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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.

Filed Under: Law | National
Swinomish Tribe pledges to offset losses in local property taxes (04/20)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals have affirmed that state and local governments cannot impose taxes on Indian land.

Filed Under: Law | National
Man from Tulalip Tribes enters not guilty plea to firearms charge (04/17)
Raymond Lee Fryberg is accused of unlawfully acquiring five firearms, including the one used in a fatal school shooting last October.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Nisqually Tribe construction business involved in fatal accident (04/14)
A young couple and their infant son were killed when a concrete wall fell from a highway overpass.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment (04/13)
With the federal courts and the Bureau of Indian Affairs unlikely to intervene, the National Native American Bar Association is calling on lawyers to address the situation.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Idaho and Oregon clash over Chief Joseph statue at US Capitol (04/13)
The governor of Idaho is staking a claim to the Nez Perce leader while Oregon considers him as its representative in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Editorial: Include tribal history in public schools in Washington (04/08)
A decade’s worth of work by tribal leaders, educators, legislators and activists has shown that having difficult conversations about issues of race, history and culture is necessary and productive.

Filed Under: Health
Puyallup Tribe set to debut first cancer clinic in Indian Country (04/08)
The Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center will provide a range of treatments options, both conventional and traditional.

Filed Under: Law | National
County still lacks record of order in Tulalip Tribes domestic case (04/08)
The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 was supposed to address sharing of tribal data but the law has not been fully implemented.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Fight for Indian health funding at critical juncture (04/08)
One of Indian Country’s most important debates about increasing funding for the Indian health system is occurring far from Congress in state legislatures across the country.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Swinomish Tribe files suit to stop oil trains through reservation (04/07)
The complaint accuses BNSF Railway of breaking an agreement by shipping large amounts of Bakken crude through the tribe's lands without permission.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribal courts seek greater access to state and federal systems (04/06)
Tribes can access the National Instant Criminal Background Check System but can't submit data despite the requirements in the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Protection order in Tulalip Tribes case wasn't shared with state (04/03)
A tribal member purchased five firearms, including one used in a fatal school shooting, despite being subject to domestic violence order.

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