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Quinault Indian Nation

10/16/2020

article Quinault Indian Nation proposes holistic addiction treatment clinic in Aberdeen
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) announced a proposal on Thursday for their plans to build a new wellness clinic in the City of Aberdeen. In their...

10/15/2020

article Quinault Nation Proposes New Clinic in Aberdeen for Holistic Addiction Treatment
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) today announced a proposal to build a new wellness clinic in the City of Aberdeen to provide a “whole person...

9/9/2020

article Quinault government to reopen, reservation remains closed to visitors
(Oregon) -- The Quinault Indian Nation was set to reopen normal government operations on Tuesday after it was shut down Aug. 22 in response to an increase in COVID-19...

9/4/2020

article Quinault Nation Government To Reopen September 8
(Oregon) -- The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) will reopen normal government operations on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The QIN government was shut down on August 22 in...
article Quinault Nation Government To Reopen September 8 as Reservation Remains Closed To Visitors and Under Phase 2 Guidelines
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) will reopen normal government operations on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The QIN government was shut down on August 22 in...

8/24/2020

article Quinault closes reservation to visitors after Covid increase
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation announced over the weekend that the Quinault Indian Reservation will be closed to visitors in response to an increase in COVID...

8/23/2020

article Quinault Indian Reservation closed to visitors; QIN government shut down
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) announced today that the Quinault Indian Reservation (QIR) is closed to visitors effective immediately. This change is...

8/3/2020

article Lake Quinault open to fishing and some boating
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) announced that Lake Quinault is open to fishing and the use of resident boats, including power boats, from August 1,...

6/5/2020

article Washington Guardsmen Partner With Quinault Indian Nation
(Washington) -- While adjusting the volume on her walkie-talkie to compensate for both a facial mask and the constant drizzle, Army 2nd Lt. Megan E. Zurliene pauses for...

5/27/2020

article Washington Guardsmen partner with the Quinault Indian Nation
(Washington) -- While adjusting the volume on her walkie-talkie to compensate for both a facial mask and the constant drizzle, 2nd Lt. Megan E. Zurliene pauses for a...

5/25/2020

article Quinault Beach Resort and Casino to open to public Thursday
(Washington) -- The Quinault Beach Resort and Casino near Ocean Shores has announced it will reopen in phases starting Tuesday. At noon Tuesday, the resort will open to...

5/21/2020

article Quinault Beach Resort and Casino to Reopen in Phases Starting May 26
(Washington) -- “The Quinault Indian Nation is committed to following best available science to safely reopen our businesses and the local economy,” said...

4/30/2020

article US Tribe’s Battle against Climate Change
(Indian Country) -- For several years, Fawn Sharp has seen her tribe on the west coast of the United States move from one crisis to another. Sharp lives in Washington...

4/17/2020

article Decision on Hoquiam shorelines permit for potash facility extended through June
(Washington) -- As BHP and the Quinault Indian Nation continue talks regarding the global mining company’s bid to build a potash shipping and receiving facility at...
article Quinault Indian Nation opposes new dam on Chehalis, seeks alternatives
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation on Thursday came out in opposition to a proposed dam on the Chehalis River, citing findings by the state Department of Ecology...
article Quinaults will oppose dam in Chehalis system
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation says it will oppose a proposal to build a dam designed to reduce flooding in the Chehalis Basin, particularly in the Centralia...

4/12/2020

article A U.S. tribe’s uphill battle against climate change
(Washington) -- For several years, Fawn Sharp (pictured below) has seen her tribe on the coastline of Washington state lurch from crisis to crisis: rising sea levels...

3/28/2020

article Young Quinault tribal member talks how clear cutting is affecting his reservation
(Washington) -- It’s a wet, chilly, Thursday morning in mid-February, and a group of us are huddled in a circle in the parking lot of the July Creek Pullout on the...

3/23/2020

article QIN announces closure of tribal land to visitors
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation has announced that tribal land is closed to visitors until further notice. In a notice from President Fawn Sharp, she shared...

3/18/2020

article Quinault Beach Resort & Casino closes for COVID-19 response
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation announced the closure of the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino and the Quinault Sweetgrass Hotel for two weeks to help reduce...

1/28/2020

article Valentine’s Day Fun and Relaxation at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
(Washington) -- Looking for something exciting and different to do this coming Valentine’s Day? Whether it’s you and your significant other, or you’re...

