2017 Culture and Tradition News Stories

Omaha Tribe working to restore hospital built by first Native American doctor (Indianz) 12/21/17

Banning Native American mascots has nothing to do with political correctness (Naitve News Online) 12/18/17

Native Sun News Today: Sainthood sought for Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (Indianz) 12/18/17

Same-sex Native American couple hopes to break barriers through dance (People) 12/15/17

Native American activists coordinate fake news push to pressure Washington Redskins to change their name to Redhawks (Washington Examiner) 12/13/17

A Native American 'Sesame Street' could help save dying languages (The Washington Post) 12/8/17

Federal grant to benefit Native American artists in Rhode Island (Providence Journal) 12/7/17

Clothing maker inspired by Native American heritage (The Corvallis Advocate) 12/6/17

Reclaiming identity: Colville tribal members mull name change (KNKX) 12/4/17

Rocky Mountain National Park to expand Native American representation (KFOR) 11/29/17

Northern Cree drum group nominated for Grammy award in 'regional roots' category (Indianz) 11/28/17

Native Americans tell their own superhero stories at Indigenous Comic Con (NPR) 11/26/17

Desecrated in macabre ways, the ancestral remains of Catalina's Native Americans finally come home (Los Angeles Times) 11/22/17

Native American students fight discrimination by celebrating their heritage (NPR) 11/16/17

Rule change could lead to Cherokee gathering traditional food source in GSMNP (WLOS) 11/15/17

Udall leads Indian Affairs Committee hearing on STOP Act (U.S. Senator Tom Udall) 11/8/17 (See 115th Congress S.1400)

Native presence at Yale is celebrated during Henry Roe Cloud conference (YaleNews) 11/7/17

Ongoing ills surrounding Native Americans buried at Carlisle military post addressed through prayer (Penn Live) 11/2/17

Dennis Banks, Native American Activist and Wounded Knee Occupier, dies at 80 (NPR) 10/30/17

Hoeven, Udall, and bipartisan group of Senators introduce resolution to honor Native American Heritage Month (US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs) 10/25/17 (See 115th Congress S.Res.316)

Future of Black Hills land is for Native American youth (KEVN) 10/24/17

Remains of 17 Native Americans and 300 objects laid to rest in Monterey (KION) 10/23/17

Guilty pleas entered in sweeping Indian-art fraud probe (Los Angeles Times) 10/19/17

Tribal member found guilty of poaching in Wyoming seeks US Supreme Court appeal (Casper Star Tribune) 10/17/17

Boarding School Healing Coalition to host tribal roundtable on Carlisle repatriation (Native News Online.Net) 10/16/17

Oklahoma cannot stop American Indian artists from calling their art American Indian-made (Pacific Legal Foundation) 10/16/17

After almost a century of absence, sacred objects return to Tlingit people of Hoonah (Capital City Weekly) 10/13/17

Ramapough Lunaape Nation defends right to host prayer camp in New Jersey (Indianz) 10/11/17

Sean Sherman on decolonizing the American diet (Food & Wine) 10/02/17

In restoring buffalo, tribes seek to restore communities (WyoFile) 9/24/17

Navajo Nation artists respond to the threat of uranium radiation (Hyperallgergic) 9/21/17

Peabody Essex Museum gains ownership of controversial collection (Boston Globe) 9/21/17

How Native Americans and Immigrants are coming together to define the future of resistance (Splinter News) 9/20/17

The Power of Cherokee Women (Indian Country Today) 9/19/17

YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty (Indianz) 9/19/17

'Relcaiming their identies': Some Cayugas worry over fate of cultural programs in Seneca Falls (Auburn Pub) 9/17/17

Tribes want names of peak, valley in Yellowstone Park changes (Independent Record) 9/13/17

Fish guts, heritage tomatoes: Red Lake works to feed its own (MPR News) 9/12/17

Traditions revived at tribal culture camp (The New York Times) 9/10/17

Heitkamp announces federal funding to establish a tribal veterans cemetery in Standing Rock (U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp) 9/8/17

US monuments to Spanish conquest facing mountng criticism (The Washington Post) 9/8/17

New court aims to keep Native American foster kids connected to family, culture (Billings Gazette) 9/5/17

Indian Country Today Media Network announces operational hiatus to explore new business model (Indian Country Today) 9/4/17

Ruined 'apartments' may hold clues to Native American history (The New York Times) 9/4/17

Yale declines Andover Newton's Native American artifacts (Yale News) 9/1/17

Indigenous Peoples Day replaces Colombus Day in Los Angeles (The New York Times) 8/31/17

Maryland elementary school bans students, staff from wearing Redskins clothing (The Californian) 8/29/17

CU Law School will host United Nations indigenous people's rights event (Daily Camera) 8/23/17

PBS documentary on Native American tribal justice and families debuts Monday August 21 (Indian Country Today) 8/15/17

