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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.

Filed Under: Health | National
Puyallup Tribe to run first cancer care center in Indian Country (03/19)
The Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center will incorporate modern and traditional treatments.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Recognition
Editorial: Include all Washington tribes in public school curricula (03/18)
Lawmakers missed a great chance to do right by one of our region’s greatest tribes, the Chinook Indian Nation.

Filed Under: Politics
Suquamish Tribe reports results of election for council members (03/18)
Rich Purser, Sammy Mabe and Luther 'Jay' Mills won their election bids.

Filed Under: Education | National
Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate (03/16)
During the 2012-2013 school year, 69.7 percent of Indian students finished high school, an improvement from the two years prior.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Column: Racism and ignorance in Makah Nation hunting debate (03/16)
With the Makah Indian whale hunt back in the news this past week, also back is the flood of advice for the tribe.

Filed Under: Opinion
JoDe Goudy: Yakama Nation committed to well-being of children (03/12)
We will continue to monitor this situation carefully to ensure Desi’s safety, health and wellbeing.

Filed Under: Business | Health | Law | National
Tribal Hemp and Cannabis Summit set for April 23 in New Mexico (03/12)
Interest in marijuana continues to grow in Indian Country, judging by the number of meetings and organizations popping up.

Filed Under: Business
Warm Springs Tribes enact policy for Indian preference in hiring (03/10)
The policy will be overseen by the new Tribal Employment Rights Office.

Filed Under: Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law (03/10)
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions involving tribal interests in Nebraska, Washington and New York and beyond.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Supreme Court won't hear Yakama Nation treaty tobacco case (03/10)
The tribe argued that its treaty was interpreted without considering all of the evidence of the facts.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribes in pilot project filed 26 VAWA cases against non-Indians (03/10)
The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act recognizes the 'inherent power' of tribes to prosecute non-Indians.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Lummi Nation signs cooperative agreement for Cobell buy-back (03/09)
The tribe will work with the Interior Department to identify fractionated interests on the reservation.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Lummi Nation submits more data in fight against coal terminal (03/06)
North America's largest coal export terminal would be built at Cherry Point, a historic tribal village and fishing area.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Makah Nation committed to resumption of treaty whale hunts (03/06)
The tribe's last successful gray whale hunt occurred in May 1999.

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