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Filed Under: Law | National
Man from Tulalip Tribes enters not guilty plea to firearms charge (04/17)
Raymond Lee Fryberg is accused of unlawfully acquiring five firearms, including the one used in a fatal school shooting last October.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Nisqually Tribe construction business involved in fatal accident (04/14)
A young couple and their infant son were killed when a concrete wall fell from a highway overpass.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment (04/13)
With the federal courts and the Bureau of Indian Affairs unlikely to intervene, the National Native American Bar Association is calling on lawyers to address the situation.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Idaho and Oregon clash over Chief Joseph statue at US Capitol (04/13)
The governor of Idaho is staking a claim to the Nez Perce leader while Oregon considers him as its representative in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Editorial: Include tribal history in public schools in Washington (04/08)
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.

Filed Under: Health
Puyallup Tribe set to debut first cancer clinic in Indian Country (04/08)
The Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center will provide a range of treatments options, both conventional and traditional.

Filed Under: Law | National
County still lacks record of order in Tulalip Tribes domestic case (04/08)
The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 was supposed to address sharing of tribal data but the law has not been fully implemented.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Fight for Indian health funding at critical juncture (04/08)
One of Indian Country’s most important debates about increasing funding for the Indian health system is occurring far from Congress in state legislatures across the country.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Swinomish Tribe files suit to stop oil trains through reservation (04/07)
The complaint accuses BNSF Railway of breaking an agreement by shipping large amounts of Bakken crude through the tribe's lands without permission.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribal courts seek greater access to state and federal systems (04/06)
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.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Protection order in Tulalip Tribes case wasn't shared with state (04/03)
A tribal member purchased five firearms, including one used in a fatal school shooting, despite being subject to domestic violence order.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Man from Tulalip Tribes charged after clubbing two bald eagles (04/03)
Shane Moses allegedly killed the eagles in December 2013 with the intent of selling them

Filed Under: Opinion | Trust
Christine Dupres: Cowlitz Tribe finally has a place to call home (04/03)
On March 9, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional Director Stanley Speaks signed the final documents to establish the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s Reservation, to an audience of Cowlitz elders and tribal leaders.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Tulalip man charged for buying firearm used in school shooting (03/31)
Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr., 42, acquired five guns at a store on the reservation. One was used in the fatal October 2014 shooting.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
HHS urged to do more to help tribes with foster care programs (03/25)
Congress recognized tribal sovereignty in Title IV-E programs but only five tribes have been able to clear all the hurdles in the process.

Filed Under: Business | Environment | National
Lummi Nation told Crow Tribe about impacts of coal terminal (03/23)
The Lummis oppose the export terminal but the Crows believe it could help their economy.

Filed Under: Law
Former police chief from Swinomish Tribe indicted for stealing (03/23)
Federal authorities say Thomas J. Schlicker stole more than $30,000 between 2008 and 2014.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Jay Daniels: States still trying to take Indian land and money (03/23)
It would probably be in our best interest to not close our eyes when negotiating with lawyers and politicians.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Anthony Broadman: Court expands state powers on tribal land (03/20)
The Washington State Supreme Court wove new threads into the already tangled web of Washington partial P.L. 280 jurisprudence.

Filed Under: Law
Court allows prosecution of tribal member in registration case (03/19)
The Washington Supreme Court said a member of the Yakama Nation who lives on the Quinault Nation can't escape the state's reach.

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