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Nearly 50 years after Sacheen Littlefeather stood on the Academy Awards stage on behalf of Marlon Brando to speak about the depiction of Native peoples in Hollywood films, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences apologized to her for the abuse she endured. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Monday said that it will host Littlefeather, now 75, for an evening of “conversation, healing and celebration” on September 17.

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 into law, which includes more than $720 million for tribal communities to support climate resilience and adaptation initiatives, lowering energy costs and transitioning to clean energy, and affordable and expanded health care.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will include the 574 federally recognized tribal nations in discussions about possible future dangers from climate change and has earmarked $50 million in grants for tribes pursuing ways to ease burdens related to extreme weather.

Two Indigenous candidates vying for seats in the U.S. House won primary elections this week in Wyoming and Alaska, earning them a chance to be the first Native women to represent their respective states in Congress. Lynette GreyBull (Northern Arapaho and Hunkpapa Lakota) was announced as the winner of the Democratic Party primary in Wyoming while Mary Peltola (Yup’ik) earned a chance to represent Alaska in the U.S. House in the seat that was occupied by the late Congressman Don Young for five decades.

Keep reading for a full news update.


Two Indigenous Candidates Advance In Wyoming And Alaska Primaries

Native News Online, Darren Thompson, August 18

Alaska Native Takes Lead In US Congressional Race

Indian Country Today, Joaqlin Estus, August 17


Artist Bunky Echo-Hawk Faces Second Charge In Child Abuse Case

Native News Online, Jenna Kunze, August 18

Court: BIA Owes Damages For Officer Impregnating Woman

AP News, Amy Beth Hanson, August 18

River Chief Imprisoned For Fishing Fights For Sacred Rights

AP News, Deepa Bharath, August 16


As Inflation Soars, Access To Indigenous Foods Declines

AP News, Claire Savage, August 21

Gavin Newsom Said He Would Give Land Back To Native Americans In California. Has He?

The Sacramento Bee, Ari Plachta, August 19

Montana, Scene Of Global Gathering To Save Native Languages

Buffalo’s Fire, Clara Caufield, August 19

Wisconsin Schools Are Not Meeting State Mandate On Native American Education

Wisconsin Examiner, Terrence Falk, August 19

FEMA Releases First-Ever National Tribal Strategy

Native News Online, Neely Bardwell, August 19

FEMA Declares New Strategy To Engage Native American Tribes

AP News, Terry Tang, August 18

Interior Announces Availability Of Tribal Broadband Grant Funding

Native News Online, Jenna Kunze, August 17

Biden Signs Inflation Act Into Law, Paving Way For $720m In Tribal Funding

Native News Online, Jenna Kunze, August 17

Scientists Scramble To Explain Why Alaska Wild Salmon Stocks Are Low

KYUK, Olivia Ebertz, August 17

Commerce Department Invests $1m To Support Construction Of Tribal Health Center On Rocky Boy Reservation

Native News Online, Jenna Kunze, August 16

Census Missed Housing Units In Rural, Native American Areas

Roll Call, Michael Macagnone, August 16

Film Academy Apologizes To Littlefeather For 1973 Oscars

AP News, Jake Coyle, August 15

Navajo Code Talkers Museum Breaks Ground, Builds Anticipation

Native News Online, Andrew Kennard, August 15

Noem Releases Social Study Standards Burnishing U.S. History

AP News, Stephen Groves, August 15

New NYC Met Exhibit Explores Complex Relationship Between Native Americans And Water

WBUR, Jennifer Vanasco, August 15

Lacrosse’s New, Fast-Paced Version May Be Path Into LA Games

AP News, Pat Graham, August 15