Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: September 18, 2019

Next update is planned to be published by: September 25, 2019

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Culture and Tradition

Editorial: Standing Bear is a worthy Nebraska contribution to Statuary Hall (Omaha World-Herald) 9/17/19

Patawomeck artist challenges state laws and tribal leaders to define 'Indian art' (Indian Country Today) 9/17/19

Boy Scouts 'have been one of the worst culprits' of cultural appropriation (Indian Country Today) 9/16/19

Muscogee (Creek) citizen Sarah Deer named to Women's Hall of Fame (The Muscogee Creek Nation) 9/13/19

Economic Development

Cherokee Nations welcomes 21st Annual American Indian Tourism Conference to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa (Indian Country Today) 9/16/19


Eastern Shoshone Tribe and Northern Arapaho Tribe expand partnerships with university (Indianz) 9/16/19

Environment and Energy

Federal judge in Great Falls hears Keystone XL arguments (Indianz) 9/16/19

Health and Welfare

Sacred Peaks Health Care Center opens new location in Flagstaff (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 9/17/19

Indian Affairs Committee to hold oversight hearing on broadband in Indian Country (Indian Country Today) 9/16/19

The Federal Communications Commission ignores the needs of rural consumers (Indian Country Today) 9/12/19

Federal bill introduced Wednesday seeks to bridge agency data gaps and ensure safety for Native communities (Yakima Herald-Republic) 9/12/19 (See 116th Congress H.R.4289)


A demand for action on the steps of the US Capitol (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 9/17/19

Indian Programs Advanced Appropriations Act up for first hearing on Capitol Hill (Indianz) 9/17/19 (See 116th Congress H.R.1128)

Standing Rock Tribe may intervene on Dakota Access pipeline plan, judge rules (Billings Gazette) 9/12/19

Tribes' lawsuit against president heard in Montana federal court (South Dakota Public Radio) 9/12/19 (More info via Turtle Talk)

State to Senecas: We're ready to fix the thruway (Amherst Times) 9/16/19

Seneca Nation hosts state senators, assemblymen on Allegany Territory (Olean Times Herald) 9/12/19

Land and Water

New Mexico tribe loses claim to national preserve (Rapid City Journal) 9/17/19

Round Valley Indian Tribes joins effort to craft a two-basin solution for Eel and Russian Rivers (Indian Country Today) 9/12/19

The battle for Bad River (Gizmodo) 9/11/19

Recognition and Enrollment

Groundbreaking set for National Native American Veterans Memorial (The American Legion) 9/17/19

'The Duwamish people are still here': Tribe hindered by lack of recognition (Indianz) 9/13/19

Sacred Places

Sacred Apache site in Arizona is home to endangered squirrel (Indianz) 9/16/19

Tribal Government

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

Tribal Jurisdiction

The court cases shaping the future of tribal jurisdiction (Law 360) 9/15/19

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