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Delegation from tribe visits D.C. over EPA changes

The Nez Perce Tribe sent a delegation from its governing body to Washington, D.C., to discuss Idaho’s proposal to oversee water pollution.


Idaho officials pitch land swap in Lochsa River basin

Idaho officials are pitching a north-central Idaho land exchange involving a private timber company and the U.S. Forest Service that could result in Idaho receiving deed to some federal lands.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Idaho tribe joins lawsuit against big opioid manufacturers

An Idaho tribe has joined a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.


Nez Perce Tribe joins opioids suit

The Nez Perce Tribe has joined a multi-district lawsuit targeting opioid manufacturers and distributors.


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.


Megaload lawsuit betweeen Forest Service, environmental groups settled

Environmental groups, the Nez Perce Tribe and the U.S. Forest Service have agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit over huge “megaload” shipments. Shipments of the very large truck loads …


ITD adopts new megaload rules for scenic Highway 12, despite federal court injunction

The Idaho Transportation Board has unanimously adopted new rules for megaloads on scenic Highway 12 in north-central Idaho, though a federal court injunction against such loads remains in effect and …


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 …


North-central Idaho school boards consider mascots

LEWISTON, Idaho — Two school boards in north-central Idaho say they’re researching the history and current public opinion of their school mascots after receiving letters from the Nez Perce Tribe …


Idaho tribal officer acquitted of lying to FBI

LEWISTON, Idaho — A federal jury acquitted a Nez Perce Tribal police officer of lying to the FBI in a case linked to the 2011 fatal shooting of a motorist.


Highway 12 megaload injunction upheld by judge

BOISE – A ban on megaload shipments across a scenic stretch of U.S. Highway 12 will remain in effect after a federal judge denied motions to lift it filed by …


Federal judge to rule on megaloads by Friday

BOISE – Nez Perce tribal leaders urged a federal judge Monday to halt shipments of giant oil-field equipment across their reservation en route to Canada’s tar sands – even as …


Megaload ban could cost General Electric millions

A subsidiary of the General Electric Co. could lose millions of dollars if megaload shipments are banned or even significantly delayed on U.S. Highway 12, according to court documents.


Federal lawsuit filed in megaloads dispute

SYRINGA, Idaho — A Native American tribe and a conservation group have filed a joint suit in federal court to halt a massive shipment of oil field equipment that was …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2013, 9:27 a.m.

Megaload draws Idaho protesters for 3rd night

A plan to move massive shipments of oil field equipment along a winding, scenic northern Idaho highway has sparked rock-throwing protests as Native Americans and environmentalists continue to try to …


Tribe megaload protest still on

The chairman of the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee said Wednesday that blockade efforts will continue to slow passage of a 322-ton megaload truck carrying oil refinery equipment through its …


Megaload protesters assemble again near Lewiston

LEWISTON – With car headlights casting their shadows against a wall of the Clearwater River Valley on Nez Perce lands Tuesday night, protesters once again gathered in an attempt to …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2013, 5:12 p.m.

Nez Perce ponder new megaload blockade

More protests and human blockades by Nez Perce tribal members threaten to stall the shipment of massive oil field equipment - called a megaload - across U.S. Highway 12 in …


Nez Perce say they will stop U.S. 12 megaload

Nez Perce leaders said late Monday night they intended to intercept a shipment of giant oil refinery equipment as it reached the reservation boundary east of Lewiston en route along …


Spokane Tribe vice chairman resigns

The vice chairman of the Spokane Tribe has resigned under significant pressure from tribal members after being convicted of bison poaching in Montana. Rudy Peone, chairman of the Spokane Tribal …


Tribal council could oust member

Spokane Tribe leaders are deciding whether to oust their vice chairman for lying to a game officer investigating bison poaching in Montana. Rodney W. Abrahamson was convicted of five misdemeanors …


Spokane Tribe leader fined for poaching bison in Montana

The vice chairman of the Spokane Tribe of Indians poached two bison north of Yellowstone National Park in February and lied about his identity to officers investigating the hunt, court …


Regional tribes included in federal settlement

The federal government will pay more than $1 billion to settle a series of lawsuits brought by American Indian tribes over mismanagement of tribal money and trust lands, under a …


Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s gifts from gaming add up

When the Coeur d’Alene Tribe first signed a gaming compact with the state of Idaho in 1992, tribal leaders insisted on donating 5 percent of net casino gaming proceeds to …


Tribal artifacts returned

More than 1,400 artifacts stolen from ancient Native American graves and sacred sites in five Western states were returned Thursday to several local tribes. Members of tribes in Idaho and …


Nez Perce Tribe opens gill-netting season

LEWISTON — The Nez Perce Tribe has opened a commercial gill-net fishing season on the Snake and Clearwater Rivers.


Museum highlights role of Appaloosa horse in region’s past

What do John Wayne and Pippi Longstocking have in common? They both rode Appaloosa horses. Pippi’s spotted steed, Lilla Gubben, could walk up stairs and do tricks, and John Wayne …


Nez Perce park offers tour of tribal history

The name white settlers gave them was a mistake. The Nez Perce – which loosely translates to “pierced noses” – never practiced nose piercing. Hunters and gatherers, formidable horse people …