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Trump team discourages tribes from seeking land away from their reservations
National | Politics | Trust
Trump team discourages tribes from seeking land away from their reservations (October 4, 2017)
The Trump administration is dropping a bomb on Indian Country by proposing dramatic changes to the land-into-trust process.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians choose Leonard Forsman as new president
Politics
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians choose Leonard Forsman as new president (September 21, 2017)
Leonard Forsman, the chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, is the new president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians.

Suquamish Tribe looks to address homelessness on reservation with tiny houses
National
Suquamish Tribe looks to address homelessness on reservation with tiny houses (September 21, 2017)
The Suquamish Tribe is taking a unique approach to homelessness on its reservation in Washington.

President Obama elevates role of Suquamish Tribe chairman on key panel
Environment | National | Politics
President Obama elevates role of Suquamish Tribe chairman on key panel (November 4, 2016)
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation raised questions about the Dakota Access Pipeline earlier this year.

White House task force to address treaty issues in Washington
Environment | Politics
White House task force to address treaty issues in Washington (October 19, 2016)
The Federal Puget Sound Task Force will coordinate salmon recovery and treaty protection efforts among federal, tribal and state agencies.

Editorial: Judge wrong to assert authority at Indian allotment
Opinion
Editorial: Judge wrong to assert authority at Indian allotment (February 19, 2016)
Whether three-quarter acre, 300 acres or 300,000 acres, Indian trust land is exactly that: Indian trust land, under the jurisdiction of Federal and Tribal governments.

Judge in Washington asserts jurisdiction over Indian allotment
Business | Law
Judge in Washington asserts jurisdiction over Indian allotment (February 15, 2016)
The family that owns the allotment has been told to comply with state and local laws regarding the sale of fireworks.

Pacific Northwest tribes oppose expansion of pipeline in Canada
Canada | Environment
Pacific Northwest tribes oppose expansion of pipeline in Canada (January 27, 2016)
The four tribes in Washington say the Trans Mountain pipeline threatens their treaty protected rights and could lead to more oil spills in the Salish Sea.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians to host winter conference
National
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians to host winter conference (January 12, 2016)
ATNI represents 57 tribes in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, California and Montana.

Suquamish Tribe debuts second marijuana outlet in Washington
Business | Law | National
Suquamish Tribe debuts second marijuana outlet in Washington (December 9, 2015)
The tribe is imposing the same 37 percent tax as the state as well as an additional 8.2 percent tax on sales of marijuana at the Agate Dreams store.

Suquamish Tribe negotiates agreement to enforce state laws
Law
Suquamish Tribe negotiates agreement to enforce state laws (December 1, 2015)
The memorandum of understanding would allow tribal police officers to enforce laws against non-Indians.

Squaxin Island Tribe to open marijuana store on November 12
Business | Law | National
Squaxin Island Tribe to open marijuana store on November 12 (November 10, 2015)
The store in Shelton, Washington, is the first marijuana retail outlet in Indian Country.

Tribes to access criminal databases with DOJ pilot project
Law | National
Tribes to access criminal databases with DOJ pilot project (November 6, 2015)
The tribes will be gain access to national criminal databases as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.

Hilary Bricken: Suquamish Tribe enters landmark marijuana deal
Business | Law | Opinion
Hilary Bricken: Suquamish Tribe enters landmark marijuana deal (September 22, 2015)
The compact will give the Suquamish Tribe some competitive advantages over state marijuana licensees.

Suquamish Tribe signs first marijuana compact in Washington
Business | Law | National
Suquamish Tribe signs first marijuana compact in Washington (September 15, 2015)
The tribe plans to open a retail marijuana outlet on the Port Madison Reservation later this year.

9th Circuit sides with Suquamish Tribe in fishing rights dispute
Environment | Law
9th Circuit sides with Suquamish Tribe in fishing rights dispute (July 28, 2015)
A dispute arose with the Tulalip Tribes, whose leaders tried to exclude certain fishing grounds from a ruling made back in 1975.

Walt Lamar: Washington tribes take action to battle drug abuse
Opinion
Walt Lamar: Washington tribes take action to battle drug abuse (June 9, 2015)
Prescription drug overdoses are up for the 11th straight year, and according to the Center for Disease Control, 44 people die every day from a prescription drug overdose-- usually involving opioid painkillers.

Suquamish Tribe reports results of election for council members
Politics
Suquamish Tribe reports results of election for council members (March 18, 2015)
Rich Purser, Sammy Mabe and Luther 'Jay' Mills won their election bids.

