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Tribes Worry Over Lower Columbia Gorge Coho Runs With Forest Fires

Northwest News Network | Sept. 6, 2017 2:34 p.m.

The forest fires raging in the Columbia River Gorge are unlikely to disturb adult coho salmon right now. But Northwest tribal fishers are worried about...

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New Oregon Writer's Classic Novel Hits The Big Screen: 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog'

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 1:17 p.m.

Kent Nerburn is known for bridging the gap between Native and non-Native cultures. His cult classic is seeing a resurgence here and overseas. "Neither Wolf Nor Dog" is hitting the big screen.

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Northwest Tribes: Trump Budget 'Worst Attack On Indian Country In Recent Memory'

AP | May 25, 2017 3:12 p.m. | Portland

Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states are bashing President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs.

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Siletz Hope To Build North Salem Casino As Ilani Draws Customers

Statesman Journal | May 2, 2017 1:25 p.m.

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon are revisiting plans to bring a casino to North Salem, aiming to wrest customers from the popular ilani Casino Resort in southern Washington.

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Sinixt Tribe Face British Columbia Appeal In Sovereign Rights Ruling

Northwest News Network | April 28, 2017 2:09 p.m.

The case dates back to 2009 when Washington resident and defendant Rick Desautel knowingly hunted elk illegally in British Columbia.

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Northwest Tribe Brings Powwow Tradition To The Gym

Northwest News Network | April 6, 2017 4:55 p.m.

In Indian Country, a gym membership isn't a cultural norm. The incidence of heart disease and obesity are high there. So northern Idaho's Coeur D'Alene...

local | History | Land | Oregon Experience

Broken Treaties, An Oregon Experience

OPB | March 20, 2017 9 p.m.

"Broken Treaties" introduces viewers to Oregon's Native American tribes and explores a thread of the Oregon story that hasn't been told very well over the years.

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Seattle Votes To Divest From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline

AP | Feb. 7, 2017 3:45 p.m. | Seattle

The Seattle City Council has voted to cut ties with banking giant Wells Fargo over its role as a lender to the Dakota Access pipeline project as well as other business practices.

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Bill Allows Return Of Kennewick Man To Tribes

AP | Dec. 10, 2016 noon | Seattle

The Yakama Nation and other Columbia Basin tribes praised the passage of a bill in Congress on Saturday that will return their ancestor, known as Kennewick Man, to the tribes.

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Interior Department Will Consult Tribes On Business Regulations In Indian Country

Northwest News Network | Dec. 8, 2016 3:48 p.m.

The U.S. Department of the Interior will consult with tribes this winter on how best to modernize laws that regulate business in Indian Country.

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Kennewick Man Would Return To Tribes Under Bill Pending In Congress

Northwest News Network | Dec. 7, 2016 2:51 p.m.

Members of the U.S. House and Senate expect to pass a bill in the next few days that would return a 9,000-year-old set of human remains to Northwest tribes.

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Hood River Man Learns His Family's Surprising Truth

OPB | Dec. 7, 2016 8:45 a.m. | Hood River, Oregon

OPB has been asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. Today, a Hood River man with a complicated family history. 

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Umatilla Tribes Learned Potential Dangers Of Fossil Fuel Pipelines Years Ago

East Oregonian | Nov. 30, 2016 1:40 p.m.

For tribal officials, a 1999 explosion underscored the potential danger of fossil fuel pipelines criss-crossing the landscape where American Indians live, hunt and retain cultural resources.

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North Dakota Officials Borrow Additional $4 Million For Pipeline Protest Policing

AP | Nov. 2, 2016 3:23 p.m. | Bismarck, North Dakota

The state has now run up a $10 million line of credit for law enforcement costs. North Dakota's Department of Emergency Services isn't releasing the number of officers, citing "operational security."

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Police Advance On Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

AP | Oct. 27, 2016 12:47 p.m. | Cannon Ball, North Dakota

Armed soldiers and law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and driving trucks, military Humvees and buses moved in Thursday to force Dakota Access pipeline protesters off private land.

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Yakama Chief Accepts Thanks From Alaska's Largest Tribal Organization

Northwest News Network | Oct. 20, 2016 5:34 p.m.

Alaska’s largest statewide native organization honored the Yakama Nation during their annual convention Thursday.

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Oregon Tribes Get $20 Million In Federal Land Management Settlement

Northwest News Network | Sept. 28, 2016 2:42 p.m.

Oregon’s Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation will receive $20 million as part of the settlement

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Cape Kiwanda | Police Chief Mike Marshman | Tribes Protest Pipeline | School Bus Driver

OPB | Sept. 6, 2016 noon

We're exploring a variety of topics this hour: the collapse of a scenic Oregon  cliff; how officers are confronting gang violence  and homelessness in Portland; tribal reaction to a fossil fuel infrastructure; and school bus driving.

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Oregon Tribes Send Support To Standing Rock Protest

Statesman Journal | Sept. 5, 2016 9:54 a.m.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest has garnered national attention and support from tribes from around the country, including several tribes in the Pacific Northwest.

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Tribes Can Gather Plants From National Parks Under New Rule

AP | Aug. 12, 2016 11:46 a.m. | Phoenix

Tribes can begin entering into agreements with the National Park Service to allow their members to pick plants on protected land under a new federal rule.