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Multi-Tribal/General Interest

7 Places To Explore America’s Native American Heritage
…these seven places help you explore America’s Native American history.
Travel Awaits; Nov. 27, 2019

More Multi-Tribal Headlines

10 Native American Inventions Commonly Used Today
History.com; Nov. 18, 2019

8 Guides and Tours to Honor Indigenous Cultures
Outside Magazine, Oct. 14, 2019

Two Tribal Libraries Earn top Museum & Library Award
Institute of Museum and Library Sciences; May 7, 2019

2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
Institute of Museum and Library Sciences; March 11, 2019

Gaming Destinations Bet Big on Meetings
Meetings & Conventions; March 15, 2019

Alaska Tribes & Members

City boosts tour bus subsidy, puts contract out to bid
Sitka’s privately owned cruise ship dock, Halibut Point Marine, is six miles out of town, so if passengers want to come downtown, there are shuttle buses. And for the past six years, the city has subsidized those shuttle trips using cruise passenger fee revenue. // KCAW.org; Dec. 26, 2019

More Alaska Headlines

New Executive Director has big plans for the Alaska Native Heritage Center
Anchorage Press, Nov. 22, 2019

Sitka Tribe, NPS continue negotiating future park management
Alaska Public Media; Nov. 8, 2019

Cultural tourism hitting its stride, engaging visitors
KTVA.com; Oct. 14, 2019

Tlingit potatoes continue to thrive thanks to Sitka Tribe, Forest Service
Alaska Public Media; Oct. 10, 2019

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announces new Alaska shore excursions in 2020
Cruise.blog; Oct. 11, 2019

November is officially deemed Alaska Native Heritage Month
KTUU-TV, Oct. 6, 2019

With $500,000 in support from Sealaska, landless Alaska Native communities continue push for their own village corporations
KTOO Public Media; Sept. 6, 2019

Soboleff building gets gold for being green, music program receives a grant, CCS is on the move
Juneau Empire, Aug. 1, 2019

WEIO brings athletes and artists closer to Alaska Native culture
KTUU TV; July 19, 2019

Alutiiq Museum honors Native ancestors with memorial park
My Journal Courier; June 22, 2019

Opinion: Tlingit history and culture thrive as Hoonah expands cruise destination
Juneau Empire;  May 31, 2019

Princess Opens 50th Alaska Season with New Land & Ship Features
Insider Travel Report, May 1, 2019.

10 of the least known islands you should visit to see wildlife
10 Best, March 21, 2019

State bill would make November Alaska Native Heritage Month
KTUU.com; March 17, 2019

Mush! Traverse Alaska offers Iditarod adventure
Travel Weekly; Jan. 10, 2019

Eastern Region Tribes & Members


Alabama | Arkansas | Connecticut | District of Columbia | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Massachusetts | Maryland | Maine | Mississippi | North Carolina | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | Rhode Island | Pennsylvania | South Carolina | Tennessee | Virginia | Vermont | West Virginia

Explore the deep roots of the Seminole Tribe’s relationship to alligators
Museum visitors will discover how alligator wrestling took hold and how it helps preserve culture and tradition today. // YourSun.com; Jan 7, 2020

Cheers: Preserving Houma Indian history
The Houma tribe will use a $30,500 state grant to restore native plants and create a walking trail near an old American Indian schoolhouse in Montegut. // Houma Today; Dec. 21, 2019

At Akwesasne, where the border runs straight and nothing is simple
In this Mohawk Nation territory, there are seven roadways and two rivers where people can cross the border without a security check. For people with nefarious motives, that jagged geography is alluring. // The Buffalo News; Dec. 13, 2019

More Eastern Region Headlines

Alabama honors Native American tribes it exiled
Montgomery Advertiser, Dec. 2, 2019

Teen’s pride in tribe helps fund local museum
Fredericksburg.com; Nov. 19, 2019

Cranberry Day Honors Ancient Wampanoag Tradition in the Bogs
Vineyard Gazette; Oct. 13, 2019

Tunica-Biloxi’s 4th Annual Intertribal Basketry Summit to celebrate tribe’s ancient art, teach cultural traditions
KALB-TV, Oct. 14, 2019

Make it new again: Mohawk tribe raises next generation of native speakers
NCPR; Aug. 22, 2019

Burn, scrape and shape: Dugout canoe to be built at Pocumtuck Festival
Greenfield Recorder; Aug. 1, 2019

