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Eagle feather petition draws intense interest in Indian Country
Eagle feather petition draws intense interest in Indian Country (July 15, 2019)

A petition that could lead to major changes in the way eagle feathers are eagle parts are handled by the federal government has generated significant controversy.


'My sister is coming home now': Native woman being laid to rest after going missing
'My sister is coming home now': Native woman being laid to rest after going missing (July 15, 2019)

Rosenda Strong, a Native mother of four, went missing on the Yakama Nation in October 2018.


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.


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.


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.


High Country News: Northwest tribes in fight against fossil fuels
High Country News: Northwest tribes in fight against fossil fuels (March 28, 2018)

Two Pacific Northwest conflicts exemplify a union between tribal nations and anti-fossil fuel advocates.


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


Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill
Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill (February 5, 2018)

There is major concern amongst South Dakota’s tribal leaders about a bill to authorize the arrest of fugitives in Indian Country.


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.


Pacific Northwest tribes finally rebury remains of Kennewick Man
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.


Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One
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.


Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One
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.


Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuit
Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuit (September 29, 2016)

The Southern Ute Tribe will receive $126 million, on the higher end of a recent round of settlements.


Northwest tribes take a stand against oil terminal in Washington
Northwest tribes take a stand against oil terminal in Washington (June 27, 2016)

Tribes with treaty rights along the Columbia River are hoping to defeat the proposed terminal in Washington.


Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory
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.


Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One
Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One (June 8, 2016)

The tribes are lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would bring the Ancient One back to his relatives.


Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains
Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains (April 28, 2016)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has once again confirmed that the remains known to the tribe as the Ancient One are Native American.


Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River
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.


Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes
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.


Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia River
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.


Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribes
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.


Umatilla Tribes play significant role in Oregon county's economy
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.


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.


Sen. Murray introduces bill to repatriate Kennewick Man to tribes
Sen. Murray introduces bill to repatriate Kennewick Man to tribes (August 10, 2015)

S.1979, the Bring the Ancient One Home Act, would finally allow Pacific Northwest tribes to rebury one of their ancestors.


Youth from Umatilla Tribes inspired after White House gathering
Youth from Umatilla Tribes inspired after White House gathering (July 14, 2015)

Participants said hearing from First Lady Michelle Obama was a highlight of the White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, D.C.


Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man
Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man (June 30, 2015)

Pacific Northwest tribes have been waiting nearly two decades to rebury an ancestor who has been linked to them by DNA.


Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American
Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American (June 18, 2015)

'We have always maintained the belief that the Ancient One was one of us,' Colville Tribes Chairman Jim Boyd said.


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.


City bars decorations on statue of rodeo star Jackson Sundown
City bars decorations on statue of rodeo star Jackson Sundown (April 10, 2015)

A woman who claims she is a descendant of the Nez Perce legend started decorating the statue but the tribal chairman wasn't happy with her displays.


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.


Indian skateboarding exhibit travels to Umatilla Tribes museum
Indian skateboarding exhibit travels to Umatilla Tribes museum (March 5, 2015)

The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute is hosting 'Ramp It Up' from March 14 to May 25.


Deadlines approaching for over $100M in land buy-back offers
Deadlines approaching for over $100M in land buy-back offers (February 24, 2015)

Landowners on five reservations in five states are facing deadlines in March and April.


Umatilla Tribes acquire 4K acres with Cobell buy-back program
Umatilla Tribes acquire 4K acres with Cobell buy-back program (December 23, 2014)

Individual Indians have accepted $4.16 million for their fractionated interests on the reservation.


DOI offers $9.4M for Cobell buy-backs on Umatilla Reservation
DOI offers $9.4M for Cobell buy-backs on Umatilla Reservation (September 16, 2014)

The offers were made to nearly 1,800 landowners, who have until October 31 to respond.


DOI expands Cobell buy-back program to four more reservations
DOI expands Cobell buy-back program to four more reservations (September 8, 2014)

Since the program started last winter, DOI has successfully concluded $103 million in transactions and has transferred nearly 265,000 acres to tribal governments.


Scientists publish lengthy book based on study of Kennewick Man
Scientists publish lengthy book based on study of Kennewick Man (August 25, 2014)

Scientists have finally published their research into the 9,500-year-old remains of the Kennewick Man.


Shoni Schimmel draws sellout crowd to Washington WNBA game
Shoni Schimmel draws sellout crowd to Washington WNBA game (August 8, 2014)

The Umatilla player's star power wasn't enough to help her team win the game, though.


Shoni Schimmel earns most valuable player at WNBA All-Stars
Shoni Schimmel earns most valuable player at WNBA All-Stars (July 21, 2014)

She scored a record-breaking 29 points during the game.


NWPR: Umatilla Tribes protest plans for coal shipping terminal
NWPR: Umatilla Tribes protest plans for coal shipping terminal (July 11, 2014)

The Umatilla Tribes say they won't accept money in exchange for supporting a coal export terminal in eastern Oregon.


