2022 Intergovernmental News Stories

SCOTUS rules in favor of tribal gaming in Yselta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas (Turtle Talk) 6/15/22

Threat to Samish is a threat to all Indian Country sovereignty (Indianz) 6/15/22

Gila River Indian Community response to PLF amicus brief in Brackeen (Turtle Talk) 6/14/22

Supreme Court winds down big term with first Indian law ruling (Indianz) 6/14/22

SCOTUS affirms in Denezpi v. United States (Turtle Talk) 6/13/22

Oneida man exonerated after 17 years in Wisconsin prison (Native News Online) 6/13/22

Supreme Court endorses back-to-back federal and tribal sentences (Courthouse News Service) 6/13/22

Interior Department launches Indian Youth Service Program (Native News Online) 6/10/22

United Indian Nations of Oklahoma, the Shawnee Tribe, and the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition to host a session on Indian Boarding Schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Indian Country Today) 6/9/22

What does it mean to Indigenize the USDA Forest Service? (Red Lake Nation News) 6/9/22

California Tribal Families Coalition applauds Biden administration for withdrawing the SUNSET Rule (Indian Country Today) 6/6/22

The Indian Country abortion safe harbor fallacy (LPE Project) 6/6/22

Subpoena authority could jeopardize boarding school truth and healing commission (Cronkite News Arizona PBS) 6/6/22

Schatz listens to concerns of Native Hawaiian leaders (Hawai'i Tribune-Herald) 6/3/22

New ‘roadmap’ helps tribes access historic levels of infrastructure funding (Indianz) 5/31/22

Why are there so few Native federal judges? (Balls and Strikes) 5/26/22

Duwamish Tribe sues Interior in federal court, alleging sex discrimination (High Country News) 5/19/22

Biden-Harris administration announces bipartisan infrastructure law investments for dam safety programs in Tribal communities (Red Lake Nation News) 5/19/22

Diné woman confirmed as first Native federal judge in California (Indian Country Today) 5/19/22

Navajo Nation concerned over lack of communication by National Park Service for Antelope Point Marina safety upgrades (Indian Country Today) 5/18/22

Supreme Court turns down Indian Country taxation case as high-profile session continues (Indianz) 5/16/22

Long Island Indigenous tribes back ancestral grave protection bill (WSHU) 5/13/22

North Carolina has never elected an Indigenous person to Congress (Indian Country Today) 5/12/22

Huy urges United Nations to protect U.S. Indigenous prisoner religious freedoms (Indian Country Today) 5/12/22

Navajo man executed in Arizona prison (Indian Country Today) 5/11/22

Indian boarding school bill up for first hearing on Capitol Hill (Indianz) 5/10/22

Duwamish Tribe prepares to sue federal government to secure tribal sovereignty (Native News Online) 5/10/22

GAO rebukes Native veteran home loan program in new scathing analysis (Tribal Business News) 5/9/22

The plan to ensure Indigenous peoples have a voice at the U.N. (High Country News) 5/9/22

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Detective Sergeant Thomas appointed to federal commission (Indian Country Today) 5/6/22

‘Tell it like it is’: First Diné woman running for Utah House seat (Navajo Times) 5/5/22

Colorado Senate OKs new office, alert system for missing and murdered Indigenous people (Native News Online) 5/3/22

Dept. of Justice launches new missing and murdered Indigenous persons website (Native News Online) 5/2/22

Law gives Southwest Colorado’s American Indian tribes a voice at state Capitol (The Durango Herald) 4/28/22

With historical promises in mind, justices weigh state criminal jurisdiction in Indian country (SCOTUSblog) 4/28/22

6 Wisconsin tribes voice opposition to bill seeking to remove federal protections for wolves (WPR) 4/28/22

Chickasaw Nation citizen lands Native advisor role at White House (Indianz) 4/27/22

Ojibwe tribes oppose Senators Johnson and Baldwin's gray wolf delisting legislation (Earth Justice) 4/27/22

'The future is self-determination': Indigenous lawyers work to restore sense of self within community (WKAR) 4/26/22

