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Mark Trahant: Trump set to deliver financial blow to Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Trump set to deliver financial blow to Indian Country (March 1, 2017)

A reminder about what’s at stake from Deborah Parker of the Tulalip Tribes.


Native women lead massive march to White House to stop Dakota Access Pipeline
Native women lead massive march to White House to stop Dakota Access Pipeline (November 16, 2016)

With Republican Donald Trump headed to the White House, Native women led a huge demonstration in the nation's capital, calling for an end to the controversial project.


Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for convention
Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for convention (July 8, 2016)

The draft of the document includes the most expansive and detailed language to date regarding self-determination, land-into-trust, Native languages, sacred sites and other key concerns.


Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women Act
Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women Act (June 15, 2016)

Deborah Parker, a former vice chair of the Tulalip Tribes, reminded attendees of the United State of Women Summit not to forget about the first Americans.


Mark Trahant: Tulalip citizen Deborah Parker lands role in crafting Democratic platform
Mark Trahant: Tulalip citizen Deborah Parker lands role in crafting Democratic platform (May 24, 2016)

Deborah Parker, a former vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes, was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders.


Bernie Sanders sweeps three states as Native issues stay on agenda
Bernie Sanders sweeps three states as Native issues stay on agenda (March 28, 2016)

Bernie Sanders met with the Yakama Nation in Washington and received a name in the Lushootseed languages while his wife held a long discussion with Native leaders in Alaska.


Pioneering tribes share experiences with prosecuting non-Indians
Pioneering tribes share experiences with prosecuting non-Indians (October 7, 2015)

The Tulalip Tribes and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe are finally bringing all domestic violence offenders to justice.


Tribes reach key milestone with jurisdiction provisions of VAWA
Tribes reach key milestone with jurisdiction provisions of VAWA (March 9, 2015)

Tribes nationwide are able to hold non-Indian domestic violence offenders accountable for crimes in Indian Country.


Mark Trahant: New Year awaits stories from Indian Country
Mark Trahant: New Year awaits stories from Indian Country (January 8, 2014)

So what are the Indian Country’s stories for 2014? The long view stories will continue to unfold.


Senate Democrats call for inclusion of tribal provisions in VAWA
Senate Democrats call for inclusion of tribal provisions in VAWA (June 27, 2012)

Tulalip Tribes leader Deborah Parker joined Senate Democrats in calling on Congress to protect American Indian and Alaska Native women from domestic violence.


Tulalip Tribes vice chair shares personal story for VAWA debate
Tulalip Tribes vice chair shares personal story for VAWA debate (May 23, 2012)

Deborah Parker, the vice chair of the Tulalip Tribes, became a powerful voice for the Violence Against Women Act during a visit to the nation's capital.


Tulalip Tribes vice chair pushes for reauthorization of VAWA
Tulalip Tribes vice chair pushes for reauthorization of VAWA (April 26, 2012)

Deborah Parker, the vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, discussed her experience with domestic violence in Indian Country on Wednesday. Parker spoke at a press conference in...