Good Morning, NUNAverse,

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has sent a notice to Timothy J. Kelly, a judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia citing the Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta ruling as a reason for wanting to dismiss a 2020 lawsuit by Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Cherokee Nation, Choctaw Nation, and Chickasaw Nation, The four tribes were seeking to stop gaming compacts Stitt signed with four other tribes.

Navajo Nation officials have issued an executive order to investigate and locate missing tribal members in a manner that is empathetic to victims and their families. Tribal President Jonathan Nez met Monday with Navajo Nation police, the FBI and prosecutors in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah for the plan’s signing ceremony.

Communities of color recorded huge health insurance coverage gains from 2020 to 2022 due in large part to improved affordability and increased outreach efforts to get people enrolled, according to a report this week from the Department of Health and Human Services. During that time, Hispanic people saw a 53 percent jump in enrollment rates through the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplace, Black people 49 percent, and Native people 32 percent.

Keep reading for a full news update. 


Wisconsin U.S. Senate Challenger Speaks On Relationship With Tribes, Farm Bill, Environment At Oneida Forum

Native News Online, Andrew Kennard, October 24

Indian Affairs Secretary Newland Touts Biden Administration’s Achievements At GVSU

Native News Online, Levi Rickert, October 28

Fact-Check: No, Assistance To U.S. Tribal Nations Isn’t Foreign Aid

Indianz, Chad Bradley, October 26


OK Gov. Stitt Resurrects Gaming Compact Fight With Tribes

Native News Online, Allison Herrera, October 26


Navajo Nation Planning To Investigate Missing Tribal Members

AP News, October 26


Medicaid (And Indian Health) Is On The South Dakota Ballot

Indian Country Today, Mark Trahant, October 30

Communities Of Color Record Big Gains In Health Insurance Coverage

The Washington Post, Akilah Johnson, October 27


Approval Of Oil Leases In New Mexico Prompts Legal Challenge

Indian Country Today, Susan Montoya Bryan, October 27


Native Americans In NC And Beyond Face ‘Longstanding Inequities.’ New Report Offers Answers

The Charlotte Observer, Hannah Lang, October 30

Bard College Gets $50 Million Boost For Indigenous Studies Program

Native News Online, October 29

Navajo Nation First Lady Nez Appointed To The John F. Kennedy Center Of Performing Arts Trustee Board

Native News Online, October 28

Outgoing Senators Backing US Recognition For 2 State Tribes

AP News, Jay Reeves, October 28

Controversial Scholar Walks Away From Native Food Organizations

Indianz, Acee Agoyo, October 27

Rep. Peltola Calls For Federal Disaster Funding For Crab Fisheries

Native News Online, October 27

Some Academics Hesitate To Repatriate Indigenous Remains. Here’s Why.

The Washington Post, Rosemary A. Joyce, October 26

Chumash Foundation Donates $60k To Schools With Technology Needs

Native News Online, October 26

Alaska Tribes Clarify Corporation’s Non-Sovereign Status

Indian Country Today, Joaqlin Estus, October 25

IHS Awards $180,000 In Self-Governance Grants To Three Tribes

Native News Online, October 25

‘Our Horses Are Ready’: Native Americans And White Farmers Form An Unlikely Alliance To Oppose A Pipeline In The Dakotas

AP News, Gretchen Morgenson, October 25