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'Political football': Protections for Native women caught up in partisan stalemate
'Political football': Protections for Native women caught up in partisan stalemate (November 21, 2019)

Efforts to protect Native women and children from violence and to address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans are being thrust into fresh partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.


Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision
Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision (June 4, 2019)

It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?


Tulalip Tribes elect Teri Gobin, daughter of longtime leader, as new chairwoman
Tulalip Tribes elect Teri Gobin, daughter of longtime leader, as new chairwoman (March 20, 2019)

The Tulalip Tribes has a woman serving as chair for the only second time in history.


Tulalip Tribes lose decision in closely-watched dual taxation case
Tulalip Tribes lose decision in closely-watched dual taxation case (October 5, 2018)

Should states and counties be able to tax businesses in Indian Country? One federal judge says yes.


Tulalip Tribes are latest to join retail marijuana industry
Tulalip Tribes are latest to join retail marijuana industry (August 10, 2018)

'This isn't your average neighborhood cannabis store,' the Tulalip Tribes said of their new venture in Washington state.


Tulalip Tribes head to trial in closely-watched dual taxation case
Tulalip Tribes head to trial in closely-watched dual taxation case (March 14, 2018)

Should states and counties be able to tax businesses in Indian Country?


Tulalip Tribes preserve huckleberry grounds on ancestral territory in Washington
Tulalip Tribes preserve huckleberry grounds on ancestral territory in Washington (August 22, 2017)

The Tulalip Tribes are preserving huckleberry fields in Washington for future generations thanks to an agreement recognizing its treaty rights.


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.


Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington
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.


Cobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under Trump
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.


Tulalip Tribes install first leadership board with women in majority
Tulalip Tribes install first leadership board with women in majority (March 21, 2017)

A woman is serving as chair of the Washington-based tribe for the first time in nearly 80 years.


Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies
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.


White House task force to address treaty issues in Washington
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.


Native youth participate in first Jr. NBA camps in Indian Country
Native youth participate in first Jr. NBA camps in Indian Country (July 4, 2016)

The Tulalip Boys and Girls Club in Washington and the Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota are hosting the events.


Native women hail Supreme Court decision on domestic violence
Native women hail Supreme Court decision on domestic violence (June 28, 2016)

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center submitted a brief in defense of a federal law that bars domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms.


Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term
Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term (June 20, 2016)

A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.


Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women Act
Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women Act (June 15, 2016)

Deborah Parker, a former vice chair of the Tulalip Tribes, reminded attendees of the United State of Women Summit not to forget about the first Americans.


Member of Tulalip Tribes pleads guilty for role in Oregon standoff
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.


John McCoy: Disenrollment efforts and blood quantum policies are not our way
John McCoy: Disenrollment efforts and blood quantum policies are not our way (May 25, 2016)

Disenrollment is fueled by greed—pure and simple.


Tribes to finally see funding to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians
Tribes to finally see funding to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians (May 9, 2016)

The Department of Justice is accepting applications for a program that was authorized by the Violence Against Women Act in 2013.


Bill in Senate expands tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders
Bill in Senate expands tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (April 14, 2016)

The Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act recognizes the 'inherent authority' of tribes to arrest and prosecute any person for drug related crimes, domestic violence against children and crimes committed against tribal law enforcement officers.


Defendants charged for damaging sacred Burns Paiute Tribe site
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.


Young member of Tulalip Tribes indicted for role in Oregon standoff
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.


Interview: Tulalip hip-hop artist Komplex Kai focuses on music
Interview: Tulalip hip-hop artist Komplex Kai focuses on music (February 23, 2016)

The artist also known as Kisar Jones-Fryberg is playing at the Canoes Cabaret at the Tulalip Resort Casino on February 26.


Capitol Hill briefing on Violence Against Women Act in Indian Country
Capitol Hill briefing on Violence Against Women Act in Indian Country (February 22, 2016)

The 2013 reauthorization of the law recognizes the 'inherent power' of tribes to arrest, prosecute and punish non-Indians for certain domestic violence offenses.


