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Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation acquires site of 1863 massacre
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Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation acquires site of 1863 massacre (October 6, 2017)
The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation has reacquired 640 acres of ancestral territory, including the site of the 1863 Bear River Massacre.

Shoshone-Paiute Tribes lay claim to ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho
Environment
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes lay claim to ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho (July 20, 2017)
The remains of a young adult and a teenager that were found in Idaho pre-date the arrival of Christopher Columbus.

Interior Department sends out another $13.1M in Cobell buy-back offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Interior Department sends out another $13.1M in Cobell buy-back offers (June 26, 2017)
Landowners on the Nez Perce Reservation, the Pechanga Reservation and the Rincon Reservation are the latest to participate in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts
Environment | National | Politics
States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts (June 23, 2017)
The governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are thanking the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes euthanize dogs after attack on two-year-old boy
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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes euthanize dogs after attack on two-year-old boy (April 3, 2017)
Gunner Quagigant suffered severe injuries in the attack on the reservation in Idaho but is expected to recover fully.

Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation (April 3, 2017)
A little more than 40 percent of all American Indian and Alaska Native legislators are female.

Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly
Environment | Politics
Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly (January 12, 2017)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received more than 650,000 comments about protections for the sacred animal.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes assert ownership of local trail system
Environment | Law
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes assert ownership of local trail system (December 15, 2016)
Chairman Blane Edmo planted tribal ownership signs at the popular City Creek Trailhead in Pocatello, Idaho.

Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)
Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.

Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates (November 9, 2016)
Indian Country lost some races with really talented people. But elections are not forever.

Kootenai Tribe aims to revive only herd of caribou in United States
Canada | Environment | National
Kootenai Tribe aims to revive only herd of caribou in United States (October 3, 2016)
Only about 12 Selkirk caribou live in parts of Idaho and Washington state.

Nez Perce Tribe hosts reception for White House education official
Education | National
Nez Perce Tribe hosts reception for White House education official (August 17, 2016)
William Mendoza is coming to the Idaho reservation to learn more about the State-Tribal Education Partnership.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe kicks off popular powwow after brief absence
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Coeur d'Alene Tribe kicks off popular powwow after brief absence (July 22, 2016)
Julyamsh is being held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds after a one-year hiatus.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes ask state to give up jurisdictional role
Law | National
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes ask state to give up jurisdictional role (July 18, 2016)
The state assumed authority under Public Law 280 more than 50 years ago.

Landowners on two reservations see $70M from Cobell program
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Landowners on two reservations see $70M from Cobell program (July 14, 2016)
Landowners from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Quinault Nation are the latest to see offers as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes threaten disenrollment in murder case
Law
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes threaten disenrollment in murder case (June 3, 2016)
The tribal council is calling on witnesses to come forward with information about the murder of Darrel Auck on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho.

Three more tribes enter into cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Three more tribes enter into cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program (April 21, 2016)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe will help facilitate sales for the program, which has so far paid more than $761 million to individual Indians.

Northwest tribes receive $204M in contract support costs case
Law | National
Northwest tribes receive $204M in contract support costs case (March 29, 2016)
The money comes from a $940 settlement between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and nearly 700 tribes and tribal organizations.

Hillary Clinton meets tribes in Washington as campaign continues
National | Politics
Hillary Clinton meets tribes in Washington as campaign continues (March 23, 2016)
The Democratic presidential candidate was given a name in the Lushootseed language that means 'strong woman.'

Donald Trump racks up 3 more victories as Clinton and Sanders split wins in 2 states
National | Politics
Donald Trump racks up 3 more victories as Clinton and Sanders split wins in 2 states (March 9, 2016)
Republicans voted in Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan and Mississippi while Democrats went to the polls in Michigan and Mississippi.

Bureau of Reclamation emphasizes tribal water rights settlements
Environment | National | Politics
Bureau of Reclamation emphasizes tribal water rights settlements (February 9, 2016)
The agency is seeking $131.2 million to implement and maintain settlements for tribes in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Bill Weems from Coeur d'Alene Tribe serves as mayor in Idaho
Politics
Bill Weems from Coeur d'Alene Tribe serves as mayor in Idaho (January 4, 2016)
The new mayor of Plummer plans to improve relations between the city and the tribe.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe promotes one of its own as chief of police
Law
Coeur d'Alene Tribe promotes one of its own as chief of police (December 1, 2015)
Sam Abrahamson has worked for the tribal police department for 16 years.

