Legislation would convey 32,000 acres of federal land to two tribes and provide forest management authority to a third.
The yearslong legal battle over the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s right to a reservation near La Center is over.
An American Indian tribe in northwestern Washington is suing the federal government, saying it has wrongfully been denied nearly $14 million in a flap over its efforts to kick out almost 300 members.
Two Rivers Correctional Institution held its first powwow, attended by 63 inmates, more than 50 guests and 27 representatives from American Indian tribes and organizations.
local | News | Land use | EnvironmentJefferson Public Radio | March 29, 2016 9:12 a.m.
During the summer of 2014, wildfires burned more than 200,000 acres of the Klamath National Forest in northern California’s Siskiyou County. But a plan to help reduce the threat of future wildfires has faced stiff opposition.
On Tuesday, four new members were elected to the nine-person board of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
After a decades-long struggle for federal recognition, Tribal Chairman Tony Johnson is requesting executive action to clarify the Chinook Indian Nation's legal status.
What would hundreds of trains and ships filled with oil each year mean for jobs, the future of fishing, and the quality of life? Those are questions confronting a coastal community in Washington.
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Top Stories: Portland To Support Suit Against Online Advertiser, Clark County GOP May Censure CongresswomanOPB | Jan. 20, 2015 7:45 a.m.
Headlines for Tuesday, Jan. 20: The city of Portland will support a federal suit against online advertiser Backpage; the Clark County Republican Party may pass a censure of GOP Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler; and more.
local | News | OPB News BlogOPB | Dec. 19, 2014 7:30 a.m. | Portland
Headlines for Friday, Dec. 19: An earthquake shook northern Polk County this morning; heavy rain is coming to Portland and western Oregon today and over the weekend; the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has spent $4.16 million in land buy-back settlement; and more.
Sports | local | News | OPB News BlogOPB | April 30, 2014 2:27 p.m. | Portland
Members of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry and supporters will meet outside Nike's Beaverton headquarters Thursday to protest the company’s production and distribution of apparel featuring Cleveland Indians’ mascot Chief Wahoo, which the group has called a “grotesque caricature.”
An overhaul of Bureau of Indian Affairs rules could provide the Chinook Indian Nation with Federal recognition as an official tribe.
The couple are as much historians as artists, creating fascinating dioramas for museums and interpretive centers.