Washington bill authorizes tribal-state marijuana agreements
Law | National | Politics
Washington bill authorizes tribal-state marijuana agreements (February 12, 2015)
The Suquamish Tribe supports the measure, Chairman Leonard Forsman said.

Red Lake Nation to hold community meetings on legal marijuana
Business | Law | National
Red Lake Nation to hold community meetings on legal marijuana (February 9, 2015)
Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. is warning that the process will move slowly.

Suquamish Tribe to rebury remains uncovered three years ago
Environment
Suquamish Tribe to rebury remains uncovered three years ago (February 6, 2015)
The homeowners didn't report the discovery because they didn't want to deal with the situation.

Suquamish Tribe shares fish from hatchery at annual giveaway
Environment
Suquamish Tribe shares fish from hatchery at annual giveaway (October 21, 2014)
People lined up on Monday for free fish from the Grovers Creek Hatchery.

Former employee sentenced for stealing from Suquamish Tribe
Law
Former employee sentenced for stealing from Suquamish Tribe (May 13, 2014)
A former employee of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington was sentenced to 15 months on embezzlement charges.

Suquamish Tribe asserts right to determine policy on marijuana
Business | Law | National
Suquamish Tribe asserts right to determine policy on marijuana (April 7, 2014)
The Suquamish Tribe of Washington is asserting authority over the growth, sale and distribution of marijuana on the reservation.

Leonard Forsman wins re-election as chair of Suquamish Tribe
Politics
Leonard Forsman wins re-election as chair of Suquamish Tribe (March 18, 2014)
The Suquamish Tribe of Washington held elections at a general council meeting on Saturday.

BIA adds golf course property to Suquamish Tribe's reservation
Business | Trust
BIA adds golf course property to Suquamish Tribe's reservation (February 28, 2014)
The Port Madison Reservation, home to the Suquamish Tribe of Washington, has just grown in size.

Washington Tribes: Pipeline project threatens Native way of life
Canada | Opinion
Washington Tribes: Pipeline project threatens Native way of life (February 17, 2014)
Leaders of four Washington oppose energy pipeline that would run from British Columbia to the Salish Sea.

Suquamish Tribe welcomes return of items from historic site
Education
Suquamish Tribe welcomes return of items from historic site (November 1, 2013)
The Suquamish Tribe of Washington celebrated the return of artifacts from the Old Man House village site, the historic home of Chief Seattle.

Tribes in Washington  being consulted about return of artifacts
Environment | Federal Recognition
Tribes in Washington being consulted about return of artifacts (October 30, 2013)
The Port of Seattle, Washington, is consulting two tribes about the return of artifacts taken from a historic village.

Same-sex couple makes history under Suquamish Tribe's law
Law | National
Same-sex couple makes history under Suquamish Tribe's law (September 13, 2013)
The first same-sex couple was married under the laws of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington on Wednesday.

Suquamish  Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman named to ACHP
Environment | National
Suquamish Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman named to ACHP (May 9, 2013)
Leonard Forsman, the chairman of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington, has been appointed to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation by President Barack Obama. Forsman has served as chairman of...

Suquamish Tribe  picks    newcomers for vice chair and treasurer
Politics
Suquamish Tribe picks newcomers for vice chair and treasurer (March 19, 2013)
Members of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington elected two newcomers to the council. Wayne George, 58, was elected vice chairman. He defeated five candidates for the post. Robin Little Wing...

Leonard Forsman: Suquamish Tribe has long presence in bay
Opinion
Leonard Forsman: Suquamish Tribe has long presence in bay (February 1, 2013)
"Recent articles appearing in Crosscut, High Country News and other media outlets have ignored, or at the least discounted, the antiquity of the Suquamish Tribe’s presence in Port Gamble Bay....

Opinion: Suquamish Tribe lawsuit puts military  safety at risk
Opinion
Opinion: Suquamish Tribe lawsuit puts military safety at risk (September 21, 2012)
"This action is probably as American as mom and apple pie, but it doesn't encourage or nurture loving relationships, nor does it taste very good. Unfortunately it happens all too...

Editorial: Suquamish Tribe doesn't have treaty right on its side
Opinion
Editorial: Suquamish Tribe doesn't have treaty right on its side (September 4, 2012)
"When is a fishing right not a right to fish? Put another way, can you have a right and be wrong? Those questions remain to be settled since the Suquamish...

Leonard Forsman: Suquamish Tribe forced to file suit on treaty
Opinion
Leonard Forsman: Suquamish Tribe forced to file suit on treaty (August 30, 2012)
"Today, with over 1,100 people employed in its government operations and business ventures, the Suquamish Tribe is one of the largest employers in Kitsap County. The purpose of the Tribe's...

