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Filed Under: Politics
Snoqualmie Tribe reports result of election for five council seats (05/22)
Voters returned three incumbents to the council and chose two others in the May 9 election.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Matt Remle: Tribal nations take a stand to protect Turtle Island (05/22)
With the recent mass demonstrations in Seattle, tribal Nations across Turtle Island continue to lead the larger efforts to combat climate change, ending the desecration of Mother Earth, and towards protecting the welfare of future generations.

Filed Under: Law
Yakama Nation woman sentenced to 10 years for child abuse (05/21)
Kai Martinez admitted she abused her twin 8-year-old daughters, starving them in the process.

Filed Under: Education | National
Rosebud Sioux student to wear eagle plume for graduation (05/19)
School officials initially balked at the request but the student's sister and other Native students came to her defense.

Filed Under: Trust
Lummi Nation considers development on newly acquired land (05/14)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs agreed to place 84 acres in trust at a site near a major interstate.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Indian student told to hide eagle feather for graduation walk (05/13)
Waverly Wilson wants to wear an eagle feather on her tassel but her public school in Washington won't allow it.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Washington Supreme Court hears tribal gas compact lawsuit (05/12)
The Automotive United Trades Organization claims the agreement is illegal because it requires the state to share tax revenues with tribes.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Washington governor signs tribal marijuana agreement bill (05/11)
A handful of tribes have expressed interest in entering the marijuana industry in the state.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes eye role in wildlife management (05/11)
For too many years the state has spent significant resources litigating against a tribal say instead of listening.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Lawmakers plan bill to name wildlife refuge after Billy Frank (05/08)
The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Washington would be renamed in honor of the late treaty rights activist.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Quinault Nation hails dismissal of lawsuit over lake ownership (05/05)
President Fawn Sharp affirmed that Lake Quinault 'undisputedly' lies within the boundaries of the reservation.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Tulalip Tribes support ban on t-shirts deemed to be disruptive (05/05)
Some students were seen wearing t-shirts linked to the fatal October 2014 shooting at a local high school.

Filed Under: Law
Death of five-year-old member of Hoh Tribe under investigation (05/01)
Gary Lee Blanton III was in the custody of his aunt following the deaths of both of his parents.

Filed Under: Education | National | Technology
Northwest Indian College in Washington attracts NASA's attention (05/01)
The students are competing in NASA challenges against schools with bigger budgets and more resources.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Makah Nation mounts strong defense of whaling at public hearing (05/01)
An opponent was so moved by the testimony of tribal members that he changed his position on the hunt.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Public turns out for first hearing on Makah Nation's whale hunt (04/28)
The 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay secures the tribe's right to hunt but environmental groups have slowed the process through litigation.

Filed Under: Environment
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe runs into opposition to fish hatchery (04/22)
A lawsuit that was filed by an environmental group claims the tribe's fish are harming wild fish.

Filed Under: Law
Interview with Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe's new police chief (04/22)
Samuel White, a member of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, started working for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe last October.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Colville Tribes schedule June 13 referendum on legal marijuana (04/21)
Although the outcome won't be binding, the result will help tribal leaders determine whether to move forward with legalization efforts.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribes seek access to criminal system in child placement cases (04/20)
The state of Washington will no longer provide criminal background check information to tribes.

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