Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: January 22, 2020

Next update is planned to be published by: January 29, 2020

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Culture and Tradition

Indigenous musicians come together in a sacred and safe space (Indianz) 1/22/20

A taste of Toksook Bay, Yup'ik culture and a way of life (Indian Country Today) 1/22/20

A Utah lawmaker says the state should support Native American mascots (The Salt Lake Tribune) 1/22/20

Native Sun News Today: Gerry Robinson publishes new book about early Cheyenne history (Indianz) 1/20/22

Native American culture runs deep within the USMA Corps of Cadets (Indianz) 1/16/20

Respect and understanding of Lakota culture are severely lacking (Indianz) 1/16/20

Economic Development

Lawmakers propose allowing some tribes to keep taxes generated on reservation (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 1/21/20

Geneva Lone Hill: Economic development in Indian Country (Indianz) 1/15/20

Pamunkey Tribe goes commercial casino route in Virginia (Indianz) 1/15/20

Education News

UA students forge connection with Navajo Nation in engineering project (Arizona Public Media) 1/21/20

Schools start teaching lessons from Oregon's Native American tribes (The Register-Guard) 1/16/20

Environment and Energy

Tribes file complaint with UN saying climate change threatens existence (Indian Country Today) 1/21/20

Beyond coal: Building out solar (Indian Country Today) 1/21/20

Keystone XL Pipeline construction schedule reported to Montana federal court (South Dakota Public Broadcasting) 1/15/20

Health and Welfare

This South Seattle treatment center has been helping Native people beat substance use disorders for more than 30 years. So why is it closing? (The Seattle Times) 1/21/20

NEPA and the Sioux San (Indianz) 1/21/20

Minnesota sending black, Native American prisoners to solitary confinement at higher rates than whites (Minneapolis Star Tribune) 1/17/20

Sinema increases access to broadband for rural and tribal communities in Arizona (Indian Country Today) 1/15/20


The necessity of the Indian Child Welfare Act (The Atlantic) 1/22/20

Muscogee (Creek) Nation poised to join other tribes' gaming lawsuit against Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (Tulsa World) 1/22/20

Funding for Mohawk flood mitigation in Cuomo budget (The Schenectady Daily Gazette) 1/21/20

Census count is 'an act of rebellion' (Indian Country Today) 1/20/20

Water for gaming compacts? Arizona bill would 'attack' tribes 'very existence' (Indian Country Today) 1/20/20

Navajo Nation President Nez advocates for renewable energy, youth, and economic partnerships in address to the Arizona State Legislature (Indian Country Today) 1/16/20

Five Tribes Inter-Tribal Council critical to Oklahoma tribes (Tahlequah Daily Press) 1/16/20

Cherokee Nation gets transportation grant (Tahlequah Daily Press) 1/16/20

South Dakota tribe official calls for better communication from lawmakers (The Bismarck Tribune) 1/16/20

Olszewski and Republication cohort asks Daines to withdraw CSKT compact bill (Indianz) 1/16/20

Land and Water

BIA violates Crow Agency water repairs order (Indian Country Today) 1/22/20

Appeals Court hears oral arguments in Badger-Two-Medicine case (The Missoulian) 1/21/20

Tribes unite to protect Bristol Bay Salmon and Native sovereignty (Alaska Native News) 1/21/20

Tohono O'odham historic sites at risk as border wall construction advances in Arizona (Arizona Central) 1/20/20

Guest opinion: Bison transfer corrects longstanding wrong (Billings Gazette) 1/20/20

Elk raise tensions between tribes and farmers in Washington's Skagit Valley (NPR) 1/18/20

'It's a pretty monumental step': Tribal farm reclaims land on Winnebago Reservation (Indianz) 1/17/20

Recognition and Enrollment

Native tribal flags may be included in Nebraska legislative chamber (Lincoln Journal-Star) 1/21/20

Bureau of Indian Affairs propose change affecting Alaska tribal recognition (Anchorage Daily News) 1/16/20


'A Native lens' on the 2020 presidential campaigns (Indian Country Today) 1/17/20

Getting out the vote in Indian Country (Nevada Current) 1/17/20

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