Cherokee invest in Nikwasi Mound’s future, as preservation efforts pick up steam
Citizen Times; July 29, 2019

Casino traffic in Cherokee booming, but some say it distracts from tribe’s legacy
Charlotte Observer, July 26, 2019

NC conservationists work to recover WNC’s native brook trout
Charlotte Observer; June 29, 2019

The World’s First Guitar-shaped Hotel Will Have Swim-up Suites and a 7,000-seat Concert Venue
Travel + Leisure; June 4, 2019

Asheville City Council votes to accept Harrah’s Cherokee naming proposal for civic center
Fox Carolina; May 28, 2019

Franklin Town Council Transfers Nikwasi Mound Ownership To Local Nonprofit
Blue Ridge Public Radio, May 7, 2019

Native Americans keep ‘Heritage’ in Jazz Fest with weaving, palmetto huts, storytelling and food
The Advocate, May 1, 2019

Archaeological study planned for the birthplace of the Seminole nation
ABC Action News, April 5, 2019

Tribe, 3 countries plan 400th Pilgrim anniversary in 2020
Enterprise News; March 17, 2019

Virginia’s new state park to tell story of state’s natives
WTOP.com; March 9, 2019

Top 10 Things to do in Cherokee This Spring
Cherokee, North Carolina, March 4, 2019

Akwesasne TV reps join event in Paris to preserve indigenous languages
North County Now; Jan. 30, 2019

Akwesasne tribe seeking support to develop heritage museum, library at former General Motors parcel
Watertown Daily Times, Jan. 18, 2019

Traveling Exhibit “Native Voices: New England Tribal Families” Opens At Creative Discovery Museum
The Chattanoogan; Jan. 10, 2019

Midwest Region Tribes & Members


Iowa | Illinois | Indiana | Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri | Ohio | Wisconsin

 

More Midwest Region Headlines
How Housing Becomes a Home: Why Cultural Supports Matter
Non-Profit Quarterly, Dec. 5, 2019

Potawatomi tests Lyft program to solve employee transportation issues
Milwaukee Business Journal; Nov. 13, 2019

National Food Sovereignty Summit hosted by Oneida Nation
WBAY Action News 2; Sep 26, 2019

Oneida Nation hosts 10th annual Big Applefest
We Are Green Bay, Sept. 22, 2019

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community opens public exhibit celebrating the tribe’s history, people, and culture
Indian Country Today; Sept. 12, 2019

Program connects native master artists with apprentices, keeping culture alive in Lac du Flambeau
News Watch 12; Aug. 8, 2019

VIDEO: Bear takes care of itchy head on Red Cliff trail cam
KBJR6.com; July 2, 2019

‘Pure love on the dance floor’: Celebrating the jingle dress tradition
MPR News; June 15, 2019

Red Lake Nation wins national economic development award
The Bemidji Pioneer, April 28, 2019

Frog Bay Tribal National Park Wins State Tourism Award
The County Today, April 22, 2019

New Exhibit Explores the History of the Ojibwe Jingle Dress
Native Knot; March 13, 2019

Minnesota tribe asks: Can wild rice have its own legal rights?
Star-Tribune; Feb. 9, 2019

Performance Brings Ancestral Women of Wisconsin’s 12 Tribes to Life
WXPR.org; Jan. 4, 2019

Pacific Region Tribes & Members


California | Hawaii | Idaho | Oregon | Washington

 

More Pacific Region Headlines

Suquamish Tribe celebrates 150th Anniversary of the founding of Seattle
Kitsap Daily News, Dec. 6, 2019

How Yurok Traditions Sustain Delicate Balance of North Coast Species
KCET.com; Nov. 18, 2019

Merging Western Science With Native Knowledge To Combat Climate Change
KUNR; Nov. 4. 2019

Fort Mojave Indian Days begin with cultural center dedication
Needles Desert Star; Nov. 2, 2019

‘I know who I am’: Seattle’s urban Natives tell the story of the city’s first Indigenous landmark
Crosscut; Oct. 29, 2019

Nisqually Land Trust Acquires New Property for Ohop Creek Restoration
Nisqually Valley News; Oct. 17, 2019

Coast Salish tribal culture alive at new Mukilteo ferry terminal
WSDOT Blog, Oct. 1, 2019

Yurok Tribe accepts UN Equator Prize for forest management
Times Standard; Sept. 24, 2019

Planned hotel a monument to how gaming turned life around for Washington tribes
Komo News; Sept. 5, 2019

