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Mascot Issue

article Move to retire Wells’ Native American mascot gets significant support
(2/16/2018)
(Oregon) -- Two prominent members of the committee charged with studying Wells High School’s Native American-themed Warriors mascot called for the imagery to be...
article Marcola unveils new mascot design
(10/1/2017)
(Oregon) -- The Marcola School District was home to the Mohawk Indians for nearly a century before the school board voted to do away with its longtime controversial...
article State says North Douglas School District is not in compliance with Native American mascot reporting
(6/23/2017)
(Oregon) -- With a July 1 deadline looming, North Douglas School District is among three in Oregon at risk of losing state funds for not complying with state Native...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Seeking solutions
(2/16/2018)
(Oregon) -- Klamath Irrigation District Board President Ty Kliewer believes there is more that the Lost River and shortnose suckers need in the long term than just...
article EDITORIAL: We hope irrigators find some common ground in talks with the Tribes
(1/6/2018)
(Oregon) -- It was no surprise when Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the termination Dec. 28 of an agreement aimed at settling water issues between the...
article Toxic algae levels down in Klamath, tribe reports
(10/17/2017)
(Oregon) -- Dangerous levels of cyanobacteria have dissipated in most parts of the Klamath River, however low concentrations of the toxin are persisting near Weitchpec,...
article Oregon's Klamath Tribes show stewardship with water call
(5/10/2017)
(Oregon) -- The Klamath Tribes of southern Oregon have shown great courage in exercising a “call on the river” to protect instream flows in the rivers of the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article YES! Magazine: Fossil fuel bans gain momentum across the country
(2/5/2018)
(Oregon) -- On a clear July morning three years ago, dozens of environmental activists pushed their kayaks into the Willamette River in Portland while others rappelled...
1 Article on this Issue

Malheur Conflict

article Montana Man Sentenced Over Occupation Of Malheur Wildlife Refuge
(1/25/2018)
(Oregon) -- A Montana man was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in federal prison for his participation in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Tribal Fairness Act awards land back to a Douglas County Indian Tribe
(1/10/2018)
(Oregon) -- President Trump signed the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act into law on Monday, January 8. This placed more than 31,000 acres of land into trusts for the...
article Forest land now under tribe control
(1/9/2018)
(Oregon) -- Several thousand acres of federal forest land have been put under management of the Coquille Indian Tribe and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians...
article The Coquille Indian Tribe now has more control over its forest land.
(1/9/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Indian Tribe now has more control over its forest land. President Donald Trump signed the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act on Monday, the...
article Tribal Fairness Act awards land back to a Douglas County Indian Tribe
(1/9/2018)
(Oregon) -- President Trump signed the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act into law on Monday, January 8. This placed more than 31,000 acres of land into trusts for the...
article Feds Defend Highway Project That Razed Tribes’ Holy Site
(10/23/2017)
(Oregon) -- A federal judge seemed skeptical Monday about the government’s argument that it was within its rights to destroy burial grounds and a ceremonial site...
article Tribes seek reparations over destroyed Oregon site
(10/23/2017)
(Oregon) -- Government lawyers asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by tribal elders who say the Oregon Department of Transportation destroyed a sacred site...
article Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians would get land under bill passed by House Tuesday
(7/12/2017)
(Oregon) -- The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians would receive land under a bill that was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday. The Western...
article Board affirms Oregon county's denial of railroad expansion
(6/13/2017)
(Oregon) -- An Oregon county had substantial evidence when it denied Union Pacific Railroad's proposed track expansion along the Columbia River where an oil train...
article Timber Company, Tribe Left With Little After Vote To Cancel Elliott State Forest Sale
(5/10/2017)
(Oregon) -- For the timber company and Native American tribe that had bid to buy the a public forest from Oregon, Tuesday was the day they learned their months spent...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Could medical marijuana be at risk following crackdown by Sessions?
(1/6/2018)
(Oregon) -- When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the vast majority of U.S. states that allow some form...
article Klamath Tribes, Chiloquin consider cannabis options
(7/17/2017)
(Oregon) -- The Klamath Tribes are exploring a possible future in the cannabis industry, and the Mayor of Chiloquin is working to open his own dispensary.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Warm Springs Tribe

