Stories tagged: Indian
Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Yakama Nation to commemorate Treaty of 1855
Life changed for thousands of Native Americans in Central Washington 162 years ago Friday.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Graduate not allowed native regalia despite state law
Administrators at a northwestern Montana high school have apologized after a graduate was prevented from wearing a mortarboard decorated with Native American regalia just 42 days after the governor signed …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 6 a.m.
Washington state tribes fear White House will be a buzzkill for their marijuana business
Four state tribes have signed compacts with the
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight
According to the National Indian Gambling Commission, 240 tribes offered gambling in 28 states as of January. With casinos restricted to reservations and land held in federal trust, tribes have …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Washington’s Cowlitz tribe wins casino legal fight
A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to open a $510 million casino in southwestern Washington state near the border with …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Oregon school district reaches mascot deal with tribe
Rogue River High will remain the Chieftains. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports the school board last week ratified an agreement that allows the school to keep the mascot.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
School’s Native American statue, now banned, finds new home
A steel statue removed from a coastal Oregon town after the state banned Native American mascots has found a new home.
Sat., June 4, 2016, 8:16 p.m.
India leader’s visit offers little respite for only Indian-American congressman
Preparations are underway for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak at a rare joint session of Congress next week – an event made possible in part by the nation’s …
Sun., Feb. 15, 1998
Desert Paradise Nestled In Northern Arizona Scrubland Is The Lush Landscape Of Havasu Canyon
1. Swimmers cool off in the pool fed by Havasu Falls, which are accessible only by foot, horse or helicopter. Photo by Debbie Barlicki/The Allentown Morning Call 2. Youthful member …
Fri., Feb. 13, 1998
Firing Of Tribal Executive Stalled Judge Schedules Hearing On Dismissal Of Director Stone
A Colville Confederated Tribes judge has temporarily blocked the tribal council’s dismissal of Lou Stone as executive director of the tribal government. Judge Mary Wynne scheduled a hearing next Friday …
Tue., Jan. 20, 1998
Buying Back Heritage Klamaths Raising Money To Buy Collection Of Tribal Artifacts
1. A few of the hundreds of baskets from the Modoc-Klamath collection are displayed in La Conner, Wash., this month. The tribes are raising money to buy back the collection. …
Tue., Jan. 20, 1998
Tribe’s National Lottery Up And Running Offer From Gte To Provide Phone Access Puts Telephone And Internet Gambling In Business
Someone could win a $1 million prize today in the first national telephone and Internet lottery drawing, which is sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Indian Tribe. Tribal officials hope to …
Fri., Dec. 5, 1997
Tribe Ready To Scratch Lottery Deal Nez Perce Object To Language Of Proposed Compact With State
Negotiations between state and Nez Perce tribal officials to bring the Idaho Lottery back to the reservation after nearly four years have run into a snag. Lottery representatives and Indian …
Fri., Oct. 31, 1997
Treaty Tribes Handed Hunting Victory Appeals Court Widens Area In Which Indians Can Hunt Elk In Washington
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will have to work harder to protect elk in the aftermath of an appeals court decision that says treaty Indians may hunt on …
Tue., Aug. 12, 1997
Tribe Struggles To Carve Out A Dream Shoalwaters’ Casino Plan Folded, Many Babies Died, And Bid To Rekindle Ocean Tradition Faces Long Odds
Artist Tom Anderson is carving a cedar log into an oceangoing canoe so that his tribe can revive its heritage as The Canoe People of Willapa Bay. But the dream …
Thu., June 5, 1997
Governor, Tribe Agree To Disagree Batt Hopes Gambling Panel Can Solve Internet Dispute, But He’ll Fight Plan
Gov. Phil Batt stood his ground Wednesday against the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s new Internet gambling operation, refusing to buy tribal leaders’ contention that it is nothing more than an electronic …
Sun., June 1, 1997
Small Tribe To Try Luck With Casino Remote Reservation Counting On Passing Tourists, Truckers
Poor, nearly landless and a long way from anywhere, the 80-member Burns Paiute tribe is banking its fortunes on a casino amid sagebrush and jackrabbits. They don’t envision anything fancy …
Wed., April 23, 1997
Voters Approve Supplemental Levy For School District Boundary County Measure Keeps Funding At Current Level
There won’t be any school closures in Boundary County, where voters Tuesday approved a levy to keep the school district running at its current level. The $439,000 supplemental levy won …
Mon., April 14, 1997
Dam Removal Idea Part Of Tribe’s Talks With Irrigators
The Nez Perce Tribe has offered to limit its Snake River Basin Adjudication claims if irrigators support the removal of dams on the Snake River. That is a new position …
Sat., April 12, 1997
Legal Troubles Disillusion Archaeologist Scientist Embroiled In Battle Over Who Gets To Keep Ancient Remains
In the year since he became embroiled in the controversy over the 9,000-year-old bones of Kennewick Man, archaeologist James Chatters has become disillusioned. “What should be an exciting time for …
Sat., April 12, 1997
Tribe Returns Remains Of Elders To Ground
In a song-filled ceremony that opened with the chime of a bell, Nez Perce tribal members have returned the remains of their elders to the earth. The Thursday ceremony honored …
Sat., March 22, 1997
Original (Not Official) County Language To Be Taught
It may not be the official language of Kootenai County, but Coeur d’Alene is the original language. Now, it’s going to be taught here.
Wed., Jan. 1, 1997
Idaho Tribal Hunting Rights Test Scheduled For Trial Shoshone Bannock Hunters Charged With Killing Game On State Land
Three Shoshone-Bannock hunters charged with violating Idaho’s game laws will present the state its second legal test of tribal hunting rights at trial. Three Sho-Ban hunters were cited for killing …
Wed., Nov. 27, 1996
Tribes Not Willing To Lose Jobs, Money No Response To Attorney General’s Letter To Stop Video Gambling
A letter from the state attorney general telling tribes to shut down video gambling has remained unanswered here. Unofficially, though, the answer is no.
Sun., Oct. 13, 1996
Tribes Devise Tourism Plan
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have a plan for promoting tourism with a 24-1/2-mile stretch of track between Fort Hall and the old Gay Mine site that Union Pacific Railroad wants to …
Sun., Oct. 13, 1996
Tribe Says It Can Better Manage Lake Cda Coeur D’Alene Indians To Argue Case Of Ownership Before Supreme Court
The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday on the tribe’s claim to ownership of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review
Sun., Oct. 6, 1996
Slot Smugglers Hide In Thicket Of Complications
Intercepting reservation-bound slot machines is difficult, but it’s even harder to bust someone. The rising demand for slot machines is creating what authorities call a “gray market” for used gambling …
Fri., Aug. 23, 1996
State Sues Over Alaskan Fishing Quotas
Washington state is going to court to try to stop the granting of additional fishing quotas to Alaskan Native villages on the Bering Sea. The state contends the quotas unfairly …
Thu., Aug. 22, 1996
Right Here In River City? Approval Of Airway Heights Plan Starts Spokane Tribe Thinking About Downtown
The tiny Kalispel Tribe’s bid to open a $17 million Airway Heights casino is giving at least one other tribe ideas. How about a casino in downtown Spokane? It’s not …
Tue., Aug. 13, 1996
Boyd Wins Spot On Colville Tribe Panel
Cindy Boyd has been elected to a vacant Nespelem District position on the 14-member Colville Confederated Tribes Business Council. When absentee ballots were counted last week, Boyd edged former councilman …