Stories tagged: Native American
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Tribe wants centuries-old remains found in Idaho
A tribe says it will seek possession of human bones found protruding from an Idaho badger hole after tests determined they weren’t from modern day homicide victims but belonged to …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Washington seeks to overturn tribe’s fuel tax exemption
Washington state is asking the nation’s highest court to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that exempted the Yakama Nation from paying state taxes on out-of-state fuel delivered to the …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Native Americans walk out of musical depicting stereotypes
The University of Wyoming is warning audiences about offensive material in a traveling musical after Native American high school students walked out of a performance of “The Fantasticks.”
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 …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
ACLU files racial discrimination complaint against school district
The ACLU of Montana has filed a discrimination complaint on behalf of four Native Americans who said they were denied early entry to a high school basketball game in Reed …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 10 p.m.
Nevada firm, executives agree to pay Montana tribe $2.5M
Three executives of Nevada-based consulting firm will pay a Native American tribe in Montana $2.5 million and face possible prison time for their roles in funneling cash from the tribe’s …
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination
Some Mon tana lawmakers want the state to invest more into drawing visitors to places of historical and cultural importance to the state’s Indian tribes – not only to spark …
UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 12:17 a.m.
Anti-suicide bill moves forward in Montana Legislature
Alarmed by suicide rates persistently among the highest in the nation, Montana lawmakers moved closer Saturday to sending legislation to Gov. Steve Bullock authorizing $1 million to address a crisis …
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.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
American Indians protesting Trump, pipeline with march
Members of American Indian tribes from around the country are gathering in Washington for four days of protests against the Trump administration and the Dakota Access oil pipeline that will …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Bill would allow Native graduates to wear regalia
Aspen Many Hides recalled being in tears as she stood in line five years ago waiting to receive her high school diploma in Polson. Her mother was frantically trying to …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Tempers flare after calls to separate Native American basketball tournaments from other tourneys
The topic of race entered the Montana high school basketball conversation this week as divisional tournaments begin around the state.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Tribe sues feds over withholding of $14 million
An American Indian tribe in Washington state is suing the federal government, saying it’s wrongfully withholding nearly $14 million in a flap over the tribe’s efforts to kick out almost …
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.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 7 p.m.
Shielded Native American sites thrust into debate over breaching dams
A little-known federal program that avoids publicizing its accomplishments to protect from looters the thousands of Native American sites it’s tasked with managing has been caught up in a big …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 7:17 a.m.
Weeklong occupation of tribal headquarters ends peacefully
The weeklong occupation of a tribal government building by a faction of the Rhode Island Narragansett tribe has ended.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Appeals court rules Yakama Nation can’t sue over tobacco tax
A federal appeals court says the Yakama Indian Nation can’t sue to block collection of a federal tax on tobacco products made by a company on the reservation.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Kennewick Man skeleton closer to tribal return
Legislation that would return the 8,400-year-old bones of Kennewick Man to Columbia Basin tribes could become law in the coming weeks.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
Nooksack Tribe says it’s booted 289 people off rolls
After a years-long fight, the Nooksack Tribe in northwestern Washington state says it has booted 289 people off its membership rolls – but a lawyer for those who were purportedly …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 8:25 a.m.
U.S. cancels energy leases in sacred area near Glacier National Park
U.S. officials canceled 15 oil and gas leases on Wednesday in an area bordering Glacier National Park that’s considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 1:19 p.m.
Army Corps’ latest Dakota oil pipeline delay purely political, company says
The Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to further delay construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline so that it can continue studying the issue and gather more input from the …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Clergy join Dakota Access pipeline protesters for ceremony
Hundreds of clergy of various faiths joined protests Thursday against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, singing hymns, marching and ceremonially burning a copy of a 600-year-old …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Spokane Tribe, others call for better federal consultation on oil pipeline
American Indian tribes in Washington state, including the Spokane Tribe, are asking President Barack Obama to overhaul the way the federal government consults with tribes on infrastructure projects.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 7:04 a.m.
Indian tribes may be sovereign, but their casinos remain subject to federal scrutiny
A California-based tribe’s recent loss at the National Labor Relations Board could reignite interest in controversial legislation affecting Indian casinos and union workers nationwide.
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
Spokane businesswoman, Native American advocate receives state recognition
JoAnn Kauffman, a prominent Nez Perce Tribe member and national Native American rights activist, was recently selected to be featured in the Secretary of State’s Legacy Washington project. The “Who …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
Boise High School covers old Native American logo
An Idaho school district has painted over a mural that some considered disrespectful to Native Americans.