1/20/2020

article Open valve on propane tank led to road closures near Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Friday
(Oregon) -- An inadvertently opened valve on a 30,000 gallon propane tank at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in Ocean Shores prompted the 4-hour shutdown at state...

1/17/2020

article Propane leak leads to evacuation of Quinault Beach Resort and Casino and closes SR 109 and SR 115
(Washington) -- A propane leak led to the evacuation of the Quinault Beach Casino and Resort and shut down State Routes 109 and 115 in Ocean Shores on Friday, Jan. 17,...

12/10/2019

article Quinault Nation receives $171,407 grant for upgraded boat engines
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation has received a $171,407 grant to replace engines on a tribal fishing vessel with low-emission diesel engines, federal...
article Quinault Nation receives $171,407 grant for upgraded boat engines
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation has received a $171,407 grant to replace engines on a tribal fishing vessel with low-emission diesel engines, federal...

10/10/2019

article Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Offers a Spooky-Good Time at the Annual Nightmare Ball
(Washington) -- We all love a reason to dress up, especially when it means the most over-the-top, frightening, brightly colored, sparkly costumes. Each October, Quinault...

8/12/2019

article Callow Avenue tribal smoke shop on the verge of opening
(Washington) -- Work on the tribal-owned smoke shop at 1321 Callow Ave. is nearly complete. Tribal officials say the Quinault Indian Nation Q Mart drive-through tobacco...

8/11/2019

article A Centennial Celebration of Suffrage: Fawn Sharp: the voice of the Quinaults
(Washington) -- FAWN SHARP, fresh from a midday workout, seems remarkably calm for someone with so many plates spinning on broomsticks. As president of the Quinault...
article Tribe files formal request for hearing on pipeline expansion
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux have requested a hearing on a plan by the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline to double the line’s capacity, a move...

8/2/2019

article Case against QIN dismissed; Nation claims reaffirmed ownership of Lake Quinault following
(Oregon) -- In a release from the Quinault Indian Nation, a decision by the United States Court of Federal Claims has upheld that the Quinault Indian Nation owns Lake...

7/22/2019

article Racine and Milwaukee children donate quilts to Indian Tribe
(South Dakota) -- A group of children from Racine and Milwaukee aged six to 13 are donating quilts to the Pine Ridge Reservation, belonging to the Oglala Lakota Tribe in...

5/22/2019

article A small matter of Indian trust - Issues are resolved regarding a .79 acre of trust land
(Washington) -- A Native American family long hampered in their efforts to develop their patch of Indian trust land in the city of Bremerton, Washington, is getting some...

5/1/2019

article Quinault Nation Among A Dozen WA Tribes Awarded DOJ Grants to Help
(Oregon) -- A dozen tribes in the Western District of Washington have been awarded nearly $6 million in Department of Justice grants to improve their services for...
article Tribal Communities Receive Funding For Crime Victims
(Oregon) -- The Quinault Indian Nation and other Western Washington tribes will be receiving funds to improve services for victims of crime.

4/28/2019

article Smoke shop coming to federal trust land on Callow Avenue
(Washington) -- A Pacific Northwest tribe is building a smoke shop and convenience store on a longtime federal trust property off Callow Avenue. Work began this week on...

4/17/2019

article A Native American nation is suing Valve over Counter-Strike gambling
(Washington) -- A Native American nation is suing Valve over Counter-Strike gambling. The lawsuit accuses the Steam creator of “unethical, oppressive, and...
article Washington tribe files lawsuit against Valve Corporation
(Washington) -- Washington State-based tribal casino operator the Quinault Indian Nation has accused Valve Corporation of facilitating illegal gambling on its online...

3/29/2019

article How Tribes Are Harnessing Cutting-Edge Data to Plan for Climate Change
(Washington) -- The village of Taholah on the Quinault Indian Nation is just a stone’s throw from a pebbled stretch of beach pocked with the tiny holes of razor...

3/17/2019

article Makah elder works to fund escape route while Quileute continue efforts to move to higher ground
(Washington) -- Melissa Peterson was rattled. She had just sat in a meeting and listened to experts paint a dire picture. A wall of water will one day hit Neah Bay,...