Chuck Sams: Umatilla Tribes sign Cobell land-buy back agreement
Chuck Sams: Umatilla Tribes sign Cobell land-buy back agreement (July 9, 2014)

Chuck Sams, the editor of the Confederated Umatilla Journal, reflects on his tribe's participation in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


Shoni Schimmel thanks fans for support in WNBA All-Stars game
Shoni Schimmel thanks fans for support in WNBA All-Stars game (July 9, 2014)

Rookie from Umatilla Tribes received third highest number of votes.


DOI plans to spend $12M in buy-back funds for Umatilla Tribes
DOI plans to spend $12M in buy-back funds for Umatilla Tribes (June 10, 2014)

The tribe has already identified 400 parcels of highly fractionated interests.


JPR: Umatilla Tribes tap wind power for  museum on reservation
JPR: Umatilla Tribes tap wind power for museum on reservation (June 2, 2014)

The Umatilla Tribes of Oregon installed the first wind turbine on the reservation at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute.


DOI enters Cobell buy-back agreements with three more tribes
DOI enters Cobell buy-back agreements with three more tribes (May 29, 2014)

Coeur D’Alene Tribe, Umatilla Tribes and Gila River Tribes are latest to sign agreements.


Smithsonian scientist expresses caution on new DNA research
Smithsonian scientist expresses caution on new DNA research (May 16, 2014)

Scientist has told tribal leaders that they are not related to the Kennewick Man.


Brent Cahwee: Shoni Schimmel brings her show to the WNBA
Brent Cahwee: Shoni Schimmel brings her show to the WNBA (April 23, 2014)

Shoni Schimmel, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, is headed to the WNBA.


Native Sun News: Shoni Schimmel a role model for youth
Native Sun News: Shoni Schimmel a role model for youth (April 21, 2014)

The career of Shoni Schimmel as a college athlete was arguably the most followed of any Indian athlete in the history of sports.


Umatilla player Shoni Schimmel drafted by Atlanta WNBA team
Umatilla player Shoni Schimmel drafted by Atlanta WNBA team (April 15, 2014)

Shoni Schimmel, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, has been drafted by the Atlanta Dream.


Brent Cahwee: Shoni Schimmel and her amazing college career
Brent Cahwee: Shoni Schimmel and her amazing college career (April 3, 2014)

Brent Cahwee looks at the rise of Shoni Schimmel, a member of the Umatilla Tribes whose basketball career has stirred pride throughout Indian Country.


Schimmel sisters attract big turnout for Native American night
Schimmel sisters attract big turnout for Native American night (March 4, 2014)

More than 1,500 Native Americans -- including 60 from the Muscogee Nation -- turned out in force to cheer on two college basketball standouts.


IPR: VAWA provides a 'ray of hope' for Native victims of violence
IPR: VAWA provides a 'ray of hope' for Native victims of violence (February 21, 2014)

Three tribes are the first to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders under a pilot program established by S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.


Walla Walla Tribe files petition against megaloads in Oregon
Walla Walla Tribe files petition against megaloads in Oregon (February 11, 2014)

The Walla Walla Tribe has filed a petition to stop a megaload shipment in Oregon.


Tribes ready to prosecute non-Indians for domestic violence
Tribes ready to prosecute non-Indians for domestic violence (February 7, 2014)

Three tribes will be able to prosecute non-Indians for domestic violence offenses as part of a pilot project established by the Department of Justice.


Three tribes to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders
Three tribes to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (February 6, 2014)

Three tribes will be the first in the nation to exercise authority over non-Indian offenders under S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.


Warm Springs Tribes concerned about megaload shipments
Warm Springs Tribes concerned about megaload shipments (November 26, 2013)

The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation have raised concerns about a megaload shipment in Oregon.


NDNSPORTS: Indian fans show up to support Schimmel sisters
NDNSPORTS: Indian fans show up to support Schimmel sisters (November 18, 2013)

NDNSPORTS.COM reports from the WNIT Championship game, where Indian fans turned out to support two sisters from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.


Column: Shoni Schimmel calls for end to racist sports mascot
Column: Shoni Schimmel calls for end to racist sports mascot (November 8, 2013)

Shoni Schimmel, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation who played in the NCAA basketball championships this spring, speaks out against the use of racist mascots in sports.


Umatilla Tribes aim to keep languages alive for  new generation
Umatilla Tribes aim to keep languages alive for new generation (September 17, 2013)

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon are working to keep the Umatilla, Walla Walla and Nez Perce alive for new generations.


Tribal liaison in Seattle charged for domestic violence incident
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Tribal liaison in Seattle charged for domestic violence incident (September 13, 2013)

Nicole Willis, the tribal liaison for the city of Seattle, Washington, was charged in connection with a domestic violence incident.