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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

Spokane Indians baseball team, Spokane Tribe featured in national discussion of Native American imagery in sports

In the days and weeks following the killing of George Floyd and subsequent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the campaign to rid society of racist language and …


Larry Stone: ‘It was just elation’ - Washington tribes celebrate name change in other Washington

Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians and also president of the Quinault Indian Nation on the Olympic peninsula, awoke at 3:08 on a recent morning. These …


UPDATED: Tue., May 5, 2020

State to study Washington State Patrol stops and searches for possible bias

Washington will spend $50,000 to study possible biases in the Washington State Patrol after an investigation found troopers search people of color, particularly Native Americans, at much higher rates than …


Bills would permit Native students to wear tribal regalia for graduation

Native American students would be able to wear tribal regalia and items of cultural significance at their graduation ceremonies this year, under two bills moving through the Legislature.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Gonzaga Visiting Writer Series welcomes ‘There There’ author Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange will speak on Tuesday at the university’s Hemmingson Ballroom.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Shari’s Restaurant in Lewiston kicks out couple dressed as Native Americans and making war cries

A couple was kicked out of a Shari’s restaurant in Lewiston Saturday after they dressed up as Indians and made war cries in the restaurant, sparking a viral online response …


Washington state Native corporation wins defense contract

A Washington state Native corporation has won a $99 million government contract for U.S. Navy projects, with much of the work expected to be done in Puget Sound.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Joy Harjo, collaborator with a Spokane tribe poet, first Native American named U.S. poet laureate

Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time.


Kalispel Tribe receives federal grant to help victims of crime

The Department of Justice announced Thursday the award of nearly $700,000 to the Kalispel Tribe of Indians as part of grant to help victims of human trafficking.


Native American voting assistance passes Legislature

Some unique challenges tribal members face in voting could be removed under a bill that received final legislative approval Friday.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018

Country sees high number of Native American candidates

Deb Haaland is not the first Native American woman to run for Congress, but she could be one of the first elected Tuesday. More than 100 Native Americans are seeking …


Trump lashes out at Warren over DNA test, calls her ‘phony!’

President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday over DNA test results she released that indicate she has some Native American heritage, saying she is “getting slammed” …


Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA analysis that she said indicated she has some Native American heritage, a direct rebuttal to President Donald Trump, who …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018

Veterans gather to celebrate service at ninth annual American Indian Memorial and Honoring Ceremony

Michael Sebastian grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, and after serving for more than 22 years in the U.S. Military – including three tours of duty in Iraq – …


Nearly every Native American woman in Seattle survey said she was raped or coerced into sex

In the survey of 148 Native American and Alaska Native women, more than half the women — 53 percent — were homeless at the time they answered the questions.


Democrats pick gay, Native American nominee in Kansas 3rd

Sharice Davids shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from ruby red Kansas on Wednesday, becoming the state’s first Native American and gay nominee for Congress.


School board member resigns after making slur against tribe

A school board member resigned earlier this month after making statements on social media that insulted Native Americans.


‘Modern-day medicine people:’ Students get hands-on experience at Na-ha-shnee Health Sciences Institute

The Na-ha-shnee Health Sciences Institute, a fusion of summer camp and in-depth health education for Native American high school students, is underway this week.


Sen. Warren’s challengers weigh Trump’s use of ‘Pocahontas’

Most candidates hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in next year’s election aren’t shying away from President Donald Trump’s criticism of her claims of Native American heritage, although all …


Washington state tribes consider own carbon emissions plan

Tribal leaders might move ahead with their own plan to tax carbon emissions in Washington state after another group working on a statewide carbon-tax initiative for the November 2018 ballot …


New court to connect Native American foster kids with family

Officials involved in Montana’s foster care system lament the shortage of homes where Native American kids who have been removed from their parents can still grow up with family and …


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 …


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

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 …


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.”


Yakama Nation to commemorate Treaty of 1855

Life changed for thousands of Native Americans in Central Washington 162 years ago Friday.


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 …


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

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

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 …