It took nearly 80 years for the federal government to agree to pay the Spokane Tribe for the loss of homes, lands and sacred sites.
After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will advance a bill to compensate the Spokane Tribe and another to update the Tribal Law and Order Act at a business meeting.
The Spokane Tribe is among the many communities seeking to host a second headquarters for online retailer Amazon.
A new public safety network could help Indian Country avoid the types of communications problems seen by the Spokane Tribe when a fire hit the reservation in Washington.
Four tribes have already entered into marijuana compacts with the state and more are on the way.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.
The Cayuse Mountain Fire, which destroyed more than 18,000 acres on the reservation, is the second largest in Washington history.
Fellow tribes have sent fire crews and donations to help families in need on the Washington reservation.
The Spokane Tribe and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will work closely with federal agencies to address economic development, employment and other needs.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved a bill to reform the Bureau of Indian Education amid objections about funding levels.
Three bills are on the agenda for the business meeting while the hearing will focus on a veterans health and the Johnson O’Malley program.
A prominent coalition of activists, artists and at least one elected tribal leader joined a campaign aimed at putting an end to the controversial practice.
The only school with a ''Redskins' mascot happens to be located on the Spokane Reservation.
The expansion of the Mt. Spokane ski area will require the logging of an old-growth forest that has been used by tribal members.
The Carpenter Road Fire has burned more than 65,000 acres since August 13, destroying 18 homes along the way.
Carol Evans was the first woman to serve on the council and now she's the first one to serve as chair.
Tribal members approved the change by a 309 to 268 vote.
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 National Museum of the American Indian continues its Meet Native America series.
The Spokane Tribe has been working closely with the Spokane Indians baseball team for several years, putting the Salish language on jerseys this season.
Randy Ramos was selected for his tireless efforts to promote higher education among Native Americans.
Newspaper says Spokane Tribe should be given more time to comment on the $193 million cleanup plan for the Midnite Mine.
The Spokane Tribe of Washington is continuing its collaboration with the Spokane Indians baseball team.
Charlene Abrahamson wonders why the state of Oregon won't accept identification issued by tribes in Washington.
Joe Pakootas, a former chairman of the Colville Tribes of Washington, is running for Congress.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved S.1448, the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act, at a business meeting last week.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this afternoon on S.919, the Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act.
Al Jazeera reports on Washington Initiative 502, which authorizes the use and possession of marijuana in limited circumstances, and its affect on tribes.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a business meeting and hearing on Wednesday.
The Spokane Tribe of Washington has set water quality standards that are stricter than the state's.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and hearing next Thursday, November 14.
The Spokane Tribe and Washington State University will work together on a youth project.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a business meeting and hearing this afternoon.
Chet Arlie Moses, a 28-year-old member of the Spokane Tribe of Washington, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for assaulting a woman.
A tribally owned refinery project costing $450 million is getting closer to development stages.
Rodney W. Abrahamson, the vice chairman of the Spokane Tribe of Washington, was cited for taking part in a bison hunt in Montana, The Spokesman Review reports. Abrahamson went hunting...
The Spokane Tribe of Washington arrested a man who escaped from a detention facility. Tribal police went to a hotel room in Airway Heights to execute a search warrant. They...
[The Ledger Art of George Flett - Tinman Store] George Flett, a member of the Spokane Tribe of Washington who was recognized for his ledger art, died on Wednesday....
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting this afternoon prior to a hearing on the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Carcieri v. Salazar and Salazar v. Patchak....
"Brush covers a small cement trough, as a creek trickles nearby. The Spokane Tribe of Indians used to drink and bathe in this water during the powwow season. But now,...
"There are a number of landmarks around town honoring the legacy of Spokane Garry, the storied leader in the Spokane Tribe of Indians who is also considered the region’s first...
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has set the briefing schedule for challenges to the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit. Briefs are due October 17 and...
"Spokane County’s $173 million sewage treatment plant is ready to be tested. Conceivably it could be operating by year’s end and making an immediate reduction in the amount of PCBs...
Clifford Arlen Matherly, a former jail deputy for the Spokane Tribe of Washington, pleaded not guilty to a sexual abuse charge. Federal prosecutors say Matherly, 35, assaulted a woman who...
The Spokane Tribe is set to meet with state and federal officials to discuss a $173 million sewage treatment plant in Spokane County, Washington. The tribe is worried about the...
A former employee of the Spokane Tribe of Washington has been indicted in federal court on theft charges. Jack L. LeBret, the former director of the Spokane Tribal EMS Department,...