Supreme Court takes another look at McGirt issues (Indian Country Today) 4/26/22

Indigenous leaders convene at UN to push for human rights protections (Grist) 4/25/22

In wake of McGirt ruling, federal judge affirms Tulsa police can still issue traffic violations (Native News Online) 4/25/22

Snoqualmie Tribe receives support from national tribal law experts in case regarding treaty rights (Bothell-Kenmore Reporter) 4/25/22

Maine tribes can regulate its water, bill signed (Indian Country Today) 4/22/22

Ute tribes invited to address annual joint session of Colorado legislature (Denver Patch) 4/21/22

Supreme Court denies Penobscot Indian Nation appeal (Indian Country Today) 4/19/22

Supreme Court: Yakama Nation land ownership ruling stands, half of Mount Adams remains part of reservation (The Spokesman-Review) 4/19/22

Gov. Mills opposes Rep. Golden’s bill to make future federal tribal laws apply to Maine tribes (Portland Press-Herald) 4/15/22

Maine House advances historic bill to restore tribes' sovereignty (Central Maine) 4/14/22

Establishing rights to self determination (Indian Country Today) 4/12/22

Indigenous group wants justice after 'traumatizing' raid at Detroit park (Detroit Free Press) 4/12/22

A new Supreme Court Justice: What does it mean for Indian Country? (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 4/11/22

Native juvenile lifer seeks reprieve amid push for leniency (Indian Country Today) 4/11/22

Tribal consultation bill hits snag on eve of ‘historic’ action in Congress (Indianz) 4/11/22

More than 50 Alaska Native tribes support Jackson for Supreme Court (Alaska Public Media) 4/5/22

In historic appearance before Congress, Maine tribes urge that future federal laws apply to them (Maine Public Radio) 3/31/22

Tribal consultation bill finally set for movement on Capitol Hill (Indianz) 3/28/22

State-tribal initiative aims to restore Michigan’s wild rice (Tribal Business News) 3/28/22

NDN Collective files federal lawsuit in response to Rapid City hotel threat to ban Native Americans (Dakota News Now) 3/22/22

A new era for Indian Country: National Congress of American Indians announces Sovereignty Institute (Native News Online) 3/22/22

Deb Haaland marks first year in office (Indian Country Today) 3/15/22

Tribal leaders allege state intentionally ignores treaty rights (Indian Country Today) 3/15/22

Schatz, Murkowski applaud Senate passage of historic tribal provisions in Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization (Indian Country Today) 3/14/22

NDIT, MHA Nation partner to increase cybersecurity (Minot Daily News) 3/14/22

Omnibus released with Violence Against Women Act and increased resources for urban Indian health (Indian Country Today) 3/10/22

Representative Stansbury calls on federal agencies to recognize tribal sovereignty, co-management, and repatriation of tribal lands (Indian Country Today) 3/9/22

Congress meets with Native leaders to discuss co-management of federal lands (High Country News) 3/9/22

'Everything is pressing': Indian Country funding mired in partisan stalemate (Indianz) 3/8/22

Asst. secretary says Interior will help tribes spend federal money (Navajo Times) 3/8/22

U.S. District Court affirms Mille Lacs Indian Reservation (Native News Online) 3/5/22

Trinidad Rancheria prevails in legal challenge to its tribal sovereignty (Times-Standard) 3/3/22

Virginia Republicans kill bill giving Indian tribes a role in reviewing development on ancestral lands (The Washington Post) 3/2/22

Judge advances lawsuit over disputed rights to water in Oregon lake (Courthouse News Service) 3/2/22

Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer running for Congress (Native News Online) 3/2/22

Training next generation of Indigenous leaders (Indian Country Today) 2/24/22

Argument in double-jeopardy case shines spotlight on prosecutorial issues faced by Native tribes (SCOTUSblog) 2/24/22

Interior Department announces $1.7 billion for water settlements with tribes (Native News Online) 2/23/22

During State of the Tribes address, president says natural resource conservation, racism top list of issues facing Wisconsin's Native communities (Wisconsin Public Radio) 2/22/22

Schatz, Murkowski lead U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs passage of bipartisan bill to advance Native American housing programs (Indian Country Today) 2/18/22

