Native Americans http://www.kplu.org en Teens making films 'on the fly' out in Indian Country http://www.kplu.org/post/teens-making-films-fly-out-indian-country <p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 9014 at http://www.kplu.org Teens making films 'on the fly' out in Indian Country Court oks case challenging gas tax compacts  http://www.kplu.org/post/court-oks-case-challenging-gas-tax-compacts <p>YAKIMA, Wash. — Washington's Supreme Court says a lawsuit challenging the state's gas tax compacts with American Indian tribes may proceed even though the tribes are not party to the lawsuit.</p><p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:19:41 +0000 The Associated Press 6150 at http://www.kplu.org Case reopens on dozens of Pine Ridge Reservation deaths http://www.kplu.org/post/case-reopens-dozens-pine-ridge-reservation-deaths In the late 1960s, Native Americans fed up with what they saw as years of mistreatment by the federal government formed an organization known as the American Indian Movement.<p>Founded in Minnesota, the group followed in the footsteps of the civil rights movement and took up protests across the country. Sat, 18 Aug 2012 14:27:01 +0000 Charles Michael Ray 6012 at http://www.kplu.org Case reopens on dozens of Pine Ridge Reservation deaths What's with all of the totem poles in Washington? http://www.kplu.org/post/whats-all-totem-poles-washington <p>With all the totem poles in Washington State, it might surprise you to know the cedar monument isn’t from this region.</p><p>Though some local tribes now carve them, they didn’t originally.</p><p>In fact, the first one here was pilfered from another state.</p><p><a href="http://www.kpluwonders.org/content/whats-all-totem-poles-washington"><strong>Read More on <em>I Wonder Why ... ?</em></strong></a> Fri, 18 May 2012 11:45:00 +0000 Charla Bear 5036 at http://www.kplu.org What's with all of the totem poles in Washington? Documents show agency insiders questioned Great Wolf Lodge tax exemption http://www.kplu.org/post/documents-show-agency-insiders-questioned-great-wolf-lodge-tax-exemption <p>GRAND MOUND, Wash. - Great Wolf Resorts is a Wisconsin-based chain of indoor water parks and hotels. Four years ago, the company expanded what it calls its &ldquo;paw print&rdquo; to the Northwest.</p><p>It opened its first west coast property at Grand Mound, Washington south of Olympia. The state of Washington declared the resort tax exempt because Great Wolf partnered with the Chehalis Indian Tribe.</p><p>Now, Correspondent Austin Jenkins has obtained internal state documents that question that tax-free status &ndash; potentially worth tens of millions of dollars.</p><p> Wed, 16 May 2012 08:33:33 +0000 Austin Jenkins 5027 at http://www.kplu.org Documents show agency insiders questioned Great Wolf Lodge tax exemption Non-monetary benefits a big part of $1 billion tribal settlement http://www.kplu.org/post/non-monetary-benefits-big-part-1-billion-tribal-settlement A landmark settlement announced this week between the federal government and American Indian tribes is expected to have long-term effects beyond the $1 billion in the agreement. Nine Northwest tribes are part of the deal .<p>Forty-one tribes filed lawsuits alleging the federal government mismanaged tribal accounts for generations. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 01:00:38 +0000 4744 at http://www.kplu.org Non-monetary benefits a big part of $1 billion tribal settlement Tribes, government agree to $1 billion settlement http://www.kplu.org/post/tribes-government-agree-1-billion-settlement <p>YAKIMA, Wash. &mdash; The federal government says it will pay more than $1 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by American Indian tribes over mismanagement of trust lands.</p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:14:42 +0000 The Associated Press 4722 at http://www.kplu.org Digital Technologies Give Dying Languages New Life http://www.kplu.org/post/digital-technologies-give-dying-languages-new-life There are some 7,000 spoken languages in the world, and linguists project that as many as half may disappear by the end of the century. That works out to one language going extinct about every two weeks. Now, digital technology is coming to the rescue of some of those ancient tongues.<p>Members of the Native American <a href="http://www.ctsi.nsn.us/">Siletz</a> tribe in Oregon say their native language, also called "Siletz," "is as old as time itself." But today, you can count the number of fluent speakers on one hand. