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WNV: Puyallup Tribe enters battle against natural gas terminal in Washington
Environment | National
WNV: Puyallup Tribe enters battle against natural gas terminal in Washington (August 16, 2017)
Around 250 people, mostly women, carried banners and sang with drummers while marching through the streets of Tacoma, Washington, on August 8.

Nooksack Tribe loses federal health care funds as disenrollment drama drags on
Health | National
Nooksack Tribe loses federal health care funds as disenrollment drama drags on (August 9, 2017)
A clinic operated by the Nooksack Tribe is losing $2.5 million in federal health care funds amid a long-running disenrollment dispute.

Colville Tribes approve wolf hunting season on former reservation in Washington
Environment | National
Colville Tribes approve wolf hunting season on former reservation in Washington (August 8, 2017)
Leaders of the Colville Tribes approved a wolf management plan that allows hunting on its former reservation in Washington.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe buys well-known gas station and store for $2.3 million
Business
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe buys well-known gas station and store for $2.3 million (August 8, 2017)
The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is adding a second gas station to its economic development enterprise in Washington.

Two tribes enter into first marijuana compacts under new state law in Nevada
Business | Law | National
Two tribes enter into first marijuana compacts under new state law in Nevada (August 3, 2017)
Nevada tribes, sensing big economic opportunities, are getting into the marijuana industry by following a successful model from a nearby state.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance to general election in Washington
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance to general election in Washington (August 2, 2017)
Washington state voters picked candidates in a primary election Tuesday and a number of Native Americans ran for offices ranging from city councils to the Seattle Port Commission.

Colville Tribes start hemp cultivation and marketing project in Washington
Business | National
Colville Tribes start hemp cultivation and marketing project in Washington (July 31, 2017)
The Colville Tribes have joined the hemp industry, the first in Washington state to do so.

Leaders of Colville Tribes ask citizens about returning to traditional name
National
Leaders of Colville Tribes ask citizens about returning to traditional name (July 26, 2017)
The Colville Reservation got its name from a fort that was named after a Scottish businessman and leaders believe it's time for a change.

Samish Nation still waiting for decisions on land-into-trust applications
National | Politics | Trust
Samish Nation still waiting for decisions on land-into-trust applications (July 20, 2017)
For those needing proof of the delays associated with the land-into-trust process, look no further than the Samish Nation.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe returns Jeromy Sullivan to chairman's post
Politics
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe returns Jeromy Sullivan to chairman's post (July 13, 2017)
Voters of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe re-elected Jeromy Sullivan to a fifth term as chairman.

YES! Magazine: Coastal tribes preserve culture and health with clams
Canada | Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Coastal tribes preserve culture and health with clams (July 7, 2017)
Coast Salish people did not only harvest shellfish from the wild, but they actively managed beaches into productive clam beds to ensure a dependable food source.

Lummi Nation reclaims land where ancestors were dug up and removed
Environment | National
Lummi Nation reclaims land where ancestors were dug up and removed (June 30, 2017)
The Lummi Nation officially accepted title to an ancestral burial ground in Washington.

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.

Washington asks high court to overturn Yakama Nation treaty victory
Business | Law
Washington asks high court to overturn Yakama Nation treaty victory (June 23, 2017)
The state of Washington is asking the nation's highest court to hear a treaty rights case affecting a business on the Yakama Nation.

Swinomish Tribe still pursuing lawsuit against oil trains on reservation
Environment | Law
Swinomish Tribe still pursuing lawsuit against oil trains on reservation (June 14, 2017)
The Swinomish Tribe has won another ruling in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the transport of crude oil through its reservation in Washington.

Prison sentence for fatal overdose of mother from Quileute Tribe
Law
Prison sentence for fatal overdose of mother from Quileute Tribe (June 5, 2017)
Felisha Jackson, 28, died after ingesting heroin

Quinault Nation hails victory in dispute over lake on reservation
Environment | Law
Quinault Nation hails victory in dispute over lake on reservation (June 5, 2017)
The state and federal courts have repeatedly confirmed that Lake Quinault belongs to the Quinault Nation but non-Indian opponents keep trying to keep the dispute alive.

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.

Chairman of Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation resigns
Politics
Chairman of Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation resigns (June 1, 2017)
Don Secena just won re-election as chairman of the Chehalis Tribe but is stepping down due to health reasons.

Snoqualmie Tribe chooses women to serve in top council posts
Politics
Snoqualmie Tribe chooses women to serve in top council posts (May 31, 2017)
Following an election, the Snoqualmie Tribe's chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary posts are now held by women.

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.

Mark Trahant: Native woman seeks a seat at the table in Washington state
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native woman seeks a seat at the table in Washington state (May 30, 2017)
Claudia Kauffman, a citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe, is running for Commissioner for the Port of Seattle in Washington.

Yakama Nation landowners weigh offers as Cobell buy-back winds down
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Yakama Nation landowners weigh offers as Cobell buy-back winds down (May 25, 2017)
Nearly $68 million in offers were sent to more than 3,500 owners on the reservation in Washington.

Treaty tribes celebrate after court refuses to rehear salmon dispute
Environment | Law | National
Treaty tribes celebrate after court refuses to rehear salmon dispute (May 22, 2017)
The state of Washington has been ordered to remove more then 800 culverts that prevent salmon from returning to treaty fishing sites.

