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Yakama Nation landowners weigh offers as Cobell buy-back winds downFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Yakama Nation landowners weigh offers as Cobell buy-back winds down (May 25, 2017)
Nearly $68 million in offers were sent to more than 3,500 owners on the reservation in Washington.
Treaty tribes celebrate after court refuses to rehear salmon disputeFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Treaty tribes celebrate after court refuses to rehear salmon dispute (May 22, 2017)
The state of Washington has been ordered to remove more then 800 culverts that prevent salmon from returning to treaty fishing sites.
Yakama Nation spars with county official over road resurfacingFiled Under: National | Politics
Yakama Nation spars with county official over road resurfacing (May 17, 2017)
The tribe is firing back after a local official questioned why a road on the reservation in Washington is being resurfaced.
Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs inFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in (May 12, 2017)
A group of disputed leaders has been kicked out of federal court and denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds.
Yakama Nation upset by break in storage tunnel at nuclear waste facilityFiled Under: Environment | National
Yakama Nation upset by break in storage tunnel at nuclear waste facility (May 12, 2017)
Chairman JoDe Goudy called the Hanford nuclear site a legacy of the 'domination and dehumanization' of Native peoples.
Mary Annette Pember: Program helps Native victims of traffickingFiled Under: Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Program helps Native victims of trafficking (May 10, 2017)
Seattle Indian Center’s new Project Beacon is a three-year program serving Native victims of commercial sex exploitation and sex trafficking.
Disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe hit by new Supreme Court decisionFiled Under: Law | National
Disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe hit by new Supreme Court decision (April 27, 2017)
The jury is still out on the new sovereignty decision from the nation's highest court but it's already having an impact in Indian Country.
Yakama Nation landowners see $68M in Cobell buy-back offersFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Yakama Nation landowners see $68M in Cobell buy-back offers (April 24, 2017)
Landowners on the reservation in Washington have until June 19 to accept as the program continues.
Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in WashingtonFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington (April 7, 2017)
Four tribes have already entered into marijuana compacts with the state and more are on the way.
Disputed leader of Nooksack Tribe blames 'non-Indians' for crisisFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Disputed leader of Nooksack Tribe blames 'non-Indians' for crisis (April 6, 2017)
Bob Kelly has served as chairman of the Washington-based tribe for years but the Department of the Interior no longer recognizes him.
Trump administration calls out Nooksack Tribe for 'abuses of power'Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Trump administration calls out Nooksack Tribe for 'abuses of power' (April 4, 2017)
A dispute tied to the ouster of more than 300 people from the rolls is simmering in federal court.
Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land caseFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case (April 3, 2017)
After waiting more than 160 years and surviving numerous challenges, the Cowlitz Tribe has a permanent homeland in Washington state.
Swinomish Tribe moves ahead with plan for drug treatment centerFiled Under: 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.
Michael Marchand: Colville Tribes should file land claim in CanadaFiled Under: Canada | Opinion
Michael Marchand: Colville Tribes should file land claim in Canada (March 31, 2017)
Now that a Colville citizen has won the right to exercise his aboriginal hunting rights across the border in Canada, what comes next for the Washington-based tribe?
Cobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under TrumpFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Cobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under Trump (March 30, 2017)
The Trump administration is heading into new territory with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Colville Tribes hail 'historic victory' on aboriginal hunting rightsFiled Under: Canada | Law | National
Colville Tribes hail 'historic victory' on aboriginal hunting rights (March 27, 2017)
A judge has concluded that a Colville citizen retains hunting rights in British Columbia, Canada, despite living on the other side of the border.
Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court systemFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court system (March 23, 2017)
Tribal citizens who have been punished by their governments are finding few allies in the federal court system but that isn't stopping them from seeking justice.
Muckleshoot Tribe still seeking answers for fatal shooting by officersFiled Under: Law | National
Muckleshoot Tribe still seeking answers for fatal shooting by officers (March 22, 2017)
Renee Davis, a 23-year-old mother, was shot and killed by deputies from King's County in Washington.
Supreme Court turns down another tribal disenrollment disputeFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court turns down another tribal disenrollment dispute (February 27, 2017)
The #StopDisenrollment movement continues to gain steam across the nation but there's still one place where it hasn't caught on.
Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington stateFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state (February 23, 2017)
Look for more action and more Indian health success stories coming from state capitals.
Pacific Northwest tribes finally rebury remains of Kennewick ManFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Pacific Northwest tribes finally rebury remains of Kennewick Man (February 21, 2017)
The Ancient One was laid to rest after a 21-year legal and political battle over the status of the remains.
J. Gabriel Ware and James Trimarco: City of Seattle breaks with bank over Dakota Access Pipeline financingFiled Under: Business | Environment | National
J. Gabriel Ware and James Trimarco: City of Seattle breaks with bank over Dakota Access Pipeline financing (February 8, 2017)
The movement to stop the controversial Dakota Access pipeline through financial activism took an important step forward.
Disenrollment epidemic affects dozens of tribes across the nationFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Disenrollment epidemic affects dozens of tribes across the nation (January 18, 2017)
The disenrollment epidemic is the subject of a lengthy feature in The New York Times Magazine.
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership rolesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles (January 9, 2017)
Native Americans are in key leadership positions in at least seven states.
Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purgeFiled Under: Law | National
Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge (December 22, 2016)
A disenrollment dispute continues to make waves in Washington.
Winona LaDuke won one vice presidential vote in Electoral CollegeFiled Under: National | Politics
Winona LaDuke won one vice presidential vote in Electoral College (December 21, 2016)
Two prominent activists, Faith Spotted Eagle and Winona LaDuke, were chosen by Robert Satiacum Jr. in Washington state.
Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient OneFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One (December 20, 2016)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is required to transfer the remains of the Kennewick Man within 90 days.
Faith Spotted Eagle secures one vote as Electoral College formally selects presidentFiled Under: National | Politics
Faith Spotted Eagle secures one vote as Electoral College formally selects president (December 20, 2016)
The Yankton Sioux elder has led opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Ari Paul: City takes steps to divest $3B from Dakota Access bankFiled Under: Business | Environment | National
Ari Paul: City takes steps to divest $3B from Dakota Access bank (December 16, 2016)
Over the past few months activists opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline have ramped up pressure on the company’s financiers.
Swinomish Tribe seeks recognition of original treaty boundaryFiled Under: 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.'
Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient OneFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One (December 12, 2016)
The Kennewick Man will finally be coming home once President Barack Obama signs a national water bill into law.
Landowners from Colville Tribes see $25M in Cobell buy-back offersFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Landowners from Colville Tribes see $25M in Cobell buy-back offers (December 12, 2016)
Offers went out to more than 5,100 landowners on the reservation in Washington.
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issuesFiled Under: Business | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues (December 12, 2016)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes (December 9, 2016)
Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to head the Department of the Interior.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economiesFiled Under: Business | National | Trust
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies (December 8, 2016)
A long-overdue update to the Indian Trader Regulations could finally address unfair systems of taxation on reservations.
Quinault Nation prepares for journey to Standing Rock encampmentFiled Under: Environment | National
Quinault Nation prepares for journey to Standing Rock encampment (December 2, 2016)
The trip comes on a deadline for the largest #NoDAPL encampment to leave public land in North Dakota.
Ancestral remains found in Washington are about 2300 years oldFiled Under: Environment
Ancestral remains found in Washington are about 2300 years old (November 30, 2016)
A DNA analysis confirmed the skull, which was found off the coast, belonged to Native woman.
Leader of Nooksack Tribe defends purge of 'non-Indians' from rollsFiled Under: Law | National
Leader of Nooksack Tribe defends purge of 'non-Indians' from rolls (November 23, 2016)
Chairman Bob Kelly did not address warnings from two federal agencies that his tribe is acting without a valid governing body.
Indian Health Service warns Nooksack Tribe about disenrolleesFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service warns Nooksack Tribe about disenrollees (November 22, 2016)
Another federal agency is stepping in as the Washington tribe removes more than a third of its people from the rolls.
Bureau of Indian Affairs rebuffs Nooksack Tribe on disenrollmentFiled Under: National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs rebuffs Nooksack Tribe on disenrollment (November 17, 2016)
Despite warnings from the federal agency, the tribe has started removing more than 300 people from the rolls.
