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Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man (06/30)
Pacific Northwest tribes have been waiting nearly two decades to rebury an ancestor who has been linked to them by DNA.

Filed Under: National
City moves to name street in honor of late activist Billy Frank (06/25)
Indian Street in Bellingham will likely be changed to Billy Frank Jr. Street after city council members endorsed the idea.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Muckleshoot Tribe hosts season opener for Indian horse races (06/23)
The Carlson team team from the Blackfeet Nation in Montana took home the top prize in the Indian relay.

Filed Under: Law
Alaska Native man stabbed to death at Yakama Nation home (06/23)
Donald Edwards, 42, was attacked at a Father’s Day barbecue on the reservation.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Supporters open national prayer days to protect sacred places (06/19)
The annual event draws attention to the threats facing sacred sites across the United States.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American (06/18)
'We have always maintained the belief that the Ancient One was one of us,' Colville Tribes Chairman Jim Boyd said.

Filed Under: Education | National
Students from Tulalip Tribes construction program help homeless (06/16)
The students built two tiny homes that will help address the homeless population in Seattle, Washington.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Appropriations report sounds alarm about land-into-trust agenda (06/15)
The top Democrats on the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is refusing to support the funding package.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe is first to earn 'Bicycle Friendly' honor (06/15)
The League of American Bicyclists recognized a tribal community for the first time in its history.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Missed opportunities for Medicaid in Indian Country (06/15)
A new White House report details the economic impact of Medicaid expansion and is sharply critical of the 22 states that have not done so.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Unlikely alliances advance agenda in Indian Country (06/15)
In the Pacific Northwest, Native nations are using their treaty rights to fight plans for coal and oil trains, because shipping and burning fossil fuels threatens their fisheries.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Tribes take interest in growing marijuana for medical purposes (06/11)
Attorney Robert Odawi Porter believes more tribes will be launching operations within the next year or so.

Filed Under: Law | National
Event commemorates 160th anniversary of Walla Walla council (06/11)
Thousands of tribal leaders and members gathered from May 29 through June 11 in 1855 to negotiate treaties.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Spokane Tribe bars disenrollment in amendment to constitution (06/09)
Tribal members approved the change by a 309 to 268 vote.

Filed Under: Opinion
Walt Lamar: Washington tribes take action to battle drug abuse (06/09)
Prescription drug overdoses are up for the 11th straight year, and according to the Center for Disease Control, 44 people die every day from a prescription drug overdose-- usually involving opioid painkillers.

Filed Under: Law
Stillaguamish Tribe signs policing powers agreement with county (06/04)
The agreement authorizes tribal police to enforce state law and officers will respond to all calls on the reservation, no matter who commits the crime.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Public comment period extended on whale hunt for Makah Nation (06/04)
The tribe secured the right to hunt in the 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay but the federal courts have ruled that the hunt must comply with federal law.

Filed Under: Politics
Frances Charles re-elected as chair of Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (06/04)
Frances Charles has served on the council for 17 years and and as leader of the tribe since 2005.

Filed Under: Law | National
Yakama Nation to celebrate anniversary of treaty signed in 1855 (06/03)
The weekend's events come as the tribe asserts authority over business and local governments within reservation boundaries.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Television show pilot to be filmed on Washington reservations (06/02)
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, the Quileute Nation and the Quinault Nation will serve as settings for 'The Rainforest' by Capestany Films.

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