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Tribes see setback in caribou reintroduction efforts in Lower 48
Tribes see setback in caribou reintroduction efforts in Lower 48 (November 12, 2018)

The South Selkirk Mountains caribou herd is down to just six animals.


Only one state makes history with election of first Native governor
Only one state makes history with election of first Native governor (November 7, 2018)

Republican Kevin Stitt came through in Oklahoma while Democrat Paulette Jordan fell short in Idaho.


Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation
Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation (November 6, 2018)

Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.


Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears
Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears (November 5, 2018)

Debra Call, a Democrat, fears the lives of Native citizens in Alaska will be put at risk if her Republican opponent wins on November 6.


Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways
Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways (October 30, 2018)

There are a lot of reasons for Native voters to get the polls in Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates share their stories in campaign videos
Mark Trahant: Native candidates share their stories in campaign videos (October 29, 2018)

Native candidates are bringing something new to the larger national discourse.


A Republican Native American is running for governor in 2018
A Republican Native American is running for governor in 2018 (October 3, 2018)

A citizen of the Cherokee Nation is hoping to become Oklahoma's first Native American governor and already has the endorsement of a key Republican.


Judge extends order against grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone
Judge extends order against grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone (September 14, 2018)

Tribes are battling the Trump administration over protections for the sacred grizzly bear.


Mark Trahant: More Native women are running for office than men
Mark Trahant: More Native women are running for office than men (September 4, 2018)

From Yvette Herrell in New Mexico to Paulette Jordan in Idaho, it's been a record year for Native women candidates.


Tribes win decision blocking grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone
Tribes win decision blocking grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone (September 4, 2018)

Environmental groups, tribes and individuals sued the federal government seeking to block the hunt, which was slated to take part in areas around Yellowstone National Park.


Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan cruises to victory on primary night
Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan cruises to victory on primary night (May 16, 2018)

Paulette Jordan, a citizen of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, won a convincing primary victory in her bid to be the next governor of Idaho.


Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan makes history again with run for governor
Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan makes history again with run for governor (May 14, 2018)

Paulette Jordan is making a lot of history as a young Native woman atop an all-female ticket.


Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow
Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow (May 7, 2018)

Arvina Martin in Wisconsin and Erik Rydberg in California are among the Native vote candidates in a record year.


Tribes set to reclaim ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho
Tribes set to reclaim ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho (May 7, 2018)

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are set to reclaim ancestral remains of a young adult and a child.


Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates
Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates (May 2, 2018)

The first #NativeVote18 tests are in Idaho, South Dakota and New Mexico, with candidates running for Congress, state attorney general and more.


Only caribou herd in lower 48 United States declared 'functionally extinct'
Only caribou herd in lower 48 United States declared 'functionally extinct' (April 19, 2018)

The only caribou herd in the lower 48 United States has been declared 'functionally extinct' because it is down to just three animals.


Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho
Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho (April 3, 2018)

Paulette Jordan is running as a Democrat in what is perhaps the reddest, most Republican state in the country.


A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)

More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho (February 8, 2018)

Peggy Flanagan of Minnesota and Paulette Jordan of Idaho are on the move as their historic campaigns advance.


Shoshone-Bannock Tribes investigate woman's suspicious death
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes investigate woman's suspicious death (February 7, 2018)

Rebecca Plentywounds, a 35-year-old mother of seven, went missing on the Fort Hall Reservation in October 2017.


Tribes seek to repatriate ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho
Tribes seek to repatriate ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho (February 7, 2018)

The Nez Perce Tribe, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are seeking to repatriate ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho.


Coeur d'Alene citizen Paulette Jordan makes historic run for governor
Coeur d'Alene citizen Paulette Jordan makes historic run for governor (January 22, 2018)

A Coeur d’Alene woman seeking to become the first Native state governor in the nation’s history cites the example set by her grandmother for her decision to run.


Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan launches historic campaign for governor of Idaho
Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan launches historic campaign for governor of Idaho (December 8, 2017)

Paulette Jordan is running for governor of Idaho. This is a big deal in so many ways.


Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins state court recognition of ruling against non-Indians
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Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins state court recognition of ruling against non-Indians (November 6, 2017)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is welcoming a new court decision that recognizes judgments from its judicial system.


Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation acquires site of 1863 massacre
Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation acquires site of 1863 massacre (October 6, 2017)

The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation has reacquired 640 acres of ancestral territory, including the site of the 1863 Bear River Massacre.


Shoshone-Paiute Tribes lay claim to ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes lay claim to ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho (July 20, 2017)

The remains of a young adult and a teenager that were found in Idaho pre-date the arrival of Christopher Columbus.


Interior Department sends out another $13.1M in Cobell buy-back offers
Interior Department sends out another $13.1M in Cobell buy-back offers (June 26, 2017)

Landowners on the Nez Perce Reservation, the Pechanga Reservation and the Rincon Reservation are the latest to participate in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts
States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts (June 23, 2017)

The governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are thanking the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.


Shoshone-Bannock Tribes euthanize dogs after attack on two-year-old boy
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes euthanize dogs after attack on two-year-old boy (April 3, 2017)

Gunner Quagigant suffered severe injuries in the attack on the reservation in Idaho but is expected to recover fully.


Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation
Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation (April 3, 2017)

A little more than 40 percent of all American Indian and Alaska Native legislators are female.


Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly
Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly (January 12, 2017)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received more than 650,000 comments about protections for the sacred animal.


Shoshone-Bannock Tribes assert ownership of local trail system
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes assert ownership of local trail system (December 15, 2016)

Chairman Blane Edmo planted tribal ownership signs at the popular City Creek Trailhead in Pocatello, Idaho.


Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)

Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.


Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates
Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates (November 9, 2016)

Indian Country lost some races with really talented people. But elections are not forever.


Kootenai Tribe aims to revive only herd of caribou in United States
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.


Nez Perce Tribe hosts reception for White House education official
Nez Perce Tribe hosts reception for White House education official (August 17, 2016)

William Mendoza is coming to the Idaho reservation to learn more about the State-Tribal Education Partnership.


Coeur d'Alene Tribe kicks off popular powwow after brief absence
Coeur d'Alene Tribe kicks off popular powwow after brief absence (July 22, 2016)

Julyamsh is being held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds after a one-year hiatus.


Shoshone-Bannock Tribes ask state to give up jurisdictional role
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes ask state to give up jurisdictional role (July 18, 2016)

The state assumed authority under Public Law 280 more than 50 years ago.


Landowners on two reservations see $70M from Cobell program
Landowners on two reservations see $70M from Cobell program (July 14, 2016)

Landowners from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Quinault Nation are the latest to see offers as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


Shoshone-Bannock Tribes threaten disenrollment in murder case
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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes threaten disenrollment in murder case (June 3, 2016)

The tribal council is calling on witnesses to come forward with information about the murder of Darrel Auck on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho.


Three more tribes enter into cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program
Three more tribes enter into cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program (April 21, 2016)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe will help facilitate sales for the program, which has so far paid more than $761 million to individual Indians.


Northwest tribes receive $204M in contract support costs case
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.


Hillary Clinton meets tribes in Washington as campaign continues
Hillary Clinton meets tribes in Washington as campaign continues (March 23, 2016)

The Democratic presidential candidate was given a name in the Lushootseed language that means 'strong woman.'


Donald Trump racks up 3 more victories as Clinton and Sanders split wins in 2 states
Donald Trump racks up 3 more victories as Clinton and Sanders split wins in 2 states (March 9, 2016)

Republicans voted in Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan and Mississippi while Democrats went to the polls in Michigan and Mississippi.


Bureau of Reclamation emphasizes tribal water rights settlements
Bureau of Reclamation emphasizes tribal water rights settlements (February 9, 2016)

The agency is seeking $131.2 million to implement and maintain settlements for tribes in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota.


Bill Weems from Coeur d'Alene Tribe serves as mayor in Idaho
Bill Weems from Coeur d'Alene Tribe serves as mayor in Idaho (January 4, 2016)

The new mayor of Plummer plans to improve relations between the city and the tribe.


Coeur d'Alene Tribe promotes one of its own as chief of police
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Coeur d'Alene Tribe promotes one of its own as chief of police (December 1, 2015)

Sam Abrahamson has worked for the tribal police department for 16 years.


Nez Perce Tribe aims to keep language alive with phone apps
Nez Perce Tribe aims to keep language alive with phone apps (November 12, 2015)

More than 1,000 words in Nimipuutimt are available for iPhone, iPad or Android users.


Veteran from Choctaw Nation honors fellow Vietnam warriors
Veteran from Choctaw Nation honors fellow Vietnam warriors (November 11, 2015)

Tinker Perkins is collecting the names of all the Native Americans who fought in Vietnam.


Shoshone-Bannock Tribes recognize veterans with ID cards
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes recognize veterans with ID cards (November 11, 2015)

The tribe is issuing new identification cards free of charge to its veterans.


Coeur d'Alene Tribe offers cash awards for fish caught in lake
Coeur d'Alene Tribe offers cash awards for fish caught in lake (September 25, 2015)

The tribe will pay $5 for every northern pike caught in the southern third of Lake Coeur d’Alene and some fish with special tags will fetch between $50 and $500.


DOI signs five more cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program
DOI signs five more cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program (September 15, 2015)

The Cabazon Band, the Fond du Lac Band, the Ponca Tribe, the Quinault Nation and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are joining the effort.


Nez Perce Tribe hosts conference to combat violence and abuse
Nez Perce Tribe hosts conference to combat violence and abuse (September 9, 2015)

Participants received training on ways to address sexual abuse against women and against children.


Kootenai Tribe to create recovery plan for last wild caribou herd
Kootenai Tribe to create recovery plan for last wild caribou herd (August 31, 2015)

The South Selkirk herd migrates through Kootenai territory and is down to just 14 animals.


Opinion: Nez Perce Tribe helps bring healing to Oregon town
Opinion: Nez Perce Tribe helps bring healing to Oregon town (July 17, 2015)

The Nez Perce have returned as a cultural and economic force, after working with whites in the area to purchase land at the edge of the Wallowa River.


Kootenai Tribe of Idaho revives powwow after 15-year absence
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho revives powwow after 15-year absence (July 3, 2015)

The event takes place July 10-12 at the Boundary County Fairgrounds in Bonners Ferry.


University to cover murals that depict lynching of Indian man
University to cover murals that depict lynching of Indian man (June 26, 2015)

One mural shows a shirtless Indian man, with his back turned, kneeling by a noose. Two White stand next to him with guns.


Tribes awarded grants to assist veterans with housing and jobs
Tribes awarded grants to assist veterans with housing and jobs (June 24, 2015)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe received $200,000 and the Nez Perce Tribe received $154,356.


Event commemorates 160th anniversary of Walla Walla council
Event commemorates 160th anniversary of Walla Walla council (June 11, 2015)

Thousands of tribal leaders and members gathered from May 29 through June 11 in 1855 to negotiate treaties.


Nez Perce Tribe announces new chief executive for business arm
Nez Perce Tribe announces new chief executive for business arm (June 5, 2015)

Joe Pakootas served in a similar role for the Colville Tribes of Washington.