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YES! Magazine: Coastal tribes preserve culture and health with clams
Canada | Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Coastal tribes preserve culture and health with clams (July 7, 2017)
Coast Salish people did not only harvest shellfish from the wild, but they actively managed beaches into productive clam beds to ensure a dependable food source.

Lummi Nation reclaims land where ancestors were dug up and removed
Environment | National
Lummi Nation reclaims land where ancestors were dug up and removed (June 30, 2017)
The Lummi Nation officially accepted title to an ancestral burial ground in Washington.

Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary
Environment | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary (December 15, 2016)
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has supported tribes on water rights, federal recognition, sovereignty and other matters.

Tim Ballew: Tribal sovereignty finally gets the attention it deserves
Opinion
Tim Ballew: Tribal sovereignty finally gets the attention it deserves (October 3, 2016)
'Standing together in support of the treaties is an important way for everyone, tribal members and allies, to protect the resources we all value.'

Lakota Country Times: Tribes remain united at #NoDAPL encampment
Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Tribes remain united at #NoDAPL encampment (September 6, 2016)
On September 9, Judge James Boasberg is set to issue a ruling on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for an injunction to stop the continued construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

United Nations Forum backs Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on #NoDAPL
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United Nations Forum backs Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on #NoDAPL (September 1, 2016)
The #NoDAPL resistance movement is attracting international attention as the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline remains in limbo.

Lummi Nation sends totem pole to #NoDAPL camp in North Dakota
Environment | National
Lummi Nation sends totem pole to #NoDAPL camp in North Dakota (August 26, 2016)
The 22-foot tall totem pole is traveling 5,000 miles to raise awareness of the impacts of fossil fuel development in Indian Country.

Native Sun News: Tribes score big in fights against energy projects
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Tribes score big in fights against energy projects (May 26, 2016)
From the Northern Great Plains to the Pacific Coast, Native Americans figured prominently in decision making about impending fossil fuel transportation projects.

Editorial: A victory for Washington tribes and their treaty rights
Environment | Opinion
Editorial: A victory for Washington tribes and their treaty rights (May 13, 2016)
The tribes that signed the Point Elliott Treaty made significant concessions in agreeing to the pact; why they would want to protect the rights outlined by the treaty should be clear.

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.

Lummi Nation expects answer on treaty challenge to coal project
Environment | National | Politics
Lummi Nation expects answer on treaty challenge to coal project (April 26, 2016)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to issue a decision that would determine whether the Gateway Pacific Terminal moves forward.

Steven Toby: Northwest tribes maintain responsibility for salmon
Environment | Opinion
Steven Toby: Northwest tribes maintain responsibility for salmon (March 14, 2016)
The future of the tribes of the Pacific Northwest is inextricably linked to the salmon and steelhead, and we feel a moral obligation to protect and restore sufficient natural habitat to provide for our harvest needs.

Pacific Northwest tribes oppose expansion of pipeline in Canada
Canada | Environment
Pacific Northwest tribes oppose expansion of pipeline in Canada (January 27, 2016)
The four tribes in Washington say the Trans Mountain pipeline threatens their treaty protected rights and could lead to more oil spills in the Salish Sea.

Robert Watters: Crow Tribe to see big benefits from coal port
Business | Opinion
Robert Watters: Crow Tribe to see big benefits from coal port (December 17, 2015)
Millions of dollars have been spent to date, and everyone involved in the Gateway Pacific Terminal project would be cheated by ending the process before it’s completed — none potentially more so than the Crow Tribe.

Lummi Nation and Crow Tribe at odds over provision in energy bill
Environment | National | Politics
Lummi Nation and Crow Tribe at odds over provision in energy bill (December 4, 2015)
Republicans waded into a dispute that has pitted the Lummis and other Pacific Northwest treaty tribes against the Crows and their Congressional delegation.

Landowners on Lummi Nation see $4M in Cobell buyback offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Landowners on Lummi Nation see $4M in Cobell buyback offers (November 17, 2015)
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has put nearly $721 million in the hands of individual Indians over the last two years.

