Native American Heritage Month Highlight: Navarre Scott Momaday (became the first Native to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1969 with his novel House Made of Dawn. Learn more about how he changed the world of literature and inspired more Native writers to share their stories.
LA Times. Indigenous peoples and communities are key in the fight against climate change.
NPR. The Yurok Tribe, located near the southern border of Oregon, declared that the Klamath River would be granted a status of personhood under Tribal law.
Scholars argue that "the President does not have the authority to reduce a national monument after it is created without congressional approval."
ABC News Utah. "A 13-day run from Bears Ears National Monument came to an end Monday night at the Utah State Capitol as a Diné Indigenous woman - Davina Smith - completed 330 miles to bring awareness to issues close to her heart."
The state of Utah filed to intervene in the lawsuit, but Shaun Chapoose (Ute Tribal Business Committee Chair) says, "Our argument was never with the state. Because it never was a state issue. It was a federal issue."
The New York Times. "Over all, the revised rules appear very likely to clear the way for new mining, oil and gas drilling, and development in areas where protected species live."
Native News Online. “So, in striving to protect our culture, our religious and spiritual freedoms, our sovereignty and our treaty rights – all of which are encapsulated in the grizzly issue – we are ‘destroying’ Cheney’s idea of the ‘Western way of life’?” asked Tom Rogers.
Heinrich, Luján lead bipartisan, bicameral legislation to protect Native American seeds and Traditional food products
Press Release from the office of Rep. Bipartisan legislation introduced to protect Native rights and food sovereignty.