Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: September 27, 2023

Next update should be ready by: October 4, 2023

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Boarding School Healing

'It’s happy sad': Two Oyate boys leave Carlisle, others left behind (Native News Online) 9/22/2023

Environmental Protection & Climate Change

Over 60 tribes support Michigan attorney general's lawsuit to close Enbridge's Line 5 (Native News Online) 9/25/2023

Sagebrush ecosystem restoration on the Wind River Reservation grows deeper roots with recent federal funding (Wyoming Public Media) 9/22/2023

Tribal nations in Oklahoma receive federal funds to plug orphaned oil and gas wells (KOSU Public Radio) 9/22/2023

$200M pledged to return salmon to Upper Columbia Basin in Biden deal with tribes (Seattle Times) 9/21/2023

Federal Recognition of Tribal Status

New bill would provide ‘long awaited justice’ to West Michigan tribe seeking federal recognition ( 9/27/2023

Indian Law Advancement

Federal government shutdowns are bad for Indian Country and entire country (Native News Online) 9/25/2023

The Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Constitution (In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress blog) 9/21/2023

Indigenous Peacemaking

Tribal courts across country are expanding holistic alternatives to criminal justice system (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 9/27/2023

Intellectual Property

How can you identify authentic Native-made art and crafts? (CBS 12 News Arizona) 9/24/2023

Mascots, Hate & Native Representation

Wounded Knee Massacre Bill passes the House of Representatives (South Dakota Public Broadcasting) 9/21/2023

Growing recognition to change offensive place names (Native America Calling podcast) 9/21/2023

Native Lands & Sacred Places

In new collaborations, tribes become stewards of parks and monuments (Idaho Capital Sun) 9/25/2023

OPINION: Fighting for public lands and Alaska’s future (Anchorage Daily News) 9/24/2023

The state of tribal co-management of public lands (High Country News) 9/24/2023

LA's largest-ever land back an 'important step' in the movement (Native News Online) 9/23/2023

Three California tribal nations declare first U.S. Indigenous Marine Stewardship Area (Native News Online) 9/21/2023

Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Voice: how do other countries represent Indigenous voices in government? (The Conversation) 9/21/2023

Trust Fund Matters

Class action payments go out to Little Shell, Chippewa Cree members (Billings Gazette) 9/21/2023

Violence Against Native People

A grandmother seeks justice for Native Americans after thousands of unsolved deaths, disappearances (Coeur d'Alene / Post Falls Press) 9/21/2023

Water Rights

Tribal water infrastructure needs more than a one-time fix (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 9/26/2023

NOAA announces $2 million in funding for tribal drought resilience (Tribal Business News) 9/25/2023

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