Crow Tribe aims to develop vast coal deposit on reservation
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Crow Tribe aims to develop vast coal deposit on reservation (October 29, 2015)
The Big Metal Mine could send up to 1.4 billion tons of coal to markets in Asia but getting it there is a controversial part of the project..

Tim Ballew: Congress threatens Lummi Nation's treaty rights
Environment | Opinion
Tim Ballew: Congress threatens Lummi Nation's treaty rights (October 21, 2015)
The Lummi Nation has faced an uphill battle in our efforts to protect our fishing area at Xwe'chi'cXen, Cherry Point, from a coal terminal.

Lummi Nation refutes claims of takeover at coal terminal site
Environment | National
Lummi Nation refutes claims of takeover at coal terminal site (September 14, 2015)
A non-profit with ties to the Gateway Pacific Terminal in Washington is trying to stir even more controversy about the project.

Lummi Nation sends totem pole on long trip to oppose coal project
Canada | Environment | National
Lummi Nation sends totem pole on long trip to oppose coal project (August 25, 2015)
The 22-foot tall totem pole is making a 1,300-mile journey through the United States and Canada.

Crow Tribe and partner join coal export project in Washington
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Crow Tribe and partner join coal export project in Washington (August 14, 2015)
The Gateway Pacific Terminal has encountered strong opposition from the Lummi Nation.

Crow Tribe and Lummi Nation at odds over big coal project
Business | Environment | National
Crow Tribe and Lummi Nation at odds over big coal project (July 21, 2015)
The Crows wants to develop their coal resources but a tribe nearly a thousand miles away is posing hurdles to the project.

Alex Jacobs: Unlikely alliances advance agenda in Indian Country
Environment | Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Unlikely alliances advance agenda in Indian Country (June 15, 2015)
In the Pacific Northwest, Native nations are using their treaty rights to fight plans for coal and oil trains, because shipping and burning fossil fuels threatens their fisheries.

Walt Lamar: Washington tribes take action to battle drug abuse
Opinion
Walt Lamar: Washington tribes take action to battle drug abuse (June 9, 2015)
Prescription drug overdoses are up for the 11th straight year, and according to the Center for Disease Control, 44 people die every day from a prescription drug overdose-- usually involving opioid painkillers.

Lummi Nation considers development on newly acquired land
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Lummi Nation considers development on newly acquired land (May 14, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs agreed to place 84 acres in trust at a site near a major interstate.

Northwest Indian College in Washington attracts NASA's attention
Education | National | Technology
Northwest Indian College in Washington attracts NASA's attention (May 1, 2015)
The students are competing in NASA challenges against schools with bigger budgets and more resources.

Lummi Nation told Crow Tribe about impacts of coal terminal
Business | Environment | National
Lummi Nation told Crow Tribe about impacts of coal terminal (March 23, 2015)
The Lummis oppose the export terminal but the Crows believe it could help their economy.

Lummi Nation signs cooperative agreement for Cobell buy-back
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Lummi Nation signs cooperative agreement for Cobell buy-back (March 9, 2015)
The tribe will work with the Interior Department to identify fractionated interests on the reservation.

Lummi Nation submits more data in fight against coal terminal
Environment | National
Lummi Nation submits more data in fight against coal terminal (March 6, 2015)
North America's largest coal export terminal would be built at Cherry Point, a historic tribal village and fishing area.

Lynn Armitage: Housing program aids Native violence survivors
Law | National
Lynn Armitage: Housing program aids Native violence survivors (March 5, 2015)
The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF), a pilot program in Washington that helped 681 domestic violence victims and their children over the last three years.

Tim Ballew: Northwest Indian College builds on tribal traditions
Education | Opinion
Tim Ballew: Northwest Indian College builds on tribal traditions (March 4, 2015)
The four-year college provides a high-quality post-secondary education for 1,064 students at our main campus on the Lummi reservation.