article Hwy. 26 reopens after crash near Warm Springs Reservation
(12/25/2017)
(Oregon) -- An injury multiple-vehicle crash blocked U.S. Highway 26 near the Warm Springs Reservation late on Christmas afternoon, prompting ODOT to set up detours...
article Warm Springs youth making a difference on the reservation
(10/24/2017)
(Oregon) -- On a cool autumn morning, an energetic group of youth assemble at the Warm Springs Indian Reservation skate park, ready to put in hard work to serve their...
article The tribe wanted him to stay. Could he launch a rap career on the rez?
(8/27/2017)
(Oregon) -- The scratch was the last straw. Scott Kalama had been on a high. His rap album, "Rez Life," had just won the Native American Music Award for best...
article Warm Springs Tribes battle wildfire that broke out behind Indian Head Casino
(6/27/2017)
(Oregon) -- Just after 8:30pm on Sunday evening, a wildfire started on the 1,019.385 square-mile Warm Springs Indian Reservation in north-central Oregon, home to and...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Grand Ronde Tribe

article Linn, Benton nonprofits receive grants
(12/19/2017)
(Oregon) -- The Spirit Mountain Community Fund awarded $770,422 to 40 nonprofit organizations in Benton, Clackamas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk,...
article Two newcomers join Grand Ronde Tribal Council
(9/11/2017)
(Oregon) -- Newcomers Michael Langley and Lisa Leno, in addition to incumbent Chris Mercier, were elected to the Grand Ronde Tribal Council Saturday.
article Spirit Mountain likes its odds against casino rivals
(5/27/2017)
(Oregon) -- Spirit Mountain managers concede the arrival of a glittering new rival underscored the casino's distance from Portland, the big city that helps feed its...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Bears Ears

article Hey, Trump: Navajo Elders Aren’t Your Political Props
(12/6/2017)
(Oregon) -- Acting by fiat and claiming the opposite has been a hallmark of this presidency. On Monday in Salt Lake City, President Trump announced he was reducing the...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Trump's words demean legacy of Navajo people and all Native Americans: Guest Opinion
(12/3/2017)
(Oregon) -- President Donald Trump's disrespect and disparagement of Native Americans last week was a new low in an administration that has shown a disturbing...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article LOGAN: The government bulldozed my tribe’s sacred burial site. We want an apology.
(10/23/2017)
(Oregon) -- What would you do if the government needlessly bulldozed your place of worship? That is what happened to me, and that is why I will be seeking justice in...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation event in Eugene a chance to reconnect with ancestry & culture
(8/6/2017)
(Oregon) -- The Cherokee Nation is in the midst of holding events across the country. Sunday at Lane Community College, more than a hundred people joined for a...
1 Article on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article City backs Indigenous People’s Day
(8/6/2017)
(Oregon) -- As a small step toward righting historic injustices, not to mention correcting the historical record, the Ashland City Council on Tuesday unanimously...
1 Article on this Issue

Ilani Casino

article Lottery revenue grows despite new Ridgefield casino
(8/2/2017)
(Oregon) -- The three-month-old ilani Casino Resort 16 miles north of the Oregon-Washington border has slowed but failed to stop growth in Oregon State Lottery sales....
article Washington tribal casino not having huge impact on Oregon gambling sector, yet
(5/9/2017)
(Oregon) -- The newly opened Ilani casino 16 miles north of the Oregon-Washington state line is attracting throngs of Oregon gamblers, judging from long lines of cars...
article Washington tribal casino not having huge impact on Oregon gambling sector, yet
(5/8/2017)
(Oregon) -- The newly opened Ilani casino 16 miles north of the Oregon-Washington state line is attracting throngs of Oregon gamblers, judging from long lines of cars...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sherman Alexie