Statement by Senator John McCain on Navajo Code Talker Day (U.S. Senator John McCain) 8/14/17

Native American advocate named first director of Indigenous People's Center (The GW Hatchet) 8/14/17

Department of the Army begins first removal of reamins from Carlisle cemetery (Indianz) 8/7/17

What's so hard about casting Indian actors in Indian roles? (New York Times) 8/1/17

Native American artists to Lawmakers: Clamp down on counterfeiters (VOA News) 7/12/17

Tribes on griz: Our beliefs not recognized (Jackson Hole News & Guide) 7/12/17

What percentage Indian do you have to be in order to be a member of a Tribe or Nation? (Indian Country Today) 7/8/17

Groups challenge decision to remove protections for Yellowstone grizzly (EarthJustice) 6/30/17

Students demand right to wear Native regalia at graduation (neaToday) 6/29/17

Governor Walker to sign legislation Saturday designating Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska (Alaska House Majority Coalition) 6/23/17

Yellowstone grizzly bear to lose endangered species protection (NY Times) 6/22/17

McCain & bipartisan group of senators reintroduce bill to expand national service opportunites for American youth and veterans (U.S. Senator John McCain) 6/22/17 (See 115th Congress H.R. 2987)

Heinrich introduces bipartisan legislation to safeguard tribal items (U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich) 6/21/17 (See 115th Congress)

Religious freedom isn't just for Hobby Lobby- it's for indigenous rights, too (grist) 6/20/17

Judge strikes down court order in N.J. teepee dispute (CBS News) 6/20/17

Justices strike down law banning disparaging trademarks (New York Times) 6/19/17

Blackfeet researcher leads her tribe back to traditional foods (Resilience) 6/16/17

Cultural appropriation: Make it illegal worldwide, Indigenous advocates say (CBC News) 6/13/17

Agency returning tribal artifacts (Arkansas Online) 6/12/17

Can a podcast revitalize an endangered Alaska Native language? (Pacific Standard) 6/8/17

Bill would ban Native American mascots at Massachusetts schools (Sentinel & Enterprise) 6/7/17

Native regalia law tested, brings change in Kalispell (Montana Public Radio) 6/5/17

Graduates in regalia represent Native culture (Missoulian) 6/3/17

Repatriation of Ancient One celebrated (Indian Country Today) 6/2/17

How the Walker got 'woke': 8 questions posed by Minneapolis Sculpture Garden controversy (Startribune) 6/1/17

Passing down traditional knowledge (Indian Country Today) 5/28/17

Can racial slurs be trademarked? (The Wrap) 5/22/17

Ancestral land made available for Lummi Nation's use (Indian Country Media Network) 5/20/17

Grants Pass man sentenced to probation for looting tribal archeological site (Oregon Live) 5/19/17

Money and patrimony: The stewardship of tribal artifacts (Santa Fe New Mexican) 5/19/17 (See 114th Congress S.3127)

After dispute, school allows student to wear eagle feather for graduation (Hamilton Journal-News) 5/16/17

Burial objects returned to sacred site (Cape Cod Times) 5/14/16

R.I. tribe protests repatriation ceremony (Cape Cod Times) 5/13/17

National Native American veterans memorial to be erected in DC (U.S. Army News) 5/11/17

New Yale partner faulted for handling of tribal artifacts (New York Times) 5/11/17

The Indian Removal Act is on view at the National Archives for the first time (Hyperallergic) 5/8/17

Alyssa London to showcase Tlingit design at Miss USA pageant (KTOO) 5/3/17

Air Force comes to table with First Nations (Schriever Air Force Base) 5/1/17

National Eagle 'chop shop' case offers window into trafficking trade (KAAL TV) 4/28/17

Changes come to 1 of world's largest indigenous gatherings (U.S. News) 4/28/17

Montana passes bill to allow tribal regalia at graduations (Indian Country Today) 4/28/17

Secretary Zinke announces $32.6 million in historic preservation grants to states and tribes (ABC FOX Montana) 4/27/17 (See DOI Press Release)

Beyond Yellowstone: lawmakers want tourists to see Native America (VOA) 4/23/17

N.J. tribe faces fines for building tepees, report says (NJ) 4/20/17

How I feel as a Native woman when Trump idolizes Andrew Jackson (Teen Vogue) 4/19/17

Virtual Ciricle on Peacemaking: A Free Webinar, April 24 (NARF) 4/17/17

The Metropolitan Museum adds Native art to its American wing for the first time (ArtNet) 4/10/17

A right-wing think tank is trying to bring down the Indian Child Welfare Act. Why? (The Nation) 4/6/17

House approves licenses for traditional tribal bison hunts (The Courier) 4/5/17

Northwest tribes to conduct public ceremony marking Kennewick Man's return (NW News Network) 4/5/17

Attorney general: compliance with tribal child custody law a 'priority' (Times-Standard) 4/1/17

Nominations open for tribal seat on repatriation review committee (Indianz) 3/31/17 (See Federal Register 82 FR 16222)

Colorado Court of Appeals: dependency and neglect court should have followed ICWA's notice requirements (Legal Connection) 3/31/17 (See People In Interest of L.L.)

