NCAI Releases Five-Year Report on Tribal Governments Exercising VAWA

WASHINGTON, D.C. | The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) has released a new report summarizing results of the first five years of tribal government-expanded criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians under the tribal provisions of the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA 2013). 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

Lummi Nation Continues to Improve Salmon Habitat

A lack of holding pools in the South Fork Nooksack River continues to limit the recovery of spring chinook salmon populations.

The Lummi Nation will soon begin the second phase of a restoration project near Skookum Creek to improve habitat complexity, connectivity and climate change resilience for threatened salmon species. Continue reading

March for Our Lives by Michael Rios

During the chilly spring morning of Saturday, March 24, a wave of warmth came over a group of twenty Tulalip community members as they navigated the streets of Washington, D.C. to join in the March for Our Lives. Reaching their destination, 12th and Pennsylvania, the group found their wave of warmth connect with a powerful tide of uncompromising encouragement and spiritual healing. Continue reading