This week in Washington, D.C., four Olympic Peninsula tribes–Hoh, Makah, Quileute, and Quinault–are hosting a conference on climate change. The conference will highlight how climate change is threatening coastal native populations. Topics include ocean acidification, rising sea levels, the melting of sea ice, and their effects on fish that manyRead More →

Foster Pepper PLLC and KeyBank are Co-Sponsors of the huge Native American Economic Development Conference to be held at the Westin in Las Vegas September 16-18, 2009. The far-ranging seminar will cover topics of immense importance to Tribal economies, including: Tribal Leaders Roundtable: The Impact of President Obama’s Administration EconomicRead More →

The current cinema blockbuster “Twilight” is, on the surface, a teenage vampire movie set in the somewhat unusual location of Forks, Washington. While the film doles out helpings of the standard teen angst, parental alienation, and enigmatic vampires typical for this genre, it also contains an interesting subplot – theRead More →

“It is simply unfair…”  Rep. David Dank Assailing what he calls “special privileges that give (Native Americans) unique advantages” and declaring “It’s time for our Legislature to restore sanity to Oklahoma’s dealings with the Tribes”, Oklahoma state Representative David Dank has introduced three bills before the state Congress: 1) aRead More →

Banished Snoqualmie Tribe Members at Seattle’s Federal Courthouse “It’s just like death”  “We were treated like criminals”  “It’s ripping a big family apart” These comments from Linda Sweet-Baxter, Carolyn Lubenau, and Anita Christansen arose from a recent court hearing on the banishment orders issued by the Snoqualmie Tribe, affecting nineRead More →