New Mexico legislature passes equal pay for Native language teachers (Indian Country Today) 2/17/22

Bureau of Indian Affairs releases blueprint for implementation of $466 million in bipartisan infrastructure law funding for Indian Country (Indian Country Today) 2/17/22

Bureau of Indian Affairs announces jail reforms after NPR investigation finds 16 deaths in 4 years (Native News Online) 2/16/22

US announces tribal lockup reform (Indian Country Today) 2/15/22

VAWA bill in Senate would expand power of up to 30 Alaska tribal courts (Alaska Public Media) 2/15/22

Dept. of Interior recognizes tribal sovereignty in allocation of environmental cleanup funds, includes Navajo Nation, precludes State of Oklahoma (Native News Online) 2/15/22

Pacific Northwest court case endangers tribal rights nationwide (Indian Country Today) 2/14/22

AFN President Kitka testifies in support of state-tribal education compacting before Senate Education Committee (Alaska Native News) 2/12/22

Pressure mounts for release of political prisoner Leonard Peltier (Native News Online) 2/12/22

Navajo Nation Council hosts meeting with the Office of Tribal Affairs at the White House (Indian Country Today) 2/10/22

Seneca Nation's women unite to oppose president's gaming settlement agreement (Indian Country Today) 2/9/22

Maine tribal sovereignty backers see ‘now-or-never’ moment ahead of elections (Bangor Daily News) 2/9/22

Committee kills bill to consider tribal concerns in officer training (South Dakota Public Broadcasting) 2/8/22

United Nation expert's statement on Nooksack (Turtle Talk) 2/8/22

Protesters rally to demand Native activist's release (The Santa Fe New Mexican) 2/8/22

Vice Chair Murkowski leads discussion on repatriation of Native American remains and sacred objects during U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing (Indian Country Today) 2/4/22

Nooksack Tribe puts housing evictions on ‘pause’ amid high-level attention (Indianz) 2/2/22

Maine Voices: People of faith urge legislators, Gov. Mills to support tribal sovereignty (Portland Press Herald) 2/2/22

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to host a hearing on Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (Native News Online) 2/1/22

Peltier's defense committee demands release of 77-year-old activist (Native News Online) 1/31/22

Full-time NAGPRA investigator hired for first time in decades (Indianz) 1/31/22

Oklahoma lawmakers seek $308 million for tribal justice, say McGirt 'bankrupting' tribes (The Oklahoman) 1/31/22

The Supreme Court has spoken (again); Let us move forward (Indianz) 1/31/22

White House won’t ‘predict’ decision on Leonard Peltier (Indianz) 1/28/22

Supreme Court appointment could re-position tribal law (Indian Country Today) 1/27/22

Pre-filed bills call on New Mexico lawmakers to address missing Indigenous persons cases (Farmington Daily Times) 1/18/22

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

Legislation pre-filed to establish a 'Missing in New Mexico' event (Indian Country Today) 1/18/22

Navajo Nation leaders attend annual Arizona Indian Nations & Tribes Legislative Day (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 1/18/22

Tribal sovereignty ballot initiative smashes threshold (Indian Country Today) 1/18/22

On MLK Day, Maine leaders acknowledge progress in tribal relations, but see long road ahead (Maine Public Radio) 1/17/22

Seneca Nation, New York State agree to start Compact discussions — settle existing legal dispute (Indian Country Today) 1/14/22

A flurry of legal decisions (Indian Country Today) 1/13/22

Rapid City puts up $9 million for Native center (Indian Country Today) 1/12/22

Sinema hosts discussion with Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (Indian Country Today) 1/11/22

Navajo woman sworn in as Arizona Senate member (Indian Country Today) 1/11/22

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation names Native affairs director (Indianz) 1/6/22

Statecraft and history as Očéti Šakówiŋ Treaty Council examines treaties in life today (West River Eagle) 1/5/21

Debora Juarez (Blackfeet Nation) elected as Seattle City Council President; first Indigenous to hold post in city history (Native News Online) 1/4/22

People to Watch: Sara Hill hopes for 'acceptance phase' of McGirt for Oklahoma (Tulsa World) 1/2/22

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