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Tribes seek to repatriate ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho
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Tribes seek to repatriate ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho (February 7, 2018)

The Nez Perce Tribe, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are seeking to repatriate ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho.

White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes
National | Politics

White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes (October 31, 2017)

Lawmakers from Oregon and Washington are calling on the Trump administration to honor the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Interior Department sends out another $13.1M in Cobell buy-back offers
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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.

Frances Madeson: More tribes are joining the #DefundDAPL movement
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Frances Madeson: More tribes are joining the #DefundDAPL movement (February 3, 2017)

The Navajo Nation is making moves to join a growing number of tribes that have already respectfully, but conclusively, shown Wells Fargo the door.

Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One
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Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One (December 20, 2016)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is required to transfer the remains of the Kennewick Man within 90 days.

Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One
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Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One (December 12, 2016)

The Kennewick Man will finally be coming home once President Barack Obama signs a national water bill into law.

Nez Perce Tribe hosts reception for White House education official
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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.

Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory
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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.

Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One
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Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One (June 8, 2016)

The tribes are lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would bring the Ancient One back to his relatives.

Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains
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Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains (April 28, 2016)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has once again confirmed that the remains known to the tribe as the Ancient One are Native American.

Three more tribes enter into cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program
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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.

Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River
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Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River (April 20, 2016)

An appropriations bill advancing in Congress urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete plans for a new tribal village at The Dalles Dam.

Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes
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Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes (April 14, 2016)

Help might finally be on the way for four treaty tribes whose members are forced to endure substandard living conditions along the Columbia River.

Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia River
Opinion | Politics

Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia River (April 11, 2016)

Another year cannot pass without action to improve living conditions and provide more housing for the people whose culture and heritage are at one with the majestic Columbia River.

Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribes
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Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribes (March 15, 2016)

The four Columbia River treaty tribes lost prime fishing sites due to the construction of dams between the 1930s through the 1970s.

Bureau of Reclamation emphasizes tribal water rights settlements
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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.

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.

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.

Member of Nez Perce Tribe helped develop video game character
Arts & Entertainment | Technology

Member of Nez Perce Tribe helped develop video game character (September 4, 2015)

Thunder was in the original version of Killer Instinct but came with a somewhat stereotypical appearance.

Sen. Murray introduces bill to repatriate Kennewick Man to tribes
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Sen. Murray introduces bill to repatriate Kennewick Man to tribes (August 10, 2015)

S.1979, the Bring the Ancient One Home Act, would finally allow Pacific Northwest tribes to rebury one of their ancestors.

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.

Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man
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Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man (June 30, 2015)

Pacific Northwest tribes have been waiting nearly two decades to rebury an ancestor who has been linked to them by DNA.

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.

Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American
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Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American (June 18, 2015)

'We have always maintained the belief that the Ancient One was one of us,' Colville Tribes Chairman Jim Boyd said.

Event commemorates 160th anniversary of Walla Walla council
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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.

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.

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.

City bars decorations on statue of rodeo star Jackson Sundown
National | Sports

City bars decorations on statue of rodeo star Jackson Sundown (April 10, 2015)

A woman who claims she is a descendant of the Nez Perce legend started decorating the statue but the tribal chairman wasn't happy with her displays.

Native Sun News: Remembering rodeo legend Jackson Sundown
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Native Sun News: Remembering rodeo legend Jackson Sundown (February 3, 2015)

His story, mythical; his image, immortalized in bronze and stone; his flamboyant attire, replicated by Pendleton; his dashing good looks, preserved on footage in a documentary; his epic adventures, chronicled in books.

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.

Nez Perce Tribe seeks update to historic trail from 1877 journey
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Nez Perce Tribe seeks update to historic trail from 1877 journey (September 11, 2014)

Chief Joseph led his people across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana to avoid being forced onto a reservation.

Opinion: Nez Perce Tribe defends its homeland from big energy
Opinion

Opinion: Nez Perce Tribe defends its homeland from big energy (August 21, 2014)

Writer discusses how the Nez Perce Tribe stopped big energy from shipping megaloads through its reservation in Idaho.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe allows megaload truck through reservation
Environment

Coeur d'Alene Tribe allows megaload truck through reservation (August 15, 2014)

The state approved the shipment but didn't inform the tribe ahead of time, a spokesperson said.

County claims Nez Perce Tribe owes over $325K in garbage fees
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County claims Nez Perce Tribe owes over $325K in garbage fees (August 5, 2014)

The county says the tribe should have received bills for the last 28 years.

BIA orders city to vacate land that belongs to Nez Perce Tribe
Law

BIA orders city to vacate land that belongs to Nez Perce Tribe (July 15, 2014)

City claims it acquired disputed property in a trade with a non-Indian company.

Brooklyn Baptiste: Tribal fishery programs show great success
Environment | Opinion

Brooklyn Baptiste: Tribal fishery programs show great success (June 24, 2014)

Brooklyn Baptiste, the chairman of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, urges the Northwest Power and Conservation Council to respect tribal fishery programs.

Opinion: Nez Perce Tribe battles megaloads through territory
Environment | Opinion

Opinion: Nez Perce Tribe battles megaloads through territory (May 12, 2014)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is fighting megaload shipments and that should make us question our energy choices, writer says.

