees (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 6/19/18

Heitkamp: Bipartisan Senate farm bill prioritizes Indian Country (U.S. Senate Heidi Heitkamp) 6/19/18 (See 115th Congress S.2489)

Tribal affairs agencies make progress, not enough to satisfy senators (Arizona Daily Sun) 6/15/18

Udall secures major funding for Indian Country in Interior Appropriations Bill (U.S. Senator Tom Udall) 6/14/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.3354)

Land & Water

Fort Peck tribes raise concerns about Keystone XL pipeline threatening reservation's water (Atlantic Broadband) 6/21/18

Support grows for legislation for Mashpee tribe (Cape Cod Times) 6/21/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.5244)

State appealing Navajo water rights ruling- although it favors the result (Albuquerque Journal) 6/18/18

Tribe's sovereign immunity triumphs in land case (Albuquerque Journal) 6/18/18

Cole applauds passage of Stigler Act amendment through committee (The Ada News) 6/16/18 (See 115th Congress H.R. 2606)

GOP lawmakers ask high court to void Navajo water deal (Albuquerque Journal) 6/15/18

Santa Ynew Band of Chumash Indians welcomes action on homelands bill (Indianz) 6/14/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.1491)

Recognition and Enrollment

Chinook tribe a step closer to recognition as Judge advances claims (Herald and News) 6/21/18 (See Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke)

Sacred Places

Decision to reopen Grand Mound site expected this fall (StarTribune) 6/16/18

NW Tribal members to appeal religious freedom case (OPB) 6/13/18

Voting

President Trump is spurring Native American women to run for office (TIME) 6/20/18

Navajo man fights ruling disqualifying him from Utah ballot (Standard-Examiner) 6/20/18

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