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Swinomish Tribe set to open substance abuse treatment center in Washington
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Swinomish Tribe set to open substance abuse treatment center in Washington (October 11, 2017)
The Swinomish Tribe will be providing a comprehensive set of services at its new substance abuse treatment center in Washington.

Terri Hansen: Tribes were the first climate refugees and the first with resilience plans
Environment | National
Terri Hansen: Tribes were the first climate refugees and the first with resilience plans (September 5, 2017)
The Swinomish of Washington produced a climate adaptation plan two years before the state. Now it’s a template for all of Indian Country.

YES! Magazine: Coastal tribes preserve culture and health with clams
Canada | Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Coastal tribes preserve culture and health with clams (July 7, 2017)
Coast Salish people did not only harvest shellfish from the wild, but they actively managed beaches into productive clam beds to ensure a dependable food source.

Swinomish Tribe still pursuing lawsuit against oil trains on reservation
Environment | Law
Swinomish Tribe still pursuing lawsuit against oil trains on reservation (June 14, 2017)
The Swinomish Tribe has won another ruling in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the transport of crude oil through its reservation in Washington.

Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance
Environment | National | Politics | World
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.

Swinomish Tribe moves ahead with plan for drug treatment center
Health
Swinomish Tribe moves ahead with plan for drug treatment center (March 31, 2017)
The didgwálič Wellness Center would provide a wide range of services for people who are addicted to opioids.

Swinomish Tribe seeks recognition of original treaty boundary
Law | Trust
Swinomish Tribe seeks recognition of original treaty boundary (December 14, 2016)
Chairman Brian Cladoosby: 'Our people have been fighting for this since 1873.'

Mark Trahant: Success stories in Indian Country's health system
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Success stories in Indian Country's health system (July 5, 2016)
Doing more with less is part of the operating framework at tribal health facilities, nonprofits that operate health clinics for a Native community, and, even for the Indian Health Service.

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.

Dental group appears to relent on therapists in Indian Country
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Dental group appears to relent on therapists in Indian Country (May 24, 2016)
The American Dental Association won't fight a new dental health aide therapist program started by the Swinomish Tribe of Washington.

Swinomish Tribe faces racist and violent threats due to fishing
Environment | National
Swinomish Tribe faces racist and violent threats due to fishing (May 13, 2016)
Anti-Indian sentiments are once again surfacing in Washington as fishermen clash with tribes over their treaty-protected rights.

Indian Country battles dental industry over dental health aides
Health | National
Indian Country battles dental industry over dental health aides (February 16, 2016)
Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are leading the way for dental health aide therapists after a successful effort in Alaska.

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.

Swinomish Tribe hires first dental aide therapist in Washington
Health | National
Swinomish Tribe hires first dental aide therapist in Washington (January 4, 2016)
Chairman Brian Cladoosby said the tribe was taking action in order to improve oral health care among Native Americans.

Former police chief from Swinomish Tribe sentenced for theft
Law
Former police chief from Swinomish Tribe sentenced for theft (November 10, 2015)
Thomas J. Schlicker admitted that he stole more than $33,000 from the tribe by directing funds to a secret bank account.

Landowners from Swinomish Tribe see $3.8M for Cobell buy-back
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Landowners from Swinomish Tribe see $3.8M for Cobell buy-back (October 27, 2015)
Nearly 200 landowners on the reservation in Washington have received offers under the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Former police chief for Swinomish Tribe pleads guilty to theft
Law
Former police chief for Swinomish Tribe pleads guilty to theft (July 30, 2015)
Thomas J. Schlicker, who served as police chief for 17 years, admitted that he stole more than $30,000.

Mark Trahant: Sovereignty in action with dental health programs
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Sovereignty in action with dental health programs (July 8, 2015)
Current law might prevent the Indian Health Service from investing in better oral health care delivery; but it does not say anything about a tribal health program.

