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Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts
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Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts (September 7, 2017)
The Blackfeet Nation has secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to assist with border protection efforts.

Former council member from Makah Nation sentenced for theft
Law
Former council member from Makah Nation sentenced for theft (May 16, 2016)
Ryland Chad Bowechop admitted that he used a tribal credit card for about $30,000 in personal expenses.

Tribal leaders nominated for Women of Color Empowered award
National
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.

Makah Nation man charged for assault during attempted escape
Law
Makah Nation man charged for assault during attempted escape (July 28, 2015)
Brandon Joseph Eaton allegedly bit and punched a tribal police officer during an attempted escape from the jail on the reservation.

Public comment period extended on whale hunt for Makah Nation
Environment | Law | National
Public comment period extended on whale hunt for Makah Nation (June 4, 2015)
The tribe secured the right to hunt in the 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay but the federal courts have ruled that the hunt must comply with federal law.

Makah Nation mounts strong defense of whaling at public hearing
Environment | Law | National
Makah Nation mounts strong defense of whaling at public hearing (May 1, 2015)
An opponent was so moved by the testimony of tribal members that he changed his position on the hunt.

Public turns out for first hearing on Makah Nation's whale hunt
Environment | Law | National
Public turns out for first hearing on Makah Nation's whale hunt (April 28, 2015)
The 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay secures the tribe's right to hunt but environmental groups have slowed the process through litigation.

Column: Racism and ignorance in Makah Nation hunting debate
Environment | Opinion
Column: Racism and ignorance in Makah Nation hunting debate (March 16, 2015)
With the Makah Indian whale hunt back in the news this past week, also back is the flood of advice for the tribe.

Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law
Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law (March 10, 2015)
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions involving tribal interests in Nebraska, Washington and New York and beyond.

Makah Nation committed to resumption of treaty whale hunts
Environment | Law | National
Makah Nation committed to resumption of treaty whale hunts (March 6, 2015)
The tribe's last successful gray whale hunt occurred in May 1999.

Washington tribes head to trial in dispute over fishing grounds
Environment | National
Washington tribes head to trial in dispute over fishing grounds (February 25, 2015)
The Makah Nation is accusing the Quileute Nation and the Quinault Nation of fishing beyond their usual and accustomed fishing grounds.

DOI extends $1.6M buyback offers for Makah Nation landowners
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DOI extends $1.6M buyback offers for Makah Nation landowners (May 9, 2014)
The Interior Department has extended $1.6 million in buy-back offers on the Makah Nation in Washington.

KUOW: Japanese group traces historic journey to Makah Nation
National | World
KUOW: Japanese group traces historic journey to Makah Nation (April 29, 2014)
A group from Japan is retracing a historic journey to the Makah Nation in Washington.

DOI looks to spend $2.55M on Makah Nation land buy-back
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
DOI looks to spend $2.55M on Makah Nation land buy-back (April 21, 2014)
As part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, the Interior Department plans to spend $2.55 million on Makah Nation in Washington.

DOI extends $1.2M in offers to Makah Reservation landowners
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
DOI extends $1.2M in offers to Makah Reservation landowners (April 15, 2014)
The Interior Department has extended another $1.2 million in offers to landowners on the Makah Nation in Washington.

Deadline approaches for first Cobell land consolidation offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Deadline approaches for first Cobell land consolidation offers (January 27, 2014)
Deadlines are fast approaching for Indian landowners to accept offers being made under the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Makah Nation enters agreement for Cobell land buy-back
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Makah Nation enters agreement for Cobell land buy-back (January 13, 2014)
The Makah Nation of Washington has signed the first agreement with the Interior Department for the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Tribes take a pass on Washington's  recreational marijuana law
Law | National
Tribes take a pass on Washington's recreational marijuana law (November 5, 2013)
So far, five tribes in Washington say they will not recognize the state of Washington's recreational marijuana law.

KUOW: Makah filmmaker fights stereotypes of Indian people
Arts & Entertainment
KUOW: Makah filmmaker fights stereotypes of Indian people (September 23, 2013)
KUOW Radio profiles Sandy Osawa, a member of the Makah Nation of Washington who uses film to tackle stereotypes.

Deceased man who worked for Makah Nation called   serial killer
Law | National
Deceased man who worked for Makah Nation called serial killer (August 14, 2013)
Federal authorities say a deceased man killed several people 11 people, including five during his time as an employee of the Makah Nation of Washington.

