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Filed Under: Business | Opinion
Ron Allen: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe keeps workers engaged (09/22)
Ron Allen, the chairman of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, shares the results of the first survey of tribal employees.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Nez Perce Tribe seeks update to historic trail from 1877 journey (09/11)
Chief Joseph led his people across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana to avoid being forced onto a reservation.

Filed Under: Law
Vice chairman from Nisqually Tribe appears in court in theft case (09/09)
William Frank allegedly withdrew money from the tribe's bank accounts and put it in his own account.

Filed Under: Business | Politics
BSPR: Tobacco firm on Yakama Nation fights federal government (09/08)
A tobacco company based on the Yakama Nation in Washington was just told to pay $58 million in federal taxes.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Judge tells tobacco firm on Yakama Nation to pay $58M in taxes (09/05)
The King Mountain Tobacco Company cited the Yakama Treaty of 1855 and the General Allotment Act in a bid to gain a tax exemption.

Filed Under: National
City leaders in Seattle postpone vote on Indigenous Peoples' Day (09/03)
The city council was set to approve the resolution at a meeting on Tuesday but members postponed the vote after Mayor Ed Murray requested a delay.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Lummi Nation brings totem pole to fight Keystone (09/03)
Members of the Lummi Nation opposing the Northern Gateway Pipeline in Canada brought a totem pole to South Dakota to launch an alliance of land-based organizations to oppose construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's past time for tribal leaders to govern the nation (09/01)
Indian Country has a number of really interesting candidates this cycle, folks who are running at all levels of government.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
9th Circuit hears case over Yakama Nation tobacco manufacturer (08/29)
The King Mountain Tobacco Company is citing the 1855 Yakama Treaty to protect its right to market goods without state interference.

Filed Under: Sports
KPLU: Spokane Tribe maintains close ties with baseball franchise (08/29)
The Spokane Tribe has been working closely with the Spokane Indians baseball team for several years, putting the Salish language on jerseys this season.

Filed Under: Education | National
Recruiter from Spokane Tribe's college selected for Peirone Prize (08/28)
Randy Ramos was selected for his tireless efforts to promote higher education among Native Americans.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Lummi Nation seeks cooperation after ruling in treaty rights case (08/28)
Chairman Tim Bellow said tribes should keep fishing cases out of federal court.

Filed Under: Health
Cowlitz Tribe pays $1.4M for building to be used as medical office (08/22)
The 13,700 square-foot building will be used for mental health services.

Filed Under: National
Kake Tribe returns to site of 1857 deadly attack in Washington (08/21)
Tribal ancestors went to Whidbey Island in August 1857 to take revenge for the deaths of 27 of their people a year earlier.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
9th Circuit allows Lummi Nation to pursue fishing rights claims (08/20)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the tribe's usual and accustomed fishing grounds still need to be determined.

Filed Under: Law | National
Hundreds mourn death of six-year-old girl from Nooksack Tribe (08/18)
Jenise Wright was remembered as a happy, outgoing girl who was always smiling and eager to make friends.

Filed Under: Law | National
Slain six-year-old girl is daughter of woman from Nooksack Tribe (08/13)
A 17-year-old neighbor of the family will be charged as adult for the murder of the young girl.

Filed Under: Environment | Health | Opinion
Russ Kepfer: Washington water quality plan doesn't help tribes (08/11)
Russ Kepfer, the vice chairman of the Lower Elhwa Klallam Tribe, discusses water quality standards being proposed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Puyallup Tribe starts doctor residency program on reservation (08/06)
The tribe is taking advantage of a program in the Affordable Care Act that's due to expire next year.

Filed Under: Politics
Former Colville chair Joe Pakootas wins Democratic nomination (08/06)
Pakootas will face incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris, a Republican, in the general election.

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