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President Trump signs two more Indian Country bills into law
President Trump signs two more Indian Country bills into law (December 12, 2018)

Policies adopted during more paternalistic eras of federal Indian policy are finally coming to an end.


Siletz Tribe set to break ground on historic urban housing development
Siletz Tribe set to break ground on historic urban housing development (November 19, 2018)

A new housing project gives the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians an opportunity to return to their ancestral territory in Oregon.


Siletz Tribe celebrates restoration of federal recognition
Siletz Tribe celebrates restoration of federal recognition (November 16, 2018)

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians have rebounded after falling victim to termination in the 1950s.


Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon
Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon (May 15, 2018)

President Donald Trump will soon be getting another Indian bill to sign thanks to bipartisan action on Capitol Hill.


Tribes seek another hearing on controversial federal recognition bill
Tribes seek another hearing on controversial federal recognition bill (May 3, 2018)

Even more tribes are raising questions about a bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria in California.


House subcommittee schedules hearing on tribal self-determination and land bills
House subcommittee schedules hearing on tribal self-determination and land bills (November 9, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will take testimony on three tribal self-determination and land bills on November 15.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes testimony on three bills at hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes testimony on three bills at hearing (July 12, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to July schedule
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to July schedule (June 29, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets on July 12 to consider bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.


Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump
Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump (May 31, 2017)

President Donald Trump raised alarms when he questioned the legality of tribal housing programs but key lawmakers aren't buying into his line of thinking.


Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians enter into mascot agreement
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians enter into mascot agreement (April 4, 2017)

The Rogue River School District will keep its 'Chieftain' mascot and add tribal history to the curriculum


President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into law
President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into law (December 15, 2016)

The legislation makes it easier for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde to restore their homelands.


Congress passes long-awaited land bills for two tribes in Oregon
Congress passes long-awaited land bills for two tribes in Oregon (December 6, 2016)

The bills help the Siletz Tribes and the Grand Ronde Tribes restore their homelands.


Senate passes land-into-trust measures for two Oregon tribes
Senate passes land-into-trust measures for two Oregon tribes (July 15, 2016)

The bills benefit the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.


House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on Indian bills
House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on Indian bills (March 14, 2016)

Three Indian bills are on the agenda: H.R.329, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act; H.R.2009, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act; and H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act.


Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians report outcome of election
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians report outcome of election (March 3, 2016)

Incumbents Delores Pigsley, Alfred (Bud) Lane III and Lillie Butler won election and Pigsley retained her position as chair of the tribe.


Siletz Tribe raises minimum wage for employees to $11 an hour
Siletz Tribe raises minimum wage for employees to $11 an hour (February 16, 2016)

The increase applies to all tribal government employees, along with those at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort and other tribal entities.


Siletz Tribe disavows video showing artifacts at refuge in Oregon
Siletz Tribe disavows video showing artifacts at refuge in Oregon (January 27, 2016)

Chairwoman Delores Pigsley expressed full support for the Burns Paiute Tribe after one of her citizens appeared in a video posted by the armed group.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes two bills at meeting
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes two bills at meeting (November 18, 2015)

The bills address land-into-trust issues for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, both in Oregon


Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets meeting and hearing
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets meeting and hearing (November 16, 2015)

Two land-into-trust bills for tribes in Oregon and three Indian education bills are on the agenda.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee weighs seven bills at hearing
Senate Indian Affairs Committee weighs seven bills at hearing (October 5, 2015)

All seven of the bills on the agenda focus on land-into-trust issues for tribes in California, Nevada and Oregon.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on seven bills
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on seven bills (September 28, 2015)

All seven of the bills on the agenda focus on land-into-trust issues for tribes in California, Nevada and Oregon.


Siletz Tribe becomes latest to join marriage equality movement
Siletz Tribe becomes latest to join marriage equality movement (June 4, 2015)

The council took action after tribal members overwhelmingly said they favored a change in laws.


House approves bill to address land issues for tribes in Oregon
House approves bill to address land issues for tribes in Oregon (December 12, 2014)

The bill benefits the Grand Ronde Tribes, the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Tribes, the Cow Creek Band, the Siletz Tribes and the Coquille Tribe.


Siletz Tribes plan to hold advisory vote on same-sex marriages
Siletz Tribes plan to hold advisory vote on same-sex marriages (May 20, 2014)

The move comes after a federal judge struck down Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage.


  OPB: Tattoo   tradition re-emerges among tribes in Northwest
OPB: Tattoo tradition re-emerges among tribes in Northwest (July 24, 2013)

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on the revival of facial tattoos among women of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz.


OPB: Siletz Tribes welcome first salmon with ancient traditions
OPB: Siletz Tribes welcome first salmon with ancient traditions (July 4, 2013)

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on the first salmon ceremony of the Siletz Confederated Tribes.


Audio from House subcommittee hearing on six Indian bills
Audio from House subcommittee hearing on six Indian bills (May 16, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a lengthy hearing this afternoon on six bills that addressed land issues. H.R.623, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land...


Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills (May 15, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will take up six bills at a hearing on Thursday. The subcommittee will take testimony on: • H.R.623, To provide for...


Siletz Tribes work to preserve language for future generations
Siletz Tribes work to preserve language for future generations (August 6, 2012)

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in Oregon are working to preserve their language for future generations. The language is known as Siletz Dee-ni. Only a few fluent speakers remain...


House subcommittee weighs bills affecting Oregon tribal lands
House subcommittee weighs bills affecting Oregon tribal lands (July 26, 2012)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing on Tuesday on land bills affecting Oregon tribes. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of...


Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs plans hearing
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs plans hearing (July 20, 2012)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next Tuesday, July 24, on three bills. The bills are: • H.R. 726, To amend the Grand...


Editorial: Siletz Tribes aren't harmed by use of Indian mascots
Editorial: Siletz Tribes aren't harmed by use of Indian mascots (May 24, 2012)

"The state ban on Native American high school team mascots and logos is based on research in the social sciences purporting to show that these symbols may depress the self-esteem...


KUOW: Tribes turning to technology to   preserve language
KUOW: Tribes turning to technology to preserve language (February 24, 2012)

"Usually it is good news when the Northwest appears on a top five list. But this one is not. Our region ranks near the top of a list of global...


Witness list for hearing of Senate Indian Affairs Committee
Witness list for hearing of Senate Indian Affairs Committee (January 31, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this Thursday on three bills. The bills are: S.1739, the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Judgment Fund Distribution Act; S.356, a bill to...


Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on Thursday
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on Thursday (January 30, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday. Three bills are on the agenda. They are: • S.1739, A bill to provide for the use and distribution...


City in Oregon reimburses two tribes for tax overpayments
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City in Oregon reimburses two tribes for tax overpayments (November 15, 2011)

The city of Keizer, Oregon, reimbursed about $19,000 to two tribes that mistakenly paid taxes on land they own. The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes...


Rep. DeFazio  presses BIA about services for terminated tribes
Rep. DeFazio presses BIA about services for terminated tribes (March 28, 2011)

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) is trying to help members of two terminated tribes get services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Congress terminated the federal government's relationship with the Chetco...


Book Review: Siletz restoration in 'The People Are Dancing Again'
Book Review: Siletz restoration in 'The People Are Dancing Again' (March 7, 2011)

"When the U.S. Congress began terminating American Indian tribes during the 1950s -- ending the special relationship between formerly sovereign tribes and the federal government -- many Indians thought...