Butte County sees upsurge in Indian Child Welfare Act cases (Black Hills Pioneer) 3/30/17

Native Americans speak out at film festival (Idaho Mountain Express) 3/24/17

Program helps Native Americans develop wills (Farmington Daily Times) 3/24/17

Leonard Peltier sues after his art pulled from Olympia exhibit (Seattle PI) 3/21/17

Broken treaties: an oral history tracing Oregon's Native population (Oregon Public Broadcasting) 3/20/17

State Superintendent seeks authority to fine schools that don't drop offensive mascots (M Live) 3/15/17

USDA announces $2.9 million to support tribal extension programs (EurekAlert!) 3/14/17

Bill would make it against the law to ban traditional regalia at public events (Bozeman Daily Chronicle) 3/14/17

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe requests stay on court's DAPL religious freedom decision (Indian Country Today) 3/14/17

Tribe responds to criticism of elk and bison hunt near Yellowstone National Park (Bozeman Daily Chronicle) 3/10/17

Tribe denied religious injunction to Dakota Access pipeline (Courthouse News Service) 3/7/17

Conflict between wolves and ranchers touches issues of conservationism and Native American rights (ABC news) 3/5/17

Kennewick Man: build bridges to prevent a repeat of ill will (Seattle Times) 3/3/17

Native American Commission addresses arrest at community sweat lodge (Inforum) 3/2/17

Native FilmFest movies inspire and share culture (Desert Sun) 3/1/17

Latest DAPL hearing: Cheyenne River Sioux religious beliefs on trial (Indian Country Today) 3/1/17

Meet the youths at the heart of the Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access pipeline (ABC News) 2/25/17

No immediate ruling made on Dakota Access pipeline work (Chicago Tribune) 2/28/17

Sioux Nation citizens seek to join Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit (Indianz) 2/27/17

From Standing Rock to the Red Power Movement: new series "RISE" focuses on Indigenous resistance (Znet) 2/26/17

In South Dakota, officials fefied a federal judge and took Indian kids away from their parents in rigged proceedings (ACLU) 2/22/17

Petition granted: Gila River Indian Community will argue before Arizona Supreme Court to protect Indian children (Native News Online) 2/21/17

Confederated Tribes bury remains of ancient ancestor known as Kennewick Man (The Chronicle) 2/21/17

Ancient One, also known as Kennewick Man, repatriated (Tribal Tribune) 2/18/17

Bill introduced in California legislature to allow eagle feathers on graduation caps (Native News Online) 2/18/17

New First Nations report details policy efforts that tribal communities are using to reclaim their local food systems (EIN) 2/17/17 (Report PDF)

Bill to study culture training for ND legislators fails in Senate (Bismarck Tribune) 2/15/17

Blackfeet members head to Hawaii on a cultural exchange (KFBB) 2/14/17

After 90 years, rural Oregon school district to drop Indian mascot (KLCC) 2/10/17

Smithsonian establishments explore how stereotypes shape American culture (Essence) 2/10/17

Five charged in alleged scheme to pass off art as Native American work (Santa Fe New Mexican) 2/10/17

After 9,000 years, 'Kennewick Man' remains to be laid to rest (NPR) 2/8/17

Settlement protects religious rights for Hawaiian prisoners (Civil Beat) 2/6/17

National Museum of the American Indian plans to build Native American veterans memorial (DCist) 2/3/17

The youth group that launched a movement at Standing Rock (New York Times Magazine) 1/31/17

Fed lawsuit threatened over bill prohibiting Native school monikers (Lowell Sun) 1/31/17

Indian Child Welfare court in Duluth aims for better outcomes for Native American families (Duluth News Tribune) 1/28/17

S.D. officials appeal ICWA case (Native Sun News Today) 1/25/17

Bill filed in state Senate would ban use of Native American mascots (The Recorder) 1/24/17

Supreme Court appears likely to allow Washington Redskins to protect their name (New York Magazine) 1/19/17

State, county officials appeal ruling on Native children case (Rapid City Journal) 1/17/17

Battle on fffensive trademarks hits high court (Courthouse News) 1/17/17

Lakota Country Times: Historic decision for Indian Child Welfare Act (Indianz) 1/17/17

Historic partnership forged to address Native food crisis (Seeds of Native Health) 1/12/17

ICWA: Supreme Court denies hearing in Lexi case (Indian Country Today) 1/11/17

When green groups fought Native rights: the Timbisha Shoshone in Death Valley (KCET) 1/02/17

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