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Study: Coal Project Would Help One Puget Sound County But Others Would Pay »

A council of governments in the central Puget Sound region commissioned a study by an independent consultant. It concluded that economic benefits of a proposed coal export terminal would be concentrated in Whatcom County, where it would be built. | credit: Katie Campbell

07:06 am |   By: Ashley Ahearn, OPB   If it’s built, the coal-exporting Gateway Pacific Terminal will create more than two thousand jobs in Whatcom County during construction and several hundred permanent jobs once it’s…

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Proponents fight for change so Alaska Natives covered by VAWA »

Ishmael Hope, left, and other Alaska Native representatives at the 2013 Choose Respect rally in Juneau, Alaska, asking legislators to address issues with the Violence Against Women Act.Heather Bryant/KTOO Public Media

08:30 am | Complicated history excludes Alaska Native women from Violence Against Women Act   By: Kayla Gahagan, Aljazeera America   Opponents of the reauthorization of a federal law passed last year say it has created…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
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Seattle Oil-Train Derailment Hits Close to Home for Quinault »

Courtesy Dana Robinson Slote Seattle City Council via radio station KPLU
No one was hurt—this time. The first oil train derailment in Washington State happened under the Magnolia Bridge.

02:16 pm |   Indian Country Today, 7/25/14   Spills. Explosions. Deaths. Injuries. The oil train that jumped the tracks outside Seattle…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

Teens Murder for Fun; Smash Heads of Homeless Men with Cinder Blocks »

Courtesy Albuquerque Police Department
Alex Rios, 18, Nathaniel Carillo, 16, and Gilbert Tafoya, 15, are suspects in the brutal deaths of two homeless Navajo men in Albuquerque on July 21.

02:13 pm |   Alysa Landry, 7/24/14, Indian Country Today   Navajo President Ben Shelly is calling for answers in the gruesome…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

Tester Examines Indian Gaming 25 Years After the Indian Gamiing Regulatory Act »

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08:38 am | Source: United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs   U.S. SENATE – Nearly 25 years following the passage of…

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U.S. Senators Urged to Act on Bill to Preserve Future of Indian Gaming in Arizona »

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08:34 am |   H.R. 1410 will uphold current compacts, the will of the voters and tribal commitments  Source: Casino Arizona/Talking Stick…

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Proponents fight for change so Alaska Natives covered by VAWA »

Ishmael Hope, left, and other Alaska Native representatives at the 2013 Choose Respect rally in Juneau, Alaska, asking legislators to address issues with the Violence Against Women Act.Heather Bryant/KTOO Public Media

08:30 am | Complicated history excludes Alaska Native women from Violence Against Women Act   By: Kayla Gahagan, Aljazeera America   Opponents…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

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  • Courtesy Dana Robinson Slote Seattle City Council via radio station KPLU
No one was hurt—this time. The first oil train derailment in Washington State happened under the Magnolia Bridge.

    Seattle Oil-Train Derailment Hits Close to Home for Quinault

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  • Courtesy Albuquerque Police Department
Alex Rios, 18, Nathaniel Carillo, 16, and Gilbert Tafoya, 15, are suspects in the brutal deaths of two homeless Navajo men in Albuquerque on July 21.

    Teens Murder for Fun; Smash Heads of Homeless Men with Cinder Blocks

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    Tester Examines Indian Gaming 25 Years After the Indian Gamiing Regulatory Act

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    U.S. Senators Urged to Act on Bill to Preserve Future of Indian Gaming in Arizona

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  • Ishmael Hope, left, and other Alaska Native representatives at the 2013 Choose Respect rally in Juneau, Alaska, asking legislators to address issues with the Violence Against Women Act.Heather Bryant/KTOO Public Media

    Proponents fight for change so Alaska Natives covered by VAWA

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  • Horses graze outside the Loneman School, a Bureau of Indian Education school operated by a locally-elected school board on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.--Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Obama Administration Announces $2.5 Million for Tribes to Take Over Schools

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    Oil Train derails in Seattle, no leaks

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    Critics say proposed rules on fish consumption insufficient

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    Secretary Jewell Commends President’s Intent to Nominate Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri as Chair of National Indian Gaming Commission

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Susan Point's 'Interaction' house posts at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington. Source: susanpoint.com

    San Juan Island’s Iconic House Posts Celebrate 10 Years

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    Canoe Journey Message: Protect Our Fragile Environment

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    Alabama To Help Fight NW Fires

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  • Photo By Owen Sweeney/Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP 
FILE - This Aug. 16, 2013 file photo shows Ted Nugent performing at Rams Head Live in Baltimore. A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4, 2014, concert by Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday, July 21, 2014, said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in Worley was because of what it called the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks.'' (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

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One of the many illegal marijuana farms that federal agents uprooted in a raid on July 21.

