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Warm Springs Tribe

article Warm Springs crews catch 320-acre wildfire
(7/16/2018)
(Oregon) -- A new, wind-fanned wildfire quickly spread across about 320 acres in Warm Springs late Monday afternoon and evening, threatening about 25 homes, but more...
article Warm Springs Man Sentenced For Molestation
(7/10/2018)
(Oregon) -- A federal judge has sentenced a Warm Springs man to 25 years in prison for molesting an 11-year-old girl.
article Kah-Nee-Ta Resort To Close
(7/9/2018)
(Oregon) -- After more than 50 years, one of Oregon’s largest resorts will shut down in September. Kah-Nee-Ta announced Friday it would close in 60 days, laying...
article Kah-Nee-Ta Resort to close after Labor Day
(7/8/2018)
(Oregon) -- Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa on the Warm Springs Reservation will close Sept. 5, and all 146 employees will lose their jobs, according to a notice to the...
article Kah-Nee-Ta Resort will close this summer, laying off 146 employees
(7/6/2018)
(Oregon) -- One of Oregon’s biggest resorts is set to close this summer, and 146 employees will go with it. Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa, which operates on the Warm...
article Warm Springs fire nearly contained
(7/3/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Mecca Fire burning on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation was mostly contained as of Tuesday afternoon. Stacy Lacey, spokeswoman for the Central Oregon...
article Highway 26 near Warm Springs reopened after wildfire, evacuations in effect
(7/2/2018)
(Oregon) -- Fire crews battled a 700- to 800-acre wildfire burning near Warm Springs on Monday, prompting some evacuations in the town. Authorities issued a Level 3 (go...
article Lines holding on Warm Springs Reservation fires
(6/22/2018)
(Oregon) -- The first day of summer brought an early start to fire season across Central Oregon, with two new lightning-sparked fires on the Warm Springs Indian...
article Tribe Has No Immunity In Clean Water Act Suit, Judge Says [sub req]
(6/12/2018)
(Oregon) -- An Oregon federal judge ruled Monday that the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation must face claims in an environmental group's lawsuit...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Oregon Gaming

article Man accused in Oregon Lottery shooting threat apologizes, says he was mad about lost money
(7/14/2018)
(Oregon) -- A Lebanon man accused of threatening to kill people at the Oregon Lottery headquarters says the email threat "was a terrible mistake on my part."...
article Casino parking garage taking shape
(7/11/2018)
(Oregon) -- Work is moving quickly to build a 380-space parking garage on land northwest of the Chinook Winds Casino Resort, at 1777 NW 44th Street in Lincoln City.
article Oregon Lottery Prepping Mobile App, With Mobile Sports Betting to Follow
(6/18/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery is laying the groundwork to roll out Oregon sports betting with mobile/online functionality. The first iteration of the app, which will...
article CTUIR a leader in diversifying gaming revenue
(6/13/2018)
(Oregon) -- Indian gaming is a big plus for Oregon’s economy. Since 2012, the national industry has grown at a rate of three per cent a year for a total of $31.2...
article The Oregon Lottery Is Moving Aggressively Toward Mobile Phone Betting
(6/13/2018)
(Oregon) -- A Jantzen Beach sports bar called Bradley's did more video lottery business last year than any of the nearly 4,000 other lottery retailers in the state....
article As It Was: Slot Machines Create 1800s Controversy in Southern Oregon
(5/14/2018)
(Oregon) -- Southern Oregon gold miners often gathered after work in saloons to drink and gamble. Risk takers by nature, the miners couldn’t resist trying to beat...
article Oregon Lottery jackpots drop after reset: 'This wasn't an upgrade. It was a holdup.'
(4/29/2018)
(Oregon) -- As a regular player of video poker, John Childress is well aware that the odds are always stacked in favor of the house, or in this case, the Oregon Lottery...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Malheur Conflict

article After Trump's pardon, Oregon ranchers catch a ride home on Pence ally's private jet
(7/11/2018)
(Oregon) -- A day ago, ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond were prisoners at the minimum-security federal prison on Terminal Island in San Pedro, serving five-year...
1 Article on this Issue

