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Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: November 21, 2014

Next update is planned to be published by: December 5, 2014

This page includes only the news in the most recent update. To see earlier articles, please visit the news archive (organized by topic).

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Culture & Tradition

Native American child law not followed, court says (SF Gate) 11/15/14

Economic Development

Popular Indian welfare program now costs more (Indian Country Today) 11/21/14

Tribe sues over tax dispute with South Dakota (Washington Times) 11/21/14

Environment & Energy

Rosebud Sioux tribe calls House Keystone XL passage an "act of war," vows legal action (Indian Country Today) 11/17/14

"Nay!": US Senate fails in attempt to force approval of Keystone XL pipeline (Common Dreams) 11/18/14

Health & Welfare

Native American kids need more protection, advisory panel tells Holder in new report (Washington Post) 11/17/14 (Copy of Report: Ending violence so children can survive.)

How American Indians fit into the Affordable Care Act (Native Times) 11/16/14

Report: Ending Violence so Children Can Thrive (Justice.gov) 11/14

Intergovernmental

Washington state official joins Northwest tribes in urging oil train regulation (Indian Country Today) 11/20/14

Chabad lawyer mediates between Inuit tribes in Alaska - and keeps Kosher (The Jewish Daily Forward) 11/11/14

Land & Water

Chippewa tribes win important treaty rights victory in Wisconsin (National Law Review) 11/21/14

Northern Wis. tribe joins buyback program (Channel 3000) 11/20/14

Government to double number of American Indian communities in $1.9B land buyback program (Star Tribune) 11/20/14

Yakama Nation still seeks to outlaw pot on ceded lands (The Goldendale Sentinel) 11/19/14

BIA Head Kevin Washburn speaks to ICTMN about Bay Mills and the need to resolve water rights (Indian Country Today) 11/17/14

New Mexico tribe fights to reclaim federal public land; appeals court to hear arguments (Greenfield Reporter) 11/13/14

Tribal Government

Tribes work to create sex offender registries (ABC News) 11/20/14

Navajo lawmakers approve tax on junk food (AZ Central) 11/17/14

First same-sex marriage reported in tribal court at Fort Washaki (Country 10) 11/15/14

Navajo lawmakers stiffen penalties for crimes such as shoplifting, abandoning a child (Greenfield Reporter) 11/13/14

Tribal Jurisdiction

Republicans hold up action on Alaskan tribal jurisdiction measure (Indianz) 11/19/14

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