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Whale of a good story: Humpback comeback and new orca »

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08:11 am |     KOMO News     ANACORTES, Wash. — In a sea of bad news, some good news regarding whales on two fronts came out of the Pacific Whale Watch Association conference Monday in Anacortes.…

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Native American tribes converge to discuss pot legalization »

Audience members look on at a tribal marijuana conference for tribal governments considering whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal, agricultural, or recreational use, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Tulalip, Wash. Representatives of 75 American Indian tribes from 35 states gathered to discuss what might be the next big financial boon on reservations across the country: marijuana. Tribes have been exploring the idea of getting into the pot business since the Obama administration announced in December it wouldn't stand in their way. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

02:42 pm | By The Associated Press TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization. Tribes have been wrestling with…

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Chippewa Cree tribal chair ousted again »

This April 17, 2013 photo shows Kenneth Blatt St. Marks at his home in Box Elder. St. Marks, the former chairman of the Chippewa Cree tribe, is participating in a federal investigation into corruption on the reservation that includes money missing from a $361 million pipeline project to bring fresh drinking water to the reservation.  Matt Volz/Associated Press

02:09 pm | By The Associated Press GREAT FALLS (AP) — The executive body of the Rocky Boy’s Chippewa Cree tribes in…

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Woman struck, killed by freight train in Washington »

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01:56 pm | By The Associated Press MARYSVILLE, Wash. — Authorities say a woman was struck and killed by a northbound freight…

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Short Strokes: 2015 Canoe Journey Will Be Several Mini-Journeys »

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The Quinault hosted the 2013 Canoe Journey Aug. 1-6, 2013 in Quinault, Washington.

10:39 am | Richard Walker, Indian Country Today   The 2015 Canoe Journey will consist of several regional canoe journeys. When no…

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The Case Against Coal Terminals: Lummi Cite Health, Environmental Factors »

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Pacific International Terminals proposes building an export terminal for the export of coal and other commodities, on Cherry Point near the Lummi Nation reservation. The site is approximately midway between the BP oil refinery -- its docks are in the foreground -- and the Alcoa Intalco Works aluminum smelter. Opponents fear the further industrialization of this area will harm an ecosystem that is struggling to survive.

10:36 am |   Richard Walker, Indian Country Today   Coal trains are not the only threats to sacred sites and traditional…

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Home Safe Home: Permanent Housing Is Key to Helping Domestic Violence Survivors »

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10:33 am |   Lynn Armitage, Indian Country Today  When Irene Moses was 13, she fell into a relationship with a 24-year-old…

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  • This April 17, 2013 photo shows Kenneth Blatt St. Marks at his home in Box Elder. St. Marks, the former chairman of the Chippewa Cree tribe, is participating in a federal investigation into corruption on the reservation that includes money missing from a $361 million pipeline project to bring fresh drinking water to the reservation.  Matt Volz/Associated Press

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The Quinault hosted the 2013 Canoe Journey Aug. 1-6, 2013 in Quinault, Washington.

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Pacific International Terminals proposes building an export terminal for the export of coal and other commodities, on Cherry Point near the Lummi Nation reservation. The site is approximately midway between the BP oil refinery -- its docks are in the foreground -- and the Alcoa Intalco Works aluminum smelter. Opponents fear the further industrialization of this area will harm an ecosystem that is struggling to survive.

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    Home Safe Home: Permanent Housing Is Key to Helping Domestic Violence Survivors

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    Cooperation Keys Salmon Management, Recovery

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    New Mexico lawmakers to take testimony on proposed gambling compacts for tribal casinos

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    Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Revised Guidelines to Ensure that Native Children and Families Receive the Full Protection of the Indian Child Welfare Act

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    Appeal Decision Blocks Shell Oil Train Project

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  • The Native-American murals at Wilson-Pacific, a Seattle Public Schools building, have been vandalized. (Andrew Morrison)

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    Tribal Deal Would Set Number of Gambling Machines in Wash. State

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The derailed train cars in West Virginia, still smoldering a day later.

