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Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington stateFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state (02/23)
Look for more action and more Indian health success stories coming from state capitals.
Pacific Northwest tribes finally rebury remains of Kennewick ManFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Pacific Northwest tribes finally rebury remains of Kennewick Man (02/21)
The Ancient One was laid to rest after a 21-year legal and political battle over the status of the remains.
J. Gabriel Ware and James Trimarco: City of Seattle breaks with bank over Dakota Access Pipeline financingFiled Under: Business | Environment | National
J. Gabriel Ware and James Trimarco: City of Seattle breaks with bank over Dakota Access Pipeline financing (02/08)
The movement to stop the controversial Dakota Access pipeline through financial activism took an important step forward.
Disenrollment epidemic affects dozens of tribes across the nationFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Disenrollment epidemic affects dozens of tribes across the nation (01/18)
The disenrollment epidemic is the subject of a lengthy feature in The New York Times Magazine.
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership rolesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles (01/09)
Native Americans are in key leadership positions in at least seven states.
Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purgeFiled Under: Law | National
Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge (12/22)
A disenrollment dispute continues to make waves in Washington.
Winona LaDuke won one vice presidential vote in Electoral CollegeFiled Under: National | Politics
Winona LaDuke won one vice presidential vote in Electoral College (12/21)
Two prominent activists, Faith Spotted Eagle and Winona LaDuke, were chosen by Robert Satiacum Jr. in Washington state.
Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient OneFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One (12/20)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is required to transfer the remains of the Kennewick Man within 90 days.
Faith Spotted Eagle secures one vote as Electoral College formally selects presidentFiled Under: National | Politics
Faith Spotted Eagle secures one vote as Electoral College formally selects president (12/20)
The Yankton Sioux elder has led opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Ari Paul: City takes steps to divest $3B from Dakota Access bankFiled Under: Business | Environment | National
Ari Paul: City takes steps to divest $3B from Dakota Access bank (12/16)
Over the past few months activists opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline have ramped up pressure on the company’s financiers.
Swinomish Tribe seeks recognition of original treaty boundaryFiled Under: Law | Trust
Swinomish Tribe seeks recognition of original treaty boundary (12/14)
Chairman Brian Cladoosby: 'Our people have been fighting for this since 1873.'
Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient OneFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One (12/12)
The Kennewick Man will finally be coming home once President Barack Obama signs a national water bill into law.
Landowners from Colville Tribes see $25M in Cobell buy-back offersFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
Landowners from Colville Tribes see $25M in Cobell buy-back offers (12/12)
Offers went out to more than 5,100 landowners on the reservation in Washington.
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issuesFiled Under: Business | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues (12/12)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes (12/09)
Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to head the Department of the Interior.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economiesFiled Under: Business | National | Trust
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies (12/08)
A long-overdue update to the Indian Trader Regulations could finally address unfair systems of taxation on reservations.
Quinault Nation prepares for journey to Standing Rock encampmentFiled Under: Environment | National
Quinault Nation prepares for journey to Standing Rock encampment (12/02)
The trip comes on a deadline for the largest #NoDAPL encampment to leave public land in North Dakota.
Ancestral remains found in Washington are about 2300 years oldFiled Under: Environment
Ancestral remains found in Washington are about 2300 years old (11/30)
A DNA analysis confirmed the skull, which was found off the coast, belonged to Native woman.
Leader of Nooksack Tribe defends purge of 'non-Indians' from rollsFiled Under: Law | National
Leader of Nooksack Tribe defends purge of 'non-Indians' from rolls (11/23)
Chairman Bob Kelly did not address warnings from two federal agencies that his tribe is acting without a valid governing body.
Indian Health Service warns Nooksack Tribe about disenrolleesFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service warns Nooksack Tribe about disenrollees (11/22)
Another federal agency is stepping in as the Washington tribe removes more than a third of its people from the rolls.
Bureau of Indian Affairs rebuffs Nooksack Tribe on disenrollmentFiled Under: National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs rebuffs Nooksack Tribe on disenrollment (11/17)
Despite warnings from the federal agency, the tribe has started removing more than 300 people from the rolls.
