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Coquille Tribe surprised with collection of historic woven basketsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Coquille Tribe surprised with collection of historic woven baskets (April 5, 2017)
Three of the baskets are believed to more than a century old.
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians enter into mascot agreementFiled Under: Education
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians enter into mascot agreement (April 4, 2017)
The Rogue River School District will keep its 'Chieftain' mascot and add tribal history to the curriculum
Grand Ronde Tribes secure approval of school mascot agreementFiled Under: Education | National
Grand Ronde Tribes secure approval of school mascot agreement (March 24, 2017)
The Oregon tribe is working with public schools to address their use of Indian imagery and to include tribal history in the classrooms.
Donald Trump's Interior pick slammed sale of federal lands as 'extreme'Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Interior pick slammed sale of federal lands as 'extreme' (December 19, 2016)
Opposition to the sale of public lands appears to have played a major role in the selection of the Montana Republican to lead the Interior Department.
President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into lawFiled Under: Politics | Trust
President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into law (December 15, 2016)
The legislation makes it easier for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde to restore their homelands.
Congress passes long-awaited land bills for two tribes in OregonFiled Under: Politics | Trust
Congress passes long-awaited land bills for two tribes in Oregon (December 6, 2016)
The bills help the Siletz Tribes and the Grand Ronde Tribes restore their homelands.
Grand Ronde Tribes seek new judges after losing disenrollment disputeFiled Under: Law | National
Grand Ronde Tribes seek new judges after losing disenrollment dispute (November 8, 2016)
The Oregon tribe is replacing three judges whose last ruling put an end to a long-running disenrollment dispute.
Christopher Ketcham: Bundy verdict puts target on federal workersFiled Under: Opinion
Christopher Ketcham: Bundy verdict puts target on federal workers (November 1, 2016)
'With the jury acquittals last week of Ammon and Ryan Bundy and their accomplices in the 41-day armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon last winter, the lives of federal land managers in the American West got a whole lot more difficult.'
Jury acquits defendants for armed standoff on tribal territory in OregonFiled Under: Law | National
Jury acquits defendants for armed standoff on tribal territory in Oregon (October 28, 2016)
'This is off-the-charts unbelievable,' a defense attorney said in response to the shocking verdicts.
Jury restarts deliberations in armed standoff on tribal territoryFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Jury restarts deliberations in armed standoff on tribal territory (October 27, 2016)
A juror who once worked for the federal government was removed after questions were raised about his impartiality.
Jury deliberates verdicts in armed standoff on tribal territory in OregonFiled Under: Environment | National
Jury deliberates verdicts in armed standoff on tribal territory in Oregon (October 26, 2016)
Anti-government protesters with guns and ammunition took over a federal refuge that was once a reservation for the Burns Paiute Tribe.
Descendants of treaty signer back on rolls of Grand Ronde TribesFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Descendants of treaty signer back on rolls of Grand Ronde Tribes (October 6, 2016)
A dispute that helped draw nationwide attention to the disenrollment epidemic in Indian Country has resulted in victory.
Grand Ronde Tribes yet to add descendants of chief back to rollFiled Under: Law | National
Grand Ronde Tribes yet to add descendants of chief back to roll (September 20, 2016)
The 86 descendants of Chief Tumulth won a major tribal court case more than a month ago.
All-White jury hears opening statements in armed standoff trialFiled Under: Law | National
All-White jury hears opening statements in armed standoff trial (September 14, 2016)
An attorney for one of the ringleaders claimed the federal government didn't own a refuge that was stolen from the Burns Paiute Tribe.
Trial opens into standoff on land stolen from Burns Paiute TribeFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Trial opens into standoff on land stolen from Burns Paiute Tribe (September 13, 2016)
The armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon generated international and criminal charges.
Klamath Tribes celebrate 30th anniversary of federal restorationFiled Under: National | Federal Recognition
Klamath Tribes celebrate 30th anniversary of federal restoration (August 18, 2016)
The Oregon tribe regained federal status in 1986 after losing all of its land to termination.
