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.
'What we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves. If any strand of the web is broken, the whole web is affected,' the Lummi Nation stated.
The 'Guide to Indigenous DC' takes users on a tour of sites that link to Native American prehistory all the way to modern history.
By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.
The Lummi Nation won’t give up until Tokitae, a whale held in captivity since 1970, is back in her ancestral waters.
The Lummi Nation brought a whale totem pole to Florida to call attention to the plight of Tokitae, an orca held in captivity for nearly half a century.
Larry George Kinley, a former chairman of the Lummi Nation, passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 71.
Tribal leaders backed a House bill that would give them the ability to control more of their land, instead of having to get federal approval for virtually any use.
Tribal leaders and their advocates are embracing a once-controversial Indian land bill, seeing it as a means for exercising greater control of their economic futures.
The wife of a leader of the Lummi Nation is recovering after being injured during a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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.
The Lummi Nation declared a state of emergency after thousands of farmed salmon spilled into tribal treaty waters in Washington, threatening native species of fish.
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.
The Lummi Nation officially accepted title to an ancestral burial ground in Washington.
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has supported tribes on water rights, federal recognition, sovereignty and other matters.
'Standing together in support of the treaties is an important way for everyone, tribal members and allies, to protect the resources we all value.'
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.
The 22-foot tall totem pole is traveling 5,000 miles to raise awareness of the impacts of fossil fuel development in Indian Country.
From the Northern Great Plains to the Pacific Coast, Native Americans figured prominently in decision making about impending fossil fuel transportation projects.
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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined that going forward with the Gateway Pacific Terminal would essentially abrogate tribal treaty rights.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to issue a decision that would determine whether the Gateway Pacific Terminal moves forward.
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.
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.
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.
Republicans waded into a dispute that has pitted the Lummis and other Pacific Northwest treaty tribes against the Crows and their Congressional delegation.
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has put nearly $721 million in the hands of individual Indians over the last two years.
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..
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.
A non-profit with ties to the Gateway Pacific Terminal in Washington is trying to stir even more controversy about the project.
The 22-foot tall totem pole is making a 1,300-mile journey through the United States and Canada.
The Gateway Pacific Terminal has encountered strong opposition from the Lummi Nation.
The Crows wants to develop their coal resources but a tribe nearly a thousand miles away is posing hurdles to the project.
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.
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.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs agreed to place 84 acres in trust at a site near a major interstate.
The students are competing in NASA challenges against schools with bigger budgets and more resources.
The Lummis oppose the export terminal but the Crows believe it could help their economy.
The tribe will work with the Interior Department to identify fractionated interests on the reservation.
North America's largest coal export terminal would be built at Cherry Point, a historic tribal village and fishing area.
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.
The four-year college provides a high-quality post-secondary education for 1,064 students at our main campus on the Lummi reservation.
The first official meeting of the Tribal Leaders Cannabis Association will take place March 12 in Las Vegas.
Henry Cagey, a council member and former chairman, wants to form the Tribal Cannabis Association.
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.
Salmon is our most important currency; it’s the lifeblood of our people and always has been.
The chairman of the Lummi Nation shares word of the award-winning Wetland and Habitat Mitigation Bank.
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.
Chairman Tim Ballew said tribes should keep fishing cases out of federal court.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the tribe's usual and accustomed fishing grounds still need to be determined.
The Lummi Nation asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to recognize its treaty rights in a disputed area of Washington.
Leaders of four Washington oppose energy pipeline that would run from British Columbia to the Salish Sea.
Winona LaDuke discusses a controversial energy deal that could benefit the Crow Tribe of Montana and hurt the Lummi Nation of Washington.
Tribes with treaty rights could affect a controversial coal export terminal in Washington.
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.
The Lummi Nation of Washington won approval of its land-into-trust application.
Floyd McKay explores Lummi Nation opposition to a coal port in Washington
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...