Lummi Nation leader moves ahead with tribal cannabis group
Business | Health | Law | National
Lummi Nation leader moves ahead with tribal cannabis group (March 3, 2015)
The first official meeting of the Tribal Leaders Cannabis Association will take place March 12 in Las Vegas.

Lummi Nation leader announces meeting to discuss marijuana
Business | Law | National
Lummi Nation leader announces meeting to discuss marijuana (February 18, 2015)
Henry Cagey, a council member and former chairman, wants to form the Tribal Cannabis Association.

Native Sun News: Lummi Nation seeks halt to coal export project
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Lummi Nation seeks halt to coal export project (January 27, 2015)
The tribe asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a building permit for what otherwise would become North America’s largest coal export terminal.

Tim Ballew: Coal terminal destroys Lummi Nation's way of life
Environment | Opinion
Tim Ballew: Coal terminal destroys Lummi Nation's way of life (January 8, 2015)
Salmon is our most important currency; it’s the lifeblood of our people and always has been.

Tim Ballew: Lummi Nation protects our land for the future
Environment | Opinion
Tim Ballew: Lummi Nation protects our land for the future (November 10, 2014)
The chairman of the Lummi Nation shares word of the award-winning Wetland and Habitat Mitigation Bank.

Native Sun News: Lummi Nation brings totem pole to fight Keystone
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Lummi Nation brings totem pole to fight Keystone (September 3, 2014)
Members of the Lummi Nation opposing the Northern Gateway Pipeline in Canada brought a totem pole to South Dakota to launch an alliance of land-based organizations to oppose construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline.

Lummi Nation seeks cooperation after ruling in treaty rights case
Environment | Law
Lummi Nation seeks cooperation after ruling in treaty rights case (August 28, 2014)
Chairman Tim Ballew said tribes should keep fishing cases out of federal court.

9th Circuit allows Lummi Nation to pursue fishing rights claims
Environment | Law
9th Circuit allows Lummi Nation to pursue fishing rights claims (August 20, 2014)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the tribe's usual and accustomed fishing grounds still need to be determined.

Lummi Nation argues for treaty fishing rights in disputed areas
Environment | Law
Lummi Nation argues for treaty fishing rights in disputed areas (April 15, 2014)
The Lummi Nation asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to recognize its treaty rights in a disputed area of Washington.

Washington Tribes: Pipeline project threatens Native way of life
Canada | Opinion
Washington Tribes: Pipeline project threatens Native way of life (February 17, 2014)
Leaders of four Washington oppose energy pipeline that would run from British Columbia to the Salish Sea.

Winona LaDuke: Dirty coal taints Crow Nation and Lummi Nation
Opinion
Winona LaDuke: Dirty coal taints Crow Nation and Lummi Nation (February 17, 2014)
Winona LaDuke discusses a controversial energy deal that could benefit the Crow Tribe of Montana and hurt the Lummi Nation of Washington.

KUOW: Treaty rights affected by coal terminal in Washington
Environment | Law | National
KUOW: Treaty rights affected by coal terminal in Washington (November 27, 2013)
Tribes with treaty rights could affect a controversial coal export terminal in Washington.

KUOW: Energy company damages historic Lummi Nation site
Environment | National
KUOW: Energy company damages historic Lummi Nation site (November 25, 2013)
KUOW reports on the damage caused to a historic Lummi Nation site by an energy company that wants to build a coal export terminal in Washington.

Lummi Nation hails BIA backing of land-into-trust application
Trust
Lummi Nation hails BIA backing of land-into-trust application (October 30, 2013)
The Lummi Nation of Washington won approval of its land-into-trust application.

Crosscut: Lummi Nation raises hurdles to big energy project
Environment | National
Crosscut: Lummi Nation raises hurdles to big energy project (August 22, 2013)
Floyd McKay explores Lummi Nation opposition to a coal port in Washington

Nooksack man pleads guilty over murder of Sauk-Suiattle man
Law
Nooksack man pleads guilty over murder of Sauk-Suiattle man (June 7, 2013)
Levin Eugene Charles, a member of the Nooksack Tribe of Washington, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Charles, 26, admitted that he beat Kenneth Joseph, 68, who was a member of...