2/13/2019

article Blueback closure latest in Quinault climate change impacts
(Washington) -- The decision to close commercial fishing for Quinault River blueback (sockeye) salmon for conservation purposes this year is part of the ongoing effort...

2/9/2019

article $100,000 for Quinault River restoration awarded
(USA) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) has awarded five Northwest tribes a total of $498,601. This includes $100,000 to the Quinault Indian Nation(QIN)...
article Lodging tax undergoes increase to boost tourism in Coos County
(Oregon) -- In an effort to boost tourism on the south coast, the lodging tax in Coos Bay is being increased. The three cities that make up the "Bay Area", and...

12/2/2018

article ‘Extinction is not an option’: Quinault worry for salmon beset by sea lions, climate change and dams
(Washington) -- There’s a November chill in the air as Ed Johnstone checks his fishing nets, one bend of the Chehalis River upstream of Cosmopolis. He hauls the...

10/4/2018

article EPA: Quinaults can regulate water on their reservation
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation can now regulate water quality on bodies of water within the reservation under a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

9/20/2018

article Over $650,000 coming to Quinault Indian Nation from DOJ
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department will awarded up to $246 million in grants to improve public safety in tribal communities.

6/25/2018

article Quinault Nation celebrates QBRC’s expansion grand opening
(Washington) -- About 100 people from around Grays Harbor County and the North Beach celebrated with the Quinault Indian Nation on Friday as the Quinault Beach Resort...

6/23/2018

article Quinault Nation celebrates QBRC’s expansion grand opening
(Washington) -- About 100 people from around Grays Harbor County and the North Beach celebrated with the Quinault Indian Nation and local dignitaries on Friday as the...

6/12/2018

article Quinault Beach Resort and Casino: Expanded, Renovated and Ready for Fun
(Oregon) -- Change is never easy. But—through dedication, hard work and perseverance—always worthwhile. Quinault Beach Resort and Casino embodies all these...

6/9/2018

article Quinault Beach Resort and Casino: Bigger and Better
(Washington) -- Expansion is a good thing. Except when considering your waistline as bathing suit season approaches, expansion means growth, success, and happy customers.

6/6/2018

press release Quinault Beach Resort & Casino Grand Opening
(Washington) -- Quinault Beach Resort & Casino will hold the Grand Opening of its newly expanded casino and Vegas-style buffet June 22, 2018 at 3pm. The celebration...

6/3/2018

article There’s Never an Off-Season at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
(Washington) -- Travel is amazing, addicting, and exciting. Planning and packing are not. But don’t let the busy-work keep you homebound, especially during this...

5/28/2018

article Quinaults will host timber conference
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation will host the 42nd annual Indian Timber Symposium from June 4-7 — an event that brings tribes and participants from...
article Quinault Member Jimmy Smith-Kramer Killed in Alleged Racially-Charged Confrontation
(Washington) -- Two Quinault tribal members in Washington state were run over by a truck in what Quinault Indian Nation officials believe was a hate crime that resulted...

5/17/2018

article At a killer’s sentencing, Native Americans talk of healing and enduring suspicions
(Washington) -- The May 11 sentencing of James Walker proceeded as planned inside Grays Harbor, Washington, Superior Court: The 32-year-old pleaded guilty to second-...

5/15/2018

article At a Killer’s Sentencing, Native Americans Talk of Both Healing and Enduring Suspicions
(Washington) -- The May 11 sentencing of James Walker proceeded as planned inside Grays Harbor, Washington, Superior Court: The 32-year-old pleaded guilty to...

5/12/2018

article Quinault Nation president, victim’s uncle speak at Walker sentencing hearing
(Washington) -- About 100 members of the Quinault Indian Nation were among the friends and family of James “Jimmy” Smith-Kramer who packed the courtroom...

5/8/2018

article Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of Quinault tribal member
(Washington) -- James Donald Walker has pleaded guilty to five counts in connection to the May 2017 death of a Taholah man, including second-degree manslaughter,...

4/13/2018

article What it was like being adopted into the Quinault Indian Nation
(Washington) -- On April 7, as a 19 year old, I traveled to rural western Washington to be adopted into the Quinault Indian Nation.The QIN is a small tribe tucked in the...

