Selected Native American News Stories


Last updated: January 19, 2022

Next update is planned to be published by: January 26, 2022

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Culture and Tradition

International Decade of Indigenous Languages launched from Cherokee Nation Reservation (Indianz) 1/18/22

Design chosen for quarter commemorating Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller (Indianz) 1/12/22

Documentary explores how CDOT and tribes partnered to preserve Indigenous culture and history (The Durango Herald) 1/12/22

White Bison Native Art continues tradition of cultural education (Tribal Business News) 1/10/22

Economic Development

How Wisconsin cheese is helping put the first Indigenous-owned distillery in the country on the map (Wisconsin Rapids Tribune) 1/17/22

Education News

Colorado Mountain College reflects on state’s relationship with Indigenous communities (Summit Daily) 1/17/22

Tribal Outreach Specialist at UM creates important bridge for Native students (NBC Montana) 1/15/22

MSU Indigenous Law & Policy Center Winter Newsletter (Turtle Talk) 1/14/22

Environment and Energy

Tribal voices sidelined in Line 5 Tunnel permitting process (Earth Justice) 1/14/22

Health and Welfare

Facing rising COVID-19 case numbers, the Navajo Nation issues new tribal public health orders (The Durango Herald) 1/17/22

'The clinic, it's going to be the heart of it all' (High Country News) 1/17/22

NM’s ICWA proposal born of tribes, Pueblos, nations (Navajo Times) 1/17/22

Forced adoptions to promote assimilation decimated Indigenous families, left deep scars (The Oregonian) 1/16/22

Vicious circle: Tribal broadband program hindered by lack of broadband (Indianz) 1/14/22

Year after lawmakers ordered it, still no liaison for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (South Dakota Public Broadcasting) 1/12/22

Intergovernmental

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

Land and Water

How the Indigenous landback movement is poised to change conservation (Grist) 1/13/22

Recognition and Enrollment

Stafford's Patawomeck tribe seeks federal recognition (Culpeper Star Exponent) 1/18/22

Voting

Indigenous, Native American tribes are pushing for voting rights (KSHB) 1/17/22

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