Suquamish Tribe to open new seafood shop
Ktsap Daily News; Sept. 17, 2019

Yakama linguist honored for a lifetime of reviving Native languages
Yakama Herald; Aug 21, 2019

‘Share our culture’: Yurok Tribe to offer canoe tours of Klamath River in 2020
Times Standars; Aug. 5, 2019

More than a viral sensation, the Salmon Cannon could bring the species back to the Upper Columbia after 90 years
Seattle Times; Aug. 16, 2019

‘Adorable’ species of fish with 3 eyes and rings of sharp teeth finds home at Oregon Zoo
Fox 12 Oregon; Aug. 5, 2019

‘Let us remain friends’: Chetzemoka Trail offers visitors a trip into the past
Peninsula Daily News; July 7, 2019

This bizarre prehistoric fish may be the key to preserving Yurok culture in California
The Sacramento Bee; July 1, 2019

Snohomish River estuary project an example of why salmon recovery takes so long
King-TV, June 13, 2019

Nez Perce Tribe’s Zims Hot Springs open
Indian Country Today; May 28, 2019

The Best Small Beach Towns in the United States
AFAR, May 21, 2019

Bringing Prey-go-neesh Home
North Coast Journal of Politics, People & Art, May 2, 2019

Why wild salmon remains king in the Pacific Northwest
National Geographic Traveler; April/May Issue

Nisqually Tribe Works on Conceptual Tourism Plan
Yelm Online, April 11, 2019

How the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Held On in Palm Springs
Smithsonian Magazine; April 5, 2019

Entering Berkeley is entering Ohlone territory
East Bay Times; March 12, 2019

First Four-Diamond Property Coming to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula
Native Business Magazine; March 6, 2019

The Basketmaker
Hakai Magazine; Feb. 26, 2019

Tribe buys Clarkston Golf and Country Club
The Lewiston Tribune; Feb. 2, 2019

$150,000 art installation will honor history, resilience of Puyallup people
Indian Country Today; Jan. 28, 2019

Plains Region Tribes & Members


Kansas | Montana | Nebraska | North Dakota | Oklahoma | South Dakota | Texas | Wyoming

Reservations to be Marketed as Tourist Destinations in North Dakota
Tribal lands in North Dakota are being marketed to tourists for the very first time. // KXNET.com; Jan. 17, 2020

Holding Tight to a Racing Tradition
Indian Relay, a type of bareback horse racing practiced by Native American tribes in the plains states, blends heritage and danger. For one family, it’s a shared passion that means everything. // New York Times; Jan. 6, 2020

 

More Plains Region Headlines

Movement promotes traditional foods as way to improve health, preserve culture on Wind River Reservation
Casper Star Tribune, Nov. 28, 2019

Nanih Waiya: ‘Mother Mound’ and First Capital of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
McAlester News-Capital; Nov. 15, 2019

Commerce Department announces investments in Native American economic development services
Cutbank Pioneer Press; Nov. 13, 2019

The U.S. has spent more money erasing Native languages than saving them
High Country News; Nov. 5, 2019

Osage Nation celebrates new Osage Nation Heritage Trail
Skiatook Journal; Oct. 27, 2019

Native American Tribes Support National Park Status For Cahokia Mounds
St. Louis Public Radio; Oct. 1, 2019

Building an American Serengeti in Montana
Sierra; Sept. 5, 2019

The Lakota Music Project in South Dakota finds common ground through collaboration
Brainerd Dispatch; Sept. 17, 2019

Lander Art Center Celebrates Wind River Artists
Wyoming Public Media; Sept. 18, 2019

Saracen Casino Resort event creates splash
The Pine Bluff Commercial; Aug. 6, 2019

Protecting Potawatomi in the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages
Pawhuska Journal Capital; Aug. 4, 2019

 

Indigenous people from around the US keep tradition alive at Mandaree powwow
Williston Herald; July 22, 2019

Osage Congress passes $250K appropriation to design ON Museum expansion
Osage News; July 10, 2019

Osage Casino Hotel-Tulsa starts second phase with $28 million tower
Tulsa World; July 9, 2019

Photos: Tribal members and sponsors visit bison herd on the Wind River Reservation
Casper Star-Tribune, June 23, 2019; See also Wyoming Public Media; U.S. News & World Report

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation: Home of the Oglala Sioux Tribe
Rapid City Journal; May 30, 2019

