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JFK Was a Mighty Warrior for Indian Country

Today, as the rest of America looks back on the legacy of President John F. Kennedy and his lasting contributions to human rights, we also have the opportunity to honor his lasting contributions to Indian country.In 1960, in what was to be one of the closest presidential campaigns American...
Indian country mourns loss of Sen. Edward Kennedy

Indian country mourns loss of Sen. Edward Kennedy

SEATTLE – Sen. Edward M. Kennedy passed away at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Mass. Aug. 26. He was 77. Kennedy was a larger than life political icon, the last surviving brother of President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. He was known throughout Indian as...
Kauffman kicks off re-election campaign

Kauffman kicks off re-election campaign

SEATTLE – Sen. Claudia Kauffman, D-Wash., a member of the Nez Perce Tribe and the only American Indian in the Washington State Senate, launched her re-election campaign in Seattle July 15. Billed as a celebration of Kauffman’s 50th birthday, guests listened to a host of local political leaders and endorse...

Building relationships

Workshops introduce local businesses, governments to Indian country TACOMA, Wash. - Washington;s 29 Indian tribes have a strong business ally in Gov. Christine Gregoire. Gregoire recently directed her Office of Indian Affairs and the state's Department of Revenue to conduct a series of half-day workshops across the state to improve relationships...