Nez Perce Tribe aims to keep language alive with phone apps
Education | Technology
Nez Perce Tribe aims to keep language alive with phone apps (November 12, 2015)
More than 1,000 words in Nimipuutimt are available for iPhone, iPad or Android users.

Veteran from Choctaw Nation honors fellow Vietnam warriors
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Veteran from Choctaw Nation honors fellow Vietnam warriors (November 11, 2015)
Tinker Perkins is collecting the names of all the Native Americans who fought in Vietnam.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes recognize veterans with ID cards
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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes recognize veterans with ID cards (November 11, 2015)
The tribe is issuing new identification cards free of charge to its veterans.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe offers cash awards for fish caught in lake
Environment
Coeur d'Alene Tribe offers cash awards for fish caught in lake (September 25, 2015)
The tribe will pay $5 for every northern pike caught in the southern third of Lake Coeur d’Alene and some fish with special tags will fetch between $50 and $500.

DOI signs five more cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
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.

Nez Perce Tribe hosts conference to combat violence and abuse
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Nez Perce Tribe hosts conference to combat violence and abuse (September 9, 2015)
Participants received training on ways to address sexual abuse against women and against children.

Kootenai Tribe to create recovery plan for last wild caribou herd
Environment
Kootenai Tribe to create recovery plan for last wild caribou herd (August 31, 2015)
The South Selkirk herd migrates through Kootenai territory and is down to just 14 animals.

Opinion: Nez Perce Tribe helps bring healing to Oregon town
Opinion
Opinion: Nez Perce Tribe helps bring healing to Oregon town (July 17, 2015)
The Nez Perce have returned as a cultural and economic force, after working with whites in the area to purchase land at the edge of the Wallowa River.

Kootenai Tribe of Idaho revives powwow after 15-year absence
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Kootenai Tribe of Idaho revives powwow after 15-year absence (July 3, 2015)
The event takes place July 10-12 at the Boundary County Fairgrounds in Bonners Ferry.

University to cover murals that depict lynching of Indian man
Education | National
University to cover murals that depict lynching of Indian man (June 26, 2015)
One mural shows a shirtless Indian man, with his back turned, kneeling by a noose. Two White stand next to him with guns.

Tribes awarded grants to assist veterans with housing and jobs
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Tribes awarded grants to assist veterans with housing and jobs (June 24, 2015)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe received $200,000 and the Nez Perce Tribe received $154,356.

Event commemorates 160th anniversary of Walla Walla council
Law | National
Event commemorates 160th anniversary of Walla Walla council (June 11, 2015)
Thousands of tribal leaders and members gathered from May 29 through June 11 in 1855 to negotiate treaties.

Nez Perce Tribe announces new chief executive for business arm
Business
Nez Perce Tribe announces new chief executive for business arm (June 5, 2015)
Joe Pakootas served in a similar role for the Colville Tribes of Washington.

First Shoshone-Bannock Tribes member earns doctoral degree
Education
First Shoshone-Bannock Tribes member earns doctoral degree (May 14, 2015)
Cleve Davis received his doctoral degree in science from the University of Idaho.

Nez Perce Tribe bars members from selling treaty fish harvest
Environment
Nez Perce Tribe bars members from selling treaty fish harvest (May 12, 2015)
The ban applies to hatchery and wild salmon caught within the tribe's treaty territory.

Opinion: Listen to Nez Perce Tribe on megaload shipments
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Listen to Nez Perce Tribe on megaload shipments (May 11, 2015)
For over five years, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has worked to impose a terrible pet idea of his on the Nez Perce Tribe: to make U.S. 12 a high-and-wide corridor for football field-sized megaloads.

Tribes seek consultation on status of Yellowstone grizzly bear
Environment | National
Tribes seek consultation on status of Yellowstone grizzly bear (May 1, 2015)
Tribes in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho are worried about the potential removal of the bear from the protections of the Endangered Species Act.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe takes proactive approach in diabetes fight
Health | National | Politics
Coeur d'Alene Tribe takes proactive approach in diabetes fight (April 28, 2015)
The tribe is screening more people and introducing healthier foods as part of its effort to combat the disease.

