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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.

Filed Under: Law
Alaska Native man stabbed to death at Yakama Nation home (06/23)
Donald Edwards, 42, was attacked at a Father’s Day barbecue on the reservation.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Supporters open national prayer days to protect sacred places (06/19)
The annual event draws attention to the threats facing sacred sites across the United States.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American (06/18)
'We have always maintained the belief that the Ancient One was one of us,' Colville Tribes Chairman Jim Boyd said.

Filed Under: Education | National
Students from Tulalip Tribes construction program help homeless (06/16)
The students built two tiny homes that will help address the homeless population in Seattle, Washington.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Appropriations report sounds alarm about land-into-trust agenda (06/15)
The top Democrat on the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is refusing to support the funding package.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe is first to earn 'Bicycle Friendly' honor (06/15)
The League of American Bicyclists recognized a tribal community for the first time in its history.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Missed opportunities for Medicaid in Indian Country (06/15)
A new White House report details the economic impact of Medicaid expansion and is sharply critical of the 22 states that have not done so.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Unlikely alliances advance agenda in Indian Country (06/15)
In the Pacific Northwest, Native nations are using their treaty rights to fight plans for coal and oil trains, because shipping and burning fossil fuels threatens their fisheries.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Tribes take interest in growing marijuana for medical purposes (06/11)
Attorney Robert Odawi Porter believes more tribes will be launching operations within the next year or so.

Filed Under: Law | National
Event commemorates 160th anniversary of Walla Walla council (06/11)
Thousands of tribal leaders and members gathered from May 29 through June 11 in 1855 to negotiate treaties.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Spokane Tribe bars disenrollment in amendment to constitution (06/09)
Tribal members approved the change by a 309 to 268 vote.

Filed Under: Opinion
Walt Lamar: Washington tribes take action to battle drug abuse (06/09)
Prescription drug overdoses are up for the 11th straight year, and according to the Center for Disease Control, 44 people die every day from a prescription drug overdose-- usually involving opioid painkillers.

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