Comanche citizen Patricia Davis Gibson named tribal liaison for PortlandFiled Under: Politics
Comanche citizen Patricia Davis Gibson named tribal liaison for Portland (August 10, 2016)
Patricia Davis Gibson, an attorney, has served as a tribal court judge and has worked on Native youth issues.
Leader of Grand Ronde Tribes appears to concede loss in disenrollment caseFiled Under: Law | National
Leader of Grand Ronde Tribes appears to concede loss in disenrollment case (August 9, 2016)
The descendants of a chief who signed a tribal treaty won a landmark ruling in a case that has attracted national attention.
Grand Ronde disenrollment dispute takes new turn with court rulingFiled Under: Law | National
Grand Ronde disenrollment dispute takes new turn with court ruling (August 8, 2016)
The descendants of a chief who signed an 1855 treaty are celebrating but the tribe's leader is already raising questions about the new decision.
Young member of Warm Springs Tribes reaches deal in marijuana caseFiled Under: Education | Law | National | Politics
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 chargeFiled Under: Education | Law | National
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.
Senate passes land-into-trust measures for two Oregon tribesFiled Under: Politics | Trust
Senate passes land-into-trust measures for two Oregon tribes (July 15, 2016)
The bills benefit the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
Mark Trahant: Success stories in Indian Country's health systemFiled Under: 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.
DVIDS: Grand Ronde Tribes host local disaster training exerciseFiled Under: Environment | National
DVIDS: Grand Ronde Tribes host local disaster training exercise (July 1, 2016)
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde emergency management team, community members, and local agencies took their baby steps as they participated in the Cascadia Rising Exercise on June 8.
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.
House Natural Resources Committee holds markup on Indian billsFiled Under: Politics | Trust
House Natural Resources Committee holds markup on Indian bills (June 13, 2016)
The two bills address land-into-trust issues for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon and the Tule River Tribe in California.
Member of Tulalip Tribes pleads guilty for role in Oregon standoffFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Member of Tulalip Tribes pleads guilty for role in Oregon standoff (June 10, 2016)
Eric Lee Flores, 22, was the youngest defendant charged in connection with the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Mark Trahant: A Native vote victory for Tawna Sanchez in OregonFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A Native vote victory for Tawna Sanchez in Oregon (May 25, 2016)
To me it’s cool that Tawna Sanchez will represent Portland neighborhoods in the Oregon Legislature.
Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economyFiled Under: Business | Law | National
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 plantFiled Under: Business | Environment | Politics
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.
David Lewis: Helping tribes in Oregon share their own historiesFiled Under: Education | Opinion
David Lewis: Helping tribes in Oregon share their own histories (May 18, 2016)
The Native people from this region were removed to reservations, and became an invisible population in Oregon for more than 100 years.
Warm Springs Tribes back measure to block water bottling plantFiled Under: Environment | Politics
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.
Warm Springs Tribes break ground on greenhouse to grow marijuanaFiled Under: Business | National
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.
Klamath Tribes report results of election for leadership positionsFiled Under: Politics
Klamath Tribes report results of election for leadership positions (May 3, 2016)
Don Gentry won a second, three-year term as chairman and Myra Gail Hatcher won the vice chairman's seat.
Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia RiverFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
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.
Laurie Monnes Anderson: Oregon tribes take lead on dental careFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Laurie Monnes Anderson: Oregon tribes take lead on dental care (April 19, 2016)
American Indians face alarming oral health disparities, with rates of decay in children triple that of any population in the United States.
Non-Indian woman faces criticism over 'Pow Wow Fried' food truckFiled Under: Business | National
Non-Indian woman faces criticism over 'Pow Wow Fried' food truck (April 18, 2016)
Signage for the new food truck features a teepee and a child in some sort of headdress.
Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribesFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
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 operationFiled Under: Business
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.
Mark Trahant: Another big year for Native American candidatesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Another big year for Native American candidates (April 12, 2016)
It’s tempting to see 2016 as a record year for Native American political candidates.
Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia RiverFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
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.
Northwest tribes receive $204M in contract support costs caseFiled Under: Law | National
Northwest tribes receive $204M in contract support costs case (March 29, 2016)
The money comes from a $940 settlement between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and nearly 700 tribes and tribal organizations.