Yakama Nation spars with county official over road resurfacing
National | Politics
Yakama Nation spars with county official over road resurfacing (May 17, 2017)
The tribe is firing back after a local official questioned why a road on the reservation in Washington is being resurfaced.

Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in
Health | Law | National | Politics
Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in (May 12, 2017)
A group of disputed leaders has been kicked out of federal court and denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds.

Yakama Nation upset by break in storage tunnel at nuclear waste facility
Environment | National
Yakama Nation upset by break in storage tunnel at nuclear waste facility (May 12, 2017)
Chairman JoDe Goudy called the Hanford nuclear site a legacy of the 'domination and dehumanization' of Native peoples.

Mary Annette Pember: Program helps Native victims of trafficking
Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Program helps Native victims of trafficking (May 10, 2017)
Seattle Indian Center’s new Project Beacon is a three-year program serving Native victims of commercial sex exploitation and sex trafficking.

Disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe hit by new Supreme Court decision
Law | National
Disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe hit by new Supreme Court decision (April 27, 2017)
The jury is still out on the new sovereignty decision from the nation's highest court but it's already having an impact in Indian Country.

Yakama Nation landowners see $68M in Cobell buy-back offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Yakama Nation landowners see $68M in Cobell buy-back offers (April 24, 2017)
Landowners on the reservation in Washington have until June 19 to accept as the program continues.

Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington
Business | Law | National
Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington (April 7, 2017)
Four tribes have already entered into marijuana compacts with the state and more are on the way.

Disputed leader of Nooksack Tribe blames 'non-Indians' for crisis
Law | National | Politics
Disputed leader of Nooksack Tribe blames 'non-Indians' for crisis (April 6, 2017)
Bob Kelly has served as chairman of the Washington-based tribe for years but the Department of the Interior no longer recognizes him.

Trump administration calls out Nooksack Tribe for 'abuses of power'
Law | National | Politics
Trump administration calls out Nooksack Tribe for 'abuses of power' (April 4, 2017)
A dispute tied to the ouster of more than 300 people from the rolls is simmering in federal court.

Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case (April 3, 2017)
After waiting more than 160 years and surviving numerous challenges, the Cowlitz Tribe has a permanent homeland in Washington state.

Swinomish Tribe moves ahead with plan for drug treatment center
Health
Swinomish Tribe moves ahead with plan for drug treatment center (March 31, 2017)
The didgwálič Wellness Center would provide a wide range of services for people who are addicted to opioids.

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?

Cobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under Trump
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Cobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under Trump (March 30, 2017)
The Trump administration is heading into new territory with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

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.

Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court system
Law | National | Politics
Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court system (March 23, 2017)
Tribal citizens who have been punished by their governments are finding few allies in the federal court system but that isn't stopping them from seeking justice.

Muckleshoot Tribe still seeking answers for fatal shooting by officers
Law | National
Muckleshoot Tribe still seeking answers for fatal shooting by officers (March 22, 2017)
Renee Davis, a 23-year-old mother, was shot and killed by deputies from King's County in Washington.

Supreme Court turns down another tribal disenrollment dispute
Law | National
Supreme Court turns down another tribal disenrollment dispute (February 27, 2017)
The #StopDisenrollment movement continues to gain steam across the nation but there's still one place where it hasn't caught on.

Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state (February 23, 2017)
Look for more action and more Indian health success stories coming from state capitals.

Pacific Northwest tribes finally rebury remains of Kennewick Man
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Pacific Northwest tribes finally rebury remains of Kennewick Man (February 21, 2017)
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 financing
Business | Environment | National
J. Gabriel Ware and James Trimarco: City of Seattle breaks with bank over Dakota Access Pipeline financing (February 8, 2017)
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 nation
Law | National | Politics
Disenrollment epidemic affects dozens of tribes across the nation (January 18, 2017)
The disenrollment epidemic is the subject of a lengthy feature in The New York Times Magazine.

Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles (January 9, 2017)
Native Americans are in key leadership positions in at least seven states.

Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge
Law | National
Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge (December 22, 2016)
A disenrollment dispute continues to make waves in Washington.

Winona LaDuke won one vice presidential vote in Electoral College
National | Politics
Winona LaDuke won one vice presidential vote in Electoral College (December 21, 2016)
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 One
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One (December 20, 2016)
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 president
National | Politics
Faith Spotted Eagle secures one vote as Electoral College formally selects president (December 20, 2016)
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 bank
Business | Environment | National
Ari Paul: City takes steps to divest $3B from Dakota Access bank (December 16, 2016)
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 boundary
Law | Trust
Swinomish Tribe seeks recognition of original treaty boundary (December 14, 2016)
Chairman Brian Cladoosby: 'Our people have been fighting for this since 1873.'

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.

Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes (December 9, 2016)
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 economies
Business | National | Trust
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies (December 8, 2016)
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 encampment
Environment | National
Quinault Nation prepares for journey to Standing Rock encampment (December 2, 2016)
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 old
Environment
Ancestral remains found in Washington are about 2300 years old (November 30, 2016)
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 rolls
Law | National
Leader of Nooksack Tribe defends purge of 'non-Indians' from rolls (November 23, 2016)
Chairman Bob Kelly did not address warnings from two federal agencies that his tribe is acting without a valid governing body.

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