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Chehalis Tribe

article Thurston County to ‘permanently’ close road near Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester area
(10/23/2020)
(Washington) -- Thurston County will soon “permanently” close 188th Avenue Southwest between Moon Road Southwest and Lucky Eagle Casino’s employee...
article Washington’s New Distillery on Chehalis Tribal Land Is Reclaiming Space For Indigenous Owners
(10/14/2020)
(Washington) -- AA little bit of history was recently made in Grand Mound, Washington. In late June, Talking Cedar — a massive new gastropub with its own brewery...
article Washington’s New Distillery on Chehalis Tribal Land Is Reclaiming Space For Indigenous Owners
(10/14/2020)
(Washington) -- AA little bit of history was recently made in Grand Mound, Washington. In late June, Talking Cedar — a massive new gastropub with its own brewery...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Tulalip Tribe

article As Tulalip elders die from COVID-19, tribes lose more than family
(10/23/2020)
(Washington) -- When Jacquie Williams-Battle first heard her mother was sick in early March, she didn’t think much of it. “I kind of thought it was just...
article Tribe unveils ‘green kitchen' concept for upcoming Quil Ceda Creek Casino
(10/7/2020)
(Washington) -- The Tulalip Tribes, moving toward an early 2021 opening of its Quil Ceda Creek Casino replacement project, says the new venue will have a “green...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Colville Tribe

article Colville dental therapists lead way for innovative dental care during pandemic
(10/22/2020)
(Washington) -- Growing up on the Colville Reservation, my friends and family only visited the dentist for emergencies. Routine dental care, exams and cleanings weren...
article Colville dental therapists lead way for innovative dental care during pandemic
(10/22/2020)
(Washington) -- Growing up on the Colville Reservation, my friends and family only visited the dentist for emergencies. Routine dental care, exams and cleanings weren...
article General Membership Meeting of the Colville Tribes Will Be Held Remotely in 2020
(10/14/2020)
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes announces that the Tribes’ annual general membership meeting will be held remotely this year. The entire November 23, 2020...
article Colville Tribal Member's Long Battle Against Declaration of Extinction Reaches Canadian Supreme Court
(10/11/2020)
(Washington) -- They got as close they could on Thursday afternoon. In a caravan of cars and trucks, they travelled north of Northport, to a bluff overlooking both the...
article Fire response turns to recovery and relief efforts
(10/7/2020)
(Washington) -- When the Cold Springs Fire that started in a wind event over the long Labor Day Weekend was moved to a patrol status and handed back to the Mount Tolman...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Kalispel Tribe

article A question of who owes whom
(10/22/2020)
(Washington) -- Members of city staff and council met with lawyers and councilmembers of the Kalispel Tribe Oct. 1 to discuss perspectives regarding the city’s...
article Northern Quest Resort & Casino ranked best employer in Washington, Forbes survey finds
(10/19/2020)
(Washington) -- A new survey of employees who work for large employers ranks Northern Quest Resort & Casino the best organization to work for in Washington,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

COVID-19

article Lummi pulls out of COVID vaccine trial
(10/21/2020)
(Washington) -- The Lummi Indian Business Council announced Oct. 15 that Lummi Nation will withdraw from the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial. Doctors at Lummi Nation...
article Lummi Nation withdraws from AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial
(10/17/2020)
(Washington) -- The Lummi Nation has withdrawn from AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial, according to a news release from the tribe. The tribe, Washington’s...
article Lummi Nation Withdraws From AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Trial
(10/15/2020)
(Washington) -- The Lummi Nation, which made headlines in September for being among the first tribes nationwide to participate in coronavirus vaccination trials, has...
article The NATIVE Project plans to expand with COVID-19 testing building
(10/14/2020)
(Washington) -- Native Americans across the country are getting hit hard by COVID-19. They’re more likely than White people to get the disease and to have a...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Vote

article County to install ballot drop boxes for Tribes
(10/21/2020)
(Washington) -- Jefferson County is helping two local Tribes to have ballot drop boxes installed for the upcoming election. Jefferson County commissioners approved two...
article Washington tribes find new energy to vote in 2020 election, pour campaign cash into races
(10/19/2020)
(Washington) -- Freddie Lane gathered up T-shirts, posters and signs at the tribal administration building, getting ready for a Native Vote 2020 rally, planned for later...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Puyallup Tribe

