The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
Rick Desautel, a Colville veteran who lives in the U.S., has once again won the right to hunt on ancestral territory across the border.
A leader of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has been removed from office.
Friday is going to be a rough day for tribes and Indian organizations. They will not get paid what they are owed by the United States of America.
The Colville Tribes are celebrating after securing a huge victory against the world's largest mining company.
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation won't be changing their name even though some have said it doesn't adequately represent their people.
The Winnemucca Indian Colony is conjuring up Christopher Columbus in a lawsuit that challenges a raid of its hemp farm in California.
Leaders of the Colville Tribes approved a wolf management plan that allows hunting on its former reservation in Washington.
The Colville Tribes have joined the hemp industry, the first in Washington state to do so.
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.
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.
When it comes to endangered species, the Yakama Nation and the Colville Tribes are succeeding where the state of Washington failed.
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations is in doubt after comments made by a top Trump administration official.
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?
A judge has concluded that a Colville citizen retains hunting rights in British Columbia, Canada, despite living on the other side of the border.
The Kennewick Man will finally be coming home once President Barack Obama signs a national water bill into law.
Offers went out to more than 5,100 landowners on the reservation in Washington.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.
Each member will receive about $1,400 from the tribe's share of the Ramah contract support costs settlement.
Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.
So far more than 44,000 individual Indian landowners have been paid nearly $883.8 million through the program.
Fellow tribes have sent fire crews and donations to help families in need on the Washington reservation.
Landowners on the Washington reservation could receive upwards of $25.7 million for their fractionated interests.
Michael Marchand will lead the Washington tribe following the unexpected passing of Jim Boyd i June 2016.
Vice Chair Michael Marchand: 'This is a very, very sad day.'
The tribes are lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would bring the Ancient One back to his relatives.
A scientist in Denmark is employing cutting-edge techniques to show how Native people are linked genetically to their ancestors in the Americas.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has once again confirmed that the remains known to the tribe as the Ancient One are Native American.
A Canadian company that claims it is above U.S. law has once again released toxic waste into the Columbia River.
The counts will reach about 3,500 housing units on the Colville Reservation and another 2,900 units on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
The House passed H.R.812 by a voice vote on February 24 and it awaits action in the Senate.
The Quinault Nation, the Yakama Nation and the Colville Tribes will be receiving checks in the coming months.
The coverage will help pay for burials, ceremonies and memorials for deceased members.
Relocation can be a difficult process but the Yakama Nation has shown success with bringing the animal back to Washington.
To make a long story short, the lands were so rich that Canada wanted them and took them. Arrow Lakes people were declared extinct and their lands confiscated.
The unidentified tribal member could be forced to pay a $5,000 fine in connection with the shooting of the northern hawk-owl.
Elders walked through the former Okanogan Bingo Casino last week and came up with a list of fixes.
The bird attracted significant attention because it is rarely seen outside of Alaska or Canada.
S.209, the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act, authorizes a biomass demonstration project on the reservation.
The loss of a major customer, devastating fires and declining plywood prices were cited as reasons for the closure of Omak Wood Products.
The payment would cover the shortfalls -- otherwise known as contract support costs -- from the tribe's self-determination contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Two fires destroyed more than 500 square miles of the reservation in Washington.
The program has put more than $714 million into the hands of individual Indian landowners.
Members can possess less than one ounce of the drug -- the same amount allowed under Washington state law.
Tribal members supported legalization of the drug in a non-binding referendum in June.
The North Star Fire and the Tunk Block Fire have consumed about 382,000 acres, most of it on the reservation.
Tribal officers will be able to enforce federal civil law on land managed by the Bureau of Reclamation.
S.1979, the Bring the Ancient One Home Act, would finally allow Pacific Northwest tribes to rebury one of their ancestors.
The fishing boat was defaced with 'KKK' and 'White Power' messages.
Pacific Northwest tribes have been waiting nearly two decades to rebury an ancestor who has been linked to them by DNA.
The Carlson team team from the Blackfeet Nation in Montana took home the top prize in the Indian relay.
'We have always maintained the belief that the Ancient One was one of us,' Colville Tribes Chairman Jim Boyd said.
Joe Pakootas served in a similar role for the Colville Tribes of Washington.
Although the outcome won't be binding, the result will help tribal leaders determine whether to move forward with legalization efforts.
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.
Isaac Wak Wak, who is in his 70s, was hit by a car as he was leaving the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver.
The tribe received a $193 million settlement and distributed half on a per capita basis.