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Swinomish Tribe

8/4/2017

article Skagit officials stoke resentment of Swinomish pursuits of sovereignty and treaty promises
(Washington) -- Elaine Willman brought her anti-tribal sovereignty, anti-tribal treaty rights campaign to Skagit County, Washington, on May 20, 2017. She conducted what...

7/18/2017

article Feds’ assurances on Puget Sound tribe’s reach pleases farm group
(Washington) -- A Washington farm group says it’s relieved federal officials have made clear that a north Puget Sound tribe’s new constitution doesn’t...

7/11/2017

article Federal agency approves Swinomish amendment vote
(Washington) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community’s constitutional amendment vote and addressed the uncertainty some have...

7/10/2017

article Federal agency approves Swinomish amendment vote
(Washington) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community’s constitutional amendment vote and addressed the uncertainty some have...

6/14/2017

article Swinomish welcomes ruling in BNSF lawsuit
(Washington) -- The Swinomish Tribe can move forward with a lawsuit against BNSF Railway over how it runs trains over the reservation. A U.S. District Court ruled June 8...

6/7/2017

article Swinomish declares support for Paris climate agreement
(Washington) -- The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and three other native nations announced last week that they will continue to uphold and support the Paris Climate...

5/29/2017

article BLOG: Confronting the Anti-Indian Movement
(Washington) -- As Dena Jensen reports, William Honea, Skagit County senior deputy prosecuting attorney –in justifying the CERA anti-Indian workshop in Mount...
article BLOG: Is Skagit County’s Sr. Deputy Prosecutor Honea spreading rumors about Swinomish leadership?
(Washington) -- Skagit County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney William Honea said in one of his May 22, 2017 comments on a Facebook comment thread: “…...

5/25/2017

article Swinomish approve changes to constitution
(Washington) -- Members of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community have approved amendments to their constitution, including a section on jurisdiction that has proven...

5/24/2017

article Puget Sound tribe’s proposal alarms farmers
(Washington) -- The Swinomish Indian tribe announced Wednesday that its members have approved amending the tribe’s constitution to erase references to reservation...

5/18/2017

article Swinomish voting on changes to constitution
(Washington) -- Members of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community will next week conclude voting on an amended constitution, something that has drawn ire from Skagit...

4/24/2017

article ‘What’s Upstream?’ ad campaign funded by EPA did not break federal lobbying rules, investigation finds
(Washington) -- A controversial clean-water campaign funded by the Environmental Protection Agency did not violate federal lobbying rules, an Inspector General audit has...

4/17/2017

press release Brian Cladoosby Accepts Position on Group Health Community Foundation Board
(Washington) -- Brian Cladoosby, Chairman of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, is honored to have accepted a position of service on the Board of Directors for the...

4/7/2017

article County wants court to decide issue of Swinomish boundaries
(Washington) -- The Board of Skagit County Commissioners has asked the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community to let a federal district court decide whether the March Point...

4/6/2017

article New chief settles in at Swinomish Police Department
(Washington) -- Making root beer floats for about 50 kids on spring break may not be where Swinomish Police Chief Lou D’Amelio thought he’d be at this stage...

4/5/2017

article Washington tribe beats dental lobby, gets dental therapy
(Washington) -- After years of failed efforts to pass a dental therapy law in Washington, an Indian tribe took a page from their counterparts in Alaska and exercised...

3/27/2017

article Council approves Swinomish opioid treatment facility permit
(Washington) -- An opioid treatment facility proposed by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is another step closer to reality this week, after the Anacortes City...

3/23/2017

article Artesians and Lucky Dog Casino Extend Partnership
(Washington) -- The Oly Town Artesians are proud to announce that Lucky Dog Casino has extended their partnership with the team for the next two years.

3/22/2017

article Tribe’s possible boundary change causes concern
(Washington) -- A potential Swinomish Indian Tribal Community constitution change has worried some area property owners because the tribe would redraw the currently...
article Brian Cladoosby Elected to 21st Term as Swinomish Chairman
(Washington) -- The Swinomish Senate reelected Brian Cladoosby to another one-year term – his 21st – as chairman on February 26. Cladoosby has served in the...

3/20/2017

article Community marches to bring attention to addiction
(Washington) -- More than 100 people came together Monday and marched about three miles through the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community reservation to bring attention to...

3/19/2017

article Concerns remain over Swinomish boundaries
(Washington) -- For more than 140 years, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community has felt it was shortchanged when the boundaries of the tribe’s reservation were set...

3/10/2017

article No changes to Swinomish Tribal Senate after elections
(Washington) -- The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community announced Thursday the results of its general election. Senators Steve Edwards and Leon John were re-elected to...

3/1/2017

article New Swinomish police chief learning tribal traditions
(Washington) -- In his new role as Swinomish police chief, Lou D’Amelio is learning how cultural traditions combine with his job of enforcing the law. “It...

2/28/2017

article Agency clears Swinomish in 'What's Upstream?' complaint
(Washington) -- The state Public Disclosure Commission is recommending that no action be taken against the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community over how the tribe ran the...

2/22/2017

article Samish: Swinomish have no claims to bigger reservation
(Washington) -- The Samish Indian Nation is standing up against the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community on the Swinomish claim that its reservation is bigger than...
article State Senate, House approve Swinomish dental bill
(Washington) -- The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community has made a huge step in its quest to OK dental therapists for tribes across the state with passage last week of a...

2/1/2017

article City disagrees with tribe on reservation boundaries
(Washington) -- The city of Anacortes has put into writing its disagreement with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community over reservation boundaries.

1/8/2017

article Cladoosby, McClarnon, Gladstone: New Year’s Resolutions by Indian Country Notables
(Washington D.C.) -- As we are a week into the new year, many of us in Indian country may have resolved to eat healthier, exercise more or do any number of things to...

1/5/2017

article Seattle lobbying firm downplays role in What’s Upstream
(Washington) -- A $655,000 campaign funded by the Environmental Protection Agency to impose mandatory buffers between farms and waterways generated 51 form letters to...

12/31/2016

article Letter: Dishonest ploy by tribe
(Washington) -- In the Dec. 20 Skagit Valley Herald article "Swinomish chairman tells residents not to fear," Swinomish Chairman Brian Cladoosby claims that...

12/20/2016

article Swinomish chairman tells residents not to fear
(Washington) -- Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Chairman Brian Cladoosby told the Anacortes City Council on Monday night that local residents need not fear tribal...

12/19/2016

article Swinomish chairman attempts to quell concerns over tribe's plans; blasts county for sowing discord
(Washington) -- Swinomish tribal Chairman Brian Cladoosby told the Anacortes City Council on Monday night that local residents need not fear tribal action as portrayed...

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