Native Americans http://kuow.org en Tribes: Fishing Rights Not For Sale http://kuow.org/post/tribes-fishing-rights-not-sale The <a href="http://ctuir.org/" title="Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation">Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation</a> have a message for coal shippers: their fishing rights are not for sale.<p>This blunt response comes after two years of talks between the tribes and Ambre Energy – the company that wants to build a coal export terminal on a part of the river that the tribes consider historic fishing grounds protected by their treaty with the federal government.<p>For <a href="http://morrowpacific.com/" title="Ambre's export terminal">Ambre’s export terminal</ Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:26:09 +0000 Courtney Flatt 38049 at http://kuow.org Tribes: Fishing Rights Not For Sale The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before http://kuow.org/post/map-native-american-tribes-youve-never-seen Finding an address on a map can be taken for granted in the age of GPS and smartphones. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 36997 at http://kuow.org The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before Did The U.S. Patent Office Just Mark The End Of Indian Mascots? http://kuow.org/post/did-us-patent-office-just-mark-end-indian-mascots <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Jay Rosenstein, journalism professor and producer of "<a href="http://jayrosenstein.com/pages/honor.html">In Whose Honor?",</a> about the history of Indian mascots and the significance of the U.S. patent's office cancelation of the Washington Redskins' trademark. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:51:26 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 36623 at http://kuow.org Did The U.S. Patent Office Just Mark The End Of Indian Mascots? Yakama Nation Protests Coal Export Terminal http://kuow.org/post/yakama-nation-protests-coal-export-terminal BOARDMAN, Ore. -- Yakama Nation tribal members took to the Columbia River Tuesday to protest a proposed coal export facility in eastern Oregon. Wed, 21 May 2014 14:49:30 +0000 Courtney Flatt 34891 at http://kuow.org Yakama Nation Protests Coal Export Terminal Tribal Treaty Rights Champion Billy Frank Jr. Dead At Age 83 http://kuow.org/post/tribal-treaty-rights-champion-billy-frank-jr-dead-age-83 <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/050514TB_FrankObit_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span><a href="http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8929" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline;">Billy Frank&#160;Jr.</a>,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;a</span>&#160;legendary champion of tribal treaty rights and Northwest salmon restoration, died Monday. He was 83 years old.<p> Tue, 06 May 2014 15:19:17 +0000 Tom Banse 33960 at http://kuow.org Tribal Treaty Rights Champion Billy Frank Jr. Dead At Age 83 Japanese Retrace Path Of History-Making Castaways, 180 Years Later http://kuow.org/post/japanese-retrace-path-history-making-castaways-180-years-later <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042814TB_Castaways_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>After 180 years, it is not too late to say thank you. That is what a Japanese delegation did last week as it retraced the history-making path of three&#160; castaways to the Makah Indian Reservation on the Washington coast.<p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 01:47:11 +0000 Tom Banse 33514 at http://kuow.org Japanese Retrace Path Of History-Making Castaways, 180 Years Later U.S. Interior Secretary Jewell Meets With Washington Tribes To Discuss Federal Issues http://kuow.org/post/us-interior-secretary-jewell-meets-washington-tribes-discuss-federal-issues <p>Tribal leaders in the Puget Sound area gathered on Bainbridge Island Thursday for a summit about top issues in Indian Country. They were joined with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to discuss federal priorities. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:16:22 +0000 Liz Jones 33290 at http://kuow.org U.S. Interior Secretary Jewell Meets With Washington Tribes To Discuss Federal Issues Tribes Optimistic About Returning Salmon To Upper Columbia Basin http://kuow.org/post/tribes-optimistic-about-returning-salmon-upper-columbia-basin <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042414TB_Salmon_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Hydropower dams built without fish ladders have blocked migratory fish from the upper reaches of the Columbia and Snake Rivers for decades.