Nooksack Tribe moves to disenroll 306 after holding referendumFiled Under: Law | National
Nooksack Tribe moves to disenroll 306 after holding referendum (November 10, 2016)
The referendum came after the Bureau of Indian Affairs said it would not recognize any actions taken by the tribal council due to a lack of a quorum.
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challengesFiled Under: National | Politics
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (November 9, 2016)
Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.
Yakama Nation secures $30M loan to expand utility companyFiled Under: Business
Yakama Nation secures $30M loan to expand utility company (October 27, 2016)
The tribe is seeking to provide electric service throughout the entire reservation in Washington.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretchFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch (October 26, 2016)
Thirteen days and counting. And the election issue once again is the Affordable Care Act.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslideFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates stand to benefit from a Hillary Clinton landslide (October 25, 2016)
What does a landslide look like? And, more important, what would that mean for Native American candidates?
Pregnant woman on Muckleshoot Reservation killed by policeFiled Under: Law | National
Pregnant woman on Muckleshoot Reservation killed by police (October 24, 2016)
Renee Davis was a 23-year-old mother of three.
Cowlitz Tribe opposes coal export terminal on aboriginal landsFiled Under: Environment | National
Cowlitz Tribe opposes coal export terminal on aboriginal lands (October 21, 2016)
Chairman Bill Iyall said the tribe hasn't been adequately consulted by the state or the federal government.
White House task force to address treaty issues in WashingtonFiled Under: 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.
Bureau of Indian Affairs questions Nooksack Tribe's governmentFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs questions Nooksack Tribe's government (October 18, 2016)
The agency won't recognize any actions taken by the council, a decision that affects a disenrollment dispute on the reservation.
Nooksack Tribe creates new court and puts chairman in chargeFiled Under: Law | National
Nooksack Tribe creates new court and puts chairman in charge (October 14, 2016)
Chief Justice Bob Kelly is reviewing a disenrollment lawsuit in which he is named as a defendant.
Member of Puyallup Tribe threatens to buck Hillary Clinton pledgeFiled Under: Politics
Member of Puyallup Tribe threatens to buck Hillary Clinton pledge (October 12, 2016)
Robert Satiacum Jr. was a supporter of Bernie Sanders and isn't happy with his party's nominee.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidencyFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidency (October 10, 2016)
Donald Trump’s recorded revelation of felony intent — and yes, it’s that serious — ought to disqualify him from the presidency.
Tim Ballew: Tribal sovereignty finally gets the attention it deservesFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Ballew: Tribal sovereignty finally gets the attention it deserves (October 3, 2016)
'Standing together in support of the treaties is an important way for everyone, tribal members and allies, to protect the resources we all value.'
Kootenai Tribe aims to revive only herd of caribou in United StatesFiled Under: Canada | Environment | National
Kootenai Tribe aims to revive only herd of caribou in United States (October 3, 2016)
Only about 12 Selkirk caribou live in parts of Idaho and Washington state.
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendmentFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (September 28, 2016)
Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.
Puyallup Tribe interested in opening retail marijuana operationFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Puyallup Tribe interested in opening retail marijuana operation (September 9, 2016)
The tribe might be converting an existing business in Washington into a retail store.
Snoqualmie Tribe: Our ancestors taught us to be good neighborsFiled Under: Opinion
Snoqualmie Tribe: Our ancestors taught us to be good neighbors (September 9, 2016)
Our ancestors taught us the importance of being good neighbors, and looking out for all who call this area home.
Spokane Tribe goes ahead with powwow as fire recovery continuesFiled Under: Environment | National
Spokane Tribe goes ahead with powwow as fire recovery continues (September 2, 2016)
The Cayuse Mountain Fire, which destroyed more than 18,000 acres on the reservation, is the second largest in Washington history.
Yakama Nation tobacco dispute goes before federal appeals courtFiled Under: Business | Law
Yakama Nation tobacco dispute goes before federal appeals court (September 1, 2016)
The Washington tribe is challenging a federal tax that was imposed on a business that operates on an allotment within reservation boundaries.
Lummi Nation sends totem pole to #NoDAPL camp in North DakotaFiled Under: Environment | National
Lummi Nation sends totem pole to #NoDAPL camp in North Dakota (August 26, 2016)
The 22-foot tall totem pole is traveling 5,000 miles to raise awareness of the impacts of fossil fuel development in Indian Country.

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