    Raid Targets Illegal Marijuana Farms Sapping Yurok’s Drought-Plagued Water Supply

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It’s showtime for Shoni Schimmel as she spotlights Rez Ball »

02:06 pm | By Bob Young, Arizona Republic Rick Schimmel’s T-shirt said it all. “Rez Ball Rules.” Reservation-style basketball, as demonstrated by rookie Shoni Schimmel, sure ruled the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday at US Airways Center. And if you want an explanation of Rez Ball, well, WNBA President Laurel Richie provided a pretty good one when she…

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The East's Shoni Schimmel celebrates with her MVP following their 125-124 win over the West in the WNBA All-Star Game Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz. (Photo: David KadlubowskI/azcentral sports)

Seattle Oil-Train Derailment Hits Close to Home for Quinault »

02:16 pm |   Indian Country Today, 7/25/14   Spills. Explosions. Deaths. Injuries. The oil train that jumped the tracks outside Seattle the other day did not do any of those things, but it still highlighted concerns about rail transport of crude, especially highly flammable oil sands bitumen. The 100-car train operated by Burlington Northern Railroad, filled with…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
Courtesy Dana Robinson Slote Seattle City Council via radio station KPLU
No one was hurt—this time. The first oil train derailment in Washington State happened under the Magnolia Bridge.

Citing ‘racist views,’ tribe cancels Nugent show »

11:35 am | By Associated Press WORLEY, Idaho (AP) — A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city of Worley was because of the rocker’s “racist and hate-filled remarks.”…

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Photo By Owen Sweeney/Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP 
FILE - This Aug. 16, 2013 file photo shows Ted Nugent performing at Rams Head Live in Baltimore. A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4, 2014, concert by Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday, July 21, 2014, said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in Worley was because of what it called the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks.'' (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

In their words »

07:09 pm | Annual camp immerses youth in traditional language By Brandi N. Montreuil, Tulalip News TULALIP – Tulalip youth welcomed their family and friends to the 19th Annual Lushootseed Language Camp where they presented the play “The Seal Hunting Brothers,” a traditional Tulalip story told by Martha LaMont. Throughout this week language warriors, ages 5–12, have been…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
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All Breed Equine Rez-Q raising funds for horse quarantine station »

07:04 am | By Kirk Boxleitner, The Marysville Globe MARYSVILLE — Organizers deemed the All Breed Equine Rez-Q’s July 12 Kit-N-Kaboodle barbecue and raffle a success, but more fundraisers are needed, so an Aug. 16 open house at 2415 116th St. NE is planned. Dale Squeglia, founder and president of the nonprofit group, explained that it needs a…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »
Sienna is fed by Colleen Chamberlain, weekend manager of the All Breed Equine Rez-Q, during its July 12 Kit-N-Kaboodle.
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Sienna is fed by Colleen Chamberlain, weekend manager of the All Breed Equine Rez-Q, during its July 12 Kit-N-Kaboodle.
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All Breed Equine Rez-Q raising funds for horse quarantine station »

07:04 am | By Kirk Boxleitner, The Marysville Globe MARYSVILLE — Organizers deemed the All Breed Equine Rez-Q’s July 12 Kit-N-Kaboodle barbecue and raffle a success, but more fundraisers are needed, so an…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »

Seattle Oil-Train Derailment Hits Close to Home for Quinault »

Courtesy Dana Robinson Slote Seattle City Council via radio station KPLU
No one was hurt—this time. The first oil train derailment in Washington State happened under the Magnolia Bridge.

02:16 pm |   Indian Country Today, 7/25/14   Spills. Explosions. Deaths. Injuries. The oil train that jumped the tracks outside Seattle the other day…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

Oil Train derails in Seattle, no leaks »

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07:39 am |   by KING 5 News Posted on July 24, 2014 at 6:48 AM A train derailed under Seattle’s Magnolia Bridge early Thursday…

Jul 24 2014 / Read More »
New Report: Oso Landslide Rooted In Long History Of Slides » San Juan Island’s Iconic House Posts Celebrate 10 Years » Sheriff’s office: Last body in Oso mudslide found » Sentencing delayed for mother convicted of daughter’s murder » Grove Church iheart outreach campaign comes to Tulalip »

Education

Obama Administration Announces $2.5 Million for Tribes to Take Over Schools »

Horses graze outside the Loneman School, a Bureau of Indian Education school operated by a locally-elected school board on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.--Swikar Patel/Education Week

04:13 pm | By Lesli A. Maxwell on July 24, 2014 11:41 AM Education Week The Obama administration is moving ahead with its plans to improve the federally…

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A passion for law »

Tulalip tribal member Michelle Sheldon
Photo/ Brandi N. Montreuil, Tulalip News

04:38 pm | Tulalip tribal member working towards Juris Doctorate By Brandi N. Montreuil, Tulalip News TULALIP – For Michelle Sheldon, law has always been…

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »
The National Indian Education Association Returns to Alaska » Dr. Larry Nyland appointed Interim Superintendent » Colleges aim to attract more Native American students » Study Evaluates Young Native Adults’ Connection to Tribal Lands » Five Students Earn Scholarships from Northwest Indian Bar Association »
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In their words »

07:09 pm | Annual camp immerses youth in traditional language By Brandi N. Montreuil, Tulalip News TULALIP – Tulalip youth welcomed their family and friends to the 19th Annual Lushootseed Language Camp where…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

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  • Slip-Sliding Into Past: Washington's Deadly Landslide Had Ancient Roots July 25, 2014
    The roots of the devastating March 2014 landslide in Oso, Washington were laid in a 2006 slide, which itself had its origins in legions of ancient slides that had come before, over thousands of years, a new report has concluded. The main event leading up to the two-stage landslide that claimed 43 lives in March was a previous one in 2006 on the same hillside […]
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