Stories tagged: Native Americans
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Killer of Navajo Nation girl gets life prison sentence
A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
General Council focuses on police staffing
Day three of the Nez Perce Tribe’s General Fall Council simmered to an end, and several agenda items were disregarded in favor of robust public comment.
Fri., July 21, 2017
Joel Clement: How Trump threatens Alaska natives and made me a whistleblower
I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Tribe wants centuries-old remains found in Idaho
At least one tribe 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 …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Native Americans say grizzly bear decision violates religion
Native American tribes, clans and leaders from seven states and Canada say the U.S. government’s recent decision to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area violates …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans
Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states expressed outrage Thursday at President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs, saying they would erase significant progress on child …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 10 a.m.
Gaming gone bust, tribe turns to marijuana farming
A small Indian tribe in a remote stretch of San Diego County has traded in its failed dream of casino riches for what could be the next big payout: marijuana …
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, 9:51 p.m.
After years of work, Cowlitz Tribe opens casino this week
The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is opening its new $510 million casino this week, an effort years in the making.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Attorney general expands program to combat crime on tribal lands
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Tuesday to expand an Obama administration initiative to allow more tribal authorities access to federal anti-crime databases – an action long sought by tribes …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Native American tribes fear end of federal heating help
Native American tribes fear what will happen if President Donald Trump succeeds in eliminating an energy assistance program that they say is crucial to their members.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Inslee signs bill to improve dental care for state tribes
Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed a bill that seeks to improve oral health on reservations in Washington state. The measure was the first bill the governor has signed this …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
Kennewick Man must be returned to tribes within 90 days
The Ancient One is going home. One of the oldest and most complete skeletons found in North America will be given back to American Indian tribes in Washington state for …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 2 p.m.
Dakota pipeline protest inspires local Native Americans to make the 16-hour drive to Standing Rock
Protests against the Dakota Access pipeline have inspired dozens of Inland Northwest residents to make the 16-hour drive to North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux’s struggle to protect land and …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 10:03 p.m.
The Latest: 300 attend Thanksgiving Day pipeline protest
About 300 opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrated on Thanksgiving Day in the North Dakota city of Mandan, about 50 miles north from where demonstrators have camped out for …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 9:21 p.m.
10,000-year-old remains returned to Nevada tribe’s control
Formal control of a mummified set of tribal remains believed to be some of the oldest in North America has been transferred to a Nevada tribe.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 9:11 a.m.
Officers douse Dakota oil pipeline protesters in subfreezing weather
Authorities on Monday defended their decision to douse protesters with water during a skirmish in subfreezing weather near the Dakota Access oil pipeline, and organizers said at least 17 protesters …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 10:18 a.m.
Dakota Access oil pipeline developer won’t consider reroute
The head of the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline says the company won’t consider rerouting it to address American Indian concerns.
Sat., Oct. 29, 2016, 11:06 p.m.
Pipeline protesters urge unity after days of confrontations
Protesters trying to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline urged unity on Saturday as they prayed together near burned-out construction vehicles that served as a barricade between activists and law …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 7:18 p.m.
Dakota Access pipeline work resumes near site of protest
Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners resumed digging trenches and laying pipe, Morton County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Rob Keller said, a move that comes in light of Sunday’s federal appeals court ruling …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 7:26 p.m.
More states, including Washington, focusing on giving Native American students better chance of success
In Washington and across the U.S., Native American students struggle more than any other student group to attend school consistently and graduate on time. But this year more states are …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:30 p.m.
Federal intervention on oil pipeline project unprecedented
The Standing Rock Sioux’s effort to block a four-state oil pipeline got a lifeline when the federal government temporarily stopped the project, a move some say likely may forever change …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Jewell says tribes must continue progress after Obama leaves
The Obama administration has made great progress on issues important to Native Americans, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday encouraged tribes to keep the pressure on Washington, D.C., after …
Sat., June 25, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
Native Americans turn focus inward for political empowerment
For generations, tribal nations fought to tear down the barriers that kept them from having a voice in the government the U.S. Cavalry imposed upon the western frontier. Now, Native …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Spokane Tribe celebrate week of major announcements
A weeklong cultural celebration at Spokane Tribe schools in Wellpinit took special significance Thursday, as U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined members in heralding targeted federal investment and a new …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 6 a.m.
New rule for foster-care, adoption cases requires judges to ask about tribal status
A new federal rule will require judges in every state to ask whether a child is a Native American during foster-care and adoption proceedings – especially when there’s reason to …
Mon., May 23, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
Site of Bear River Massacre in Idaho pinpointed, archaeologist says
An archaeologist says the exact location of the Bear River Massacre in eastern Idaho has been determined.
UPDATED: Tue., May 17, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
More tribes added to land program, but money running out
U.S. officials are adding 63 American Indian reservations across the Midwest and West to an initiative that seeks to return millions of acres of land to tribal ownership.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 5:44 a.m.
Bill introduced in Senate to return Kennewick Man to tribes
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to require the federal government to give the bones of Kennewick Man back to the Indian tribes from which he descended.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
Supreme Court to decide whether tribal convictions count
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether tribal convictions for domestic violence can count as previous convictions under federal law if the defendant didn’t have …