Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: November 6, 2019

Next update is planned to be published by: November 13, 2019

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Culture and Tradition

Nevada tribes slam state for scrubbing native history document from web (Reno Gazette Journal) 11/5/19

New book by presidential candidate Mark Charles discusses doctrine of discovery (Native News Online) 11/4/19

Education News

Indian student count finally being updated for the modern era (Indianz) 11/4/19

Leaders in the field of equitable development to hold Creative Placemaking National Summit in Phoenix (Arizona State University) 10/31/19

Environment and Energy

Native American leaders say Keystone spill highlights the need to oppose Dakota Access Expansion, Keystone XL (Indian Country Today) 11/5/19

Health and Welfare

Working to protect Cherokee Nation families (Indianz) 11/4/19

An Inuit approach to cancer care promotes self-determination and reconciliation (Indianz) 10/31/19

Grant allows Native American nonprofit to expand medical services in Phoenix (Indianz) 10/30/19


Senate passes bill with funds for murdered and missing Indigenous women (Alaska Public Media) 11/4/19

The Ute Tribe secures passage of two resolutions at NCAI dealing with eagle feather protection & reparations (Native News Online) 11/3/19

Chairman Gallego and Ranking Member Cook introduce bipartisan bill to protect Native American children (Indian Country Today) 11/1/19 (See 116th Congress H.R.4957)

Land and Water

Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era (Indianz) 11/6/19

Snoqualmie Tribe buys ancestral Snoqualmie Falls from Muckleshoot for $125 million (Indian Country Today) 11/5/19

Uprooted: The 1950's plan to erase Indian Country (Minnesota Public Radio) 11/4/19

House OKs permanent ban on mining 1 million acres around Grand Canyon (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 10/31/19

Tribes cheer passage of bills to protect ancestral lands from development (Indianz) 10/31/19 (See 116th Congress H.R.1373, H.R.2181)

Shoshones claim hunting rights under court ruling (The Sheridan Press) 10/31/19

Recognition and Enrollment

New highway signs honor Native American veterans despite partisan politics (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 11/5/19

Montana honors memory of Blackfeet activist Elouise Cobell (Montana Public Radio) 11/4/19

The U.S. has spent more money erasing Native languages than saving them (High Country News) 11/5/19

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