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'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.


Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case
Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case (June 11, 2019)

After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.


Charges filed in connection with deadly shootings on Yakama Nation
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Charges filed in connection with deadly shootings on Yakama Nation (June 11, 2019)

Two citizens of the Yakama Nation have been charged in connection with deadly shootings on the reservation in Washington state.


Yakama Nation reports arrest of all suspects in deadly shooting
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Yakama Nation reports arrest of all suspects in deadly shooting (June 10, 2019)

Five people were killed on the Yakama Nation, with four people arrested in connection with the murders.


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?


Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties
Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties (May 23, 2019)

Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.


Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe
Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe (May 20, 2019)

The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.


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.


Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket
Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket (April 15, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.


Yakama Nation makes major impact with decision in treaty rights case
Yakama Nation makes major impact with decision in treaty rights case (March 26, 2019)

For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed Yakama Nation rights under the 1855 treaty with the United States.


Supreme Court delivers slim victory in Yakama Nation treaty rights case
Supreme Court delivers slim victory in Yakama Nation treaty rights case (March 19, 2019)

The Yakama Nation is celebrating after the tribe's treaty rights were confirmed by the highest court in the land.


Supreme Court takes up another Indian law case with few on the horizon
Supreme Court takes up another Indian law case with few on the horizon (January 8, 2019)

The nation's highest court has delivered good news to tribes whose sovereign rights were being challenged.


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.


Leader of Yakama Nation denied entry into Supreme Court hearing
Leader of Yakama Nation denied entry into Supreme Court hearing (October 30, 2018)

Chairman JoDe Goudy of the Yakama Nation was barred from the Supreme Court because he was wearing a headdress.


Standing up to the Doctrine of Christian Discovery
Standing up to the Doctrine of Christian Discovery (October 30, 2018)

Federal Indian law traces back to a religious doctrine that treats indigenous peoples as inferior, as 'heathens' and 'infidels.'


Yakama Nation treaty rights case lands at Supreme Court
Yakama Nation treaty rights case lands at Supreme Court (October 29, 2018)

Leaders of the Yakama Nation are asking for Indian Country's support as the Supreme Court hears its first tribal case..


Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases
Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases (October 9, 2018)

Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.


Indian law professors join campaign against Brett Kavanaugh
Indian law professors join campaign against Brett Kavanaugh (October 4, 2018)

Republicans in the Senate are moving forward with a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh after receiving the results of an FBI investigation.


Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy
Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy (September 24, 2018)

With a high-stakes nomination in doubt, the Supreme Court is preparing for a term that's already going to be a busy one for tribal interests.


Tribes consulted on first-ever count of missing Native women
Tribes consulted on first-ever count of missing Native women (September 17, 2018)

The state of Washington isn't waiting on the federal government to do something about the Native women who go missing every year.


Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change
Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change (August 15, 2018)

The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.


Yakama Nation business loses treaty claim in taxation case
Yakama Nation business loses treaty claim in taxation case (August 14, 2018)

A tobacco manufacturer on the Yakama Nation is on the hook for almost $58 million in federal taxes after losing a treaty rights case.


Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close
Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close (June 25, 2018)

The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.


Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions
Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions (June 18, 2018)

The Supreme Court is almost finished with its current term, one in which Indian Country fared surprisingly well. But the drama isn't over yet.


Yakama Nation celebrates treaty whose provisions are questioned by Trump
Yakama Nation celebrates treaty whose provisions are questioned by Trump (June 7, 2018)

The Yakama Nation is commemorating the 163rd anniversary of its treaty amid doubts raised by the Trump administration.


Yakama Nation dedicates new center to help veterans with services
Yakama Nation dedicates new center to help veterans with services (May 22, 2018)

The Yakama Warriors Association finally has a place to call home on the reservation in Washington.


Trump administration goes against tribal interests in treaty case
Trump administration goes against tribal interests in treaty case (May 16, 2018)

After seven months, the Trump administration has finally provided its views in a closely-watched treaty rights case and it's not looking good for Indian Country.


Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again
Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again (May 14, 2018)

For the third time in an Indian law case, the nation's highest court has asked the Trump administration for guidance despite a lack of leadership in key executive positions.


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.


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.


Yakama Nation sues county for arresting minor on homelands in Washington
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Yakama Nation sues county for arresting minor on homelands in Washington (November 6, 2017)

The Yakama Nation is asserting authority over a disputed portion of its territory with a new lawsuit in federal court.


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.


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?'


Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.


Washington asks high court to overturn Yakama Nation treaty victory
Washington asks high court to overturn Yakama Nation treaty victory (June 23, 2017)

The state of Washington is asking the nation's highest court to hear a treaty rights case affecting a business on the Yakama Nation.


Tribes succeed at bringing endangered antelope back to homelands
Tribes succeed at bringing endangered antelope back to homelands (June 2, 2017)

When it comes to endangered species, the Yakama Nation and the Colville Tribes are succeeding where the state of Washington failed.


Yakama Nation landowners weigh offers as Cobell buy-back winds down
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.


Yakama Nation spars with county official over road resurfacing
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.


Yakama Nation upset by break in storage tunnel at nuclear waste facility
Yakama Nation upset by break in storage tunnel at nuclear waste facility (May 12, 2017)

Chairman JoDe Goudy of the Yakama Nation calls the Hanford nuclear site in Washington a legacy of the 'domination and dehumanization' of Native peoples.


Yakama Nation landowners see $68M in Cobell buy-back offers
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.


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.


Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C.
Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C. (December 16, 2016)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) invited tribal leaders and others to share their views with the incoming Republican administration.


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.


Yakama Nation secures $30M loan to expand utility company
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.


Yakama Nation tobacco dispute goes before federal appeals court
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.


Yakama Nation seeking to expand power service on reservation
Yakama Nation seeking to expand power service on reservation (August 4, 2016)

Yakama Power, the tribe's utility, is negotiating to buy another firm for $24 million.


Yakama Nation expects to see $30M in Cobell buy-back offers
Yakama Nation expects to see $30M in Cobell buy-back offers (July 14, 2016)

The reservation in Washington suffers from a high rate of fractionation, according to the federal government.


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.


Three tribes enter cooperative agreements for buy-back program
Three tribes enter cooperative agreements for buy-back program (May 25, 2016)

The Bad River Band in Wisconsin, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and the Yakama Nation in Washington will educate landowners about the effort.


Ben Thiel: USDA loan helps young Indian rancher grow her business
Ben Thiel: USDA loan helps young Indian rancher grow her business (May 9, 2016)

We’re committed to helping producers build strong farming and ranching communities, while helping them to manage their risks as they grow their business.


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.


Bernie Sanders sweeps three states as Native issues stay on agenda
Bernie Sanders sweeps three states as Native issues stay on agenda (March 28, 2016)

Bernie Sanders met with the Yakama Nation in Washington and received a name in the Lushootseed languages while his wife held a long discussion with Native leaders in Alaska.


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.


Washington tribes await shares of $940M contract support case
Washington tribes await shares of $940M contract support case (February 26, 2016)

The Quinault Nation, the Yakama Nation and the Colville Tribes will be receiving checks in the coming months.


Colville Tribes reintroduce 52 pronghorn antelope to reservation
Colville Tribes reintroduce 52 pronghorn antelope to reservation (February 16, 2016)

Relocation can be a difficult process but the Yakama Nation has shown success with bringing the animal back to Washington.