Secretary Jewell meets with Burns Paiute Tribe and visits refugeFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Secretary Jewell meets with Burns Paiute Tribe and visits refuge (March 22, 2016)
The Interior Department is promising to increase the Oregon tribe's role at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, its ancestral home.
Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribesFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
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.
House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on Indian billsFiled Under: Politics | Trust
House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on Indian bills (March 14, 2016)
Three Indian bills are on the agenda: H.R.329, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act; H.R.2009, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act; and H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act.
Defendants charged for damaging sacred Burns Paiute Tribe siteFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Defendants charged for damaging sacred Burns Paiute Tribe site (March 10, 2016)
A superseding indictment was unsealed and listed more charges against 26 people in connection with the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
FBI agents failed to disclose shots fired at armed Oregon occupierFiled Under: Law | National
FBI agents failed to disclose shots fired at armed Oregon occupier (March 9, 2016)
The Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Justice is looking into the fatal shooting of the spokesperson of the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
Dollar General defends plan to open in majority Native communityFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Dollar General defends plan to open in majority Native community (March 8, 2016)
Native Americans represent nearly 55 percent of the population in Chiloquin, Oregon, and the billion-dollar company wants to open a store there.
Young member of Tulalip Tribes indicted for role in Oregon standoffFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Young member of Tulalip Tribes indicted for role in Oregon standoff (March 7, 2016)
Eric Lee Flores, 22, apparently went back and forth between his reservation and the wildlife refuge in Oregon at the start of the 41-day occupation.
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians report outcome of electionFiled Under: Politics
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians report outcome of election (March 3, 2016)
Incumbents Delores Pigsley, Alfred (Bud) Lane III and Lillie Butler won election and Pigsley retained her position as chair of the tribe.
Editorial: Coquille Tribe maintains tradition of sharing and caringFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Coquille Tribe maintains tradition of sharing and caring (March 2, 2016)
Even though many Native groups are active and successful participants in the business world, Native American groups mold their enterprises following a world view different from Western Europeans.
Klamath Tribes oppose Dollar General store due to court challengeFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Klamath Tribes oppose Dollar General store due to court challenge (March 1, 2016)
The publicly-traded company is refusing to submit to tribal jurisdiction in a case that was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Additional charges expected in armed takeover at wildlife refugeFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Additional charges expected in armed takeover at wildlife refuge (February 25, 2016)
The 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon cost taxpayers at least $3.3 million.
Umatilla Tribes play significant role in Oregon county's economyFiled Under: Business | National
Umatilla Tribes play significant role in Oregon county's economy (February 18, 2016)
The tribe is directly or indirectly responsible for 11 percent of the jobs in Umatilla County, according to an economic consultant.
Bundy family members finally charged for 2014 armed standoffFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Bundy family members finally charged for 2014 armed standoff (February 18, 2016)
Cliven, Ammon and Ryan Bundy and two of their supporters were indicted for taking up arms against federal officers in Nevada.
Armed occupiers dug road and latrine near tribal sites at refugeFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Armed occupiers dug road and latrine near tribal sites at refuge (February 17, 2016)
The trenches were large and at least one of them was found to contain human feces, according to a document filed in federal court.
Siletz Tribe raises minimum wage for employees to $11 an hourFiled Under: National | Politics
Siletz Tribe raises minimum wage for employees to $11 an hour (February 16, 2016)
The increase applies to all tribal government employees, along with those at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort and other tribal entities.
Indian Country battles dental industry over dental health aidesFiled Under: 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.
Burns Paiute Tribe to help assess damage from armed takeoverFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Burns Paiute Tribe to help assess damage from armed takeover (February 12, 2016)
Authorities will be looking for damage to sacred sites and thousands of artifacts at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
Armed occupation of wildlife refuge in Oregon ends with arrestsFiled Under: Law | National
Armed occupation of wildlife refuge in Oregon ends with arrests (February 11, 2016)
Cliven Bundy is being held in the same jail as his two sons and is facing charges in connection with a standoff at his ranch in Nevada in 2014.

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