Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: April 17, 2018

Next update is planned to be published by: May 1, 2018

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Culture and Tradition

Chelsey Luger: Whose Native lands are you on? A new app can tell you (Indianz) 4/17/18

House committee sets markup on bill to protect Alaska Native artists (Indianz) 4/16/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.4069)

Film set on Pine Ridge Reservation already called one of the year's best (Indianz) 4/12/18

Indigenous knowledge is critical to understanding climate change (The Seattle Times) 4/10/18

As Cleveland Indians prepare to part with Chief Wahoo, tensions reignite (The New York Times) 4/9/18

Arizona enacts Native American Day, renames highways (Native News online) 4/8/18

Former Sentor Akaka, first Native Hawaiian in Senate, dies at 93 (The New York Times) 4/6/18

Economic Development

U.S. Senate fails to pass Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (Native News Online) 4/17/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.986)

Tribal lenders worried about 'mixed signals' from Trump administration (Indianz) 4/12/18

Reminder: Today isn't Equal Pay Day for Black, Latina, or Native American women (CNBC) 4/10/18

Native women host inaugural summit in New Mexico for entrepreneurs (Indianz) 4/10/18

Maine House blocks another tribal casino bid (Bangor Daily News) 4/9/18

Agua Caliente tribe plans casino in downtown Cathedral City (IE Business Daily) 4/9/18


Native American and Indigenous identity in Chicago (NEIU Independent) 4/10/18

Native Sun News Today: Public high school is first to offer treaty class (Indianz) 4/10/18

Environment & Energy

Tohono O'Odham Pascua Yaqui, Hopi sue to stop Rosemont Mine (AZPM News) 4/12/18

House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility (Indianz) 4/12/18

Native Americans fighting fossil fuels (Scientific American) 4/9/18

Black Hills gold mine plan ignites protests (The Daily Republic) 4/6/18

Dakota Access pipeline developer submits spill response plan (Penn Energy) 4/6/18

Health & Welfare

A new law addresses epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women (Crosscut.) 4/16/18

Trump signs bill to expand child alert system to tribal land (U.S. News) 4/13/18 (See 115th Congress S.772)

Bill creating task force on missing and murdered Indigenous women recieves second hearing (LPTV News) 4/11/18

Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry (Indianz) 4/11/18

A return to traditional food and support of local farmers highlighted at Dine Food Summit (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 4/10/18

Heitkamp-McCain bill to expand AMBER Alerts in Indian Country passes in Senate (Indian Country Today) 4/10/18 (See 115th Congess S.772)

Native women are going missing at epic rates. A 19-year-old wants you to know why (UpWorthy) 4/9/18

IHS announces new program to support youth after sucessful substance abuse treatment (Native News Online) 4/8/18

The fight to keep tobacco sacred (Salon) 4/6/18

Tribes lead the way for faster internet access in New Mexico (High Country News) 4/6/18

Lac Du Flambeau Tribe files Federal lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors (NPR) 4/6/18


Native American Tribe on U.S.-Mexico border blocks Trump's National Guard troops from its lands (Splinter) 4/16/18

Chicksaw woman selected to clerk for US Supreme court Justice Neil Gorsuch (Native News Online) 4/15/18

Permanent forum on Indigenous issues to focus on land, resources rights, as seventeenth session convenes at headquarters, 16-27 April (United Nations) 4/13/18

Indian tribes and income taxes (Norton Rose Fulbright) 4/10/15 (See Perkins v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue)

Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe (Indianz) 4/10/18

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs gets back to work after 'work' break (Indianz) 4/9/18 (See 115th Congress S.1250 and S.2515)

Trump administration hit for keeping two tribes in Connecticut in the dark (Indianz) 4/6/18

Harassment pervades the Bureau of Indian Affairs (High Country News) 3/13/18

Land & Water

Irrigators go to court in battle over Klamath water releases to protect fish (Del Norte Triplicate) 4/17/18

Yet another tribal homelands measure slated for action on Capital Hill (Indianz) 4/16/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.146)

Southern Ute Indian Tribe to create sovereign water quality standards (The Durango Herald) 4/13/18

Seneca Nation files new suit against New York state over Thruway (Buffalo Business First) 4/12/18

Hoopa Valley tribe urges protection of threatened Coho Salmon (Native News Online) 4/12/18

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces hurdles in Washington for casino bid (Indianz) 4/11/18

Native Sun News Today: 13-year-old Native water protector addresses United Nations (Indianz) 4/11/18

Attorneys warn Snowbowl they could open the door to a flood of litigation (Payson Roundup) 4/9/18 (See Hopi Tribe v. Arizona Snowbowl Resort Limited Partnership)

Recognition and Enrollment

Creek Indians seek Federal, State recognition (NWF Daily News) 4/7/18

Sacred Places

Arizona proposal pits cattle ranchers against tribes over archaeological studies (AZ Central) 4/10/18

Tribal Jurisdiction

Navajo Nation judge weighs jurisdiction of sexual abuse lawsuits against Mormon church (The Salt Lake Tribune) 4/11/18

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