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Judge sides with tribal governments in first round of $8 billion coronavirus dispute
Judge sides with tribal governments in first round of $8 billion coronavirus dispute (April 28, 2020)

Tribal leaders and their advocates are celebrating after securing an initial victory against the Trump administration over its handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to their governments.


Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief
Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief (April 23, 2020)

With the coronavirus continuing to exact a heavy toll on the first Americans, a historic showdown is taking place in federal court as Indian Country fights over the future of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund promised to tribal governments.


Tribes rush to respond to new coronavirus emergency created by Trump administration
Tribes rush to respond to new coronavirus emergency created by Trump administration (April 13, 2020)

As tribes work day and night to protect their already vulnerable communities from the deadly coronavirus, a new crisis has emerged from the Trump administration.


State of Indian Nations kicks off busy week for tribal leaders
State of Indian Nations kicks off busy week for tribal leaders (February 10, 2020)

Fawn Sharp is delivering her first major address as the new leader of the National Congress of American Indians.


YES! Magazine: Tribes seek role in managing ocean habitats in treaty territory
YES! Magazine: Tribes seek role in managing ocean habitats in treaty territory (February 3, 2020)

An inspiring collaboration on the Pacific Coast blew fishery conservation goals out of the water.


'An Indian is an Indian is an Indian': Tribes defend sovereignty amid attack on Indian Child Welfare Act
'An Indian is an Indian is an Indian': Tribes defend sovereignty amid attack on Indian Child Welfare Act (January 23, 2020)

Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.


Indian Child Welfare Act court hearing scheduled for January 2020
Indian Child Welfare Act court hearing scheduled for January 2020 (December 4, 2019)

Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.


'We're under attack': Tribes defend Indian Child Welfare Act in critical case
'We're under attack': Tribes defend Indian Child Welfare Act in critical case (November 12, 2019)

The battle over the Indian Child Welfare Act is far from over as tribes continue to defend the landmark law in the courts.


'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty
'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty (November 7, 2019)

Fawn Sharp grew up steeped in the tribal activist culture of the Pacific Northwest.


'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership
'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership (October 28, 2019)

Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.


'The Creator gifted us': Fawn Sharp at #NCAIAnnual19
'The Creator gifted us': Fawn Sharp at #NCAIAnnual19 (October 23, 2019)

Fawn Sharp, Quinault Nation, is seeking the top spot at the National Congress of American Indians again.


National Congress of American Indians heads into election season after major changes
National Congress of American Indians heads into election season after major changes (October 2, 2019)

The race to lead the National Congress of American Indians is kicking into high gear as the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization prepares for its biggest meeting of the year.


Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act inches forward on Capitol Hill
Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act inches forward on Capitol Hill (September 25, 2019)

A bill that would help tribes address the effects of climate change in coastal areas is advancing for the first time.


Indian Child Welfare Act survives legal attack but obstacles remain
Indian Child Welfare Act survives legal attack but obstacles remain (August 12, 2019)

Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.


Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act up for first hearing in new political climate
Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act up for first hearing in new political climate (July 25, 2019)

A bill to help tribes address the impacts of climate change is up for its first hearing in the 116th Congress.


Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country
Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country (May 20, 2019)

By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.


Quinault Nation asserts sovereignty over isolated Indian allotment
Quinault Nation asserts sovereignty over isolated Indian allotment (May 6, 2019)

An Indian allotment in Washington will soon house a smoke shop operated by the Quinault Nation.


YES! Magazine: Tribes forced to adapt ways of life due to climate change
YES! Magazine: Tribes forced to adapt ways of life due to climate change (April 1, 2019)

Climate change is already damaging Indigenous ways of life. But tribes are adapting.


Fawn Sharp: The attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act cannot stand
Fawn Sharp: The attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act cannot stand (March 21, 2019)

Native children benefit from knowing their heritage. Why attack a system that helps them?


'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court
'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court (March 14, 2019)

Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.


#ProudToProtectICWA: Tribal leaders react to hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case
#ProudToProtectICWA: Tribal leaders react to hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case (March 13, 2019)

The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the hands of a federal appeals court.


Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case
Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case (March 13, 2019)

A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.


Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case (March 11, 2019)

Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.


Cronkite News: Native leaders share negative impacts of climate change in their communities
Cronkite News: Native leaders share negative impacts of climate change in their communities (February 14, 2019)

Climate change has been really tough on tribes across the country, officials told the House Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States.


Mark Trahant: The #GreenNewDeal and Indian Country
Mark Trahant: The #GreenNewDeal and Indian Country (February 11, 2019)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveiled the 'Green New Deal' with goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.


Tribes push back as Indian Child Welfare Act case heats up
Tribes push back as Indian Child Welfare Act case heats up (February 7, 2019)

The Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack and tribes are pushing back after conservative and Christian groups joined the battle.


Mark Trahant: Tribes urged to assert sovereignty over climate change
Mark Trahant: Tribes urged to assert sovereignty over climate change (January 30, 2019)

Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.


Swinomish Tribe prepares for appeals court hearing in oil train lawsuit
Swinomish Tribe prepares for appeals court hearing in oil train lawsuit (January 24, 2019)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in a dispute between the Swinomish Tribe and rail company in Washington state.


Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case (January 22, 2019)

A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.


Court puts hold on controversial Indian Child Welfare Act ruling
Court puts hold on controversial Indian Child Welfare Act ruling (December 4, 2018)

Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.


Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case (October 8, 2018)

A federal judge's decision to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act continues to draw strong reactions.


Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling
Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling (October 5, 2018)

Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.


