This Week in Native American News - September 2, 2016

This Week in the News -September 2, 2016

Governor Dedicated to Alaska Natives Success

Alaska Governor Bill Walker. Photo credit: Michael Penn/AP

Alaska Governor Bill Walker. Photo credit: Michael Penn/AP

After a recently adopted federal regulation allowing the federal government to take lands into trust, Alaska's Governor, Bill Walker, made an announcement concerning the fact that he will not fight the regulation in court, but instead wants to work out issues with conferences and discussions. Walker has been an advocate for improved relationships between tribes and the government as well as the overall improvement of life in Rural Alaska concerning alcohol and drug abuse and domestic violence. Read the full story here.


Senate pushing bill to stop the export of native artifacts

The STOP Act (Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony) would increase penalties for the exporting of Sacred Native items out of the country. This bill comes on the heels of multiple French auctions that highlighted Native pieces. Listen to the interview explaining the STOP Act.


Cowboy Museum to highlight headdresses

Oklahoma City's National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will be spotlighting the "Power and Prestige" of Native American Headdresses.

While presenting a realistic investigation of the feather headdress, the Power and Prestige exhibition explores who wore them, what places they held in society, and how these uses varied depending on tribal nation and even the headdress maker, Singleton said.

The display will be open until May 14, 2017. Read more here.


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