Trump’s War on Native America: Proposed 2019 Budget to Eliminate Tribal Programs

During the first week of his presidency, Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for both the finishing of the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and green-lighting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, both of which had been strongly opposed by Tribal and 1st Nations. It was perhaps a signal from the Trump administration, and their policies to come, of a war on Native America that now includes a call for the elimination of numerous tribal programs. Continue reading

Blackfeet Ledger Artist Joins Inspired Natives Project

SEATTLE, WA – Eighth Generation, the first Native-owned company to offer wool blankets, is honored to introduce John Isaiah Pepion (Blackfeet Nation) as the newest Inspired Natives Project collaborator! John will join 5 other artists in the project, through which Eighth Generation mentors artists as they transition from a gallery based business model to an entrepreneurship model. Continue reading

Puyallup Tribe asks Gov. Jay Inslee to stop construction of LNG plant*

Joined in solidarity by 14 Northwest Tribes, the Puyallup Tribal Council called on Gov. Jay Inslee Feb. 2 to halt construction of Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility that is endangering Puyallup tribal members, treaty-protected homelands, resources and surrounding communities. Continue reading