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Indian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol HillFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
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 pipelinesFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines (January 25, 2017)
For decades, and even centuries, massive dams, sprawling highways, poisonous mines, radioactive nuclear facilities, dangerous military ranges and similar developments have been imposed on tribes by Washington.
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administrationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
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 encampmentFiled Under: Environment | National
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 WashingtonFiled Under: National | Politics
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 teamFiled Under: National | Politics
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 lawsuitFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
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 endFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
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 encampmentFiled Under: Environment | National
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 foodsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
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 programFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
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 courtFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
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 territoryFiled Under: Environment | National
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 sovereigntyFiled Under: Law | National
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 changeFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
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 Filed Under: Environment | Law
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 102Filed Under: National
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 caseFiled Under: Law | National
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 salmonFiled Under: Environment | Health | Politics
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 FreedomFiled Under: Environment | National
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.
Quinault Nation to see $19M from Cobell land buy-back programFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
Quinault Nation to see $19M from Cobell land buy-back program (September 21, 2015)
The tribe recently signed a cooperative agreement with the Interior Department for outreach, valuation and purchase activities.
Tribal leaders nominated for Women of Color Empowered awardFiled Under: 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.
DOI signs five more cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back programFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
DOI signs five more cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program (September 15, 2015)
The Cabazon Band, the Fond du Lac Band, the Ponca Tribe, the Quinault Nation and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are joining the effort.
Alex Jacobs: Unlikely alliances advance agenda in Indian CountryFiled Under: 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.
Television show pilot to be filmed on Washington reservationsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Television show pilot to be filmed on Washington reservations (June 2, 2015)
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, the Quileute Nation and the Quinault Nation will serve as settings for 'The Rainforest' by Capestany Films.
Quinault Nation hails dismissal of lawsuit over lake ownershipFiled Under: Environment | Law
Quinault Nation hails dismissal of lawsuit over lake ownership (May 5, 2015)
President Fawn Sharp affirmed that Lake Quinault 'undisputedly' lies within the boundaries of the reservation.
Anthony Broadman: Court expands state powers on tribal landFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Anthony Broadman: Court expands state powers on tribal land (March 20, 2015)
The Washington State Supreme Court wove new threads into the already tangled web of Washington partial P.L. 280 jurisprudence.
Court allows prosecution of tribal member in registration caseFiled Under: Law
Court allows prosecution of tribal member in registration case (March 19, 2015)
The Washington Supreme Court said a member of the Yakama Nation who lives on the Quinault Nation can't escape the state's reach.
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian lawFiled Under: 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.
Steven Newcomb: Domination doctrine and the Quinault NationFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Domination doctrine and the Quinault Nation (March 4, 2015)
The system of domination has a number of sources, starting with Genesis 1:28 of the Old Testament, which instructs 'man' to 'subdue the earth,' and 'dominate' all living things.
Washington tribes head to trial in dispute over fishing groundsFiled Under: 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.
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians join fight against mine dealFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians join fight against mine deal (December 9, 2014)
The defense bill that includes the controversial land swap could pass the Senate later today.
Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act signed into law by ObamaFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act signed into law by Obama (September 29, 2014)
Tribal leaders call the new law a victory for self-determination and sovereignty.
Chinook Nation preparing for another federal recognition battleFiled Under: Federal Recognition
Chinook Nation preparing for another federal recognition battle (June 25, 2014)
Tribe could file a new petition under proposed changes at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Quinault Nation weighs move of village amid repairs to seawallFiled Under: Environment
Quinault Nation weighs move of village amid repairs to seawall (June 3, 2014)
Tribe faces threat of tsunami and rising tides.
Quinault Nation to reopen lake on reservation to non-IndiansFiled Under: Environment
Quinault Nation to reopen lake on reservation to non-Indians (April 16, 2014)
The Quinault Nation of Washington will reopen a lake on the reservation to non-Indians.
Train with oil derails north of Sisseton Wahpeton ReservationFiled Under: Environment | National
Train with oil derails north of Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation (January 3, 2014)
A train of oil-tank cars derailed in North Dakota on Monday, prompting a temporary evacuation of a town north of the Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation.
Fawn Sharp: Tribes need more than an annual listening sessionFiled Under: Opinion
Fawn Sharp: Tribes need more than an annual listening session (November 15, 2013)
Fawn Sharp, the president of the Quinault Nation of Washington, calls on President Barack Obama to engage in true nation-to-nation dialogue with tribes.
Recall petition seeks ouster of four top    Quinault  Nation  leadersFiled Under: Politics
Recall petition seeks ouster of four top Quinault Nation leaders (November 6, 2013)
The four top leaders of the Quinault Nation of Washington are facing a recall.
Opinion: Tribes in Washington   manage their forest lands wellFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Tribes in Washington manage their forest lands well (August 22, 2013)
Writers say tribes in Washington contribute to economy through their forest lands.