article REVIEW: Sherman Alexie Canceled His Book Tour. You Should Still Read His Book.
(8/2/2017)
(Oregon) -- In July, Sherman Alexie canceled his book tour for You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, his new multigenre memoir about his mother, Lillian, who died in...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article A power struggle on the Columbia
(7/29/2017)
(Oregon) -- To ride down the Columbia River as the John Day Dam’s wall of concrete slowly fills the view from a tugboat is to see what the country’s largest...
article Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans
(5/28/2017)
(Oregon) -- Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states expressed outrage Thursday at President Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs,...
article Northwest tribes say Trump's proposed budget would hurt salmon recovery
(5/25/2017)
(Oregon) -- Native American leaders expressed outrage Thursday at President Donald Trump's proposed budget that cuts nearly 25 percent of the nation's tribal...
article Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans
(5/25/2017)
(Oregon) -- Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states expressed outrage Thursday at President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Redskins

article What's Next For The Founder Of The Slants, And The Fight Over Racial Slurs
(7/6/2017)
(Oregon) -- On a Monday morning in June, Simon Tam woke up at his home in Portland, Ore., to 753 notifications blowing up his phone. "At that point, I knew...
article Why the Slants Took a Fight Over Their Band Name to the Supreme Court
(6/20/2017)
(Oregon) -- On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that a law denying federal trademark protection to names that are deemed disparaging is unconstitutional. “It...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Oregon Gaming

article Oregon Poker Rooms Appear To Stave Off Bad Beat In Legislature
(6/5/2017)
(Oregon) -- Most of the time, US poker players are focused on new places that might legalize online gambling and poker in the country. It’s not often poker players...
article Roadblocks Arise in Drive to End Portland Poker Room Industry
(5/21/2017)
(Oregon) -- While the Oregon House passed their version of a bill to shut down the Portland with little discussion, the story on the other side of their bicameral...
article Oregon's tribal gaming history started in Canyonville
(5/9/2017)
(Oregon) -- Oregon Native American tribes were slow to act when the federal government began allowing casinos on tribal lands almost 30 years ago, but the Cow Creek Band...
article Portland poker room shutdown passed by the House
(5/8/2017)
(Oregon) -- Poker rooms aimed to be profitable are soon to be baned in Portland as Oregon House of Representatives passed HB 2190, a bill that would amend the state...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Poker

article Gearhart will reconsider video poker machines at brew pub
(5/27/2017)
(Oregon) -- The Gearhart City Council will take a second look at its decision to deny a permit that would have allowed video poker machines at a new brew pub in a...
1 Article on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Oregon Country Fair Cancels Fake Native Totem Pole Raising
(5/25/2017)
(Oregon) -- On May 1, the Board of the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Oregon voted unanimously to cancel the raising of “Working Together,” a 42-foot tall...
article 2 white women opened a Portland burrito pop-up. It closed after cultural appropriation accusations.
(5/25/2017)
(Oregon) -- A Portland, Ore. burrito shop shuttered a week after being featured in an article, amid accusations of cultural appropriation. Kali Wilgus and Liz "LC...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Nooksack Tribe

article Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in
(5/13/2017)
(Oregon) -- The Nooksack Tribe remains without a recognized governing body as the Trump administration continues to put the squeeze on an "illegitimate" group...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Tribal grant expands fresh food donations
(2/23/2018)
(Oregon) -- When you’re short of cash and the cupboard is bare, a box of canned goods or a sack of pinto beans is a godsend. But food bank fare can be a monotonous diet.
article Historian discovers Rogue Indian Wars hospital records
(2/9/2018)
(Oregon) -- Local historian Ben Truwe made an amazing discovery at the Oregon State Archives last fall. On Sept. 9, while he was poking through George Law Curry’s 1860...
article Roseburg celebrates businesses of the year
(2/4/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated three local companies as the 2017 businesses of the year at its 64th Annual Membership Meeting & Awards...
article Annual Return of C'waam Ceremony
(2/3/2018)
(Oregon) -- Along the banks of the Sprague River, in Chiloquin, Ore. the C'waam Ceremony is held each year after the first big Fish-Blanket snow in March when c...
article Native Sun News Today: Tribes join coalition to tackle climate change
(1/31/2018)
(Oregon) -- On January 25, the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians (ATNI) and eight northwestern tribal nations joined We Are Still In, a coalition of 2,600 U.S....
article Native American Graduation Rate Still Low, But Making Gains In Oregon
(1/26/2018)
(Oregon) -- While Oregon’s high school graduation rate has improved, minority students – especially Native Americans – still lag behind their white...
article Pacific NW tribes show support for Paris Agreement on climate change
(1/25/2018)
(Oregon) -- Native American tribes from around the region gathered in Northeast Portland on Thursday to show support for the Paris Climate Agreement. Members of several...
article CTUIR joins coalition to fight climate change
(1/24/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is joining a coalition of governments that support remaining in the Paris climate agreement. At a...
article Work of UO professors helps preserve indigenous storytelling
(1/24/2018)
(Oregon) -- Cape Alitak, a small finger of land on the southern end of Kodiak Island, is the home of the Alutiiq people. Every summer for the past 30 years, this has...
article Gray wolves return
(1/24/2018)
(Oregon) -- Gray wolves have been spotted on the Mt. Hood National Forest, placing even more pressure on wildlife officials to formalize statewide wolf management policy...
article Man who dug trench at Oregon standoff gets year in prison
(1/24/2018)
(Oregon) -- A federal judge Wednesday sentenced a man to a year and a day in federal prison for digging a trench during the armed occupation of a national wildlife...
article Klamath Tribes Hotel Development Update
(1/21/2018)
(Oregon) -- The hotel ground breaking ceremony was held August 15, 2017, adjacent to Kla-Mo-Ya Casino, along Hwy 97 in Chiloquin, Oregon. The ceremony solidified a...
article Klamath Tribes Hotel Development Update
(1/20/2018)
(Oregon) -- The hotel ground breaking ceremony was held August 15, 2017, adjacent to Kla-Mo-Ya Casino, along Hwy 97 in Chiloquin, Oregon. The ceremony solidified a...
article FERC, Tribes meet for dam removal talks
(1/18/2018)
(Oregon) -- Klamath Tribal Chair Don Gentry believes dam removal is the key to restoring the health of the Klamath River. “101 years since we had steelhead and...
article Cow Creek Tribe awards grant to Kids’ HOPE Center
(1/16/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Kids’ HOPE Center in Coos Bay has been awarded a $5,000 grant to help educate local students with age appropriate instruction on child sexual abuse...
article Wolves spotted on trail cameras in Mt. Hood National Forest
(1/16/2018)
(Oregon) -- The rumors are true. Two wolves were spotted on trail cameras in the Mt. Hood National Forest earlier this month.
article Man charged for theft of artifacts
(1/14/2018)
(Oregon) -- A Merrill man with a history of property crimes has been arrested for allegedly stealing Native American artifacts from a gravesite in 2016, as well as the...
article CONNECT! the Boardwalk closes up shop
(1/11/2018)
(Oregon) -- After approximately five years of operation, local nonprofit CONNECT! the Boardwalk closed Dec. 31. The idea of having a new stretch of boardwalk connecting...
article President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon
(1/10/2018)
(Oregon) -- Less than a month after securing his first Indian legislative achievement, President Donald Trump has signed a second tribal bill into law.
article Cow Creek Indian Foundation gives away nearly half a million dollars
(1/9/2018)
(Oregon) -- The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians gave away $474,300 to non-profit organizations in the state of Oregon at their annual banquet.

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