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Colville Tribes remove council member a week before citizens go to polls
Politics
Colville Tribes remove council member a week before citizens go to polls (June 23, 2017)
The vote to remove Ricky Gabriel from the council of the Colville Tribes was 9-4 and his own brother was forced into casting a vote.

Tribes succeed at bringing endangered antelope back to homelands
Environment
Tribes succeed at bringing endangered antelope back to homelands (June 2, 2017)
When it comes to endangered species, the Yakama Nation and the Colville Tribes are succeeding where the state of Washington failed.

Colville Tribes worried about future of Cobell buy-back program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Colville Tribes worried about future of Cobell buy-back program (May 31, 2017)
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations is in doubt after comments made by a top Trump administration official.

Michael Marchand: Colville Tribes should file land claim in Canada
Canada | Opinion
Michael Marchand: Colville Tribes should file land claim in Canada (March 31, 2017)
Now that a Colville citizen has won the right to exercise his aboriginal hunting rights across the border in Canada, what comes next for the Washington-based tribe?

Colville Tribes hail 'historic victory' on aboriginal hunting rights
Canada | Law | National
Colville Tribes hail 'historic victory' on aboriginal hunting rights (March 27, 2017)
A judge has concluded that a Colville citizen retains hunting rights in British Columbia, Canada, despite living on the other side of the border.

Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One
Environment | National | Politics
Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One (December 12, 2016)
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 offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Landowners from Colville Tribes see $25M in Cobell buy-back offers (December 12, 2016)
Offers went out to more than 5,100 landowners on the reservation in Washington.

Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues
Business | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues (December 12, 2016)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.

Colville Tribes agree to share settlement funds with membership
Law | National
Colville Tribes agree to share settlement funds with membership (October 6, 2016)
Each member will receive about $1,400 from the tribe's share of the Ramah contract support costs settlement.

House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment
Environment | Law | National | Politics
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (September 28, 2016)
Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.

Three more tribes enter into Cobell land buy-back agreements
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Three more tribes enter into Cobell land buy-back agreements (September 8, 2016)
So far more than 44,000 individual Indian landowners have been paid nearly $883.8 million through the program.

Spokane Tribe hit hard as blaze destroys homes on reservation
Environment | National
Spokane Tribe hit hard as blaze destroys homes on reservation (August 25, 2016)
Fellow tribes have sent fire crews and donations to help families in need on the Washington reservation.

Colville Tribes expect Cobell buy-back offers for landowners in fall
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Colville Tribes expect Cobell buy-back offers for landowners in fall (August 12, 2016)
Landowners on the Washington reservation could receive upwards of $25.7 million for their fractionated interests.

Colville Tribes seat new leadership following death of chairman
National | Politics
Colville Tribes seat new leadership following death of chairman (July 15, 2016)
Michael Marchand will lead the Washington tribe following the unexpected passing of Jim Boyd i June 2016.

Chairman Jim Boyd from Colville Tribes passes away at age of 60
National
Chairman Jim Boyd from Colville Tribes passes away at age of 60 (June 22, 2016)
Vice Chair Michael Marchand: 'This is a very, very sad day.'

Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One (June 8, 2016)
The tribes are lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would bring the Ancient One back to his relatives.

DNA studies boost links between Native people and ancestors
Environment | National | World
DNA studies boost links between Native people and ancestors (May 18, 2016)
A scientist in Denmark is employing cutting-edge techniques to show how Native people are linked genetically to their ancestors in the Americas.

Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains (April 28, 2016)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has once again confirmed that the remains known to the tribe as the Ancient One are Native American.

Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river
Canada | Environment | Law | National
Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river (April 15, 2016)
A Canadian company that claims it is above U.S. law has once again released toxic chemicals into the Columbia River system.

Census Bureau to conduct test counts on two reservations in 2017
National | Politics
Census Bureau to conduct test counts on two reservations in 2017 (April 15, 2016)
The counts will reach about 3,500 housing units on the Colville Reservation and another 2,900 units on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Colville Tribes push for passage of Indian Trust Asset Reform Act
National | Politics | Trust
Colville Tribes push for passage of Indian Trust Asset Reform Act (March 3, 2016)
The House passed H.R.812 by a voice vote on February 24 and it awaits action in the Senate.

Washington tribes await shares of $940M contract support case
Law | National
Washington tribes await shares of $940M contract support case (February 26, 2016)
The Quinault Nation, the Yakama Nation and the Colville Tribes will be receiving checks in the coming months.

