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Underscore.news: Torn apart
Underscore.news: Torn apart (June 4, 2020)

COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of events everywhere. But in Indian Country, not congregating comes with added cost—and risk.


Warm Springs Tribes seek $12.25 million for damages from fire
Warm Springs Tribes seek $12.25 million for damages from fire (August 7, 2019)

The Nena Springs Fire started on a ranch near the Warm Springs Reservation and ended up burning more than 68,000 acres in Oregon.


Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation (June 5, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation (June 3, 2019)

Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at meeting (May 13, 2019)

Bills affecting Indian education, treaty rights and water rights are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs gets back to work with hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs gets back to work with hearing (April 29, 2019)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on bills affecting Indian education, treaty rights and tribal homelands.


Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress
Indian Country's legislative priorities inch forward in divided Congress (April 29, 2019)

Lawmakers are getting back to work after an extended recess and their schedule is jam-packed with Indian Country happenings.


President Trump signs two more Indian Country bills into law
President Trump signs two more Indian Country bills into law (December 12, 2018)

Policies adopted during more paternalistic eras of federal Indian policy are finally coming to an end.


Warm Springs Tribes capture images of first wolf pups
Warm Springs Tribes capture images of first wolf pups (August 30, 2018)

Two wolf pups are growing up on the Warm Springs Reservation, in the shadow of iconic Mount Hood in Oregon.


Warm Springs Tribes confirm closure of Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa
Warm Springs Tribes confirm closure of Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa (August 29, 2018)

Efforts to save the storied Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa in Oregon have failed.


Elders of Warm Springs Tribes protest plan to close resort
Elders of Warm Springs Tribes protest plan to close resort (July 20, 2018)

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs are planning to close a resort on the reservation and elders aren't happy about it.


Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington
Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington (June 7, 2018)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to clear up a cloud hanging over marijuana in Indian Country and in states across the nation.


Teen ordered to apologize to treaty tribes for starting massive fire
Teen ordered to apologize to treaty tribes for starting massive fire (May 22, 2018)

A 15-year-old boy started a massive fire that endangered treaty and cultural resources along the Columbia River.


Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon
Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon (May 15, 2018)

President Donald Trump will soon be getting another Indian bill to sign thanks to bipartisan action on Capitol Hill.


High Country News: Northwest tribes in fight against fossil fuels
High Country News: Northwest tribes in fight against fossil fuels (March 28, 2018)

Two Pacific Northwest conflicts exemplify a union between tribal nations and anti-fossil fuel advocates.


Warm Springs landowners see nearly $3.7 million in Cobell offers
Warm Springs landowners see nearly $3.7 million in Cobell offers (March 22, 2018)

Landowners from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs are seeing nearly $3.7 million in offers for their fractional interests on the reservation.


Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe joins marijuana industry with new store
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe joins marijuana industry with new store (March 6, 2018)

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is joining the marijuana industry with the opening of High Point in Washington.


House subcommittee schedules hearing on tribal self-determination and land bills
House subcommittee schedules hearing on tribal self-determination and land bills (November 9, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will take testimony on three tribal self-determination and land bills on November 15.


White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes
White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes (October 31, 2017)

Lawmakers from Oregon and Washington are calling on the Trump administration to honor the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.


Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs sign agreement for Cobell buy-back program
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs sign agreement for Cobell buy-back program (October 18, 2017)

The Trump administration has entered into the first new agreement since announcing a change in direction for the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


Warm Springs Tribes offer exclusive and pricey option for viewing solar eclipse
Warm Springs Tribes offer exclusive and pricey option for viewing solar eclipse (August 7, 2017)

A total solar eclipse is coming to America on August 21 and viewing options exist in Indian Country.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes testimony on three bills at hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes testimony on three bills at hearing (July 12, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to July schedule
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to July schedule (June 29, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets on July 12 to consider bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.


Young member of Warm Springs Tribes reaches deal in marijuana case
Young member of Warm Springs Tribes reaches deal in marijuana case (August 5, 2016)

Amid widespread attention, federal prosecutors are planning to drop their case against Devontre Thomas, 19.


