2019 Tribal Government Stories


Cherokee chief wraps up ambitious first 100 days (Tahlequah Daily Press) 12/12/19

Oglala Sioux Tribe votes to end Noem's ban from reservation (Rapid City Journal) 12/7/19

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe announces new chief and council (Indianz) 12/5/19

Cherokee Nation's Career Readiness Act will drive new job opportunities in northeast Oklahoma (Tulsa World) 11/14/19

Crow Creek second tribe to adopt LGBT hate crime laws (South Dakota Public Broadcasting) 11/8/19

Six candidates vie for two open seats in Southern Ute elections (The Durango Herald) 10/28/19

Navajo commission to assess school abuse (Arizona Public Media) 10/24/19

Navajo voters elect new delegate to tribal council (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 10/22/19

Message to tribal leaders: Learn new things and bring it home (Indian Country Today) 10/22/19

New judicial order gives northern Alaska tribes more say in criminal sentencing (Alaska Public Media) 10/21/19

The Native American Journalists Association condemns Muscogee (Creek) Nation Council denial of citizen free press vote (NAJA Newsroom) 10/15/19

Navajo voters elect new delegate to tribal council (The Salt Lake Tribune) 10/15/19

Four fewer names will be on Muscogee (Creek) chief do-over ballot (Tulsa World) 10/14/19

Shaun Chapoose officially announces candidacy for President of the National Congress of American Indians (Indian Country Today) 10/8/19

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Supreme Court calls for a new election (Mvskoke Media) 10/2/19

All Pueblo Council of Governors historic return to Bears Ears (Indian Country Today) 10/2/19

National Congress of American Indians heads into election season after major changes (Indianz) 10/2/19

Candidates announce bid for the National Congress of American Indians (Indian Country Today) 9/27/19

Nation signs 2020 budget into law (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 9/24/19

Cherokee Nation still one of few tribes allowing same-sex marriage (Muscogee Phoenix) 9/18/19

Creek voters head to polls; former chief will be on ballot but not eligible, election office says (Tulsa World) 9/17/19

Oglala Sioux Tribe passes hate crime legislation (Rapid City Journal) 9/7/19

Navajo council votes to opppose possible HUD limits on home-loan program (Indianz) 9/6/19

Nez-Lizer Administration supports efforts of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition (Indian Country Today) 9/3/19

Oglala Sioux Tribe considers passing hate crime law (Indian Country Today) 9/3/19

Tribal Council confirms nine appointees (Tahlequah Daily Press) 8/30/19

Navajo Nation settles lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank for $6.5 million (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 8/27/19

Navajo Nation leaders take strong stance in support of Navajo mine workers (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 8/20/19

Cherokee Nation to increase minimum wage (Siloam Springs Herald Leader) 8/14/19

Agua Caliente leaders meet presidential hopefuls for roundtable talks at Democratic debate (The Desert Sun) 8/1/19

Some tribes slow to recognize same-sex marriages (Enid News & Eagle) 7/25/19

Navajo Nation offers support and assistance for Museum Fire efforts (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 7/24/19

Oglala Sioux Tribe legalizes same-sex marriage (Rapid City Journal) 7/16/19

Great Basin tribes celebrate important new laws (Indian Country Today) 6/10/19

Chuck Hoskin Jr. elected Cherokee Nation's principal chief (The Washington Post) 6/2/19 (More info via Turtle Talk)

Comanche Nation 'disappointed' with end to dispute over rival tribal casino (Indianz) 5/30/19

Navajo Census 2020 Complete Count Commission starts strategizing to ensure every Navajo citizen is counted (Indian Country Today) 5/29/19

Leader of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces recall election (Indianz) 5/27/19

Citizens United does not impact the laws of the Cherokee Nation (Indian Country Today) 5/24/19

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe becomes second to legalize marijuana in Michigan (Indianz) 4/18/19

Jicarilla Apache Nation hosting special election for new president after resignation (Indian Country Today) 4/12/19

Ethel Branch, former Navajo Nation Attorney General, to return to Kanji & Katzen and Lead Flagstaff office. (Turtle Talk) 4/9/19 (See Employers Mutual Casualty Company v. Ethel B Branch)

Tribal Council announces Residency Ordinance Referendum (Native News Online) 3/21/19

Tribal court finds Wolf Point man guilty of murder after feds decline to prosecute (Billings Gazette) 3/19/19

Newspaper finds access to tribal records irregular (South Coast Today) 3/10/19

Tribal members push less government, more sovereignty (Arizona Daily Sun) 3/2/19

NAJA launches Indigenous Investigative Collective (Native American Journalists Association) 2/11/19

Navajo Nation leadership advocates for Navajo priorities at Utah American Indian Caucus Day (Native News Online) 2/6/19

The undoing of a nation (High Country News) 1/29/19

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians welcomes new attorney general (Indianz) 1/9/19

Begaye vetoes change to tribe's employment law (Albuquerque Journal) 1/9/19


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