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Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country
Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country (March 23, 2020)

The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.


Tribes head to Capitol Hill for 'historic' hearing on taxation issues
Tribes head to Capitol Hill for 'historic' hearing on taxation issues (March 4, 2020)

A Congressional hearing on tax issues in Indian Country is 'historic' in more ways than one.


Lawmakers look at Trump's Indian Country budget request
Lawmakers look at Trump's Indian Country budget request (March 4, 2020)

President Trump is proposing cuts to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.


Leaders say border wall blasting typical of feds’ neglect of tribes
Leaders say border wall blasting typical of feds’ neglect of tribes (February 18, 2020)

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris said the 'controlled blasting' for a border wall that will ultimately cut through his reservation is just the latest example of the federal government ignoring its duty to consult with tribes.


Sharp: Tribal sovereignty still threatened from ‘every corner’
Sharp: Tribal sovereignty still threatened from ‘every corner’ (February 17, 2020)

Despite some 'encouraging developments,' threats to tribal sovereignty still come 'from every branch and every corner of federal and state governments.'


Trump administration faulted for efforts to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country
Trump administration faulted for efforts to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country (February 10, 2020)

The Trump administration plans to spend more money on the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans amid complaints that it isn't doing enough to address what is widely considered an epidemic.


Indian Country awaits latest budget proposal from Trump administration
Indian Country awaits latest budget proposal from Trump administration (February 10, 2020)

President Donald Trump is releasing his latest budget request, a document that signals his administration's commitment to fulfilling it trust and treaty obligations.


State of Indian Nations kicks off busy week for tribal leaders
State of Indian Nations kicks off busy week for tribal leaders (February 10, 2020)

Fawn Sharp is delivering her first major address as the new leader of the National Congress of American Indians.


Presidential task force tackles 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country
Presidential task force tackles 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country (January 29, 2020)

Despite committing no new federal funds for the initiative, the Trump administration is moving forward with efforts to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.


'An Indian is an Indian is an Indian': Tribes defend sovereignty amid attack on Indian Child Welfare Act
'An Indian is an Indian is an Indian': Tribes defend sovereignty amid attack on Indian Child Welfare Act (January 23, 2020)

Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.


‘Broken promises’ report details government’s history of failing tribes
‘Broken promises’ report details government’s history of failing tribes (November 21, 2019)

Tribal leaders went before Congress to demand the government address longstanding problems in Indian Country – and not for the first time.


'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty
'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty (November 7, 2019)

Fawn Sharp grew up steeped in the tribal activist culture of the Pacific Northwest.


'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership
'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership (October 28, 2019)

Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.


'The Creator gifted us': Fawn Sharp at #NCAIAnnual19
'The Creator gifted us': Fawn Sharp at #NCAIAnnual19 (October 23, 2019)

Fawn Sharp, Quinault Nation, is seeking the top spot at the National Congress of American Indians again.


National Congress of American Indians heads into election season after major changes
National Congress of American Indians heads into election season after major changes (October 2, 2019)

The race to lead the National Congress of American Indians is kicking into high gear as the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization prepares for its biggest meeting of the year.


Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act inches forward on Capitol Hill
Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act inches forward on Capitol Hill (September 25, 2019)

A bill that would help tribes address the effects of climate change in coastal areas is advancing for the first time.


Indian Child Welfare Act survives legal attack but obstacles remain
Indian Child Welfare Act survives legal attack but obstacles remain (August 12, 2019)

Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.


Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act up for first hearing in new political climate
Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act up for first hearing in new political climate (July 25, 2019)

A bill to help tribes address the impacts of climate change is up for its first hearing in the 116th Congress.


Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country
Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country (June 5, 2019)

The federal government is failing to meet its trust and treaty obligations, according to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.


Fawn Sharp: The attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act cannot stand
Fawn Sharp: The attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act cannot stand (March 21, 2019)

Native children benefit from knowing their heritage. Why attack a system that helps them?


Mark Trahant: Tribes urged to assert sovereignty over climate change
Mark Trahant: Tribes urged to assert sovereignty over climate change (January 30, 2019)

Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.


Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways
Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways (October 30, 2018)

There are a lot of reasons for Native voters to get the polls in Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington.


Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling
Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling (October 5, 2018)

Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.


Tribal leaders stand up to corporations on climate change
Tribal leaders stand up to corporations on climate change (September 19, 2018)

Tribes will ramp up efforts to hold corporations accountable for climate change after the energy industry invested another $5 million to stop their campaign.


Tribal leaders step up to hold corporations accountable for climate change
Tribal leaders step up to hold corporations accountable for climate change (June 25, 2018)

Tribal leaders are stepping up to pass a ballot initiative that aims to hold corporations accountable for climate change.


'A fantastic day for Indian Country': Treaty tribes celebrate Supreme Court victory
'A fantastic day for Indian Country': Treaty tribes celebrate Supreme Court victory (June 12, 2018)

Tribes in Washington state are rejoicing after the nation's highest court upheld a decision in favor of their treaty rights.


Fawn Sharp re-elected as president of Quinault Nation for a fifth term
Fawn Sharp re-elected as president of Quinault Nation for a fifth term (April 12, 2018)

Voters of the Quinault Nation went to the polls and re-elected all of their top leaders.


'Ominous shadow' of President Trump looms over annual meeting of tribal leaders
'Ominous shadow' of President Trump looms over annual meeting of tribal leaders (October 20, 2017)

The uncertain intentions of the Trump administration cast a shadow over the National Congress of American Indians as tribal leaders struggled to decode the sparse policies put forth since the president took office.


Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes
Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes (October 19, 2017)

It's decision day for the National Congress of American Indians as attendees elect new leaders.


Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines (January 25, 2017)

Massive dams, sprawling highways, poisonous mines, radioactive nuclear facilities, dangerous military ranges and other developments have been imposed on tribes by Washington.


Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.