Young member of Warm Springs Tribes hit with marijuana charge
Young member of Warm Springs Tribes hit with marijuana charge (August 4, 2016)

A year-old incident at Chemawa Indian School in Oregon led to a single charge against Devontre Thomas, 19, who graduated in May.


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.


Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economy
Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economy (May 20, 2016)

Sales are due to begin in early 2017 and there are plans to open retail locations off the reservation.


Warm Springs Tribes secure vote against proposed water plant
Warm Springs Tribes secure vote against proposed water plant (May 18, 2016)

Nestle, the world's largest food company, wanted to tap into a spring in the tribe's treaty territory.


Warm Springs Tribes back measure to block water bottling plant
Warm Springs Tribes back measure to block water bottling plant (May 12, 2016)

The world's largest food company wants to tap into a local spring and market the water but tribal members say the project threatens their treaty rights and way of life.


Ben Thiel: USDA loan helps young Indian rancher grow her business
Ben Thiel: USDA loan helps young Indian rancher grow her business (May 9, 2016)

We’re committed to helping producers build strong farming and ranching communities, while helping them to manage their risks as they grow their business.


Warm Springs Tribes break ground on greenhouse to grow marijuana
Warm Springs Tribes break ground on greenhouse to grow marijuana (May 6, 2016)

The tribe will be the first in Oregon to enter the marijuana industry and appears to have the blessing of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River
Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River (April 20, 2016)

An appropriations bill advancing in Congress urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete plans for a new tribal village at The Dalles Dam.


Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes
Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes (April 14, 2016)

Help might finally be on the way for four treaty tribes whose members are forced to endure substandard living conditions along the Columbia River.


Warm Springs Tribes close timber mill after decades of operation
Warm Springs Tribes close timber mill after decades of operation (April 13, 2016)

The Warm Springs Forest Products Industries has been experiencing serious financial issues.


Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia River
Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia River (April 11, 2016)

Another year cannot pass without action to improve living conditions and provide more housing for the people whose culture and heritage are at one with the majestic Columbia River.


Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribes
Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribes (March 15, 2016)

The four Columbia River treaty tribes lost prime fishing sites due to the construction of dams between the 1930s through the 1970s.


Warm Springs Tribes schedule referendum on legal marijuana
Warm Springs Tribes schedule referendum on legal marijuana (November 17, 2015)

An economic study predicted $173 million in net profits over seven years from a commercial marijuana facility.


Warm Springs Tribes welcome early start to huckleberry season
Warm Springs Tribes welcome early start to huckleberry season (July 28, 2015)

The tribe retains a treaty right to gather huckleberries on public lands.


Warm Springs Tribes consider marijuana as economic opportunity
Warm Springs Tribes consider marijuana as economic opportunity (April 9, 2015)

Marijuana is legal in Oregon for recreational use and the tribe might be able to enter the budding industry.


Warm Springs Tribes suspend treasurer amid financial concerns
Warm Springs Tribes suspend treasurer amid financial concerns (March 17, 2015)

Former treasurer-secretary Jake Suppah claims the tribe is about to run out of money for key programs and for per capita payments.


Warm Springs Tribes enact policy for Indian preference in hiring
Warm Springs Tribes enact policy for Indian preference in hiring (March 10, 2015)

The policy will be overseen by the new Tribal Employment Rights Office.


Warm Springs Tribes play host to unmanned drone test grounds
Warm Springs Tribes play host to unmanned drone test grounds (January 30, 2015)

The tribe is part of a partnership with the states of Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii.


NWPR: Tribes take steps to control growing herds of wild horses
NWPR: Tribes take steps to control growing herds of wild horses (October 30, 2014)

Northwest Public Radio reports on efforts by tribes to control the growing wild horse populations on their reservations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.


US House candidate John Lewis proud of Warm Springs heritage
US House candidate John Lewis proud of Warm Springs heritage (August 18, 2014)

John Lewis, the Democratic candidate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat, talked about his tribal heritage at a campaign stop on the Crow Reservation.


