Stories tagged: tribes
Sun., April 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Tribes, conservation groups cry foul after Trump administration signals rollback of Spokane River quality standards
The request for public comment on a plan to revisit allowable pollution levels in Washington’s waterways did not include notification to the state’s Department of Ecology or native tribes. The …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 1:39 p.m.
Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Native Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services. The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
Ringing bells and drum beats filled Riverfront Park Saturday, as hundreds of Native American families gathered on the shores of the Spokane River for a powwow celebrating heritage, culture and …
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018
Last year, for the first time in about a century, tribal members paddled 51 miles from Sandpoint to their home, joined by neighboring tribes along the way. This year, they …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn’t the only blow Native American tribes say they were dealt last week.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
An appeals court ruled Tuesday that a federal judge in North Dakota was correct in not barring police from using harsh methods against Dakota Access pipeline protesters.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
American Indian tribal members and their descendants have until Nov. 27 to ask for their share of the remainder of $3.4 billion in settlement money awarded to Native Americans after …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017
If the ruling is allowed to stand, it would expand tribal authority to an unreasonable extent.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Dressed in a traditional “jingle dress,” a multicolored outfit covered with silver ornaments that clink when she moves, Imani Antone and other members of the tribe’s PowWow Sweat dance group …
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
At the end of June, the federal government announced the Yellowstone grizzly bear was no longer threatened with extinction. More than 100 tribal nations question that decision.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Allowing the Columbia to flow more like a natural river would benefit the region financially, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits to local communities, Northwest tribes say.
Sun., June 4, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
A woman accused of shooting at law officers during a protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants to get out of jail before her trial next month.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
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 what will happen if President Donald Trump succeeds in eliminating an energy assistance program that they say is crucial to their members.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Some Northwest Indian tribes would be allowed to kill a limited number of sea lions that prey on endangered salmon in the Columbia River under a bill introduced in Congress.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and U.S. Bureau of Land Management are both claiming ownership of about 100 acres near the eastern Idaho city of Pocatello.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 2 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
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.
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.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:30 p.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., May 24, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
An environmental group has sued federal officials over the potential transfer of the National Bison Range to American Indian tribes in Montana.
UPDATED: Tue., May 17, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
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.
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.
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
Tribes want the federal government to work with them to strengthen and modernize their ability to self-govern, saying the best solutions for Native American life comes from the tribes themselves, …
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
Idaho’s five Indian tribes employ nearly 5,000 people and generate annual sales in excess of $1 billion, a new study says. The tribes hired Steven Peterson, a University of Idaho …
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014, 5:36 p.m.
Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug, the U.S. …
Sat., April 19, 2014
How much risk of cancer from eating fish is too much? Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has privately advanced a proposal that would likely pass legal muster but that worries Indian …
Mon., Oct. 7, 2013, 4:18 a.m.
American Indian tribes have been caught misappropriating tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, according to internal tribal audits and other documents. But federal authorities do little about it — due …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2013
Salmon runs to the Upper Columbia River and its tributaries went extinct in the 1930s when Grand Coulee Dam was built without fish ladders. Now it’s time to investigate salmon …