Tribes hail  White House Council on  Native American AffairsFiled Under: National | Politics
Tribes hail White House Council on Native American Affairs (June 27, 2013)
Tribal leaders praised President Barack Obama for signing an executive order to establish the White House Council on Native American Affairs.
Tribes in Washington   join  coalition to fight   coal  export projectFiled Under: First Nations in 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...
Quinault Nation closes lake over  concerns  about  water qualityFiled Under: Environment
Quinault Nation closes lake over concerns about water quality (April 17, 2013)
The Quinault Nation of Washington has closed Lake Quinault to non-tribal fishermen until further notice. The tribe is concerned about water quality in the lake. Pollution from septic waste has...
President of Quinault Nation  to attend VAWA signing ceremonyFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
President of Quinault Nation to attend VAWA signing ceremony (March 5, 2013)
Fawn Sharp, the president of the Quinault Nation of Washington, will attend the signing of S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, on Thursday. Sharp was invited...
Tribes praise  passage of VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provisionFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribes praise passage of VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision (March 1, 2013)
Tribal leaders from across the country hailed the passage of S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, on Thursday. For the first time, Congress has enacted a...
Quinault Nation files  discrimination suit against four schoolsFiled Under: Education | Law | Sports
Quinault Nation files discrimination suit against four schools (February 26, 2013)
The Quinault Nation has filed a lawsuit against four public school districts, accusing them of discriminating against tribal athletes. The four schools dissolved the Coastal Conference after complaining about the...
Tribes hail nomination of Sally Jewell for  Interior DepartmentFiled Under: National | Politics
Tribes hail nomination of Sally Jewell for Interior Department (February 7, 2013)
Tribal leaders welcomed the nomination of Sally Jewell, the chief executive officer of Recreational Equipment Inc., as the next Secretary of the the Interior Department. Jewell doesn't have much...
Tribes hail passage of bill with disaster declaration provisionFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribes hail passage of bill with disaster declaration provision (February 1, 2013)
Tribes across the nation are welcoming a new law that allows them to request disaster declarations directly from the federal government. Under the Stafford Act, only states can request declarations....
Fawn Sharp: Daniel Inouye was a champion for   Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Fawn Sharp: Daniel Inouye was a champion for Indian Country (December 20, 2012)
From the day Senator Daniel K. Inouye first stepped foot into Indian Country he has been known as a friend, a brother and a champion of our people—to all indigenous...
Chinook Nation looking for support on  federal recognition billFiled Under: Federal Recognition
Chinook Nation looking for support on federal recognition bill (November 28, 2012)
The Chinook Nation of Washington is hoping to gain more support for federal recognition in Congress. The tribe was recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the end of...
History: Cowlitz Tribe opposed relocation to reservation in 1912 Filed Under: National
History: Cowlitz Tribe opposed relocation to reservation in 1912 (June 12, 2012)
"On June 12, 1912, The Centralia Weekly Chronicle reported the Cowlitz Tribe did not want to move onto a reservation far from their homeland. “The Cowlitz Indians are opposed to...
Community mourning death of teen from Quinault NationFiled Under: Law | National
Community mourning death of teen from Quinault Nation (April 12, 2012)
A young member of the Quinault Nation was found dead on Wednesday, just days before she was to take part in the popular Daffodil Festival in Puayllup, Washington. Alexandria Tyler...
Editorial: Quileute  Tribe can finally move to safer groundsFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Quileute Tribe can finally move to safer grounds (February 24, 2012)
"For decades, the tribe has lobbied Congress, asking the federal government to return to the tribe some of the higher ground adjacent to the village, which is within the boundaries...
Quinault Nation issued voluntary recall for   processing plantFiled Under: Health
Quinault Nation issued voluntary recall for processing plant (January 16, 2012)
The Quinault Nation of Washington issued a voluntary recall of canned fish products after the Food and Drug Administration found serious problems at a tribal processing plant. The April 2011...
Washington court backs state jurisdiction over smokeshopFiled Under: Business | Law
Washington court backs state jurisdiction over smokeshop (December 9, 2011)
The state of Washington can assert criminal jurisdiction over a smokeshop located in Indian Country, the Washington Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. The Comenout family owns and operates the Indian...
Fawn Sharp, Quinault, is  first woman elected ATNI   presidentFiled Under: National | Politics
Fawn Sharp, Quinault, is first woman elected ATNI president (September 26, 2011)
Fawn R. Sharp, the chairwoman of the Quinault Nation of Washington, has been elected president of the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians. Sharp is the first woman to lead...
Billy Frank: Washington tribes reacting to change in climateFiled Under: Opinion
Billy Frank: Washington tribes reacting to change in climate (June 3, 2011)
"The pictures don't lie. Climate change combined with the continued loss of salmon habitat caused by human development is taking a toll on natural resources. The damage to salmon and...
Second defendant sentenced in death of  Quinault  Nation manFiled Under: Law
Second defendant sentenced in death of Quinault Nation man (March 18, 2011)
A member of the Yakama Nation of Washington was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for the death of Daniel Simmons, who was a member of the Quinault Nation....

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