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Tribal organizations take on Washington NFL team with social media campaign
National | Sports
Tribal organizations take on Washington NFL team with social media campaign (November 3, 2017)
An organization representing more than 50 Northwest tribes has launched a social media campaign meant to shame the Washington NFL team.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians choose Leonard Forsman as new president
Politics
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians choose Leonard Forsman as new president (September 21, 2017)
Leonard Forsman, the chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, is the new president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians.

Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs
Health | National | Politics | Trust
Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs (May 24, 2017)
Leaders from the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians say the new administration isn't listening to Indian Country.

Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines (January 25, 2017)
For decades, and even centuries, massive dams, sprawling highways, poisonous mines, radioactive nuclear facilities, dangerous military ranges and similar developments have been imposed on tribes by Washington.

Washington tribes win major fishing rights decision at appeals court
Environment | Law | National
Washington tribes win major fishing rights decision at appeals court (June 27, 2016)
By a unanimous vote, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the state of Washington continues to violate tribal treaties.

Major trust reform bill supported by Indian Country signed into law
National | Politics | Trust
Major trust reform bill supported by Indian Country signed into law (June 22, 2016)
President Barack Obama signed H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, despite concerns within his administration.

Tribes pressure President Obama to sign trust reform legislation
National | Politics | Trust
Tribes pressure President Obama to sign trust reform legislation (June 15, 2016)
H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, is the first comprehensive trust reform package to clear Congress in more than two decades.

Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereignty
Law | National
Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereignty (June 14, 2016)
Native women and their advocates call the unanimous ruling an important step in their quest for justice in Indian Country.

Tribes welcome decision against coal export terminal in Washington
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes welcome decision against coal export terminal in Washington (May 10, 2016)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined that going forward with the Gateway Pacific Terminal would essentially abrogate tribal treaty rights.

Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders campaign starts Indian policy group
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders campaign starts Indian policy group (February 5, 2016)
Nicole Willis, a member of the Umatilla Tribes, just joined the Democratic candidate's campaign as an advisor.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians to host winter conference
National
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians to host winter conference (January 12, 2016)
ATNI represents 57 tribes in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, California and Montana.

FDA won't require special label for genetically modified salmon
Environment | National | Politics
FDA won't require special label for genetically modified salmon (November 20, 2015)
The AquAdvantage Salmon has been deemed safe to eat despite objections from consumer advocates and some lawmakers.

Lawmakers raise tribal concerns in genetic foods controversy
Environment | Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers raise tribal concerns in genetic foods controversy (August 6, 2015)
The Republican-led House defeated a proposal that would have recognized tribal authority over genetically modified foods.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust (July 30, 2015)
Indian Country is being urged to look at a new bill that would fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Red Lake Nation to hold community meetings on legal marijuana
Business | Law | National
Red Lake Nation to hold community meetings on legal marijuana (February 9, 2015)
Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. is warning that the process will move slowly.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians join fight against mine deal
Environment | National | Politics
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians join fight against mine deal (December 9, 2014)
The defense bill that includes the controversial land swap could pass the Senate later today.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians oppose legal marijuana
Law | National
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians oppose legal marijuana (February 28, 2014)
The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians announced opposition to marijuana legalization.

Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians  meet at convention
National
Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians meet at convention (September 18, 2013)
The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians is hosting its 60th annual convention this week.

KUOW:  Pacific Northwest tribes attend annual  ATNI     convention
National
KUOW: Pacific Northwest tribes attend annual ATNI convention (September 16, 2013)
The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians opens its annual convention today. The event is being hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.

Tribal organizations meet for budget  briefing in Senate building
National | Politics
Tribal organizations meet for budget briefing in Senate building (April 22, 2013)
Eight major tribal organizations are hosting a budget briefing this afternoon to call on Congress to honor its promises in Indian Country. The National Congress of American Indians, the Affiliated...

Fawn Sharp: Daniel Inouye was a champion for   Indian Country
Opinion
Fawn Sharp: Daniel Inouye was a champion for Indian Country (December 20, 2012)
From the day Senator Daniel K. Inouye first stepped foot into Indian Country he has been known as a friend, a brother and a champion of our people—to all indigenous...

Pacific Northwest tribes oppose coal terminals  along the coast
Environment | National
Pacific Northwest tribes oppose coal terminals along the coast (October 12, 2012)
Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are opposing plans to build a series of coal exporting terminals along the West Coast in Washington and Oregon. The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians...

Northwest tribes back Kevin Washburn for BIA leadership post
National | Politics
Northwest tribes back Kevin Washburn for BIA leadership post (August 6, 2012)
The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians unanimously endorsed Kevin Washburn to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The ATNI board met Friday to consider Washburn's nomination. Tribal leaders said his...

Fawn Sharp, Quinault, is  first woman elected ATNI   president
National | Politics
Fawn Sharp, Quinault, is first woman elected ATNI president (September 26, 2011)
Fawn R. Sharp, the chairwoman of the Quinault Nation of Washington, has been elected president of the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians. Sharp is the first woman to lead...

NCAI and ATNI back  bill to limit Cobell attorney fees to $50M
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
NCAI and ATNI back bill to limit Cobell attorney fees to $50M (June 21, 2011)
The National Congress of American Indians and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians are supporting H.R.887, a bill to limit attorney fees in the Indian trust fund lawsuit to $50...

ATNI News: Tribes heartened by Obama's position on Indian issues
National | Politics
ATNI News: Tribes heartened by Obama's position on Indian issues (February 3, 2011)
"Brian Cladoosby, the president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, was selected by other tribal leaders to lead the discussion at a momentous December meeting with President Barack Obama....

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