Selected Native American News Stories


Last updated: May 14, 2019

Next update is planned to be published by: May 21, 2019

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Culture and Tradition

Exhibit on local Native Americans opens at museum (U.S. News) 5/8/19

Economic Development

'Our inherent sovereignty': Yurok Tribe legalizing hemp on reservation (Indianz) 5/10/19

Education

NM ordered to pay $429k in school lawsuit (Albuquerque Journal) 5/10/19

Diné College students now eligible for New Mexico lottery scholarships (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 5/7/19

Environment and Energy

Inslee signs bill package to protect, aid, grow orca and salmon population in Salish Sea (The Islands' Sounder) 5/12/19

Arctic word games or Indigenous survival? (Indian Country Today) 5/9/19

Health and Welfare

Recap: Opening day of 10th annual National Tribal Health Summit (Indianz) 5/13/19

Under new Washington law, state will invest more in improving Native Ameican tribal member's health (The Seattle Times) 5/11/19

Colville Tribe sues opioid manufacturers, distributors (The Chewelah Independent) 5/10/19

Warren, Cummings, and more than 95 Colleagues in Senate and House Reintroduce Comprehensive CARE Act to Combat the Opioid and Substance Use Epidemic (U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren) 5/8/19 (See 116th Congress S.1365)

Representative Gallego introduces bipartisan legislation to address the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (Indian Country Today) 5/7/19

Intergovernmental

What do Native Americans want from a President? (The Washington Post) 5/13/19

Mashpee Wampanoag Chairman Cromwell: H.R.312 is not about Senator Elizabth Warren (Native News Online) 5/13/19 (See 116th Congress H.R.312)

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at meeting (Indianz) 5/13/19 (See 116th Congress S.279, S.832, S.1207)

Budget hearing focuses on public safety funding in Indian Country (Indianz) 5/13/19 (See 116th Congress S. 1211)

Mark Trahant: Indian Country remains underrepresented in every government office (Indianz) 5/13/19

Washington attorney general announces consent rule for tribes (The Bellingham Herald) 5/10/19 (More info via TurtleTalk)

Arizona tribe refuses Trump's wall, but agrees to let Border Patrol build virtual barrier (Los Angeles Times) 5/9/19

Appeals court appears skeptical of attack on tribal lending operation (Indianz) 5/8/19

'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills (Indianz) 5/8/19 (See 116th Congress H.R. 312, H.R. 375)

Recognition and Enrollment

Freedman Citizenship Lawsuit Against Oklahoma Tribe Rejected (U.S. News) 5/10/19 (See Muscogee Creek Indian Freedman Band, Inc. v. David Bernhardt)

After centuries in Virginia, tribe still waiting for U.S. recognition (Medium) 5/8/19

Sacred Places

Tribes react to new Bears Ears committee (Moab Sun News) 5/9/19

Sacred mound was taken by NC settlers. Cherokee just regained control 200 years later (The Charlotte Observer) 5/8/19

Sovereign Immunity

Supreme Court Denies Cert On Tribal Sovereign Immunity Question (JD Supra) 5/13/19 (See Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)

Second Circuit Decision has Implications for Native American Sovereign Immunity and Predatory Lending Practices (JD Supra) 5/10/19 (See Gingras v. Think Finance, Inc.)

Tribal Government

Chaudhuri named Muscogee (Creek) Nation Ambassador (Indian Country Today) 5/8/19

Tribal Jurisdiction

Maine bill aims to restore tribal sovereignty in certain crimes committed by non-natives (NPR) 5/13/19

 

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