Canoe Journey Parallels Tribal Efforts to Return Salmon to Upper Columbia

Upper Columbia River tribes finished an eight-day journey Saturday that traced the route salmon haven’t run for 80 years. That afternoon, ten canoes paddled by members of five tribes rounded the route’s final bend, their boats gliding high above the submerged falls that were, for millennia, one of the most important fishing spots in the region.

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Fifth Circuit Takes Up Indian Child Welfare Act Adoption Law

Attorneys representing Native American tribes told a panel of Fifth Circuit judges Wednesday that a 1978 law that gives preference to Native American families when placing Native American children in foster care or for adoption is essential to preserving tribes’ culture and is not merely based on racial identification.

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Court Brings Back Subsidies for Tribal Wireless Providers

The D.C. Circuit on Friday vacated an order by the Federal Communications Commission limiting federal subsidies for wireless providers bringing service to tribal lands, finding it unfairly impacted access and affordability for Native Americans.

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Tribal Border Alliance Calls For Better Access to Native Lands

Tribal leaders representing indigenous people who live along the United States borders wrapped up their two-day summit with a virtual press conference on Monday to announce progress in working to ensure unfettered access to tribal lands and cultures to their members on both sides of the border.

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