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article State, tribal officials aim to learn more about missing and murdered indigenous Idahoans
(2/23/2020)
(Idaho) -- Two agencies dedicated to assisting victims of domestic and sexual violence hosted Idaho’s first summit in December to address the statewide and...
article State, tribal officials aim to learn more about missing and murdered indigenous Idahoans
(2/22/2020)
(Idaho) -- Two agencies dedicated to assisting victims of domestic and sexual violence hosted Idaho's first summit in December to address the statewide and...
article Tribes, Idaho officials will learn more about ‘new era of violence’ for indigenous people
(2/19/2020)
(Idaho) -- A coalition of tribal, state and federal officials and social justice advocates are forging ahead with researching and addressing issues surrounding missing...
article House hears resolution honoring missing, murdered native people
(2/16/2020)
(Idaho) -- A resolution creating a day of remembrance in Idaho for missing and murdered indigenous persons was introduced unanimously by the House Health and Welfare...
article Scope of missing, murdered indigenous women a mystery
(12/26/2019)
(Idaho) -- A cascading tower of 75 red dresses suspends from the ceiling of a gallery in the Boise State Student Union Building. The exhibit, featuring dresses students...
article Scope of missing, murdered indigenous women in Idaho unknown
(12/21/2019)
(Idaho) -- A cascading tower of 75 red dresses suspends from the ceiling of a gallery in the Boise State Student Union Building. The exhibit, featuring dresses students...
article Scope of missing, murdered indigenous women in Idaho unknown
(12/21/2019)
(Idaho) -- A cascading tower of 75 red dresses suspends from the ceiling of a gallery in the Boise State Student Union Building. The exhibit, featuring dresses students...
article How many missing or murdered indigenous women are there in Idaho? No one knows.
(12/15/2019)
(Idaho) -- A cascading tower of 75 red dresses suspends from the ceiling of a gallery in the Boise State Student Union Building. The exhibit, featuring dresses students...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Meridian High to drop Native American headdress logo, retain Warriors mascot
(2/22/2020)
(Idaho) -- Meridian High School, whose mascot is the Warriors, will stop using a Native American headdress logo, one of two logos it uses for school branding. Meridian...
article Meridian High to drop Native American headdress logo, retain Warriors mascot
(2/21/2020)
(Idaho) -- Meridian High School, whose mascot is the Warriors, will stop using a Native American headdress logo, one of two logos it uses for school branding. Meridian...
article Shoshone-Bannock Tribes "deeply disturbed" by Rep. Christensen's mascot resolution
(1/24/2020)
(Idaho) -- In a press release today at 4:30 p.m., the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes denounced Rep. Chad Christensen's proposed resolution to the Idaho Legislature which...
article Christensen to introduce mascot resolution soon
(1/23/2020)
(Idaho) -- A lawmaker representing Franklin County, plans to introduce a resolution supporting the use of Native American symbols by schools and other groups and...
article Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 'deeply disturbed' by resolution
(1/23/2020)
(Idaho) -- In a press release Thursday afternoon, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes denounced Rep. Chad Christensen’s proposed resolution to the Idaho Legislature which...
article THAT'S RACIST: Idaho lawmaker planning measure in support of American Indian mascots
(1/21/2020)
(Idaho) -- An Idaho lawmaker plans to introduce a resolution supporting the use of American Indian symbols by schools and other groups and discouraging their removal...
article Another Idaho high school considers changing its Native American mascot
(1/10/2020)
(Idaho) -- The Nezperce School District in North Idaho is once again discussing a possible change to its “Indians” mascot. Superintendent Shawn Tiegs said...
article Rep. Christensen backs out of mascot legislation
(1/10/2020)
(Idaho) -- Two days after the Teton Valley News reported that Rep. Chad Christensen, R-Ammon, who represents Teton County, would introduce a bill that would strip local...
article Nezperce considers making change to its ‘Indians’ mascot
(1/7/2020)
(Idaho) -- The Nezperce School District is once again discussing a possible change to its “Indians” mascot. Superintendent Shawn Tiegs said the conversation...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Nez Perce Tribe