Water Issues

article Klamath farmers, ranchers get 2018 operations plan
(6/26/2018)
(Oregon) -- It may be several months late, but farmers and ranchers in the Klamath Project finally know just how much water is available for the 2018 irrigation season...
article A tough issue calls for working together, especially if its water
(6/17/2018)
(Oregon) -- A few weeks ago we had an editorial that cited efforts to work together as one of the better points in an otherwise depressing water year.
article Klamath Tribes sue to protect endangered suckers
(5/26/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Klamath Tribes are suing three federal agencies over management of endangered shortnose and Lost River suckers in Upper Klamath Lake.
article Tribes File Suit in Next Chapter of Klamath Lake Water Dispute
(5/24/2018)
(Oregon) -- In yet another chapter of the ongoing dispute over water distribution along the Klamath River, the Klamath Tribes announced on Thursday that they have filed...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Teacher: District's mascot violates state rules
(6/21/2018)
(Oregon) -- An Oregon teacher has filed a complaint claiming a school district's new mascot is racist and violates rules prohibiting the use of American Indian-...
article Marcola teacher files complaint with state alleging ‘racist’ mascot violates state rules
(6/19/2018)
(Oregon) -- A Marcola School District teacher has filed a formal complaint with the Oregon Department of Education alleging that the district’s redesigned mascot...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cobell

article Landowners from Umatilla Tribes see another round of Cobell buy-back offers
(6/19/2018)
(Oregon) -- Landowners from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are benefiting from a second round of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
1 Article on this Issue

Mobile Gaming

article The Oregon Lottery Is Moving Aggressively Toward Mobile Phone Betting
(6/18/2018)
(Oregon) -- A Jantzen Beach sports bar called Bradley's did more video lottery business last year than any of the nearly 4,000 other lottery retailers in the state....
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Invests in Indian Child Welfare Act Education and Resources
(6/15/2018)
(Oregon) -- The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) acknowledges and thanks the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, located in Highland, California, for...
1 Article on this Issue

LGBTQ

article A Two-Spirit City: A Queer Indigenous Guide to Putting Down Roots in Portland
(6/13/2018)
(Oregon) -- When I first arrived in Portland in 2006, it was on a bus from Omaha, Nebraska. For a good part of that trip, rolling past pronghorn, plains, and the...
1 Article on this Issue

Grand Ronde Tribe

article From London, a tribe’s artifacts come home
(6/12/2018)
(Oregon) -- Tribal artifacts that have been hidden away in the archives of the British Museum in London for nearly 120 years are being returned to a Native American...
1 Article on this Issue

Quinault Indian Nation

article Quinault Beach Resort and Casino: Expanded, Renovated and Ready for Fun
(6/12/2018)
(Oregon) -- Change is never easy. But—through dedication, hard work and perseverance—always worthwhile. Quinault Beach Resort and Casino embodies all these...
1 Article on this Issue

Yakama Nation

article Federal judge: Road project over sacred site doesn't impede Yakamas' right to practice religion
(6/12/2018)
(Oregon) -- A U.S. District Court judge ruled against tribal members who say a sacred burial site was ruined when a highway near Mount Hood was expanded. The ruling...
article NW Tribal Members To Appeal Religious Freedom Case
(6/12/2018)
(Oregon) -- Northwest tribal members plan to appeal a decision by a federal judge in Oregon over the destruction of a spiritual site near Mount Hood. Tribal members say...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Yurok Tribe

article How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River
(6/10/2018)
(Oregon) -- On a warm September Saturday in 2002, Amy Cordalis stood in a Yurok Tribal Fisheries Department boat on the Klamath River, in response to reports from...
1 Article on this Issue

DOI

article Tribes Use Interior Department Grants For Cultural Preservation, Archaeological Work
(6/7/2018)
(Oregon) -- The National Park Service and Interior Department have announced $60 million in historic preservation grants to states and tribes, including Oregon. KLCC...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Standing Rock and beyond
(6/3/2018)
(Oregon) -- Nine days before the June 7 grand opening of The Elisabeth Jones Art Center on the Pearl District’s western stretch, a kind of controlled chaos is in the air...
1 Article on this Issue

