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Filed Under: Law
Former police chief for Swinomish Tribe pleads guilty to theft (07/30)
Thomas J. Schlicker, who served as police chief for 17 years, admitted that he stole more than $30,000.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Congress fails to provide funds to help tribes comply with VAWA (07/29)
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.

Filed Under: Law
Makah Nation man charged for assault during attempted escape (07/28)
Brandon Joseph Eaton allegedly bit and punched a tribal police officer during an attempted escape from the jail on the reservation.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
9th Circuit sides with Suquamish Tribe in fishing rights dispute (07/28)
A dispute arose with the Tulalip Tribes, whose leaders tried to exclude certain fishing grounds from a ruling made back in 1975.

Filed Under: Law | National
Man from Tulalip Tribes pleads not guilty to new gun charges (07/24)
Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr allegedly made repeated visits to a store on the reservation and purchased firearms.

Filed Under: Business | Environment | National
Crow Tribe and Lummi Nation at odds over big coal project (07/21)
The Crows wants to develop their coal resources but a tribe nearly a thousand miles away is posing hurdles to the project.

Filed Under: Politics
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe reports results of council vote (07/17)
Jeromy Sullivan will serve a fourth, two-year term as leader of the Washington tribe.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Colville Tribes report vandalism of boat with racist messages (07/15)
The fishing boat was defaced with 'KKK' and 'White Power' messages.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Mel Sheldon: Tulalip Tribes aim to improve education for youth (07/14)
Years ago we identified the critical need for a strong early education program.

Filed Under: Law | National
Nooksack Tribe disenrollment proceedings placed on hold again (07/14)
More than 300 people are facing removal

Filed Under: Recognition | Trust
Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust (07/13)
The tribe resides on a 1,200-acre reservation that was set aside in the 1600s but it's not yet considered Indian Country.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Sovereignty in action with dental health programs (07/08)
Current law might prevent the Indian Health Service from investing in better oral health care delivery; but it does not say anything about a tribal health program.

Filed Under: Law | Recognition
Duwamish Tribe won't give up long quest for recognition recognition (07/07)
An attorney hinted of an appeal after the Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a negative decision in the long-running case.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Washington fights tribal treaty rights decision before 9th Circuit (07/06)
A federal judge ordered the state to fix more than 800 culverts that prevent salmon from returning to usual and accustomed tribal fishing places.

Filed Under: Law | Recognition
Leader of Duwamish Tribe calls denial of recognition 'devastating' (07/03)
The tribe didn't meet two significant criteria despite spending decades on the federal acknowledgment process.

Filed Under: Environment
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe wants sacred rock on national register (07/03)
The Tamanowas Rock has been used for ceremonies and prayers for tens of thousands of years.

Filed Under: Law | Recognition
Duwamish Tribe rejected for federal recognition for a third time (07/02)
A victory in court did not lead to federal status for the tribe that counts Chief Si’ahl, the namesake of Seattle, as an ancestor.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man (06/30)
Pacific Northwest tribes have been waiting nearly two decades to rebury an ancestor who has been linked to them by DNA.

Filed Under: National
City moves to name street in honor of late activist Billy Frank (06/25)
Indian Street in Bellingham will likely be changed to Billy Frank Jr. Street after city council members endorsed the idea.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Muckleshoot Tribe hosts season opener for Indian horse races (06/23)
The Carlson team team from the Blackfeet Nation in Montana took home the top prize in the Indian relay.

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