article Design work for casino interchange on track
(2/18/2020)
(Idaho) -- Design work for an interchange at the Clearwater River Casino is on track to be completed in time for the next round of grant opportunities that will be...
article Federal Judge Ushers Forward Nez Perce Tribal Lawsuit Against Midas Gold
(1/10/2020)
(Idaho) -- A federal judge in Idaho has denied a mining company’s request to push pause on a lawsuit brought by a Native American tribe while a potential project...
article Federal Judge Rejects Midas Gold’s Attempt to Delay Nez Perce Tribe’s Clean Water Act Lawsuit
(1/10/2020)
(Idaho) -- Ioday, Judge Winmill denied defendant Midas Gold Corporation’s (“Midas Gold”) motion to stay the Nez Perce Tribe (“Tribe”)...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Shoshone-Bannock

article Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Purchase Land in Mountain Home
(2/18/2020)
(Idaho) -- The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes has recently purchased 157 acres of prime commercial development land in Mountain Home, Idaho. According to the Fort Hall Business...
article Shoshone-Bannock Tribes face rumors of casino following land purchase
(2/15/2020)
(Idaho) -- A recent land purchase by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes is stirring rumors of an off-reservation casino in Idaho. The 157-acre site is located off a busy...
article Is a casino coming to the Mountain Home area?
(2/12/2020)
(Idaho) -- Rumors of a possible casino swirled around Mountain Home on Wednesday, after the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes bought 157 acres of land off exit 95, just outside of...
article Tribes meet with legislators, Gov. Little
(2/5/2020)
(Idaho) -- The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes hosted a Legislative Reception at Boise State University’s Alumni and Friends Center last week to network and share the...
article Crapo honors female Shoshone-Bannock jet pilot
(1/13/2020)
(Idaho) -- Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, has honored a Shoshone-Bannock Tribal member who became the first female F-35B jet pilot by entering her accomplishments into the...
article Tribes and hatchery team up for salmon effort
(11/27/2019)
(Idaho) -- Panther Creek in Fort Hall was historically rich with salmon, supporting about 2,000 Chinook salmon, but mining in the 1960s wiped the salmon population out....
article Court: Company must pay for toxic waste on Idaho tribal land
(11/23/2019)
(Idaho) -- A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a Philadelphia-based agribusiness company that left millions of tons of toxic waste on tribal land in Idaho must pay the...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Idaho Gaming

article OP/ED: Casino in Talks to Come to Mountain Home
(2/13/2020)
(Idaho) -- Say what?!! Gambling is not legal in these parts. I mean we have the lottery, but there isn't a casino anywhere in sight unless you go to Jackpot or...
1 Article on this Issue

Paulette Jordan

article Nancy Harris withdraws from Senate race
(2/13/2020)
(Idaho) -- Boise businesswoman Nancy Harris announced today that she's withdrawing from race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by GOP Sen. Jim Risch for medical...
article Coeur d’Alene Tribal Citizen Paulette Jordan Enters U.S. Senate Race
(2/7/2020)
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan, 40, has announced her candidacy for the United States Senate seat in Idaho. Jordan was the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor of...
article Jordan announces bid for Risch’s Idaho Senate seat
(2/7/2020)
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan, former Plummer representative to the state legislature and the Idaho Democratic Party’s choice to run for Governor in 2018, announced...
article Nap time? Paulette Jordan says ‘no’ and she’s running for US Senate
(2/7/2020)
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan, Coeur d’Alene, isn’t giving up or at least she is not going to let the last election stop her. The former Idaho Democratic state...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Fort Hall

article Man who beat sleeping trucker with rocks gets short sentence
(1/24/2020)
(Idaho) -- An Idaho man who pled guilty to charges related to beating a truck driver during a robbery attempt was sentenced to prison this week. On Thursday, January 23...
article Man who viciously beat truck driver sentenced to federal prison
(1/23/2020)
(Idaho) -- Stormy Ray Adakai, 24, of Fort Hall, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 57 months in federal prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury, U.S....
article He thought it was God’s money, so he stole it. Does he belong in prison with schizophrenia?
(12/22/2019)
(Idaho) -- Dillon McCandless took a shotgun into a tribal casino in July 2017 and used it to steal $7,619. As police were arresting him, he insisted the money belonged...
article A look at case of Idaho man with schizophrenia now in federal prison after robbery
(12/20/2019)
(Idaho) -- Dillon McCandless is one of 2,400 federal prison inmates who have schizophrenia or a psychotic disorder. The Blackfoot, Idaho, man robbed a tribe casino on...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Vote

article Nampa native kicks off campaign for Congress with focus on health care
(1/20/2020)
(Idaho) -- During his campaign kickoff party in Caldwell on Sunday, Rudy Soto told the crowd two stories — one about his father, a Mexican immigrant who fell ill...
1 Article on this Issue

Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article Spokane man sentenced for attempted robbery on Coeur d’Alene reservation
(1/18/2020)
(Idaho) -- A 19-year-old from Spokane was sentenced to 41 months in prison in U.S. District Court on Friday for attempting to rob a man on the Coeur d’Alene Indian...
article Spokane Man Convicted of Attempted Robbery on Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation
(1/17/2020)
(Idaho) -- Isiah James Harrington, 19, of Spokane, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene to 41 months in prison for attempted robbery, U.S. Attorney...
article Coeur d'Alene Tribe Pulls Out Of Lake Management Plan
(12/5/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe has officially pulled out of a pact with the state to oversee the lake management plan and Governor Brad Little has asked for a...
article Tribe bows out of lake management efforts
(12/1/2019)
(Idaho) -- Idaho Gov. Brad Little has called for a third-party assessment of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s water quality while the Coeur d’Alene Tribe is...
article Lawsuit: County officials wouldn’t release daughter’s body
(11/30/2019)
(Idaho) -- Two parents who are members of a Northern Idaho tribe have filed a lawsuit contending Kootenai County officials refused to return their daughter’s body...
article Tribal family claims county violated religious rights
(11/27/2019)
(Idaho) -- A Plummer family is accusing the Kootenai County coroner of violating their religious rights when he refused to turn over the body of a Coeur d’Alene...
article The new CEO at Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort and Hotel has been there from the very start
(11/26/2019)
(Idaho) -- On Oct. 31, the Coeur d'Alene Tribal Council officially named Laura Stensgar as the new CEO of the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort and Hotel. Before that...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Judge won’t stop Idaho tribe lawsuit against mining company
(1/17/2020)
(Idaho) -- A Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by the Nez Perce Tribe that seeks to force a Canadian gold mining company to acquire permits for pollution discharged from its...
article Judge Won't Stop Idaho Tribe Lawsuit Against Mining Company
(1/10/2020)
(Idaho) -- A Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by the Nez Perce Tribe that seeks to force a Canadian gold mining company to acquire permits for pollution discharged from its...
article Mining Firm Writing Its Own Environmental Report For U.S. Forest Loses Round In Court
(12/23/2019)
(Idaho) -- A Canadian gold-mining company allowed by the Trump administration to write its own assessment of the environmental impact of its proposed project on federal...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

DOI

article Freemuth co-authors "Moving Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Colorado won't be good for public lands"
(1/13/2020)
(Idaho) -- The Trump administration has pursued many controversial goals in managing U.S. public lands, including shrinking national monuments and cutting back...
1 Article on this Issue

Bear River Massacre

article Book on Bear River Massacre from Shoshone perspective now available
(1/8/2020)
(Idaho) -- The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation has stated its intention to build an Interpretive Center at the site of the Bear River Massacre near Preston. And...
1 Article on this Issue