Standing Rock Sioux

article Kyrie Irving's New N7 Sneakers Are a Homage to Standing Rock
(5/30/2018)
(Oregon) -- For the second year in a row, Kyrie Irving's signature sneakers will be part of Nike's N7 collection. The Nike Kyrie 4 "N7" was shared on...
1 Article on this Issue

Ilani Casino

article Gaming market in Oregon survives after Cowlitz Tribe opens casino
(5/26/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Cowlitz Tribe recently celebrated the first anniversary of its gaming facility in Washington, a development that neighbors in Oregon feared would cause...
1 Article on this Issue

Cowlitz Tribe

article Gaming market in Oregon survives after Cowlitz Tribe opens casino
(5/25/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Cowlitz Tribe recently celebrated the first anniversary of its gaming facility in Washington, a development that neighbors in Oregon feared would cause...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Oregon tribes allowed to buy, develop private property without federal approval
(5/22/2018)
(Oregon) -- Northwest tribes used to need an act of Congress to develop property bought privately. But now a bill to eliminate that arduous process sits on President...
1 Article on this Issue

Federal Recognition

article Gov. Brown disputes feds on tribal sovereignty issue
(5/21/2018)
(Oregon) -- Governor Kate Brown on Monday affirmed the sovereignty of Oregon's nine federally recognized Indian tribes and their right to health care in the face of...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Federal proposal to recognize tribes as racial groups instead of governments sees local, state resistance
(5/18/2018)
(Oregon) -- Governor Kate Brown and the state’s delegation to Congress are opposing efforts by the federal government to change the way Medicaid is dispersed to...
article Governor joins CTUIR in opposing Medicaid work requirements for tribes
(5/18/2018)
(Oregon) -- In its battle against the Trump Administration over Medicaid work requirements, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has gained some...
article Sen. Jeff Merkley tries to force White House to finish tribal housing work on Columbia River
(5/12/2018)
(Oregon) -- The director of the federal Office of Management and Budget says that nowhere is it written he has to fund housing developments for Columbia River tribal...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Oregon Had Sports Betting Permission Before Supreme Court Ruling
(5/15/2018)
(Oregon) -- Gamblers throughout the country got good news Monday, as the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that banned sports betting in most states. That could lead...
article Oregon Lottery Says It Has ‘Broad Authority To Introduce’ Sports Betting, Without New Law
(4/20/2018)
(Oregon) -- Add Oregon to the list of states that may not need a new law to offer sports betting within its boundaries if the federal ban is struck down. An official for...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIWG

article Rep. Bonamici, Metro Council work to bring awareness to missing and murdered Native women
(5/5/2018)
(Oregon) -- State Representative Suzanne Bonamici and the Metro Council have approved a resolution to bring awareness to missing and murdered Native women and girls.
article Rep. Bonamici, Metro Council work to bring awareness to missing and murdered Native women
(5/5/2018)
(Oregon) -- State Representative Suzanne Bonamici and the Metro Council have approved a resolution to bring awareness to missing and murdered Native women and girls.
article Missing and murdered indigenous women awareness event held in downtown Portland
(5/2/2018)
(Oregon) -- The number of indigenous women who disappear and are murdered in the country is an issue that many might not know about. On Wednesday, Ted Wheeler, the Human...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Coquille Tribe