Rosalie Little Thunder: Tribes participate in slaughter of bison
Opinion

Rosalie Little Thunder: Tribes participate in slaughter of bison (April 30, 2014)

Rosalie Little Thunder, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and Darrell Geist of the Buffalo Field Campaign, question tribal participation in the slaughter of bison from Yellowstone National Park.

Nez Perce Tribe sues to block gold mine on federal forest land
Environment | Law

Nez Perce Tribe sues to block gold mine on federal forest land (April 25, 2014)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is suing the Obama administration to stop a gold mine.

New Yorker: Nez Perce Tribe takes stand against megaloads
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New Yorker: Nez Perce Tribe takes stand against megaloads (March 19, 2014)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho took a stand against megaload shipments through the reservation and through its treaty territory.

Nez Perce Tribe defends Yellowstone bison hunting practices
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Nez Perce Tribe defends Yellowstone bison hunting practices (March 6, 2014)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho has a treaty right to hunt bison from Yellowstone National Park, Chairman Silas Whitman said.

Blackfeet man blasts bison hunting practices of Nez Perce Tribe
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Blackfeet man blasts bison hunting practices of Nez Perce Tribe (March 5, 2014)

A member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana took a bison heart to the state Capitol on Tuesday to protest the hunting practices of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.

Nez Perce Tribe investigates dumping of bison on reservation
Environment | Law

Nez Perce Tribe investigates dumping of bison on reservation (February 28, 2014)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is investigating the disposal of a bison carcass on the reservation.

New route through Oregon and Idaho for megaload shipment
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New route through Oregon and Idaho for megaload shipment (November 22, 2013)

A megaload shipment will be back on the road this Sunday but the route won't pass through the Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho.

Missing Indian children found safely on   Montana reservation
Law

Missing Indian children found safely on Montana reservation (November 22, 2013)

Three Indian children who were the subject of a missing/endangered persons advisory were handed over to authorities on the Flathead Reservation in Montana on Thursday.

Family files wrongful death lawsuit against Nez Perce officer
Law

Family files wrongful death lawsuit against Nez Perce officer (November 14, 2013)

A police officer and a former police chief for the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Review: Hattie Kauffman shares journey with 'Falling into Place'
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

Review: Hattie Kauffman shares journey with 'Falling into Place' (November 6, 2013)

Every Native American journalist that was around in the 1970s knows Hattie Kauffman. If they don’t know her personally, they surely know of her.

Lac Courte Oreilles Band   maintains harvest camp at mine site
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Lac Courte Oreilles Band maintains harvest camp at mine site (October 29, 2013)

It looks like the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho has won the battle against megaload shipments through the reservation and through treaty areas.

Idaho tribes speak out against transfer of  federal land  to state
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Idaho tribes speak out against transfer of federal land to state (October 29, 2013)

Leaders of three Idaho tribes testified against an idea to transfer federal land to the state.

Al Jazeera: Nez Perce Tribe battles big energy shipments
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Al Jazeera: Nez Perce Tribe battles big energy shipments (October 14, 2013)

Al Jazeera reports on the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho and its battle to prevent megaload shipments through the reservation.

Nez Perce Tribe stands up for treaty  rights in   megaload case
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Nez Perce Tribe stands up for treaty rights in megaload case (September 26, 2013)

Members and leaders of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho are defending their treaty rights in a lawsuit against megaload shipments.

Editorial: Idaho to blame for mess over megaload shipment
Opinion

Editorial: Idaho to blame for mess over megaload shipment (September 23, 2013)

Newspaper blames inept political leadership for allowing megaload shipments to pass through Idaho without hearing the concerns of the Nez Perce Tribe:

Gabe Galanda: Decision favors Nez Perce Tribe's treaty rights
Law | Opinion

Gabe Galanda: Decision favors Nez Perce Tribe's treaty rights (September 18, 2013)

Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses court decision favoring Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho and its treaty rights.

Column: Nez Perce Tribe played big role in  salmon restoration
Opinion

Column: Nez Perce Tribe played big role in salmon restoration (September 16, 2013)

Columnist reflects on role played by Nez Perce Tribe in restoration salmon to the Columbia River.

Nez Perce Tribe wins decision   against  2nd megaload shipment
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Nez Perce Tribe wins decision against 2nd megaload shipment (September 13, 2013)

A federal judge has barred a megaload shipment from crossing a federal forest in Idaho until the Nez Perce Tribe is consulted about the route.

Leaders of Nez Perce Tribe charged  for protesting megaloads
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Leaders of Nez Perce Tribe charged for protesting megaloads (September 12, 2013)

Twenty-eight members of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, including eight of nine sitting council members, have been charged for protesting megaload shipments through the reservation.

Nez Perce Tribe in  court to block second   megaload shipment
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Nez Perce Tribe in court to block second megaload shipment (September 10, 2013)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho went to court on Monday to try and stop a second megaload shipment from coming through the reservation.

Silas Whitman: Nez Perce Tribe ignored on megaload shipment
Opinion

Silas Whitman: Nez Perce Tribe ignored on megaload shipment (September 9, 2013)

Chairman Silas Whitman of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho explains opposition to megaload shipment through reservation.