Selected Native American News Stories

Last updated: November 19, 2019

Next update is planned to be published by: December 4, 2019

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Culture and Tradition

'Homecoming': Pueblo of Acoma set to reclaim sacred item (Indianz) 11/18/19

Book explores 600 generations of Montana native culture (The Missoulian) 11/14/19

Student organizes celebration of female Blackfeet leader (The Montana Kaimin) 11/13/19

Education News

Native American students left behind by S.D. education system (South Dakota News Watch) 11/13/19

Environment and Energy

Navajo Nation withdraws bond backing for Spring Creek Mine (Indianz) 11/18/19

Hearing on proposed expansion of Dakota Access pipeline focuses on spill risk (The Bismarck Tribune) 11/13/19

Health and Welfare

American Indian traditions interconnect with public health at Changing Winds exhibition in Atlanta (Indian Country Today) 11/18/19

Many Native Americans can't get clean water, report finds (NPR) 11/18/19

Gazette opinion: Better care for Native American children (Billings Gazette) 11/18/19

'We want to be calling the shots': Naat'aanii partnership poised to deliver Medicaid to Navajo (Navajo Times) 11/14/19

Cherokee Nation celebrates grand opening of largest tribal outpatient health center in country (Tahlequah Daily Press) 11/14/19


Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act advances on Capitol Hill (Indianz) 11/18/19 (See 116th Congress H.R.4029)

Cherokees object to state's arbitration proposal on gaming contracts (Muscogee Phoenix) 11/14/19

Land and Water

Tribes' water rights at Klamath River upheld by federal circuit court (Eureka Times-Standard) 11/15/19

Makah Tribe in Washington hopes to hunt whales again after 20 years of legal fights and layers of scientific review (The Oregonian) 11/15/19

Historically left out, Colorado River tribes call for more sway in western water talks (Aspen Public Radio) 11/13/19

Recognition and Enrollment

Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation faces federal recognition deadline (Indianz) 11/18/19

It happened here: Kis-'am-xay testifies to Congress, saves Yakama Nation from termination (The Yakima Herald) 11/17/19

Yaqui, O'odham history and sovereignty in the borderlands (Arizona Public Media) 11/15/19

Government recommends not recognizing Yosemite-area tribe (Herald-Mail Online) 11/13/19

How an Arrow Lakes elk hunt became a case of tribal recognition (High Country News) 10/28/19

Sacred Places

Las Vegas water pipeline battle is life-or-death fight for Shoshone sacred site (Reno Gazette Journal) 11/13/19

Tribal Government

Cherokee Nation's Career Readiness Act will drive new job opportunities in northeast Oklahoma (Tulsa World) 11/14/19

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