Pacific Northwest tribes oppose expansion of pipeline in Canada
Pacific Northwest tribes oppose expansion of pipeline in Canada (January 27, 2016)

The four tribes in Washington say the Trans Mountain pipeline threatens their treaty protected rights and could lead to more oil spills in the Salish Sea.


Tulalip Tribes man sentenced to two years for illegal firearms
Tulalip Tribes man sentenced to two years for illegal firearms (January 11, 2016)

Raymond Lee Fryberg was able to buy firearms because the tribe's domestic violence protection order was never entered into a national criminal database


Tulalip Tribes teach a new generation of language speakers
Tulalip Tribes teach a new generation of language speakers (November 13, 2015)

Lushootseed is once again being taught at the Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary School on the reservation thanks to the addition of more instructors.


DOJ asks Supreme Court to hear Indian domestic violence case
DOJ asks Supreme Court to hear Indian domestic violence case (November 11, 2015)

The Obama administration is warning that American Indian and Alaska Native women could be terrorized even more unless the justices resolve an issue affecting repeat offenders.


Tribes to access criminal databases with DOJ pilot project
Tribes to access criminal databases with DOJ pilot project (November 6, 2015)

The tribes will be gain access to national criminal databases as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.


Tribes urge Obama administration to take a stand on taxation
Tribes urge Obama administration to take a stand on taxation (October 21, 2015)

Encroachments by state and local governments are seen as a major hindrance to economic development in Indian Country.


Pioneering tribes share experiences with prosecuting non-Indians
Pioneering tribes share experiences with prosecuting non-Indians (October 7, 2015)

The Tulalip Tribes and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe are finally bringing all domestic violence offenders to justice.


Tulalip Tribes man convicted for buying guns despite court order
Tulalip Tribes man convicted for buying guns despite court order (September 30, 2015)

Raymond Lee Fryberg was able to buy firearms because the tribe's domestic violence protection order was never entered into a national criminal database.


Tulalip Tribes man on trial for acquiring guns despite court order
Tulalip Tribes man on trial for acquiring guns despite court order (September 23, 2015)

Raymond Lee Fryberg was able to buy five firearms because the tribe's domestic violence protection order was never entered into a national criminal database.


Tulalip Tribes mourn deaths of four young people in accident
Tulalip Tribes mourn deaths of four young people in accident (August 20, 2015)

A pickup crashed into a hatchery pond on the reservation and all four occupants drowned.


DOJ moves to implement key part of Tribal Law and Order Act
DOJ moves to implement key part of Tribal Law and Order Act (August 20, 2015)

Tribes have been seeking access to national criminal information databases for years.


DOJ sides with Tulalip Tribes in taxation dispute in Washington
DOJ sides with Tulalip Tribes in taxation dispute in Washington (August 4, 2015)

The state and Snohomish County collect $40 million in taxes every year but the reservation doesn't see any of the benefits.


Congress fails to provide funds to help tribes comply with VAWA
Congress fails to provide funds to help tribes comply with VAWA (July 29, 2015)

The Violence Against Women Act of 2013 authorized $25 million over five years but none of the money has been made available to Indian Country.


9th Circuit sides with Suquamish Tribe in fishing rights dispute
9th Circuit sides with Suquamish Tribe in fishing rights dispute (July 28, 2015)

A dispute arose with the Tulalip Tribes, whose leaders tried to exclude certain fishing grounds from a ruling made back in 1975.


Man from Tulalip Tribes pleads not guilty to new gun charges
Man from Tulalip Tribes pleads not guilty to new gun charges (July 24, 2015)

Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr allegedly made repeated visits to a store on the reservation and purchased firearms.


Mel Sheldon: Tulalip Tribes aim to improve education for youth
Mel Sheldon: Tulalip Tribes aim to improve education for youth (July 14, 2015)

Years ago we identified the critical need for a strong early education program.


Students from Tulalip Tribes construction program help homeless
Students from Tulalip Tribes construction program help homeless (June 16, 2015)

The students built two tiny homes that will help address the homeless population in Seattle, Washington.