Blackfeet Nation

article Prison for Blackfoot Man After Trying to Kill Woman with Rifle
(12/4/2019)
(Idaho) -- A Blackfoot man will spend more than a decade behind bars after trying to kill another person with a rifle in 2018 on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article A second Boise-area school vows to stop using Indian logos. But the mascot won’t change
(2/13/2020)
(Idaho) -- Another Idaho high school is moving away from the use of Native Americans as its mascot. Meridian High School will retain its Warriors nickname but has vowed...
article Emeritus Latter-day Saint general authority speaks at Bear River Massacre memorial
(1/30/2020)
(Idaho) -- It’s important to remember the sad days of the past so we can commit to be better in the future. That was the main focus of Elder Larry J. Echo Hawk’s brief...
article American Falls High hosts major pow wow
(1/28/2020)
(Idaho) -- What started out as a senior project presented by Cain Teton of American Falls High School quickly turned into one of the major events of the calendar year...
article At budget hearing, Dr. Tromp outlines Boise State's 'creative' response to cuts
(1/26/2020)
(Idaho) -- New Boise State University President Marlene Tromp wowed lawmakers at her first budget hearing on Friday, focusing on how Boise State University can best...
article Man who beat sleeping trucker with rocks gets short sentence
(1/24/2020)
(Idaho) -- An Idaho man who pled guilty to charges related to beating a truck driver during a robbery attempt was sentenced to prison this week.
article Lawmaker proposes resolution that discourages removing Native American names, symbols from schools
(1/23/2020)
(Idaho) -- A local legislator will ask Idaho lawmakers to formally voice support for schools with Native American symbols or names. If the Idaho legislature passes Rep....
article Air Force wants Mountain Home training expansion: Some worry new flights may hurt wildlife, recreation
(1/20/2020)
(Idaho) -- The Air Force wants to lower supersonic flight floors in order to provide pilots with more realistic training opportunities. Conservationists worry those...
article Crime on Indian reservations targeted
(1/8/2020)
(Idaho) -- Idaho lawmakers are considering steps to address homicide on tribal reservations in the state. State legislators and Gov. Brad Little are looking into the...
article OP/ED: Untangling the complicated history of Pocatello's name
(1/3/2020)
(Idaho) -- Studying Idaho history can be an exercise in frustration. Studying Pocatello history can drive the historian mad. You would think it would be pretty simple....
article When wildlife safety turns into fierce political debate
(12/31/2019)
(Idaho) -- The longest main street in America begins at the southern limits of Island Park, Idaho, and ends an eyelash west of the Montana border. On a map of Fremont...
article MORON ALERT: Why Salmon recovery cannot happen due to politics, tribes and conservation groups
(12/14/2019)
(Idaho) -- The salmon problem is not only in Idaho, but throughout the entire west coast of North America. The main complaint you read and hear about through the media...
article The Boise Bicycle Project has a Christmas emergency: 300 kids need bikes. Can you help?
(12/7/2019)
(Idaho) -- With two weeks to go, the Boise Bicycle Project is facing a Christmas emergency: the need for 300 dream bicycles for local children. Using a child’s drawing...
article Idaho Mythweather project captures history
(11/24/2019)
(Idaho) -- Jane Fritz’ work with Idaho’s six Indian tribes began nearly 30 years ago. It is time, she believes, to finish her work of preserving tribal stories and...
article Presentation about history of Fort Hall, city of Pocatello set Friday at ISU
(11/21/2019)
(Idaho) -- vette Towersap Tuell, tribal policy analyst for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, will deliver the presentation “History of the Fort Hall Reservation and...
article Court of Appeals Orders FMC Corporation to Pay Tribes for Storing Hazardous Waste on Fort Hall Reservation
(11/16/2019)
(Idaho) -- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled unanimously that the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (Tribes) have both adjudicatory and regulatory jurisdiction to...
article Shirley Lois Cloud-Rickman
(11/9/2019)
(Idaho) -- Shirley Lois Cloud-Rickman passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Palouse Hills Memory Care, in Moscow. She fought courageously...
article Heart disease down over a generation among American Indians
(11/5/2019)
(Idaho) -- Heart disease among American Indians in three regions has declined with each generation over the past 25 years, and fewer men are dying from cardiovascular...
article BOOK REVIEW: Novel explores what it means to be an American Indian
(10/31/2019)
(Idaho) -- In his breakout novel “There There,” author Tommy Orange takes an unblinking look at the pride, pain and confusion that are undercurrents of...
article Fish woes debated by Salmon panelists
(10/30/2019)
(Idaho) -- John Freemuth asked five experts how the city of Salmon can save its namesake from decline during a panel discussion Oct. 22, and the answer the moderator...
article OP/ED: Dam removal would impoverish the Northwest
(10/26/2019)
(Idaho) -- As dams along the Columbia and Snake rivers come under increasing scrutiny, it is essential to note the positive impact those dams have had on the Northwest....

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