Tribal sex offender who failed to register arrested in California
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Tribal sex offender who failed to register arrested in California (April 25, 2014)

A sex offender who failed to register with the Warm Springs Tribes of Oregon has been arrested in California.


Warm Springs Tribes concerned about megaload shipments
Warm Springs Tribes concerned about megaload shipments (November 26, 2013)

The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation have raised concerns about a megaload shipment in Oregon.


In the Loop: Turkey donates $200K to Warm Springs Tribes
In the Loop: Turkey donates $200K to Warm Springs Tribes (November 12, 2013)

Turkey’s Agency for Cooperation and Collaboration is awarding $200,000 to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon.


Sex offender arrested after leaving Warm Springs Reservation
Sex offender arrested after leaving Warm Springs Reservation (November 4, 2013)

A sex offender was arrested, then released, after leaving the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon.


KLCC: Warm Springs Tribes look for ways to grow  economy
KLCC: Warm Springs Tribes look for ways to grow economy (August 29, 2013)

Officials with the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon are looking for ways to improve the economy.


Warm Springs Tribes battle high rates of crime  on reservation
Warm Springs Tribes battle high rates of crime on reservation (November 6, 2012)

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon are working to battle high rates of crime on the reservation. With a population of a little more than 5,000, the...


IRS official questioned about taxation of per capita payments
IRS official questioned about taxation of per capita payments (September 19, 2012)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing last Friday to discuss taxation of per capita payments. Prior to the hearing, the Internal Revenue Service issued...


Update on fires burning in Washington, Idaho and Colorado
Update on fires burning in Washington, Idaho and Colorado (August 21, 2012)

Wildfires have been keeping tribes busy in Washington, Idaho and Colorado. The Yakama Nation of Washington said a fire caused by lightning has grown to 500 acres. A crew from...


OPB: Warm Springs Tribes aims to restore fish and wildlife habitat
OPB: Warm Springs Tribes aims to restore fish and wildlife habitat (August 2, 2012)

"It was moving day last Thursday on the Middle Fork John Day River – not for human residents but for some 8,800 aquatic denizens, from threatened steelhead fish to spotted...


OPB: Warm Springs Tribes move forward with $11M school plan
OPB: Warm Springs Tribes move forward with $11M school plan (July 12, 2012)

"Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have decided to spend nearly $11 million to build a new school. The vote was essentially a re-do of a referendum that...


House passes bill to allow Columbia River tribes to kill sea lions
House passes bill to allow Columbia River tribes to kill sea lions (June 20, 2012)

The House voted 232 to 188 on Tuesday to pass H.R. 2578, a measure that includes provisions to allow Columbia River treaty tribes to kill sea lions that eat endangered...


Warm Springs Reservation men sentenced for their crimes
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Warm Springs Reservation men sentenced for their crimes (December 13, 2011)

Two young men from the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon were sentenced for separate crimes. Ted L. Barney, Jr., 23, was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison. He pleaded...


OPB: FAA rejects drone testing on Warm Springs Reservation
OPB: FAA rejects drone testing on Warm Springs Reservation (October 5, 2011)

"The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs is looking to open the skies above its reservation to companies that want to test Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones. But those plans...


Warm Springs Tribes use stimulus funds for telecom startup
Warm Springs Tribes use stimulus funds for telecom startup (April 13, 2011)

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon are using a $5.6 million stimulus grant to open a telecommunications company. The tribe will provide phone service, high-sped Internet and...


FBI investigates fatal shooting by Warm Springs  police officer
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FBI investigates fatal shooting by Warm Springs police officer (March 22, 2011)

The FBI is investigating a fatal shooting by a police officer for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon. Vernon Leroy Middleton, 22, was shot and killed during...


Columbia River treaty tribes back bill to lethally remove sea lions
Columbia River treaty tribes back bill to lethally remove sea lions (March 9, 2011)

Tribes with treaty rights on the Columbia River support a bill that will allow them to lethally remove California sea lions in order to protect endangered salmon runs. H.R.964, the...