4/12/2018

article Fawn Sharp re-elected as president of Quinault Nation for a fifth term
(Washington) -- Voters of the Quinault Nation went to the polls on Monday and re-elected their top leaders. Fawn Sharp, who is the second woman to lead the Washington-...
article Quinault Indian Nation elects 2018/2019 leadership
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation have re-elected their Tribal Council leadership. At their annual General Council meeting on April 7, the Quinault Indian...

4/11/2018

article Quinault Pres. Fawn Sharp elected to her fifth term
(Washington) -- Fawn Sharp has been re-elected as President of the Quinault Indian Nation. In elections held April 7 during the Nation’s annual General Council...

4/2/2018

article Quinault Beach Serves up Coffee with a Splash of Tradition and History
(Washington) -- Coffee, that magical elixir to dancing goats and Washingtonians everywhere, is not a new discovery. But it has become an experience best shared with...
article Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Pours Fresh-Brewed Perfection
(Washington) -- Coffee has been a staple for millennia, and still remains popular in the Pacific Northwest. More than simply a humble beverage, we’ve made it an...

3/28/2018

article Time, Tradition and Fresh-Brewed Perfection at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
(Washington) -- Coffee, that magical elixir of energy, has existed for hundreds of years. More than simply a beverage, its perfection and enjoyment are something best...

12/27/2017

article Quinault members serve food to homeless camps on Christmas
(Washington) -- Around 30 people from the Quinault Indian Nation spent Christmas morning serving hot food and drinks to more than 100 homeless people camping out along...

12/16/2017

article Let Fishing Rights Ruling Stand, Wash. Tribes Tell 9th Circ. [sub req]
(California) -- The Quileute Indian Tribe and Quinault Indian Nation told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that it shouldn’t rethink a panel decision backing a lower...

8/13/2017

article Recharge Your 12th Man Spirit at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
(Washington) -- Rain or shine, summer or winter, Seahawks fans are loud and proud. The official tribute to the Spirit of 12 acknowledges that “Seahawks fans might...

8/12/2017

article 12th Man Superfans take over Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
(Washington) -- Seahawks fans are known nationwide for being loud and proud. So much so that the powerful Beast Quake measured on the Richter Scale.

6/17/2017

article Quinault Tribal Museum Curator and Artist Leilani Jones-Chubby Preserves Quinault Cultural Heritage
(Washington) -- Twenty-five years ago, as part of the movement to revive the culture of the Quinault people, Leilani Jones-Chubby was hired to set up a museum. With...

6/6/2017

article Quinault Nation hails victory in dispute over lake on reservation
(Washington) -- A dispute over a lake on the Quinault Nation finally appears to be coming to an end. The state and federal courts have repeatedly confirmed that Lake...

6/2/2017

article State High Court Declines to Review Lake Quinault Case
(Washington) -- The Washington state Supreme Court has declined to review a lawsuit that challenged the Quinault Indian Nation’s ownership in Lake Quinault. A...
article Man Arrested for Intentional Hit and Run of Young Native American Men That Left One Dead
(Washington) -- A 31-year-old Washington man has been arrested and charged for the death of a 20-year-old man from the Quinault Tribal Nation. On Saturday, Jimmy Smith-...

5/31/2017

article Court documents: Man admits to Grays Harbor fatal hit-and-run
(Washington) -- A fatal hit-and-run suspect allegedly confessed to running over a young Grays Harbor County man at a campground, court documents indicate. The victim is...
article Hoquiam man charged with manslaughter, 3 other charges after ‘flooring’ truck
(Washington) -- 31-year-old Hoquiam man was charged Wednesday in Grays Harbor District Court in the hit-and-run death of a young Quinault tribal member over the weekend.
article Suspect arrested in campground attack that killed Quinault tribal member
(Washington) -- A 31-year-old man was arrested Tuesday evening in connection to the fatal hit-and-run at the Donkey Creek Campground area over the weekend, according to...
article Suspect in hit-and-run that killed Quinault tribal member charged with manslaughter, vehicular assault
(Washington) -- A Hoquiam man was charged Wednesday with first-degree manslaughter and three other criminal counts in connection with the hit-and-run that killed a man...
article Quinault Nation’s vision
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation economic development agenda includes these items among two pages of ongoing or future projects:
article With economic summit, Quinault Nation looks for common ground
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation estimates it now generates a few more than 1,400 jobs directly and indirectly to the Grays Harbor economy, with plans to break...

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