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Trump v NODAPL

September 1, 2017

With assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice, Whatcom County Prosecutor David McEachran obtained a warrant to access confidential information on the Red Line Salish Sea (NoDAPL) Facebook page.

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National Congress of American Indians Lambasts WA AG.

August 28, 2017

“We haven’t seen an attack on tribal treaty rights like this by the State of Washington in a very long time… [Attorney General] Ferguson has gone out of his way…

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Opposing Tribal Rights

August 26, 2017

In an attempt to undermine the legitimacy of tribal sovereignty and resource protection, the Seattle Times editorial board conflates treaty fishing rights of Northwest Indians with undue political influence. Rather…

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Honoring Dick Gregory

August 25, 2017

In 1966, a Black entertainer named Dick Gregory went to jail for six months in Olympia WA for supporting Northwest Indians in their fight to keep their treaty-reserved fishing rights….

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For Our Ancestors

August 25, 2017

Hopi Navajo Ute and Zuni governments prepare for battle with Interior Department over Bears Ears National Monument.

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Trudeau’s Betrayal

August 10, 2017

As noted in The Walrus, “the principled politician who engaged with Idle No More protesters became the Prime Minister who boasted about building pipelines through our lands.”

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White Water

July 15, 2017

The WA GOP Senate is currently holding the capital budget hostage over the WA Supreme Court ruling on water rights. This is the focus of CERA recruitment, not fossil fuel…

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Racist Radio

May 23, 2017

As Dena Jensen reports, William Honea, Skagit County senior deputy prosecuting attorney –in justifying the CERA anti-Indian workshop in Mount Vernon on May 20–falsely attributed an incendiary quote to Swinomish…

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The Terminators

May 9, 2017

As the Indian Law and Policy Center reports, termination of Indian tribes as sovereign political entities is endemic in the current presidential administration. Taken as a whole, the agenda of…

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Privatizing Tribes

May 3, 2017

Interior Secretary Zinke says it’s time to make tribes corporations in order to accelerate coal and gas mining.

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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