Legislation would convey 32,000 acres of federal land to two tribes and provide forest management authority to a third.
The Suquamish Tribe and two environmental groups are suing the U.S. Navy, saying it sent harmful pollutants into Puget Sound when it cleaned a decommissioned aircraft carrier.
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.
Construction of a half-billion-dollar new casino 15 minutes north of Portland can continue full bore Friday following a federal appeals court ruling.
Reactions to Clinton Nomination | Ron Wyden At The DNC | Philadelphia Uber Driver | Salmon ReintroductionOPB | July 27, 2016 noon
We hear from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) from the Democratic National Convention and talk to an Uber driver in Philadelphia. We'll also discuss an effort to reintroduce salmon to the upper Malheur River.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Washington is bound to protect salmon to fulfill treaty obligations with Northwest tribes – even if it means spending billions to fix road culverts that block salmon passage.
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.
Phife Dawg, a masterful lyricist whose witty wordplay was a linchpin of the groundbreaking hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, died Tuesday from complications resulting from diabetes, his family said in a statement Wednesday. He was 45.
The vote comes a year after a U.S. Department of Justice policy indicated tribes could grow and sell pot under the same guidelines as states. The tribe is one of a handful to enter the pot business thus far.
On Tuesday, four new members were elected to the nine-person board of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
A tribal court Tuesday upheld a decision to kick out 86 members from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs' secretary-treasurer has been removed from his duties, the tribe confirmed in a statement Wednesday.
The Swinomish Tribe has filed a lawsuit against BNSF Railway to stop oil trains from moving through reservation lands in Washington's Skagit County.
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.
The Tamastslikt exhibition confounds stereotypes and brings pop art to the people.