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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.


Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands
Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands (June 7, 2019)

Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.


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.


'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community
'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community (June 3, 2019)

Native Americans and Indigenous people are well represented in The Advocate magazine's annual list of 'Champions of Pride.'


Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country
Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country (May 20, 2019)

By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.


House subcommittee hearing focuses of safety at Indian boarding schools
House subcommittee hearing focuses of safety at Indian boarding schools (May 16, 2019)

'No more of our children should die due to negligence of the schools,' a grieving parent says.


Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills
Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills (April 30, 2019)

A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.


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.


Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency
Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency (February 22, 2019)

Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.


Swinomish Tribe prepares for appeals court hearing in oil train lawsuit
Swinomish Tribe prepares for appeals court hearing in oil train lawsuit (January 24, 2019)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in a dispute between the Swinomish Tribe and rail company in Washington state.


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.


Siletz Tribe set to break ground on historic urban housing development
Siletz Tribe set to break ground on historic urban housing development (November 19, 2018)

A new housing project gives the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians an opportunity to return to their ancestral territory in Oregon.


Siletz Tribe celebrates restoration of federal recognition
Siletz Tribe celebrates restoration of federal recognition (November 16, 2018)

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians have rebounded after falling victim to termination in the 1950s.


Congress sends bill with pro-tribal provisions to President Trump
Congress sends bill with pro-tribal provisions to President Trump (October 15, 2018)

Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.


Prominent Indian Country attorney reassigned after #MeToo allegations
Prominent Indian Country attorney reassigned after #MeToo allegations (August 31, 2018)

Native women are coming forward with complaints about their treatment at the National Congress of American Indians.


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.


Landowners from Umatilla Tribes see another round of Cobell buy-back offers
Landowners from Umatilla Tribes see another round of Cobell buy-back offers (June 19, 2018)

Landowners from the Umatilla Reservation are benefiting from a second round of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


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.


Grand Ronde Tribes reclaim ancestral property from British museum
Grand Ronde Tribes reclaim ancestral property from British museum (June 5, 2018)

'It’s really the spirit within our people that I felt crying out,' Chairwoman Cheryle Kennedy says of items on display at the Grand Ronde tribal museum.


Native people show up to first 'Reparations Happy Hour' in Oregon
Native people show up to first 'Reparations Happy Hour' in Oregon (May 30, 2018)

An African American activist hosted the first 'Reparations Happy Hour' in Portland, Oregon, an event designed to provide a welcoming space for people of color.


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.


House committee schedules markup on four Indian Country bills
House committee schedules markup on four Indian Country bills (May 7, 2018)

The House Committee on Natural Resources is set to advance four bills, including a controversial federal recognition measure.


Tribes seek another hearing on controversial federal recognition bill
Tribes seek another hearing on controversial federal recognition bill (May 3, 2018)

Even more tribes are raising questions about a bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria in California.


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.


Tribal elders prepare appeal in bulldozing of burial grounds in Oregon
Tribal elders prepare appeal in bulldozing of burial grounds in Oregon (March 5, 2018)

Three tribal elders are planning an appeal in order to hold the federal government accountable for bulldozing a sacred site in Oregon.


Umatilla Tribes enter cooperative agreement for Cobell land program
Umatilla Tribes enter cooperative agreement for Cobell land program (March 1, 2018)

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are getting a second shot at the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


Oregon politician donated Pendleton blanket given by Umatilla Tribes
Oregon politician donated Pendleton blanket given by Umatilla Tribes (February 27, 2018)

An Oregon politician gave away a Pendleton he received from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation because it posed an ethical dilemma


YES! Magazine: Fossil fuel bans gain momentum across the country
YES! Magazine: Fossil fuel bans gain momentum across the country (February 5, 2018)

Climate activists in Portland, Oregon, celebrate a win against Big Oil as city- and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.


President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon
President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon (January 9, 2018)

Less than a month after securing his first Indian legislative achievement, President Donald Trump has signed a second tribal bill into law.


YES! Magazine: Tribes lead battles against big oil projects in the Pacific Northwest
YES! Magazine: Tribes lead battles against big oil projects in the Pacific Northwest (December 11, 2017)

Communities throughout the Northwest, often led by Native American tribes, have been stopping one big oil project after another.


House committee schedules markup on Alaska Native health and Oregon tribal bills
House committee schedules markup on Alaska Native health and Oregon tribal bills (December 11, 2017)

Two Indian bills, one helping Alaska Natives with a health facility and the other benefiting tribes in Oregon, are taking another big step forward on Capitol Hill.


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.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances bill to benefit Klamath Tribes
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances bill to benefit Klamath Tribes (October 26, 2017)

A bill to repeal one of the many remnants of the termination era is advancing in Congress.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds business meeting for Klamath Tribes bill
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds business meeting for Klamath Tribes bill (October 23, 2017)

Despite being restored to federal recognition, the Klamath Tribes are still hindered by a termination-era law that limits control of their own assets.


Carol Logan: Grand Ronde Tribes owed apology for destruction of our sacred site
Carol Logan: Grand Ronde Tribes owed apology for destruction of our sacred site (October 23, 2017)

Elder Carol Logan: 'What would you do if the government needlessly bulldozed your place of worship?'


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.


County in Oregon holds public hearing on name of 'Dead Indian Memorial Road'
County in Oregon holds public hearing on name of 'Dead Indian Memorial Road' (October 11, 2017)

A county in Oregon has been getting constant complaints about a highway named 'Dead Indian Memorial Road" so it might do something about it.


Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)

It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting (September 11, 2017)

Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia, economic development for tribes in Oregon and housing for Native veterans are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.


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 cancels business meeting and hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing (July 26, 2017)

Partisan bickering has once again derailed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.


Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes make history with dental therapist
Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes make history with dental therapist (July 19, 2017)

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians are the first Indian nation in Oregon to hire a dental therapist.


House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process
House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process (July 14, 2017)

Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.


Cow Creek Band gives tribal name to coffee roasting production company
Cow Creek Band gives tribal name to coffee roasting production company (July 13, 2017)

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians has entered the coffee industry.


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.


Tulalip Tribes citizen sentenced for role in takeover of federal refuge
Tulalip Tribes citizen sentenced for role in takeover of federal refuge (July 7, 2017)

Eric Lee Flores, a young citizen of the Tulalip Tribes, was sentenced to probation and home detention for his role in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge 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.


Coquille Tribe surprised with collection of historic woven baskets
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 agreement
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 agreement
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'
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 law
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 Oregon
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 dispute
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.