Northwest Treaty Tribes Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Culvert Case

Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Culvert Case from Lorraine Loomis, Chair, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Today is a great day for salmon, tribes, treaty rights and everyone who lives in western Washington. This Supreme Court ruling means more salmon for everyone. Continue reading

Stand and Protect part 3 by Rae Rose

The morning light came with more unwanted news. Our lands were again under attack. To the Native Nations left in this ‘America’ it was nothing new. Uranium mines, Tar Sands, the bombing and desecration of our sacred sites. All this we had suffered with while America’s public turned away, blind to our truth, or their governments atrocities. In the shadow of genocide, we remained constantly at war. Continue reading

Divest and Reinvest – A Public Bank for Seattle by Nikkita Oliver and Matt Remle

It was in early September 2016, as bulldozers desecrated grave sites and sacred lands along the Cannonball River on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and private security unleashed attack dogs on water protectors, that it became clear that our efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline through our moral, Tribal treaty rights and environmental arguments were becoming less and less effective. Continue reading

National Indian Education Association Supports Oklahoma Teachers Strike

Washington, DC: In response to the teacher strike unfolding in Oklahoma, NIEA President Dr. Jolene Bowman released the following statement:

All students deserve a quality education regardless of what state they reside in. In the state of Oklahoma, over 100,000 Native students attend public schools. It is clear that the state government has failed to adequately fund the public education system for many years. Continue reading