National Bison Range in Montana Proposes New Management Plan
KULR8.com, May 3, 2019

Hearst Foundations Present Spring 2019 Grants
Webwire, Apri 29, 2019

Choctaw Casino Durant Breaks Ground on $500 Million Expansion
Casino News Daily; April 27, 2019

Experience Native American Culture this summer in Wind River country
The Buckrail, April 24, 2019

The Blackfeet Nation is trying to open its own national park
High Country News, April 23, 2019. See also ABC Fox Montana

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Sees Great Reward Following Mvskoke Dome Investment
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Press Release; March 8, 2019

Biggest mistake Aussies are making in the US
News.com.au; Jan. 27, 2019

Chickasaw Cultural Center honored for efforts to protect the monarch butterfly
The Ad News; Jan. 12, 2019

America’s Plains Indians bring back bison to their lands
Deutsche Welle; Jan. 8, 2019

Marta Churchwell: Native American art on display in Miami cultural center
The Joplin Globe; Jan. 6, 2019

Indianische Künstler im Mississippi Museum of Art
CanadaReisen.at; Jan. 3, 2019

See also: Reiseziel Erde and the official German press release.

Southwest Region Tribes & Members


Arizona | Colorado | New Mexico | Nevada | Utah

Grand Canyon Skywalk Celebrates 10 Millionth Visitor All-Time
Grand Canyon Skywalk, the U-shaped glass bridge known worldwide for its singular architecture and unparalleled views of the Grand Canyon, today celebrated its 10 millionth visitor since the tourism experience first opened in March 2007. // WICZ News; Jan. 12, 2020

Diné are turning their hogans into cash on Airbnb
On Airbnb alone, more than 50 sites are listed on the reservation, with surprising variety. You can stay in a room in a family home, “glamp” (upscale camping) in a canvas tent with a real bed and solar lights, experience real Navajo life in a dirt-floor hogan or a sheepherder’s trailer (and in some cases, even help herd sheep). // Navajo Times; Jan. 9, 2020

 

More Southwest Region Headlines

Photo tours of Antelope Canyon, famous for its waves of vibrant colors, are canceled
The Tennessean; Dec. 17, 2019

Local gingerbread contest showcases Pueblo cultures
KRQE.com; Dec. 13, 2019

Behind the Rise of Native American Wines
Wine Enthusiast; Nov. 15, 2019

Native American shield returned to New Mexico from France
Albuquerque Journal; Nov. 18, 2019

BISON ON THE EDGE: Scientists, Indigenous Peoples Gather to Develop Roadmap for Rewilding North America Bison
News Wise, Oct. 19, 2019

Native American arts auction
Navajo Times; Sept. 28, 2019

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation President Bernadine Burnette named one of Arizona’s most influential women for 2019
Indian Country Today; Sept. 6, 2019

10 Native Americans win scholarships
Albuquerque Journal, Aug. 12, 2019

Native American artists collaborate with local tech company
KRQE.com; Aug. 6, 2019

 

Race series urges Diné to get out, enjoy the land
Navajo Times; July 25, 2019.

Pueblos open for feast days
Albuquerque Journal; June 18, 2019

New Mexico casino looks to fill more than 150 jobs
Albuquerque Business First, May 7, 2019

Vacation matters: National Travel and Tourism Week May 5-11
Navajo Hopi Observer, May 7, 2019

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to develop luxury hotel at Auburn casino
Kent Reporter, May 2, 2019

Hualapai Tribe raises fees for Colorado River rafters
Grand Canyon News, April 30, 2019

We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center earns AAA Four Diamond Award
AZ Big Media, April 14, 2019

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Commemorates Trail of Tears with Historic Three-Day Relay
Native News Online; March 17, 2019

New report reveals economic impact of New Mexico pueblos
Albuquerque Business First; Feb. 22, 2019

In Nevada, a School for Stolen Native American Kids Will Be a Museum
Frommers.com; Feb. 11, 2019

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center lands grants to support entrepreneurs, artists
Albuquerque Business First; Jan. 31, 2019

Shutdown won’t stop it: Grand Canyon 100-year Celebration, Native American Style
Indian Country Today; Jan. 25, 2019

These Are the Most Exciting Museums Opening in 2019
Smithsonian Magazine; Jan. 17, 2019

Wildflower testing drone skills at Pojoaque
Albuquerque Journal; Jan. 1, 2019

Best Trips for 2019
National Geographic Traveler; January 2019

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