Colville Tribes purchase life insurance packages for all members
National
Colville Tribes purchase life insurance packages for all members (February 18, 2016)
The coverage will help pay for burials, ceremonies and memorials for deceased members.

Colville Tribes reintroduce 52 pronghorn antelope to reservation
Environment
Colville Tribes reintroduce 52 pronghorn antelope to reservation (February 16, 2016)
Relocation can be a difficult process but the Yakama Nation has shown success with bringing the animal back to Washington.

Michael Marchand: Arrow Lakes people still fighting for our rights
Canada | Opinion
Michael Marchand: Arrow Lakes people still fighting for our rights (February 11, 2016)
To make a long story short, the lands were so rich that Canada wanted them and took them. Arrow Lakes people were declared extinct and their lands confiscated.

Colville Tribes issue citation for death of rare owl on reservation
Environment | Law
Colville Tribes issue citation for death of rare owl on reservation (February 11, 2016)
The unidentified tribal member could be forced to pay a $5,000 fine in connection with the shooting of the northern hawk-owl.

Colville Tribes plan to convert building into senior citizens center
National
Colville Tribes plan to convert building into senior citizens center (January 27, 2016)
Elders walked through the former Okanogan Bingo Casino last week and came up with a list of fixes.

Colville Tribes investigate shooting death of rare owl on reservation
Environment | Law
Colville Tribes investigate shooting death of rare owl on reservation (January 13, 2016)
The bird attracted significant attention because it is rarely seen outside of Alaska or Canada.

Colville Tribes support bill to streamline energy development
National | Politics
Colville Tribes support bill to streamline energy development (December 17, 2015)
S.209, the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act, authorizes a biomass demonstration project on the reservation.

Colville Tribes announce closure of plywood mill in early 2016
Business
Colville Tribes announce closure of plywood mill in early 2016 (December 15, 2015)
The loss of a major customer, devastating fires and declining plywood prices were cited as reasons for the closure of Omak Wood Products.

Colville Tribes expect to see $13.3M from Ramah settlement
Law
Colville Tribes expect to see $13.3M from Ramah settlement (November 17, 2015)
The payment would cover the shortfalls -- otherwise known as contract support costs -- from the tribe's self-determination contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Colville Tribes to seek assistance from FEMA after major fires
Environment
Colville Tribes to seek assistance from FEMA after major fires (October 29, 2015)
Two fires destroyed more than 500 square miles of the reservation in Washington.

Colville Tribes expect to see $27.7M in Cobell buy-back offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Colville Tribes expect to see $27.7M in Cobell buy-back offers (October 26, 2015)
The program has put more than $714 million into the hands of individual Indian landowners.

Colville Tribes pass resolution for small amounts of marijuana
Law | National | Politics
Colville Tribes pass resolution for small amounts of marijuana (October 6, 2015)
Members can possess less than one ounce of the drug -- the same amount allowed under Washington state law.

Colville Tribes weigh amendment for small amounts of marijuana
Law | National | Politics
Colville Tribes weigh amendment for small amounts of marijuana (September 30, 2015)
Tribal members supported legalization of the drug in a non-binding referendum in June.

Colville Tribes see major loss of timberlands to two huge fires
Business | Environment | National
Colville Tribes see major loss of timberlands to two huge fires (September 15, 2015)
The North Star Fire and the Tunk Block Fire have consumed about 382,000 acres, most of it on the reservation.

Colville Tribes gain law enforcement authority on federal land
Environment | Law
Colville Tribes gain law enforcement authority on federal land (August 11, 2015)
Tribal officers will be able to enforce federal civil law on land managed by the Bureau of Reclamation.

Sen. Murray introduces bill to repatriate Kennewick Man to tribes
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Sen. Murray introduces bill to repatriate Kennewick Man to tribes (August 10, 2015)
S.1979, the Bring the Ancient One Home Act, would finally allow Pacific Northwest tribes to rebury one of their ancestors.

Colville Tribes report vandalism of boat with racist messages
Environment | Law | National
Colville Tribes report vandalism of boat with racist messages (July 15, 2015)
The fishing boat was defaced with 'KKK' and 'White Power' messages.

Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man
Environment | Law | National
Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man (June 30, 2015)
Pacific Northwest tribes have been waiting nearly two decades to rebury an ancestor who has been linked to them by DNA.

Muckleshoot Tribe hosts season opener for Indian horse races
National | Sports
Muckleshoot Tribe hosts season opener for Indian horse races (June 23, 2015)
The Carlson team team from the Blackfeet Nation in Montana took home the top prize in the Indian relay.

Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American
Environment | Law | National
Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American (June 18, 2015)
'We have always maintained the belief that the Ancient One was one of us,' Colville Tribes Chairman Jim Boyd said.

Nez Perce Tribe announces new chief executive for business arm
Business
Nez Perce Tribe announces new chief executive for business arm (June 5, 2015)
Joe Pakootas served in a similar role for the Colville Tribes of Washington.

Colville Tribes schedule June 13 referendum on legal marijuana
Law | National | Politics
Colville Tribes schedule June 13 referendum on legal marijuana (April 21, 2015)
Although the outcome won't be binding, the result will help tribal leaders determine whether to move forward with legalization efforts.

Idaho and Oregon clash over Chief Joseph statue at US Capitol
National | Politics
Idaho and Oregon clash over Chief Joseph statue at US Capitol (April 13, 2015)
The governor of Idaho is staking a claim to the Nez Perce leader while Oregon considers him as its representative in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.

Elderly member of Colville Tribes seriously injured in hit and run
Law
Elderly member of Colville Tribes seriously injured in hit and run (January 29, 2015)
Isaac Wak Wak, who is in his 70s, was hit by a car as he was leaving the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver.

Colville Tribes appeals court dismisses trust fund settlement case
Law | Trust
Colville Tribes appeals court dismisses trust fund settlement case (December 9, 2014)
The tribe received a $193 million settlement and distributed half on a per capita basis.

NWPR: Tribes take steps to control growing herds of wild horses
Environment
NWPR: Tribes take steps to control growing herds of wild horses (October 30, 2014)
Northwest Public Radio reports on efforts by tribes to control the growing wild horse populations on their reservations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Colville Tribes participate in repatriation ceremony in Canada
Canada | Environment | National
Colville Tribes participate in repatriation ceremony in Canada (September 22, 2014)
Remains of a 10,000-year-old ancestor were exposed earlier this year in British Columbia.

Mark Trahant: It's past time for tribal leaders to govern the nation
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's past time for tribal leaders to govern the nation (September 1, 2014)
Indian Country has a number of really interesting candidates this cycle, folks who are running at all levels of government.

Recruiter from Spokane Tribe's college selected for Peirone Prize
Education | National
Recruiter from Spokane Tribe's college selected for Peirone Prize (August 28, 2014)
Randy Ramos was selected for his tireless efforts to promote higher education among Native Americans.

Former Colville chair Joe Pakootas wins Democratic nomination
Politics
Former Colville chair Joe Pakootas wins Democratic nomination (August 6, 2014)
Pakootas will face incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris, a Republican, in the general election.

Al Jazeera: Joe Pakootas in longshot campaign for Congress
National | Politics
Al Jazeera: Joe Pakootas in longshot campaign for Congress (August 4, 2014)
Al Jazeera follows Joe Pakootas, a former chairman of the Colville Tribes, on the campaign trail.

Colville Tribes choose Jim Boyd as leader for business council
Politics
Colville Tribes choose Jim Boyd as leader for business council (July 11, 2014)
Jim Boyd rises to the top post after serving as vice chairman.

Radio and entertainment legend Casey Kasem passes on at 82
National
Radio and entertainment legend Casey Kasem passes on at 82 (June 16, 2014)
Icon died in Washington, where he had been living since early May.

WSU News: BIA students visit campus to learn about science
Education
WSU News: BIA students visit campus to learn about science (May 1, 2014)
Students from Paschal Sherman Indian School will visit Washington State University to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math.

Wendell George: Little Joe connects with his tribal heritage
Opinion
Wendell George: Little Joe connects with his tribal heritage (April 22, 2014)
Wendell George, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes of Washington, shares the story of Little Joe.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin faces ethics probe for business dealings
Politics
Rep. Markwayne Mullin faces ethics probe for business dealings (March 25, 2014)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) faces an ethics probe for continuing to work on his plumbing business while drawing a taxpayer salary in Congress.

Wendell George: Native Americans show respect for gravesites
Opinion
Wendell George: Native Americans show respect for gravesites (March 24, 2014)
Wendell George, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes of Washington, explains why Native people remain connected to ancestral sites.

Jamie Gua: Inspiring success in our Native American students
Education | Opinion
Jamie Gua: Inspiring success in our Native American students (March 19, 2014)
Jamie Gua, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes who teaches on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, touts the benefits of Teach for America.

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