Two tribal members win National Heritage Fellowships from NEA
Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Two tribal members win National Heritage Fellowships from NEA (June 5, 2013)
Two tribal members have are among this year's recipients of the National Heritage Fellowship.

Lummi Nation eyes agreement to resolve land and tax issues
Trust
Lummi Nation eyes agreement to resolve land and tax issues (May 14, 2013)
The Lummi Nation is proposing an agreement to address land-into-trust and taxation issues in the city of Ferndale, Washington. The agreement calls on the tribe to sell certain properties. The...

Tribes in Washington   join  coalition to fight   coal  export project
Canada | Environment | National
Tribes in Washington join coalition to fight coal export project (April 23, 2013)
Tribes in Washington are joining a coalition to fight a coal export project. The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, the Tulalip Tribes and the Lummi Nation are part of the Leadership...

OPB:  Lummi Nation leader senses threats  from  big  coal project
Environment
OPB: Lummi Nation leader senses threats from big coal project (March 6, 2013)
Oregon Public Broadcasting talks to Jay Julius, a council member from the Lummi Nation of Washington, about a coal project in the Pacific Northwest: Jay Julius is a fisherman and...

Lummi Nation faces   opposition to land-into-trust application
Trust
Lummi Nation faces opposition to land-into-trust application (February 4, 2013)
Local officials in Washington are asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject a land-into-trust application for the Lummi Nation. The tribe has been negotiating with the city of Ferndale...

Indian delegation takes part in celebration for Kateri sainthood
National | World
Indian delegation takes part in celebration for Kateri sainthood (October 18, 2012)
More than 700 Native Americans are in the Vatican this week to take part in the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk woman who is the first Native American to...

Lummi boy and family off to Vatican for Tekakwitha ceremony
National | World
Lummi boy and family off to Vatican for Tekakwitha ceremony (October 15, 2012)
A Lummi Nation boy and his family will be in the Vatican next week for the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk woman who lived in the 1600s and who...

Lummi Nation   using HUD grant to expand housing development
National
Lummi Nation using HUD grant to expand housing development (May 23, 2012)
The Lummi Nation of Washington is using a $500,000 grant to start an expansion of a housing development. The tribe opened the Kwina Village Apartments in January 2011. The 72-unit...

Tribes in Washington   ask DOI to file lawsuit for  water rights
Environment
Tribes in Washington ask DOI to file lawsuit for water rights (January 11, 2012)
The Lummi Nation and the Nooksack Tribe have asked the Interior Department to file a lawsuit that will determine the extent of their water rights. The tribes have treaty rights...

Kateri Tekakwitha, Mohawk woman, to be canonized as   saint
National
Kateri Tekakwitha, Mohawk woman, to be canonized as saint (January 9, 2012)
Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk woman who lived in the 1600s, will become a saint. Tekakwitha has been credited with numerous miracles. But it was the curing of a Lummi Nation...

Crosscut: Lummi Nation intends to be big player in port talks
Business
Crosscut: Lummi Nation intends to be big player in port talks (December 8, 2011)
"A new set of applications to develop the West Coast's largest coal-shipping port north of Bellingham at Cherry Point is expected to be filed early in 2012, with parties gearing...

Healing totem   traveling  across Indian Country for exhibit in DC
Health | National
Healing totem traveling across Indian Country for exhibit in DC (September 21, 2011)
A 20-foot-tall Healing Totem pole is making its way across Indian Country. Jewell Praying Wolf James, a member of the Lummi Nation of Washington, carved the pole from a...

County supports longterm ferry agreement with Lummi Nation
Business
County supports longterm ferry agreement with Lummi Nation (September 14, 2011)
The Whatcom County Council voted 5-1 to accept a lease agreement with the Lummi Nation of Washington. The deal allows the Lummi Island ferry to operate for 35 years. The...

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