Nooksack Tribe moves to disenroll 306 after holding referendumFiled Under: Law | National
Nooksack Tribe moves to disenroll 306 after holding referendum (11/10)
The referendum came after the Bureau of Indian Affairs said it would not recognize any actions taken by the tribal council due to a lack of a quorum.
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challengesFiled Under: National | Politics
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (11/09)
Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.
Yakama Nation secures $30M loan to expand utility companyFiled Under: Business
Yakama Nation secures $30M loan to expand utility company (10/27)
The tribe is seeking to provide electric service throughout the entire reservation in Washington.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretchFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch (10/26)
Thirteen days and counting. And the election issue once again is the Affordable Care Act.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslideFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslide (10/25)
What does a landslide look like? And, more important, what would that mean for Native American candidates?
Pregnant woman on Muckleshoot Reservation killed by policeFiled Under: Law | National
Pregnant woman on Muckleshoot Reservation killed by police (10/24)
Renee Davis was a 23-year-old mother of three.
Cowlitz Tribe opposes coal export terminal on aboriginal landsFiled Under: Environment | National
Cowlitz Tribe opposes coal export terminal on aboriginal lands (10/21)
Chairman Bill Iyall said the tribe hasn't been adequately consulted by the state or the federal government.
White House task force to address treaty issues in WashingtonFiled Under: Environment | Politics
White House task force to address treaty issues in Washington (10/19)
The Federal Puget Sound Task Force will coordinate salmon recovery and treaty protection efforts among federal, tribal and state agencies.
Bureau of Indian Affairs questions Nooksack Tribe's governmentFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs questions Nooksack Tribe's government (10/18)
The agency won't recognize any actions taken by the council, a decision that affects a disenrollment dispute on the reservation.
Nooksack Tribe creates new court and puts chairman in chargeFiled Under: Law | National
Nooksack Tribe creates new court and puts chairman in charge (10/14)
Chief Justice Bob Kelly is reviewing a disenrollment lawsuit in which he is named as a defendant.
Member of Puyallup Tribe threatens to buck Hillary Clinton pledgeFiled Under: Politics
Member of Puyallup Tribe threatens to buck Hillary Clinton pledge (10/12)
Robert Satiacum Jr. was a supporter of Bernie Sanders and isn't happy with his party's nominee.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidencyFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidency (10/10)
Donald Trump’s recorded revelation of felony intent — and yes, it’s that serious — ought to disqualify him from the presidency.
Tim Ballew: Tribal sovereignty finally gets the attention it deservesFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Ballew: Tribal sovereignty finally gets the attention it deserves (10/03)
'Standing together in support of the treaties is an important way for everyone, tribal members and allies, to protect the resources we all value.'
Kootenai Tribe aims to revive only herd of caribou in United StatesFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National
Kootenai Tribe aims to revive only herd of caribou in United States (10/03)
Only about 12 Selkirk caribou live in parts of Idaho and Washington state.
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendmentFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (09/28)
Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.
Puyallup Tribe interested in opening retail marijuana operationFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Puyallup Tribe interested in opening retail marijuana operation (09/09)
The tribe might be converting an existing business in Washington into a retail store.
Snoqualmie Tribe: Our ancestors taught us to be good neighborsFiled Under: Opinion
Snoqualmie Tribe: Our ancestors taught us to be good neighbors (09/09)
Our ancestors taught us the importance of being good neighbors, and looking out for all who call this area home.
Spokane Tribe goes ahead with powwow as fire recovery continuesFiled Under: Environment | National
Spokane Tribe goes ahead with powwow as fire recovery continues (09/02)
The Cayuse Mountain Fire, which destroyed more than 18,000 acres on the reservation, is the second largest in Washington history.
Yakama Nation tobacco dispute goes before federal appeals courtFiled Under: Business | Law
Yakama Nation tobacco dispute goes before federal appeals court (09/01)
The Washington tribe is challenging a federal tax that was imposed on a business that operates on an allotment within reservation boundaries.
Lummi Nation sends totem pole to #NoDAPL camp in North DakotaFiled Under: Environment | National
Lummi Nation sends totem pole to #NoDAPL camp in North Dakota (08/26)
The 22-foot tall totem pole is traveling 5,000 miles to raise awareness of the impacts of fossil fuel development in Indian Country.