Makah Nation works on golf course in plan to grow economy
Business | Sports
Makah Nation works on golf course in plan to grow economy (August 6, 2013)
The Makah Nation of Washington is planning to build a nine-hole golf course.

Makah Nation welcomes Superfund listing for polluted site
Environment
Makah Nation welcomes Superfund listing for polluted site (May 22, 2013)
A polluted site on the Makah Nation in Washington could be added to the national Superfund list. The Warmhouse Beach dump was used as a dump site by the...

Makah Nation selected as a finalist for $750K ArtPlace  grant
Arts & Entertainment
Makah Nation selected as a finalist for $750K ArtPlace grant (February 12, 2013)
The Makah Nation of Washington is a finalist for an ArtPlace America grant. If selected, the tribe will use the $750,000 grant to build an outdoor dance platform and meeting...

Forbes: Makah Nation wakes  up to traditional form of wellness
Health
Forbes: Makah Nation wakes up to traditional form of wellness (November 30, 2012)
"Verna Bowechop-Bunn lives as far west as it is possible to go in the continental United States, and nearly as far north, in the tiny town of Neah Bay, Washington,...

Crosscut: Tribes in Washington prepare  for  a tsunami disaster
Environment
Crosscut: Tribes in Washington prepare for a tsunami disaster (October 29, 2012)
"By all accounts, the Makah tribe at least is well-primed for disaster. On paper, the tribe’s plans are like any other emergency management department — mapping out escape routes, designating...

Blog: Tribes team up with scientists to address climate change
Environment | National | Technology
Blog: Tribes team up with scientists to address climate change (July 17, 2012)
"Native American tribes are teaming up with climate scientists to monitor environmental changes along the coast, changes that are disrupting indigenous ways of life that tribes say are key to...

Inaugural First Stewards conference held at NMAI in DC this week
Environment | National
Inaugural First Stewards conference held at NMAI in DC this week (July 16, 2012)
Hundreds of tribal leaders and environmental advocates are meeting in Washington, D.C., this week for the inaugural First Stewards conference. The event is being held at the National Museum of...

Makah Nation acquires ceded lands with $25M trust settlement
Environment | Trust
Makah Nation acquires ceded lands with $25M trust settlement (June 27, 2012)
The Makah Nation of Washington has used about half of its $25 million trust settlement to reacquire some ancestral territory. The tribe spent $12.5 million on about 3,000 acres that...

New environmental study being drafted on Makah Tribe whaling
Environment
New environmental study being drafted on Makah Tribe whaling (May 23, 2012)
The Obama administration is preparing a new environmental impact statement on a whale hunt for the Makah Tribe of Washington. The 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay guarantees the tribe's right...

Makah Nation settles trust mismanagement lawsuit for $25M
Law | Trust
Makah Nation settles trust mismanagement lawsuit for $25M (April 23, 2012)
The Makah Nation of Washington accepted $25 million to settle its trust mismanagement lawsuit. The tribe sued the federal government in December 2006. The lawsuit sought damages for mismanagement of...

Students from Makah Tribe are  finalists in science   competition
Education | Environment | Technology
Students from Makah Tribe are finalists in science competition (March 2, 2012)
Students from the Makah Nation in Washington are among 12 finalists for the Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow contest. The team from Neah Bay High School and Markishtum Middle School...

KLCC: Possible tsunami debris washing  up  on Makah Nation
Environment | World
KLCC: Possible tsunami debris washing up on Makah Nation (January 13, 2012)
"It’s been almost a year since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a tsunami. The Japanese government estimated that up to 25 million tons of debris washed...

OPB: Makah Nation concerned about oil tanker traffic  in waters
Environment
OPB: Makah Nation concerned about oil tanker traffic in waters (December 5, 2011)
"The Department of Ecology’s budget cuts have left shortcomings in cleanup equipment quality and capacity to store oil from spills, said Chad Bowechop, manager of the Makah Tribal Council’s Office...

Homicide charge  for drunken driving death of Ahousaht  man
Canada | Law
Homicide charge for drunken driving death of Ahousaht man (August 31, 2011)
A Washington man was charged with vehicular homicide for a drunken driving accident that claimed the life of a member of the Ahousaht First Nation of British Columbia. Darrell E....

Washington tribes evacuate coast in response to tsunami threats
Environment | National | World
Washington tribes evacuate coast in response to tsunami threats (March 11, 2011)
At least three tribes conducted late night and early morning evacuations in response to tsunami advisories along the coast of Washington. The Quileute Tribe evacuated about 350 to 400 people...

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