Brian Cladoosby announces bid for re-election as NCAI president
National | Politics
Brian Cladoosby announces bid for re-election as NCAI president (July 7, 2015)
The chairman of the Swinomish Tribe of Washington promises to unite tribes as they advance their interests across the nation.

Washington fights tribal treaty rights decision before 9th Circuit
Environment | Law | National
Washington fights tribal treaty rights decision before 9th Circuit (July 6, 2015)
A federal judge ordered the state to fix more than 800 culverts that prevent salmon from returning to usual and accustomed tribal fishing places.

Swinomish Tribe pledges to offset losses in local property taxes
Law | National
Swinomish Tribe pledges to offset losses in local property taxes (April 20, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals have affirmed that state and local governments cannot impose taxes on Indian land.

Swinomish Tribe files suit to stop oil trains through reservation
Environment | Law | National
Swinomish Tribe files suit to stop oil trains through reservation (April 7, 2015)
The complaint accuses BNSF Railway of breaking an agreement by shipping large amounts of Bakken crude through the tribe's lands without permission.

Former police chief from Swinomish Tribe indicted for stealing
Law
Former police chief from Swinomish Tribe indicted for stealing (March 23, 2015)
Federal authorities say Thomas J. Schlicker stole more than $30,000 between 2008 and 2014.

EPA investigates refinery incident at request of Swinomish Tribe
Environment | National
EPA investigates refinery incident at request of Swinomish Tribe (February 24, 2015)
Elderly and young members had trouble breathing due to strange odors from the Shell refinery and some ended up in the hospital.

DOI signs land buy-back agreements with Washington tribes
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
DOI signs land buy-back agreements with Washington tribes (January 13, 2015)
The Squaxin Island Tribe and the Swinomish Tribe will facilitate outreach and education.

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.

NPR: Interview with Brian Cladoosby, new president of NCAI
National | Politics
NPR: Interview with Brian Cladoosby, new president of NCAI (November 22, 2013)
NPR interviews Brian Cladoosby, the chairman of the Swinomish Tribe of Washington who was recently elected president of the National Congress of American Indians.

OPB: Swinomish Tribe wins decision in Washington water case
Environment | Law
OPB: Swinomish Tribe wins decision in Washington water case (October 4, 2013)
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on a victory for the Swinomish Tribe in a water dispute in Washington.

Swinomish leader Brian Cladoosby runs for NCAI president

Swinomish leader Brian Cladoosby runs for NCAI president (June 26, 2013)
Brian Cladoosby, the chairman of the Swinomish Tribe of Washington, is running for president of the National Congress of American Indians.

Tribes in Washington   join  coalition to fight   coal  export project
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...

Editorial: Swinomish Tribe should drop lawsuit over burial site
Law | Opinion
Editorial: Swinomish Tribe should drop lawsuit over burial site (April 15, 2013)
Newspaper calls on Swinomish Tribe to drop a lawsuit over the excavation of a burial site: The Swinomish Indian Tribe is seeking $9 million from City of Oak Harbor after...

Blog: Swinomish Tribe battles state over water policies
Environment | Law
Blog: Swinomish Tribe battles state over water policies (April 12, 2012)
"Washington state’s Swinomish tribe faces a water rights battle in the Skagit River basin, the likes of which we have seen before. It’s reminiscent of the dispute that broke out...

Tribes and First Nations taking part in 2011 Paddle to Swinomish
Canada | National
Tribes and First Nations taking part in 2011 Paddle to Swinomish (July 25, 2011)
The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community of Washington is hosting hundreds of paddlers from tribes in the U.S. and First Nations in Canada this week. Starting today, more than 100 canoes...

Robert Joe, former Swinomish  chairman, passes away at 73
National
Robert Joe, former Swinomish chairman, passes away at 73 (June 24, 2011)
Robert Joe Jr., a former chairman of the Swinomish Tribal Community in Washington, died on Wednesday. He was 73. Joe served 18 years as chairman. Overall, he spent 26 years...

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