Low returns of wild coho salmon are prompting the Quinault Indian Nation to close all its fisheries in Grays Harbor and Queets River and to declare an economic disaster because of ...
Evergreen Longhouse Procession Git Hoan Dancers
Richard Walker
The young one danced the Chief’s Headdress Dance and the Honor Song, and he represented what The Evergreen State College’s Longhouse is all about: to carry on the teachings; to kee...
Terri Hansen
It has been 20 years since Oregon revised its fish consumption rate (FCR) from 6.5 to 17.5 grams per day (gpd) in 1994, and then to 175 grams per day in 2011 to reflect what Native...
Richard Walker
Two significant environmental initiatives were implemented within the last three weeks—opening prime salmon habitat on the Tulalip Reservation and, on Swinomish land, setting the s...
What began as routine construction for a shopping mall near Seattle has turned into a major archaeological find...
Jacqueline Keeler
It traveled nearly 1,300 miles, a 3,000-pound Lummi Totem Pole hand-carved from old-growth cedar, carried with ceremony and blessing to the sites of proposed coal rail terminals al...
Billy Frank Fishing Nisqually River
Frank Hopper
When Billy Frank Jr. was first arrested for fishing with a gillnet on the Nisqually River in 1945, he was just a 14-year-old boy...
In this April 4, 2013 file photo, a truck carrying 250 tons of coal hauls the fuel to the surface of the Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek mine near Decker, Mont. AP
The Crow Tribe of Montana has inked a partnership with Cloud Peak Energy and SSA Marine for a five percent share of Gateway Pacific Terminal, the coal export terminal proposed in n...
Oregon Department of Education Native Curriculum
Michelle Tirado
A new American Indian/Alaska Native State Plan moves Oregon ever closer to making a Native American curriculum mandatory in all public school districts...
Richard Walker
Two dozen years after her death, Harriette Shelton Dover continues to be a guide and an inspiration far beyond the Tulalip reservation...