Spokane Tribe hit hard as blaze destroys homes on reservationFiled Under: Environment | National
Spokane Tribe hit hard as blaze destroys homes on reservation (08/25)
Fellow tribes have sent fire crews and donations to help families in need on the Washington reservation.
Puyallup Tribe acquires golf course within reservation boundariesFiled Under: Business | Sports
Puyallup Tribe acquires golf course within reservation boundaries (08/24)
The Washington tribe has reclaimed a portion of its reservation.
Colville Tribes expect Cobell buy-back offers for landowners in fallFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
Colville Tribes expect Cobell buy-back offers for landowners in fall (08/12)
Landowners on the Washington reservation could receive upwards of $25.7 million for their fractionated interests.
Yakama Nation seeking to expand power service on reservationFiled Under: Business
Yakama Nation seeking to expand power service on reservation (08/04)
Yakama Power, the tribe's utility, is negotiating to buy another firm for $24 million.
Puyallup Tribe updates compact in order to cultivate marijuanaFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Puyallup Tribe updates compact in order to cultivate marijuana (08/04)
The tribe operates a cannabis institute and will be growing marijuana to help with medical needs.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates score in Washington primary voteFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates score in Washington primary vote (08/03)
Democrat Joe Pakootas (Colville) hopes to become another Native voice in Congress.
Mark Trahant: It's make or break for Native candidates for CongressFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's make or break for Native candidates for Congress (08/02)
August begins with eight Native American candidates for the U.S. House and Senate.
Nooksack Tribe ignores court orders as disenrollment dispute stallsFiled Under: Law | National
Nooksack Tribe ignores court orders as disenrollment dispute stalls (08/01)
Chairman Bob Kelly said the Nooksack Tribal Court of Appeals can't tell the tribe what to do.
Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officerFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer (08/01)
Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old mother, was shot and killed in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation border.
Wildlife refuge being renamed in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr.Filed Under: Environment | National
Wildlife refuge being renamed in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr. (07/19)
Billy Frank was a member of the Nisqually Tribe who spent his entire life fighting for treaty rights.
Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foodsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods (07/18)
Food sovereignty in Indian Country is at play as the debate over genetically modified foods continues on legal and political fronts.
Colville Tribes seat new leadership following death of chairmanFiled Under: National | Politics
Colville Tribes seat new leadership following death of chairman (07/15)
Michael Marchand will lead the Washington tribe following the unexpected passing of Jim Boyd i June 2016.
Landowners on two reservations see $70M from Cobell programFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
Landowners on two reservations see $70M from Cobell program (07/14)
Landowners from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Quinault Nation are the latest to see offers as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Yakama Nation expects to see $30M in Cobell buy-back offersFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
Yakama Nation expects to see $30M in Cobell buy-back offers (07/14)
The reservation in Washington suffers from a high rate of fractionation, according to the federal government.
Stillaguamish Tribe disputes liability claim for deadly mudslide in 2014Filed Under: Environment | Law
Stillaguamish Tribe disputes liability claim for deadly mudslide in 2014 (07/07)
The state claims the tribe waived its sovereign immunity and can be held liable for the Oso disaster.
Mark Trahant: Success stories in Indian Country's health systemFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Success stories in Indian Country's health system (07/05)
Doing more with less is part of the operating framework at tribal health facilities, nonprofits that operate health clinics for a Native community, and, even for the Indian Health Service.
Native youth participate in first Jr. NBA camps in Indian CountryFiled Under: National | Sports
Native youth participate in first Jr. NBA camps in Indian Country (07/04)
The Tulalip Boys and Girls Club in Washington and the Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota are hosting the events.
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe secures proclamation for 410 acresFiled Under: Trust
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe secures proclamation for 410 acres (06/30)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a proclamation to add another 410.5 acres to the reservation in Washington.
Nooksack Tribe fires elder who spoke out against disenrollmentFiled Under: Education | National
Nooksack Tribe fires elder who spoke out against disenrollment (06/29)
George Adams also was removed from a council meeting after he criticized tribal leaders in the Lhechelesem language.

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