Tulalip Tribes

‘We’re burying them every week’: Tribes call on Inslee to declare opioid emergency

BY: - November 8, 2023

Misty Napeahi has been to hundreds of funerals for people who’ve died from opioid overdoses. “We’re burying them every week,” Napeahi, the vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, told Gov. Jay Inslee at a meeting between tribal and state governments last week.  Napeahi, alongside other tribal leaders, is calling on Inslee to declare […]

Former state Sen. John McCoy dies at 79

BY: - June 7, 2023

Former Washington state Sen. John McCoy, remembered as an advocate for tribal issues, the underprivileged, and the environment, and for leaving an imprint on his local community and policy statewide, died of natural causes on Tuesday. He was 79. McCoy, a Tulalip tribal member, spent 17 years as a member of the Legislature, where he […]