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Tami A. Heilemann / Department of the Interior

There’s been a lot of political buzz this week at the mid-year conference of the National Congress of American Indians in Spokane. Tribal leaders say the next President must understand the importance of tribal sovereignty.

The National Park Service Wednesday announced it will allow Native Americans to gather plants on federal land managed by the agency.

A day after tribal leaders and Governors in all 50 states received a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell paid a visit to the Spokane Indian Tribe.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Obama administration’s decision Tuesday not to list the greater sage grouse as an endangered species rippled across the West. Many came out in favor of the decision, saying it represents a big victory for wildlife conservation. But in Idaho, the reaction to the news was far-ranging... and the issue likely isn’t over.

Northwest News Network

Washington State is home to two key players when it comes to national environmental policy. Sally Jewell is the Interior Secretary and a Seattle resident. Doc Hastings is chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee and a Republican from Pasco. They faced off for the first time on Capitol Hill.

Interior Secretary Jewell Adapts To Her New Role

May 24, 2013
Northwest News Network

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell made her first public return to the Northwest with a stop in Portland this week.

U.S. Senate Confirms Jewell As Interior Secretary

Apr 10, 2013
R.E.I.

The U.S. Senate has just voted to approve the nomination of Western Washington resident Sally Jewell to be secretary of the department of the Interior.

Photo courtesy Whitehouse.gov

President Barack Obama has nominated the head of retail chain REI to lead the U.S. Interior Department. Fifty-six-year-old Sally Jewell is the chief executive at REI in Kent, Washington, and a resident of Seattle.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Governor Jay Inslee calls President Obama’s choice for Secretary of the Interior “a friend.” The President Wednesday announced REI CEO Sally Jewell as his choice to replace Ken Salazar.

Inslee says Jewell -- a Seattle-area native -- believes natural resource protection and economic development can go hand-in-hand.

“There is economic value in our natural resources, not just from our extractive industries, but from recreational industries, from the provision of clean air and clean water," Inslee says. "And she really understands that.”