Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: January 26, 2022

Next update is planned to be published by: February 2, 2022

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Culture and Tradition

Cherokee Nation Film Office launches tribal film incentive program (WRBL) 1/25/22

Alaska Native historic documents to university library (Native News Online) 1/25/22

Nominees announced for the Native American Music Awards (Native News Online) 1/25/22

Bill to allow Indigenous students to wear tribal regalia at graduations advances (The Salt Lake Tribune) 1/24/22

Indigenous Women Leaders Podcast: An interview with Lakota Elder Madonna Thunder Hawk (Women ENews) 1/20/22

A living history: Reenactor fills the gap of Black Seminole legacy in Florida (NPR) 1/20/22

Smithsonian names new Director of National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, and the Cultural Resources Center in Maryland (Native News Online) 1/19/22

Indigenous art featured in 'Outcropping' at SAC (Sag Harbor Express) 1/19/22

Nez Perce Tribe celebrates the return of historical artifacts (The Presbyterian Outlook) 1/19/22

Economic Development

Center for Indian Country Development expanding data and research efforts (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) 1/20/22

Indigenous entrepreneurs reclaim traditional food systems in pursuit of the Native American dream (10News San Diego) 1/20/22

Education News

National Judicial College receives $1 million grant to support tribal courts (Red Lake Nation News) 1/26/22

Klamath Tribes release video series to teach tribal history in schools (Jefferson Public Radio) 1/25/22

State library spotlight: How ARP Act Stimulus funds are supporting tribal libraries, educators, and local businesses in New Mexico (Institute of Museum and Library Services) 1/24/22

Environment and Energy

A victory for Inuit at International Maritime Organization (Indian Country Today) 1/25/22

More solar coming to Navajo Nation (Indian Country Today) 1/25/22

Want to heal the planet? Stop ignoring Indigenous science. (Grist) 1/24/22

Health and Welfare

Native women face the highest rates of stalking, and it leads to 'missing and murdered' (Native News Online) 1/25/22

Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah celebrates new health care center, brings additional resources to Cedar City (The Salt Lake Tribune) 1/21/22

Quit Week provides an opportunity to give up smoking (Indian Country Today) 1/20/22

Reducing Native overrepresentation in jails (Indian Country Today) 1/19/22

South Dakota Indigenous community ‘disproportionately’ affected by COVID-19 (Siouxland Proud) 1/19/22


Justice Breyer's Indian Law Record (Turtle Talk) 1/26/22

In historic statement, BIA pledges to safeguard Indigenous individuals' right (Indianz) 1/25/22

US Supreme Court will not consider overturning McGirt decision; Will rule on scope of the landmark ruling (Native News Online) 1/22/22

U.S. Department of Transportation announces Tribal Transit Grant awards (South Dakota Public Broadcasting) 1/21/22

Statements from Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris, Jr. and U.S. Representative Raúl Grijalva on ruling in Amber Ortega case (Indian Country Today) 1/20/22

White House Council on Native American Affairs to engage tribal leaders on bipartisan infrastructure law, public safety and criminal justice (Char-Koosta News) 1/20/22

Tribal housing grants benefit 74 tribes (Indian Country Today) 1/19/22

Water agreement reached between the Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, and The Nature Conservancy (The Nature Conservancy) 1/19/22

Land and Water

California redwood forest returned to native tribal group (NBC) 1/25/22

Hoping for an end to yearslong treaty rights fight (Indian Country Today) 1/25/22

History: Hidden Treaty of Temecula robbed Indigenous people of their lands (Desert Sun) 1/23/22

Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Tribes supports cooperative management of wildlife resources throughout the reservations (Indian Country Today) 1/21/22

Taos Pueblo scolds Interstate Stream Commission for lack of communication on cloud seeding (Taos News) 1/20/22

Sacred Places

Native activist found not guilty in border protest after new arguments on religious freedom defense (Arizona Mirror) 1/19/22


Protect voting rights in Indian Country (Indian Country Today) 1/25/22

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