article Puyallup Tribe could sue dam owners to save imperiled fish
(10/21/2020)
(Washington) -- "Typically, your first response from management is to stop fishing to allow their recovery,” Ladley says. “Well, we stopped fishing for...
article Council votes to honor harbor’s indigenous peoples by flying Puyallup tribe’s flag
(10/7/2020)
(Washington) -- The Gig Harbor City Council will honor indigenous people during November, which is Native American Heritage Month, by flying the flag of the Puyallup...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Yakama Nation

article Legends extends hours for the public
(10/21/2020)
(Washington) -- Legends Casino Hotel in Toppenish will soon be extending its hours for the public. Starting Friday, October 23rd, Legends will be open 10am-2am Monday...
article Yakama Nation sues city over landfill site, hazardous waste
(10/13/2020)
(Washington) -- A Native American tribe in Washington state has sued the city of Yakima over a former landfill on city property that is leaking hazardous substances into...
article Yakama Cares awards nearly $380,000 to Yakima County nonprofits
(10/7/2020)
(Washington) -- The Legends Casino Hotel awarded almost $380,000 to 69 nonprofit organizations through the Yakama Cares program on Wednesday, with a focus on public...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article ‘Natural treasure.’ Why Rattlesnake Mountain is still closed 6 years after a law passed
(10/18/2020)
(Washington) -- The federal government needs to end its talks with tribes and state historic preservation officials and move forward with public access to Rattlesnake...
1 Article on this Issue

Water Issues

article The Elwha dams are gone and chinook are surging back, but why are so few reaching the upper river?
(10/18/2020)
(Washington) -- They were the king of kings in Puget Sound, the biggest chinook of them all, strong enough to muscle up the falls at the Goblin Gates and power on all...
article Pro- and Anti-Dam Groups Sharply Divided After Environmental Review
(10/16/2020)
(Washington) -- All but one commenter spoke in opposition to the proposed Chehalis River dam Wednesday at the Army Corps’ final public meeting after the release of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Stories Of The Week

article Mohegan and Cowlitz Tribe go for big expansion to ilani casino and resort
(10/17/2020)
(Washington) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, manager of the ilani casino resort in Ridgefield, Washington, has announced major updates to the property. In...
article Mohegan and Cowlitz Tribe go for big expansion to ilani casino and resort
(10/17/2020)
(Washington) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, manager of the ilani casino resort in Ridgefield, Washington, has announced major updates to the property. In...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Nisqually Tribe

article Mobile home complete loss after fire on Nisqually reservation Thursday
(10/16/2020)
(Washington) -- An abandoned mobile home burned to the ground on the Nisqually reservation Thursday, according to a spokesperson for Lacey Fire District 3. Just before 2...
1 Article on this Issue

Quinault Indian Nation

article Quinault Indian Nation proposes holistic addiction treatment clinic in Aberdeen
(10/16/2020)
(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...
article Quinault Nation Proposes New Clinic in Aberdeen for Holistic Addiction Treatment
(10/15/2020)
(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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Jamestown S’Klallam

article Smithson steps down as head pro at The Cedars
(10/14/2020)
(Washington) -- Instead of helping duffers manage fairways, Garrett Smithson will now look to help people manage their home finances. Smithson, golf professional at The...
1 Article on this Issue

Muckleshoot Tribe

article Muckleshoot Tribe receives grant aimed at combating elder abuse
(10/14/2020)
(Washington) -- The U.S. Department of Justice awarded a nearly $500,000 grant to combat elder abuse and financial fraud targeted at seniors in the Western Washington...
article Muckleshoot Tribe receives grant aimed at combating elder abuse
(10/14/2020)
(Washington) -- The U.S. Department of Justice awarded a nearly $500,000 grant to combat elder abuse and financial fraud targeted at seniors in the Western Washington...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Canadian Land Issues

article Do US-living descendants of tribes in Canada have rights north of the border?
(10/12/2020)
(Washington) -- Rick Desautel comes from a long line of Sinixt tribal members who once called southern British Columbia home. He lives in Washington state, on the...
1 Article on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Children’s book exploring Native identities launches today for Indigenous Peoples Day
(10/12/2020)
(Washington) -- Monday is Indigenous Peoples Day. It’s an alternative to the federal Columbus Day holiday that many people feel essentially erases Indigenous...
article Political Participation Among Indigenous People
(10/10/2020)
(Washington) -- With Washington state’s all-mail elections, my wife and I vote with our son at the dinner table, discussing the merits of the candidates and issues...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Ilani Casino

article Mohegan and Cowlitz Tribe go for big expansion to ilani casino and resort
(10/12/2020)
(Washington) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, manager of the ilani casino resort in Ridgefield, Washington, has announced major updates to the property. In...
1 Article on this Issue

