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Last updated: January 23, 2015

Next update is planned to be published by: January 30, 2015

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

Opinion: NAGPRA, Indian burials, and the unquiet grave (Jurist) 11/22/14

Ruling could boost Native American inmates' case (Montgomery Advertiser) 1/21/15

Controversy over Jim Thorpe's remains subject of play reading, panel discussion (Indian Country Today) 1/21/15

To some in California, founder of church missions is far from saint (New York Times) 1/21/15

Kennewick Man's DNA likely that of a Native (Herald Net) 1/20/15

Broken promises on display at Native American treaties exhibit (NPR) 1/18/15

Opinion: NAGPRA and Congress's foresight (Jurist) 1/18/15

Mille Lacs Band State of the Nation focuses on cultural sovereignty (Indian Country Today) 1/17/15

Squaw Island to be renamed 'Deyowenoguhdoh' (Buffalo News) 1/16/15

Economic Development

Gambling compact reached with Menominee Tribe (Gaming Today) 1/22/15

Of stereotypes and slack reporting standards: The Economist's claim that Native American gaming leads to "sloth" (Talk Poverty) 1/21/15

Environment & Energy

Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium expansion (Indianz) 1/21/15

Leaps and boundaries for Wyoming tribes (High Country News) 1/20/15

North Dakota tribe confronts many challenges (Indianz) 1/20/15

High noon for the gray wolf (New York Times) 1/18/15

Tribes join effort to protect Yellowstone grizzly bears (The Spokesman-Review) 1/18/15

Health & Welfare

Native youth know how to improve health & safety (Reuters) 1/19/15

Cooperation improves kids' lives in tribal nation within county (Juvenile Justice Information Exchange) 1/18/15

Hoeven reintroduces Native American Children's Safety Act (Minot Daily News) 1/17/15

Recognition & Enrollment

Native Hawaiians debate best path to sovereignty (Yahoo) 1/16/15

Opinion: Disenrollment is a tool of the colonizers (Indian Country Today) 1/16/15

Zinke introduces legislation to extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe (Zink.gov) 1/15/15

Sacred Sites

Native American Land Conservancy works to protect sacred site (Indianz) 1/21/15

Tribal Government

Fort Peck Tribes approve use of marijuana for medicinal purposes (Indianz) 1/19/15

A Navajo inauguration, minus a new leader (New York Times) 1/16/15


Native voting pact eased poll access, but turnout down (ABQ Journal) 1/17/15

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