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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.

Filed Under: Environment
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe reports vandalism at sacred rock (08/04)
Someone spray-painted a message on the 43-million-year-old Tamanowas Rock.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Al Jazeera: Joe Pakootas in longshot campaign for Congress (08/04)
Al Jazeera follows Joe Pakootas, a former chairman of the Colville Tribes, on the campaign trail.

Filed Under: Law | National
At least 10 tribes adopt laws to recognize same-sex mariage (07/28)
The Coquille Tribe of Oregon was the first to go public with its equality marriage ordinance.

Filed Under: National
KPLU: Quileute Tribe welcomes man who was rescued in 2010 (07/23)
Members of the Quileute Tribe of Washington rescued former U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Lance Leone after a helicopter crash four years ago.

Filed Under: Law | National
More people turn in human remains to Washington authorities (07/21)
The well-publicized discovery of an Indian child's remains in a donation box has prompted other people to turn in bones.

Filed Under: Education | Sports
Blackfeet Nation basketball standout joins Washington college (07/17)
Braylee Stone said she was influenced by her mother and other women players on the reservation.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tulalip Tribes prosecutor gets expanded authority under VAWA (07/15)
The tribe will work closely federal prosecutors on domestic violence matters.

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