Idaho and Oregon clash over Chief Joseph statue at US Capitol
National | Politics
Idaho and Oregon clash over Chief Joseph statue at US Capitol (April 13, 2015)
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.

Crow Tribe maintains right to hunt on off-reservation treaty land
Environment | Law
Crow Tribe maintains right to hunt on off-reservation treaty land (April 9, 2015)
The state of Wyoming is citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision from 1896 as justification for pursuing tribal members who hunt on ceded lands.

Interview: Indian lawmaker Paulette Jordan on political career
Politics
Interview: Indian lawmaker Paulette Jordan on political career (March 11, 2015)
When you're connected to my land, you're connected to my belief that I want to see your life get better.

Indian tobacco company rebuffed in another dispute with state
Business | Law
Indian tobacco company rebuffed in another dispute with state (March 2, 2015)
Native Wholesale Supply Company has lost battles with Oklahoma, California and Idaho.

Deadlines approaching for over $100M in land buy-back offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Deadlines approaching for over $100M in land buy-back offers (February 24, 2015)
Landowners on five reservations in five states are facing deadlines in March and April.

Women plead guilty to theft from Coeur d'Alene Tribe's business
Law
Women plead guilty to theft from Coeur d'Alene Tribe's business (February 4, 2015)
The defendants stole cash and checks totaling approximately $22,650 from the Benewah Market.

Officials in Idaho won't try to find a new name for 'Squaw Butte'
Environment
Officials in Idaho won't try to find a new name for 'Squaw Butte' (January 22, 2015)
The community voiced near unanimous opposition to any changes.

Nez Perce Tribe fires judge who was accused of insubordination
Law
Nez Perce Tribe fires judge who was accused of insubordination (January 9, 2015)
Bruce Plackowski was in the second year of a four-year contract with the tribe.

DOI makes $9M in buy-back offers on Coeur d'Alene Reservation
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
DOI makes $9M in buy-back offers on Coeur d'Alene Reservation (December 17, 2014)
Offers were sent to more than 400 landowners. The deadline to accept is February 2, 2015.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes see success with two bills in Congress
National | Politics | Trust
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes see success with two bills in Congress (December 17, 2014)
A boundary resolution bill has already been signed into law and a land-into-trust bill awaits President Obama's signature.

House advances two bills to benefit Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Politics | Trust
House advances two bills to benefit Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (December 3, 2014)
One bill resolves a boundary dispute while the other ensures certain tribal land acquisitions are placed in trust.

House returns to work this week to consider several tribal bills
National | Politics
House returns to work this week to consider several tribal bills (December 1, 2014)
Four bills are being considered today and a bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act will be on the agenda tomorrow.

Tribes oppose removal of grizzly bear from endangered list
Environment
Tribes oppose removal of grizzly bear from endangered list (November 12, 2014)
Tribes are worried that delisting will lead to state-sanctioned hunts.

Mark Trahant: What worked and didn't work in a tough election
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: What worked and didn't work in a tough election (November 6, 2014)
We won’t know the final tally for a month or so, but the Republicans picked up at least seven Senate seats, added to their majority in the House and did well in state houses.

NWPR: Tribes take steps to control growing herds of wild horses
Environment
NWPR: Tribes take steps to control growing herds of wild horses (October 30, 2014)
Northwest Public Radio reports on efforts by tribes to control the growing wild horse populations on their reservations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe reaches out to family that lost home to fire
Environment
Coeur d'Alene Tribe reaches out to family that lost home to fire (October 21, 2014)
Five people escaped without suffering injuries and crews were able to stop the blaze from spreading.

Mark Trahant: Native vote could tip races in Idaho and Colorado
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native vote could tip races in Idaho and Colorado (October 17, 2014)
Could a Democrat steal a win in Idaho? If enough people vote for independent and Tea Party candidates, then, well, yes.

ShoBan leader reportedly called sheriff's deputies 'Indian killers'
Law | National
ShoBan leader reportedly called sheriff's deputies 'Indian killers' (September 24, 2014)
Tensions flared when local law enforcement responded to the reservation to deal with an armed man.

House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on tribal bills
Politics
House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on tribal bills (September 17, 2014)
Five bills affecting taxation, tribal foster children, a land dispute, land-into-trust and an Alaska Native corporation are on the agenda.

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