    Quinault Speak Out Against Oil Trains as Rail Cars Smolder in West Virginia

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Gold medal propels Billy Mills’ cause »

10:25 am | Only 10,000M Olympic champ in U.S. history still helping fellow Native Americans By Brianne Mirecki, ESPN.com When Billy Mills raced to one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history — winning the 10,000-meter gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Games — a lot of people wanted to congratulate him. Mills received a telegram from his best…

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His dark early days could not overshadow the joy of Billy Mills' Olympic triumph in 1964. (AP Photo)

Chippewa Cree tribal chair ousted again »

02:09 pm | By The Associated Press GREAT FALLS (AP) — The executive body of the Rocky Boy’s Chippewa Cree tribes in north-central Montana voted Monday to expel chairman Ken Blatt St. Marks for the third time. The Great Falls Tribune reported that in an opinion issued Monday, the Chippewa Cree Business Committee said they found St. Marks…

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This April 17, 2013 photo shows Kenneth Blatt St. Marks at his home in Box Elder. St. Marks, the former chairman of the Chippewa Cree tribe, is participating in a federal investigation into corruption on the reservation that includes money missing from a $361 million pipeline project to bring fresh drinking water to the reservation.  Matt Volz/Associated Press

Native Art Weekend March 27-29, Burke Museum »

08:06 am | Seattle—“Culture is not stagnant. Through contact and the technological revolution, Tlingit culture is constantly adapting, observing, and searching for its place in the world,” said Alison O. Bremner, Tlingit artist.    Bremner is one of 13 artists participating in the Burke Museum’s Northwest Native Art Marketon Sunday, March 29. Born and raised in Southeast Alaska,…

Feb 28 2015 / Read More »
Eagle Rattle, by Alex McCarty. McCarty is one of 14 artists participating in the Burke Museum’s Northwest Native Art Market on Sunday, March 29. He will be selling his art and holding a carving demonstration on how he uses traditional tools to shape his work.
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S. Dakota Republican accuses Common Core of contributing to Native American deaths »

10:52 am | By Arturo Garcia, RawStory.com A South Dakota lawmaker made the bizarre claim on Tuesday that Common Core educational standards was partly to blame for a rash of deaths among Native Americans, Think Progress reported. “We’ve buried eight kids down on that reservation in the last week,” state Rep. Elizabeth May (R) said. “We need to…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »
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Short Strokes: 2015 Canoe Journey Will Be Several Mini-Journeys »

10:39 am | Richard Walker, Indian Country Today   The 2015 Canoe Journey will consist of several regional canoe journeys. When no indigenous nation stepped forward and offered to host in 2015 after the 2014 Canoe Journey/Paddle to Bella Bella, the annual gathering of Northwest canoe cultures appeared to be headed for a hiatus. But canoe skippers wanted…

Mar 4 2015 / Read More »
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The Quinault hosted the 2013 Canoe Journey Aug. 1-6, 2013 in Quinault, Washington.

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The Quinault hosted the 2013 Canoe Journey Aug. 1-6, 2013 in Quinault, Washington.

Short Strokes: 2015 Canoe Journey Will Be Several Mini-Journeys »

10:39 am | Richard Walker, Indian Country Today   The 2015 Canoe Journey will consist of several regional canoe journeys. When no indigenous nation stepped forward and offered to host in 2015 after…

Mar 4 2015 / Read More »

Cooperation Keys Salmon Management, Recovery »

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02:46 pm | “Being Frank”   By Lorraine Loomis, Chair, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission As we begin our third decade of the annual state and tribal salmon…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

Native Art Weekend March 27-29, Burke Museum »

Eagle Rattle, by Alex McCarty. McCarty is one of 14 artists participating in the Burke Museum’s Northwest Native Art Market on Sunday, March 29. He will be selling his art and holding a carving demonstration on how he uses traditional tools to shape his work.
Photo courtesy of Alex McCarty.

08:06 am | Seattle—“Culture is not stagnant. Through contact and the technological revolution, Tlingit culture is constantly adapting, observing, and searching for its place in…

Feb 28 2015 / Read More »
TPD rolls out new fleet » Tribal artists collaborate to aid healing in community » Interfaith vigil brings diverse community together » Appeal Decision Blocks Shell Oil Train Project » Native-American murals at Wilson-Pacific vandalized »

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07:10 am | Get involved with WSU Extension Beach Watchers and  Beach Naturalists!  Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m. at the Everett Public Library    Life…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

UW Bothell empowers Native American students to plan for college »

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03:15 pm |   by Micheal Rios, Tulalip News The University of Washington Bothell held its 3rd annual Reaching American Indian Nations (RAIN) event Friday,…

Feb 11 2015 / Read More »
Secretary Jewell to Kick Off Native Youth Listening Tour » North Dakota Natives Win Eagle Feather Fight for Graduating Students » Feds accuse 15 people of stealing Yakama Nation scholarship funds » 20th Annual Na-ha-shnee Native American Health Science Institute, June 21st – July 2nd, 2015 » Become a WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watcher »
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S. Dakota Republican accuses Common Core of contributing to Native American deaths »

10:52 am | By Arturo Garcia, RawStory.com A South Dakota lawmaker made the bizarre claim on Tuesday that Common Core educational standards was partly to blame for a rash of deaths among Native…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

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