Quileute

article Indigeneity, Empire, and Power: Professor Daniel Immerwahr discusses the Quileute Tribe’s influence on "Dune"
(10/12/2020)
(Washington) -- Beyond an epic fantasy of intergalactic travel, deadly feuds between houses and a giant worm lies an obscured reading of Frank Herbert’s Dune. At a...
1 Article on this Issue

Election 2020

article Washington tribes find new energy to vote in 2020 election, pour campaign cash into races
(10/11/2020)
(Washington) -- The administration’s environmental policies have been particularly offensive to tribes that rely on natural resources for their economies and...
article Washington Tribes Find New Energy to Vote in 2020 Election, Pour Campaign Cash Into Races
(10/11/2020)
(Washington) -- Freddie Lane gathered up T-shirts, posters and signs at the tribal administration building, getting ready for a Native Vote 2020 rally, planned for later...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cowlitz Tribe

article Cowlitz Tribe temporarily relocates elder housing residents to test mold
(10/10/2020)
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe Thursday temporarily moved 10 residents out of its elder housing in Toledo after mold discovered in a unit Wednesday is a "...
1 Article on this Issue

Washington Gaming

article Shoalwater Bay Casino makes $10,000 Donation to PAWS and HAVA
(10/10/2020)
(Washington) -- When people and families start struggling economically, there’s inevitably a trickle-down affect to their pets, who also must eat, and need shelter...
1 Article on this Issue

Card Clubs

article Non-tribal casinos asking Governor Inslee to allow them indoors prior to cold weather
(10/9/2020)
(Washington) -- As a storm pushes into the region, operators of non-tribal casinos said they are being left out in the cold. They are pressuring the governor to let them...
article Non-tribal cardroom worries Washington winter could make them fold
(10/8/2020)
(Washington) -- Over the summer and early fall, Lakewood’s Great American Casino made the most of having to move their card games outside. “I don’t...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) Announces Major Expansion of Premier Northwestern U.S. Property
(10/9/2020)
(Washington) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, manager of ilani in Ridgefield, Wash., is pleased to announce major updates to its premier northwestern U.S. property...
1 Article on this Issue

Federal Recognition

article "Extinct" Sinixt hunter heads to the Supreme Court of Canada
(10/7/2020)
(Washington) -- Rodney Cawston, the Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CCT) says that all sn̓ʕaýckstx (Arrow Lakes/Sinixt) people are...
article Canada court to consider rights of U.S. Native Americans north of border
(10/7/2020)
(Washington) -- It was a frosty October morning when Richard Desautel aimed his Mauser 98 bolt-action rifle at a cow elk in the Arrow Lakes area of British Columbia,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