'A fantastic day for Indian Country': Treaty tribes celebrate Supreme Court victory
'A fantastic day for Indian Country': Treaty tribes celebrate Supreme Court victory (June 12, 2018)

Tribes in Washington state are rejoicing after the nation's highest court upheld a decision in favor of their treaty rights.


ProPublica: Sentence handed down for death of young Quinault basketball star
ProPublica: Sentence handed down for death of young Quinault basketball star (May 25, 2018)

A white man in Washington state got 7 1/2 years for a killing some said was fueled by hate.


ProPublica: Young Quinault Nation basketball star was killed in disputed hate crime
ProPublica: Young Quinault Nation basketball star was killed in disputed hate crime (April 26, 2018)

Jimmy Smith-Kramer, a basketball legend on the Quinault Nation reservation, was 20 when he was mowed down by a white man in a pickup truck.


Fawn Sharp re-elected as president of Quinault Nation for a fifth term
Fawn Sharp re-elected as president of Quinault Nation for a fifth term (April 12, 2018)

Voters of the Quinault Nation went to the polls and re-elected all of their top leaders.


Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada
Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada (September 18, 2017)

A climate tax, a Senate seat, and the revival of a Canadian political party are three fights ahead for the #NativeVote in 2018.


Treaty tribes upset with appeal in major case amid salmon disaster in Washington
Treaty tribes upset with appeal in major case amid salmon disaster in Washington (August 29, 2017)

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.


Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance
Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance (June 5, 2017)

Shortly after President Trump’s announcement about climate change, four Native Nations announced their plans to support the Paris agreement.


Quinault Nation hails victory in dispute over lake on reservation
Quinault Nation hails victory in dispute over lake on reservation (June 5, 2017)

The state and federal courts have repeatedly confirmed that Lake Quinault belongs to the Quinault Nation but non-Indian opponents keep trying to keep the dispute alive.


Indian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol Hill
Indian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol Hill (May 16, 2017)

The House Appropriations Committee is holding four sessions to learn about health, housing, education and other needs in tribal communities.


Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines
Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines (January 25, 2017)

Massive dams, sprawling highways, poisonous mines, radioactive nuclear facilities, dangerous military ranges and other developments have been imposed on tribes by Washington.


Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration (December 7, 2016)

Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.


Quinault Nation prepares for journey to Standing Rock encampment
Quinault Nation prepares for journey to Standing Rock encampment (December 2, 2016)

The trip comes on a deadline for the largest #NoDAPL encampment to leave public land in North Dakota.


Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in Washington
Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in Washington (November 10, 2016)

Indian Country is adjusting to a new political reality with Donald Trump headed to the White House.


Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition team
Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition team (November 9, 2016)

President Fawn Sharp acknowledged that Republican Donald Trump's victory on Election Day came as a 'surprise' but vowed to move forward.


Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuit
Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuit (September 29, 2016)

The Southern Ute Tribe will receive $126 million, on the higher end of a recent round of settlements.


More tribes settle trust fund lawsuits as Obama era nears its end
More tribes settle trust fund lawsuits as Obama era nears its end (September 27, 2016)

More than 100 tribes have gone to court to seek an accounting of their trust funds and trust assets and most of the cases have been settled.


Quinault Nation sends Grandfather Canoe to #NoDAPL encampment
Quinault Nation sends Grandfather Canoe to #NoDAPL encampment (September 5, 2016)

The Washington tribe and other Pacific Northwest tribes are heading to North Dakota for a historic journey down the Missouri River.


Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods
Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods (July 18, 2016)

Food sovereignty in Indian Country is at play as the debate over genetically modified foods continues on legal and political fronts.


Landowners on two reservations see $70M from Cobell program
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.


Washington tribes win major fishing rights decision at appeals court
Washington tribes win major fishing rights decision at appeals court (June 27, 2016)

By a unanimous vote, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the state of Washington continues to violate tribal treaties.


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


Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereignty
Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereignty (June 14, 2016)

Native women and their advocates call the unanimous ruling an important step in their quest for justice in Indian Country.


Fawn Sharp: Tribes among first to feel impacts of climate change
Fawn Sharp: Tribes among first to feel impacts of climate change (April 25, 2016)

Unless far more determined action is taken in response to climate change now, our children will witness the end of salmon, shellfish, whales and much more in their lifetime.


Quinault Nation secures dismissal of lawsuit over lake ownership
Quinault Nation secures dismissal of lawsuit over lake ownership (March 10, 2016)

After losing a case in federal court, a group went to state court to try and challenge the tribe's ownership of Lake Quinault.


Quinault Nation mourns loss of eldest citizen Emmett Oliver at 102
Quinault Nation mourns loss of eldest citizen Emmett Oliver at 102 (March 8, 2016)

Emmett Oliver was a beloved educator who started the Paddle to Seattle in 1989, an event that celebrates the canoe culture of Pacific Northwest tribes.


Washington tribes await shares of $940M contract support case
Washington tribes await shares of $940M contract support case (February 26, 2016)

The Quinault Nation, the Yakama Nation and the Colville Tribes will be receiving checks in the coming months.


Quinault Nation slams approval of genetically modified salmon
Quinault Nation slams approval of genetically modified salmon (November 23, 2015)

Salmon has played an important role in Northwest tribal life for tens of thousands of years, serving as an important subsistence food and as a cornerstone of tribal economies.


White House honors the late Billy Frank with Medal of Freedom
White House honors the late Billy Frank with Medal of Freedom (November 17, 2015)

Billy Frank Jr., who passed away in 2014, dedicated his entire life to advancing the rights of tribes in the Pacific Northwest.