Washington Legislature Considers Compacts With Tribes Over Marijuana

OPB | March 30, 2015

MONDAY: A bill before the Washington state legislature would allow the Governor to enter into agreements with Native American tribes if they choose to get involved in marijuana production, processing, or retail.

New Washington Casino Expected To Impact Oregon's Bottom Line

OPB | March 17, 2015

TUESDAY: The new Cowlitz mega-casino is expect to have a big impact on Oregon gaming revenue.

Tracking Kennewick Man's Ancestry

OPB | Jan. 20, 2015

TUESDAY: Ever since skeletal remains were found in 1996 on the banks of the Columbia river in Kennewick, Washington, the origin and custody of those bones has been in dispute.

Clatsop-Nehalem Tribes Seek Federal Recognition

OPB | Aug. 18, 2014

MONDAY: Six decades after the federal government terminated several Native American tribes, two tribes from the Oregon coast are hoping to be reinstated.

Partnership Brings Oregon's Early History To Life

OPB | Aug. 07, 2014

THURSDAY: A recent partnership between and the Oregon State Archives brings Oregon's early history to the masses.

Matika Wilbur Photographs America's Tribes

OPB | May 28, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Matika Wilbur is working on Project 562, a journey to photograph every Native American tribe in the U.S.

Advocate Jeri Williams Testifies Before U.S. Attorney General's Task Force

OPB | April 10, 2014

THURSDAY: The U.S. Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence meets next week in Florida.

New Report On Human Trafficking And Native Peoples

OPB | April 02, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A new report from Willamette Law School's International Human Rights Clinic details the little-documented problem of human trafficking involving Native Americans.

Rule Changes Could Give Chinook Tribes Federal Recognition

OPB | Sept. 25, 2013

An overhaul of Bureau of Indian Affairs rules could provide the Chinook Indian Nation with Federal recognition as an official tribe.

Oregonians Lead Louisville Women To Championship Game

OPB | April 09, 2013

Sisters Shoni and Jude Schimmel have been instrumental in Louisville's run to the NCAA championship.

Salem Update

OPB | April 03, 2013

Our Capitol reporter Chris Lehman fills us in on some interesting bills working their way through the legislature at the moment.

Sherman Alexie Talks About Reading, Writing And More

OPB | Jan. 01, 2013

We'll listen back to our conversation with writer Sherman Alexie.

Sherman Alexie Talks About Blasphemy

OPB | Oct. 24, 2012

We're live from Literary Arts this hour talking to Sherman Alexie about his new collection of stories: Blasphemy.

Timothy Egan on Edward Curtis

OPB | Oct. 16, 2012

Timothy Egan's new book is about Edward Curtis, the renown photographer of Native American life.

Talking Business

OPB | Aug. 08, 2012

We check in with Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith about the latest business news.

Saving the Siletz Language

OPB | May 18, 2012

The Siletz tribe may have found an unlikely aid in preserving its language: the internet.

Native American Mascots

OPB | March 13, 2012

The Oregon State Board of Education is considering a ban on Native American mascots in public schools.

Food Sovereignty on Tribal Lands

OPB | Nov. 01, 2011

We'll explore the movement among native tribes to achieve food independence and return to traditional diets.

The National Congress of American Indians

OPB | Nov. 01, 2011

The 68th annual National Congress of American Indians is in Portland for the first time in over 30 years. What are the important national issues for American Indians?

Searching for a New Chief

OPB | April 21, 2011

What are members of the Wasco Tribe considering as they choose a new chief?