Suquamish Tribe sues to stop Navy from building $715M wharf
Environment | National
Suquamish Tribe sues to stop Navy from building $715M wharf (August 28, 2012)
The Suquamish Tribe of Washington is suing the U.S. Navy and other federal agencies to stop the construction of a $715 million explosives handling wharf. The tribe say the wharf...

Gyasi Ross: Fireworks and freedom on the Suquamish Reservation
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Fireworks and freedom on the Suquamish Reservation (July 5, 2012)
"For many Indians, fireworks seasons is about freedom. I know that this is time for many to puff poetic about the political significance of Fourth of July, both positive and...

Suquamish Tribe walk raises awareness of domestic violence
Law | National | Politics
Suquamish Tribe walk raises awareness of domestic violence (May 2, 2012)
Members of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington participated in the first "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on the reservation. About 30 men and women donned heels to raise...

Washington tribal police officers involved in a fatal shooting
Law
Washington tribal police officers involved in a fatal shooting (December 9, 2011)
Police officers from two tribes were involved in a fatal shooting in Washington on Thursday. The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe and the Suquamish Tribe served a warrant on Stacy Stanley...

Young Suquamish woman  wins Seattle Human Rights Award
National
Young Suquamish woman wins Seattle Human Rights Award (December 8, 2011)
Heather Purser, a member of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington, will receive the city of Seattle's Human Rights Award tonight. Purser, 28, convinced her tribe to approve same-sex marriage. She...

Leonard Forsman: Marriage law shows Suquamish tribal values
Opinion
Leonard Forsman: Marriage law shows Suquamish tribal values (September 15, 2011)
"Last month, the Suquamish Tribal Council amended its existing Marriage and Divorce Ordinance to permit marriages regardless of the couple's gender. The amendment passed by a unanimous vote of the...

Column: Exhibit shares ties between Native and African lives
Opinion
Column: Exhibit shares ties between Native and African lives (August 29, 2011)
"The last Suquamish tribal member fluent in Lushootseed was Lawrence Webster, who some might have called a black man. His family story introduces "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas,"...

NPR: Suquamish Tribe passes resolution for same-sex marriage
National
NPR: Suquamish Tribe passes resolution for same-sex marriage (August 23, 2011)
"Same-sex marriage is now legal for a tiny sliver of Washington state. The seven-member Suquamish tribal council has voted unanimously to allow the unions. At least one of the partners...

Same-sex marriage not controversial for small Suquamish  Tribe
National
Same-sex marriage not controversial for small Suquamish Tribe (August 12, 2011)
The Suquamish Tribe of Washington made history and headlines this month when it approved same-sex marriage. But unlike controversial battles throughout the U.S., same-sex marriage was not an issue...

KUOW: Suquamish  Tribe makes history on same-sex marriages
Law | National
KUOW: Suquamish Tribe makes history on same-sex marriages (August 4, 2011)
"The Suquamish tribe has about a thousand members. One of them, a 28–year–old Seattle woman, pushed the tribe for years to open up marriage to same–sex couples. This week, the...

Young Suquamish  woman wins effort for same-sex marriages
Law | National
Young Suquamish woman wins effort for same-sex marriages (August 3, 2011)
It took a few years but Heather Purser was finally successful in getting the Suquamish Tribe of Washington to recognize same-sex marriages. Purser, 28, started lobbying tribal leaders after she...

Suquamish  Tribe approves  resolution for same-sex marriages
Law | National
Suquamish Tribe approves resolution for same-sex marriages (August 2, 2011)
The Suquamish Tribe of Washington has legalized same-sex marriage. The tribe adopted a resolution that the general council approved in March. After a public hearing in June, the law was...

Suquamish Tribe fires three officers for  failing  fitness program
Health | Law
Suquamish Tribe fires three officers for failing fitness program (May 6, 2011)
The Suquamish Tribe of Washington fired three police officers who didn't live up to a new fitness policy. Last year, officers were given a fitness test consisting of a a...

Column: Suquamish Tribe deserves credit for   restoring salmon
Environment | Opinion
Column: Suquamish Tribe deserves credit for restoring salmon (March 22, 2011)
"Paul Dorn's recent talk — titled "A 34-year perspective on Salmon Restoration in Kitsap County" — caused me to reflect on the state of local salmon populations and reaffirmed my...

Suquamish  Tribe turns treaty fishing right  into global   money maker
Business | World
Suquamish Tribe turns treaty fishing right into global money maker (February 3, 2011)
The Suquamish Tribe of Washington is turning its treaty fishing right into an economic development machine. The tribe's waters are home to one of the world's largest colonies of geoducks,...

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