article LETTER: Thank you, Coquille Tribe Fund
(4/30/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Bay Area Senior Activity Center (BASAC) would like to thank the Coquille Tribal Community Fund for their generous $6,000 grant. With this grant we will...
1 Article on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Oregon Lottery jackpots drop after reset: 'This wasn't an upgrade. It was a holdup.'
(4/28/2018)
(Oregon) -- As a regular player of video poker, John Childress is well aware that the odds are always stacked in favor of the house, or in this case, the Oregon Lottery...
1 Article on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article Oregon Tribe Sues Pharma Cos. Over Opioid Epidemic
(4/21/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation on Thursday became the latest tribe to file a lawsuit against a host of drug distributors and...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Outgoing Oregon Poet Laureate Passes Baton To Portland Poet
(7/16/2018)
(Oregon) -- Gov. Kate Brown will recognize two prominent Oregon poets Tuesday at a ceremony in East Portland. Outgoing poet laureate Elizabeth Woody of Warm Springs is...
article Elite Native American crew fights fires, serves community
(7/14/2018)
(Oregon) -- Members of the Warm Springs Hotshots were getting ready to head home when the radio buzzed — a wildfire had started — and the elite crew launched...
article Feds charge former tribal officer with theft
(7/14/2018)
(Oregon) -- A former Umatilla Tribal Police officer has pleaded not guilty to stealing from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. James Currey...
article Man Accused of Oregon Lottery Threat Apologizes
(7/13/2018)
(Oregon) -- A man accused of sending a threatening email to Oregon Lottery headquarters has apologized. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Jason Ouellette said he has...
article Oregon's prehistoric fish making a comeback with Grand Ronde's help
(7/13/2018)
(Oregon) -- Kelly Dirksen dives into a hole at the bottom of Willamette Falls, under the shadow of abandoned industrial buildings on the Willamette River just outside...
article Tulelake council approves first step to sell land underlying airport
(7/12/2018)
(Oregon) -- The city of Tulelake’s involvement with the Tulelake Airport is nearing a close. Earlier this month, the Tulelake City Council held the first reading...
article Wildhorse casino temporarily closes for technical updates
(7/11/2018)
(Oregon) -- Wildhorse Resort and Casino is normally open 24-hours per day, but standard maintenance forced the casino and a few other facilities to close for about 12...
article A story seldom told
(7/9/2018)
(Oregon) -- If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know much about the tribes whose villages once dotted Oregon’s South Coast. When you think “Indians,” you may...
article U.S. House OKs removing more salmon-eating sea lions
(7/6/2018)
(Oregon) -- A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA 3rd) aimed at improving the survival of Columbia River salmon and steelhead listed under the...
article Tribes return to the chilly waters of Willamette Falls for annual lamprey harvest
(7/2/2018)
(Oregon) -- Bobby Begay plunged his head beneath the rushing waters of Willamette Falls as the sound of falling water echoed off the derelict mill across the river....
article VacDevelder | Once again, Native American sovereignty wins in court
(6/29/2018)
(Oregon) -- A landmark decision this June from the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rights of several tribes to hunt, gather and fish on the Northwest coast of Washington...
article Man who shot party-goer in head on Umatilla reservation gets 25 years
(6/28/2018)
(Oregon) -- A 25-year-old man who opened fire on a crowd of gang-party-goers on the Umatilla Indian Reservation -- killing a 27-year-old man -- was sentenced in a...
article Three fires burn around 90 acres on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation
(6/27/2018)
(Oregon) -- Three fires burned around 90 acres on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. The blazes broke out yesterday (Tues) afternoon near Highway 26.
article House votes to expand Oregon authority to kill predatory sea lions
(6/26/2018)
(Oregon) -- Twin 150-horsepower outboard motors steady the boat as it bobs in the choppy waters of the Columbia River just below the Bonneville Dam. Reggie Sargeant...
article Rachel Macy, who comforted MAX stabbing victim, sentenced to federal prison
(6/26/2018)
(Oregon) -- Rachel Macy, a 46-year-old mother and grandmother who comforted one of two men killed on a MAX train in 2017, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 months and one day...
article Pacific County tribal nation could see recognition
(6/25/2018)
(Oregon) -- A federal judge says a Native American tribe who lived on the Willapa can proceed with seven of eight legal claims as part of its long effort to gain federal...
article Artist Receives Second-Ever Ucross Fellowship For Native American Artists
(6/25/2018)
(Oregon) -- Portland, Oregon-based artist Brenda Mallory received the Ucross Fellowship for Native American Artists. She will spend a month in Ucross, receive a stipend...
article Sea lion removal bill makes headway
(6/24/2018)
(Oregon) -- Legislation that would make it easier for fisheries managers to kill sea lions preying on salmon, steelhead and other species is picking up speed after years...
article 1 dead in officer-involved shooting in Coos Bay
(6/23/2018)
(Oregon) -- An officer-involved shooting took place Saturday morning at approximately 6:44 a.m. at the intersection of Johnson Avenue and Fifth Street in Coos Bay.
article What is the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma? Here's a primer
(6/19/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma has been making its presence felt in the Klamath and Tulelake basins over the past year by purchasing land, opposing re-...

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