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 22:46:24 +0000 Tom Banse 4485 at http://www.kplu.org Digital Technologies Give Dying Languages New Life 'Talking Dictionaries' help preserve endangered tribal languages http://www.kplu.org/post/talking-dictionaries-help-preserve-endangered-tribal-languages VANCOUVER, Canada - Usually it is good news when the Northwest appears on a top five list. But this one is not. Our region ranks near the top of a list of global hotspots for disappearing languages. The reason is that speakers of Native American languages are dwindling. Now digital technology is coming to the rescue of some ancient tongues.<p>Members of the Siletz tribe on the Oregon coast take pride in a language they say "is as old as time itself." But today, you can count the number of fluent speakers on one hand. Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:39:03 +0000 Tom Banse 4239 at http://www.kplu.org 'Talking Dictionaries' help preserve endangered tribal languages Native Americans lost half of population in European conquest, new research shows http://www.kplu.org/post/native-americans-lost-half-population-european-conquest-new-research-shows <p>A new study is shedding some light on a long-debated question about Native Americans. Just how much smaller was the indigenous population in North and South America after the European conquest?&nbsp;</p><p>Clues can be found in DNA, according to research conducted at the University of Washington and University of Goettingen in Germany.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 18:19:02 +0000 Charla Bear 3373 at http://www.kplu.org Native Americans lost half of population in European conquest, new research shows Native Americans sue state, allege abuse at Jesuit school http://www.kplu.org/post/native-americans-sue-state-allege-abuse-jesuit-school <p>YAKIMA, Wash. &mdash; Eight Native Americans have filed suit against the Washington Department of Social and Health Services, claiming the agency placed them in a mission school where they were sexually abused by a Jesuit priest decades ago.</p><p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:29:59 +0000 Paula Wissel & The Associated Press 3248 at http://www.kplu.org Native Americans sue state, allege abuse at Jesuit school Tribe renews plea for land to move kids out of tsunami zone http://www.kplu.org/post/tribe-renews-plea-land-move-kids-out-tsunami-zone <p>An Indian tribe on the Washington Coast on Thursday renewed its plea to Congress to expand its tiny reservation onto higher ground. Quileute tribal leaders previously traveled to the nation&#39;s capital after the devastating Japanese tsunami in March.</p><p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 17:19:55 +0000 Tom Banse 2649 at http://www.kplu.org Tribe renews plea for land to move kids out of tsunami zone NW 'healing' totem pole heading to National Library of Medicine http://www.kplu.org/post/nw-healing-totem-pole-heading-national-library-medicine <p>A brightly colored totem pole was given a send off celebration at the Seattle Center. The carved cedar log is embarking on a 4,000 mile journey.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s headed to the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., where it will be the centerpiece of <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/totem_trip.html">an exhibit on Native American concepts of&nbsp; healing.&nbsp; </a> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:10:29 +0000 Paula Wissel 2620 at http://www.kplu.org NW 'healing' totem pole heading to National Library of Medicine EPA tells Bureau of Indian Affairs to clean up tribal schools http://www.kplu.org/post/epa-tells-bureau-indian-affairs-clean-tribal-schools <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983441.mp3</p><p>The Environmental Protection Agency says hazardous contaminants that most schools have gotten rid of remain in more than 160 government-operated tribal schools. That includes six in the Northwest. A new settlement aims to bring schools in Native American communities up to standards.</p><p>EPA inspections of tribal schools between 2005 and 2008 found <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/56F8BD4B77654324852578F400634DD3">violations of seven environmental laws</a>, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Toxic Substances Control Act.</p><p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:14:56 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2423 at http://www.kplu.org Tulalip cultural center helps maintain tribe's traditions http://www.kplu.org/post/tulalip-cultural-center-helps-maintain-tribes-traditions <p>Native Americans have struggled to hang onto their cultures for decades. On August 20th, a local tribe will have a new resource to help.</p><p>The&nbsp;Tulalips&nbsp;are opening a cultural center on their reservation. It not only shares history the way the tribe sees it, but bridges the past with modern-day life.</p><p> Sun, 07 Aug 2011 23:32:27 +0000 Charla Bear 2273 at http://www.kplu.org Tulalip cultural center helps maintain tribe's traditions