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Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada
Canada | Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada (September 18, 2017)
A climate tax, a Senate seat, and the revival of a Canadian political party are three fights ahead for the #NativeVote in 2018.

Treaty tribes upset with appeal in major case amid salmon disaster in Washington
Environment | Law | National
Treaty tribes upset with appeal in major case amid salmon disaster in Washington (August 29, 2017)
The release of countless farmed salmon into treaty fishing grounds isn't the only crisis facing tribes in Washington -- the state is pursuing an appeal in a critical case.

Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities
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Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities (June 21, 2017)
Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.

Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance
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Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance (June 5, 2017)
Shortly after President Trump’s announcement about climate change, four Native Nations announced their plans to support the Paris agreement.

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.

Indian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol Hill
Education | Health | National | Politics
Indian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol Hill (May 16, 2017)
The House Appropriations Committee is holding four sessions to learn about health, housing, education and other needs in tribal communities.

Indian Country joins legal push to block Dakota Access Pipeline
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Indian Country joins legal push to block Dakota Access Pipeline (February 22, 2017)
With all hope lost in the Trump administration, more tribes and tribal advocates are joining the court fight.

Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight
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Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight (February 15, 2017)
Mistrust of the new Trump administration is running high as Indian Country tries to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines
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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.

Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration
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Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration (December 7, 2016)
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.

Quinault Nation prepares for journey to Standing Rock encampment
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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.

Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in Washington
National | Politics
Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in Washington (November 10, 2016)
Indian Country is adjusting to a new political reality with Donald Trump headed to the White House.

Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition team
National | Politics
Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition team (November 9, 2016)
President Fawn Sharp acknowledged that Republican Donald Trump's victory on Election Day came as a 'surprise' but vowed to move forward.

More tribes settle trust fund lawsuits as Obama era nears its end
Law | National | Trust
More tribes settle trust fund lawsuits as Obama era nears its end (September 27, 2016)
More than 100 tribes have gone to court to seek an accounting of their trust funds and trust assets and most of the cases have been settled.

Quinault Nation sends Grandfather Canoe to #NoDAPL encampment
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Quinault Nation sends Grandfather Canoe to #NoDAPL encampment (September 5, 2016)
The Washington tribe and other Pacific Northwest tribes are heading to North Dakota for a historic journey down the Missouri River.

Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods
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Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods (July 18, 2016)
Food sovereignty in Indian Country is at play as the debate over genetically modified foods continues on legal and political fronts.

Washington tribes win major fishing rights decision at appeals court
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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.

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.

Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory
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Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory (June 15, 2016)
The 96-car train carrying crude oil derailed in the usual and accustomed fishing grounds of the Columbia River treaty tribes.

Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereignty
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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
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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.

Fawn Sharp: Only one candidate knows Indian Country's struggles
Opinion | Politics
Fawn Sharp: Only one candidate knows Indian Country's struggles (May 6, 2016)
All across the United States Native American Tribes and their citizens are standing up to be counted as supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders for the next President of the United States.

Fawn Sharp: Tribes among first to feel impacts of climate change
Environment | Opinion
Fawn Sharp: Tribes among first to feel impacts of climate change (April 25, 2016)
Unless far more determined action is taken in response to climate change now, our children will witness the end of salmon, shellfish, whales and much more in their lifetime.

Quinault Nation secures dismissal of lawsuit over lake ownership
Environment | Law
Quinault Nation secures dismissal of lawsuit over lake ownership (March 10, 2016)
After losing a case in federal court, a group went to state court to try and challenge the tribe's ownership of Lake Quinault.

Quinault Nation mourns loss of eldest citizen Emmett Oliver at 102
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Quinault Nation mourns loss of eldest citizen Emmett Oliver at 102 (March 8, 2016)
Emmett Oliver was a beloved educator who started the Paddle to Seattle in 1989, an event that celebrates the canoe culture of Pacific Northwest tribes.

Washington tribes await shares of $940M contract support case
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Washington tribes await shares of $940M contract support case (February 26, 2016)
The Quinault Nation, the Yakama Nation and the Colville Tribes will be receiving checks in the coming months.

House approves bill to rename wildlife refuge for Billy Frank Jr.
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House approves bill to rename wildlife refuge for Billy Frank Jr. (December 1, 2015)
The Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act honors and preserves the legacy of the late treaty rights activist.

Quinault Nation slams approval of genetically modified salmon
Environment | Health | Politics
Quinault Nation slams approval of genetically modified salmon (November 23, 2015)
Salmon has played an important role in Northwest tribal life for tens of thousands of years, serving as an important subsistence food and as a cornerstone of tribal economies.

White House honors the late Billy Frank with Medal of Freedom
Environment | National
White House honors the late Billy Frank with Medal of Freedom (November 17, 2015)
Billy Frank Jr., who passed away in 2014, dedicated his entire life to advancing the rights of tribes in the Pacific Northwest.

Quinault Nation to see $19M from Cobell land buy-back program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Quinault Nation to see $19M from Cobell land buy-back program (September 21, 2015)
The tribe recently signed a cooperative agreement with the Interior Department for outreach, valuation and purchase activities.

Tribal leaders nominated for Women of Color Empowered award
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Tribal leaders nominated for Women of Color Empowered award (September 16, 2015)
Meredith Parker of the Makah Nation and Fawn Sharp of the Quinault Nation are finalists in the Women and Money category.

DOI signs five more cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program
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DOI signs five more cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program (September 15, 2015)
The Cabazon Band, the Fond du Lac Band, the Ponca Tribe, the Quinault Nation and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are joining the effort.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians join fight against mine deal
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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.

Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act signed into law by Obama
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Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act signed into law by Obama (September 29, 2014)
Tribal leaders call the new law a victory for self-determination and sovereignty.

Fawn Sharp: Tribes need more than an annual listening session
Opinion
Fawn Sharp: Tribes need more than an annual listening session (November 15, 2013)
Fawn Sharp, the president of the Quinault Nation of Washington, calls on President Barack Obama to engage in true nation-to-nation dialogue with tribes.

Tribes hail  White House Council on  Native American Affairs
National | Politics
Tribes hail White House Council on Native American Affairs (June 27, 2013)
Tribal leaders praised President Barack Obama for signing an executive order to establish the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

President of Quinault Nation  to attend VAWA signing ceremony
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President of Quinault Nation to attend VAWA signing ceremony (March 5, 2013)
Fawn Sharp, the president of the Quinault Nation of Washington, will attend the signing of S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, on Thursday. Sharp was invited...

Tribes praise  passage of VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision
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Tribes praise passage of VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision (March 1, 2013)
Tribal leaders from across the country hailed the passage of S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, on Thursday. For the first time, Congress has enacted a...

Tribes hail nomination of Sally Jewell for  Interior Department
National | Politics
Tribes hail nomination of Sally Jewell for Interior Department (February 7, 2013)
Tribal leaders welcomed the nomination of Sally Jewell, the chief executive officer of Recreational Equipment Inc., as the next Secretary of the the Interior Department. Jewell doesn't have much...

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...

Northwest tribes back Kevin Washburn for BIA leadership post
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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...

Salazar names Indian Trust Administration and Reform panel
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Trust
Salazar names Indian Trust Administration and Reform panel (November 30, 2011)
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the five members of the National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform. The commission was created by the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian...

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...

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