<p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:15:24 +0000 Tom Banse 33286 at http://kuow.org Tribes Optimistic About Returning Salmon To Upper Columbia Basin Billy Frank Jr.: Tribes Must Try To Bring The Salmon Back http://kuow.org/post/billy-frank-jr-tribes-must-try-bring-salmon-back <p><em>Editor's note, 5/5/2014: Billy Frank Jr., who led the "Fish Wars" of the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 83. Below is an interview with Frank, conducted in March by KUOW's Steve Scher and Arwen Nicks. We also featured Frank in a <a href="https://medium.com/philosophy-logic/a5327c10572a">series on tribal fishing</a>.</em></p><p>Billy Frank Jr. helped secure Indian fishing rights through protest and legal action in the 1960s and '70s. The 83-year-old Nisqually tribe member has been arrested about 50 times over the years; the first time was in 1945 when he was 14, for fishing. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:48:49 +0000 Steve Scher 32251 at http://kuow.org Billy Frank Jr.: Tribes Must Try To Bring The Salmon Back Tribes Push To Restore Salmon To Upper Columbia River http://kuow.org/post/tribes-push-restore-salmon-upper-columbia-river <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/031814TB_GrandCoulee_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Once upon a time, salmon and steelhead swam over a thousand miles upriver to the headwaters of the mighty Columbia River, at the foot of the Rockies in British Columbia.<p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:46:38 +0000 Tom Banse 30846 at http://kuow.org Tribes Push To Restore Salmon To Upper Columbia River Nooksack Vote Shows Divide On Disenrollment Struggle http://kuow.org/post/nooksack-vote-shows-divide-disenrollment-struggle <p></p><p>This weekend’s tribal council election on the Nooksack reservation near Bellingham leaves an uncertain future for hundreds of its members. The tribe has sought to remove about 15 percent of its people in what would be the largest tribal disenrollment in Washington state’s history. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:12:54 +0000 Liz Jones 30738 at http://kuow.org Nooksack Vote Shows Divide On Disenrollment Struggle Disenrollment Controversy Looms Over Nooksack Tribal Council Election http://kuow.org/post/disenrollment-controversy-looms-over-nooksack-tribal-council-election <p>Members of the Nooksack tribe near Bellingham will cast votes in a high-stakes election this Saturday. The outcome could change the fate for hundreds of members facing disenrollment from the tribe.</p><p>This membership controversy within the Nooksack Tribe surfaced about a year ago. The tribal council questioned the ancestry of 306 members, about 15 percent of the tribe, and moved to disenroll them. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:05:09 +0000 Liz Jones 30568 at http://kuow.org Disenrollment Controversy Looms Over Nooksack Tribal Council Election Archaeological Digging Starts On Seattle's Stalled Tunnel Project http://kuow.org/post/archaeological-digging-starts-seattles-stalled-tunnel-project <p>The past could present yet another obstacle to the future of the state Route 99&nbsp;megaproject on the Seattle waterfront.</p><p>Archaeologists with the tunnel project started digging a series of 60 small holes Thursday to see if any signs of historic or prehistoric human activity are in the area. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:23:56 +0000 John Ryan 30507 at http://kuow.org Archaeological Digging Starts On Seattle's Stalled Tunnel Project Wanapum Dam River Drawdown Churns Up More Old Bones http://kuow.org/post/wanapum-dam-river-drawdown-churns-more-old-bones <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/031314AK_Wanapum_Bonesfeature_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State officials are reporting the discovery of a second set of human remains near the cracked </span>Wanapum<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dam on the Columbia River in Eastern Washington state.</span><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:01:52 +0000 Anna King 30532 at http://kuow.org Wanapum Dam River Drawdown Churns Up More Old Bones For Abused Native American Women, New Law Provides A 'Ray Of Hope' http://kuow.org/post/abused-native-american-women-new-law-provides-ray-hope This Thursday, three Native American tribes are changing how they administer justice.<p>For almost four decades, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling has barred tribes from prosecuting non-American Indian defendants. But as part of last year's re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a new program now allows tribes to try some non-Indian defendants in domestic abuse cases.<p>It will be another year before the program expands to other eligible federally-recognized tribes around the country in March 2015. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:07:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 29165 at http://kuow.org For Abused Native American Women, New Law Provides A 'Ray Of Hope'