IHS

article Indian Health Service fights coronavirus with fewer resources
(10/7/2020)
(Washington) -- Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) at an Axios event on Wednesday advocated for better technology and more funding for the Indian Health Service to fight...
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article OP/ED: A victory for Native children’s rights to remain with family and tribe
(10/7/2020)
(Washington) -- Forty-two years ago, Congress enacted the Indian Child Welfare Act to address a centuries-long practice: Removal of Native American children from their...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Auburn City Council supports Harborview ballot measure
(10/23/2020)
(Washington) -- On Oct. 19, the Auburn City Council threw its unanimous support behind King County Proposition 1. Proposition 1 authorizes King County to issue up to $1....
article Quileute Tribe receives NPS Historic Preservation Gran
(10/22/2020)
(Washington) -- The Quileute Tribe is the recipient of the 2020 NPS Historic Preservation Grant. The project was funded through the Tribal Heritage grant program,...
article Former Poulsbo port commissioner gets 100 hours for damaging Chiefstick memorial
(10/21/2020)
(Washington) -- A former Port of Poulsbo commissioner arrested in July for vandalizing a memorial to a Native American man killed by police struck a diversion deal with...
article Declining Marine Health Threatens Traditional Subsistence Fishing for Tribes
(10/20/2020)
(Washington) -- Melissa Watkinson recalls a time in the past when she could go crabbing at the end of the dock in the Puget Sound and catch a great deal of crab. She can...
article OL Reign’s Madison Hammond is the NWSL’s first Indigenous player. She wants to make sure she’s not the last.
(10/17/2020)
(Washington) -- The long shadow cast on Cheney Stadium’s soccer field last week was symbolic. The light that beamed across the grass and empty stands as the sun...
article Hoh Tribe gains satellite internet
(10/16/2020)
(Washington) -- After having internet speeds that were “just better than 1990s dial-up phone connection,” the Hoh Tribe has gained high-speed internet on its...
article Samish fuel station under construction on trust property east of Campbell Lake
(10/14/2020)
(Washington) -- The Samish Indian Nation’s economic development arm broke ground Friday on a convenience store and fueling station on the tribe’s 78-acre trust property...
article Five-year, countywide ‘kitchen plan’ complete
(10/14/2020)
(Washington) -- Survivors of the next Cascadia earthquake will have the comfort of a hot meal thanks to a five-year volunteer effort to convert surplus U.S. Army...
article Elon Musk's SpaceX: Now Starlink broadband 'catapults Washington tribe into 21st century'
(10/13/2020)
(Washington) -- The Native American Hoh Tribe in western Washington state has become one of the first groups to gain access to SpaceX's emerging Starlink satellite...
article Duwamish Tribe now offering ‘ecotours’
(10/12/2020)
(Washington) -- On this Indigenous Peoples’ Day, you might wonder about ways to support the Duwamish Tribe. They’ve recently announced a new offering through...
article Remote tribe says SpaceX Starlink “catapulted” them into 21st century
(10/12/2020)
(Washington) -- A remote tribe in Washington state is one of the first users of SpaceX's Starlink broadband, having been connected recently after years of struggling...
article How a scattered Indian nation kept its songs alive when it couldn’t sing face-to-face
(10/12/2020)
(Washington) -- The ancient melody rides a thumping drumbeat and preaches the end to all war. As tribal lore tells it, the song was a gift from “the Creator....
article Native American Tribe Gets Early Access to SpaceX’s Starlink and Says It’s Fast
(10/9/2020)
(Washington) -- SpaceX’s upcoming satellite internet service can indeed supply fast internet to remote areas, according to a Native American tribe in Washington...
article North Olympic Library System to celebrate Native Northwest art
(10/9/2020)
(Washington) -- The North Olympic Library System, which oversees Clallam County public libraries, will celebrate Native Northwest art and culture on its virtual...
article Wash. Tribe Urges Toss Of Casino Contractors' $19M Bill Suit (sub req)
(10/8/2020)
(Washington) -- The Puyallup Tribe of Indians has urged a Washington federal judge to toss a suit claiming it owes contractors $19 million for work on a casino project,...
article SpaceX Starlink aids Native American tribe: “It catapulted us into the 21st century”
(10/8/2020)
(Washington) -- Just a week after news broke that SpaceX was gifting Starlink internet service to Washington State’s Emergency Management department, the state has...
article What students in one Washington school district are learning from tribal history
(10/8/2020)
(Washington) -- Samish Education Program Manager Denise Crowe knows firsthand the value of a tribal education — because she never had one. “I grew up in...
article AAOA manager tells council program’s greatest need is finding a meal site in Omak district
(10/7/2020)
(Washington) -- In a presentation of his program’s needs to the Colville Business Council’s Health and Human Service’s Committee, Colville Tribal Area...
article Effort underway to weave Samish tribal perspective into Anacortes schools
(10/6/2020)
(Washington) -- The Samish Indian Nation and Anacortes School District are making plans to fulfill a statewide initiative to integrate tribal history and culture into...
article Trial dates set for couple accused of raping foster child
(10/3/2020)
(Washington) -- A Forks couple charged with repeatedly raping and molesting their foster daughter pleaded not guilty Friday on multiple sex abuse charges. David “Barney...

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