Tulalip Tribes work to preserve language for future generations
Tulalip Tribes work to preserve language for future generations (June 2, 2015)

The tribe is hiring more teachers to expand education in the Lushootseed language.


Tulalip Tribes support ban on t-shirts deemed to be disruptive
Tulalip Tribes support ban on t-shirts deemed to be disruptive (May 5, 2015)

Some students were seen wearing t-shirts linked to the fatal October 2014 shooting at a local high school.


Tribes seek access to criminal system in child placement cases
Tribes seek access to criminal system in child placement cases (April 20, 2015)

The state of Washington will no longer provide criminal background check information to tribes.


Man from Tulalip Tribes enters not guilty plea to firearms charge
Man from Tulalip Tribes enters not guilty plea to firearms charge (April 17, 2015)

Raymond Lee Fryberg is accused of unlawfully acquiring five firearms, including the one used in a fatal school shooting last October.


Editorial: Include tribal history in public schools in Washington
Editorial: Include tribal history in public schools in Washington (April 8, 2015)

A decade’s worth of work by tribal leaders, educators, legislators and activists has shown that having difficult conversations about issues of race, history and culture is necessary and productive.


County still lacks record of order in Tulalip Tribes domestic case
County still lacks record of order in Tulalip Tribes domestic case (April 8, 2015)

The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 was supposed to address sharing of tribal data but the law has not been fully implemented.


Tribal courts seek greater access to state and federal systems
Tribal courts seek greater access to state and federal systems (April 6, 2015)

Tribes can access the National Instant Criminal Background Check System but can't submit data despite the requirements in the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.


Protection order in Tulalip Tribes case wasn't shared with state
Protection order in Tulalip Tribes case wasn't shared with state (April 3, 2015)

A tribal member purchased five firearms, including one used in a fatal school shooting, despite being subject to domestic violence order.


Man from Tulalip Tribes charged after clubbing two bald eagles
Man from Tulalip Tribes charged after clubbing two bald eagles (April 3, 2015)

Shane Moses allegedly killed the eagles in December 2013 with the intent of selling them


Tulalip  man charged for buying firearm used in school shooting
Tulalip man charged for buying firearm used in school shooting (March 31, 2015)

Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr., 42, acquired five guns at a store on the reservation. One was used in the fatal October 2014 shooting.


Tribes in pilot project filed 26 VAWA cases against non-Indians
Tribes in pilot project filed 26 VAWA cases against non-Indians (March 10, 2015)

The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act recognizes the 'inherent power' of tribes to prosecute non-Indians.


Tribes reach key milestone with jurisdiction provisions of VAWA
Tribes reach key milestone with jurisdiction provisions of VAWA (March 9, 2015)

Tribes nationwide are able to hold non-Indian domestic violence offenders accountable for crimes in Indian Country.


Marijuana presented as another opportunity for Indian Country
Marijuana presented as another opportunity for Indian Country (March 2, 2015)

The first-ever Tribal Marijuana Conference drew a large crowd in Washington.


Red Lake Nation to hold community meetings on legal marijuana
Red Lake Nation to hold community meetings on legal marijuana (February 9, 2015)

Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. is warning that the process will move slowly.


Stephanie Fryberg: Living in aftermath of a tragedy at Tulalip
Stephanie Fryberg: Living in aftermath of a tragedy at Tulalip (January 14, 2015)

As an American Indian social psychologist who studies how culture and race influence how people relate to one another, I am used to uncomfortable questions.


PBS: VAWA helps tribes go after non-Indian domestic offenders
PBS: VAWA helps tribes go after non-Indian domestic offenders (November 24, 2014)

The Tulalip Tribes are one of the first to exercise authority over non-Indian offenders as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.


Opinion: Tulalip Tribes confront racism after school shooting
Opinion: Tulalip Tribes confront racism after school shooting (November 11, 2014)

A fatal school shooting in Washington brought out racist stereotypes of Native people.


Young member of Tulalip Tribes dies after school shooting
Young member of Tulalip Tribes dies after school shooting (November 10, 2014)

The death came after tribe welcomed a survivor back to the reservation.