Retrieving Homelands: Osage Nation Wins Bid for Ted Turner’s 43,000-Acre Bluestem Ranch

Written by at February 5, 2016

The Osage Nation has won a bid to buy the 43,000-acre Bluestem Ranch from Cable News Network founder Ted Turner, restoring some of the 1.2 million acres the tribe owned until th…

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Acknowledging Natives: Brown Changes Fall Holiday to Indigenous People’s Day

Written by at February 5, 2016

In April 2009, faculty at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island renamed Columbus Day to Fal…

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Arizona sees 6.9 percent boost in gaming contributions from tribes

Written by at February 5, 2016

The increase marks the fifth consecutive quarter of growth as tribes shared $15.2 million with the state.

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Mary Annette Pember: Memorial to Indian genocide eyed in Russia

Written by at February 5, 2016

The Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation recently announced a proposal to build a memorial commemorating the genocide of American Indians in front of the American Embassy in Moscow.

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Apology offered to girls who were forced to change Navajo hairstyle

Written by at February 5, 2016

The Lady Eagles from Flagstaff, Arizoina, were forced to remove their hair ties and let down their buns before a basketball game this week.

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Progress Report: USDA Investments Make Big Impact for Rural America in 2015

Written by at February 5, 2016

Local businesses, community infrastructure, housing and more throughout rural America reaped great benefits in 2015, thanks to investments by the U.S….

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Cowlitz Tribe close to reaching agreement with city for new casino

Written by at February 5, 2016

Work has already begun on the $500 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort near La Center, Washington.

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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident of casino bid despite lawsuit

Written by at February 5, 2016

Opponents not surprisingly are citing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar to argue that the tribe cannot follow the land-into-trust process.

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Schaghticoke Tribal Nation questions exclusion from casino process

Written by at February 5, 2016

Chief Richard Velkly said the state of Connecticut is violating the U.S. Constitution by not allowing his tribe to pursue a potential casino.

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USDA Microloans to Help New and Underserved Farmers Purchase and Improve Land

Written by at February 5, 2016

New farm ownership microloans through the U.S….

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How did I Miss That? Smirking Twerp; Terrorist Kangaroo

Written by at February 5, 2016

Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli, 32, had to be dragged …

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Hillary and Bernie, Mano y Mano

Written by at February 5, 2016

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has joined former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and former Virginia Sen….

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I’m a Crazy Indian, I Guess

Written by at February 5, 2016

I heard the term ‘crazy Indian’ a few times when I was a young girl.

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Yakama Nation wins decision on costs of cleaning up contamination

Written by at February 5, 2016

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must pay the tribe for costs incurred at Bradford Island, a treaty fishing site on the Columbia River.

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Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders campaign starts Indian policy group

Written by at February 5, 2016

Nicole Willis, a member of the Umatilla Tribes, just joined the Democratic candidate’s campaign as an advisor.

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Judge weighs compromise for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds

Written by at February 5, 2016

The Obama administration reached a settlement to address discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers but most of the funds remain unspent.

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Video: Cherokee Elder Talks Candy and Santa Claus

Written by at February 5, 2016

Cherokee Elder Louise Robbins talks about her twin sister, and little brother, who was born when she and her sister were 7 years old….

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Photo: First Native Signee with Hard Rock Debuts ‘Stupid in Love’ EP

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Giant Lake Disappears! Experts Blame Global Warming, Pollution

Written by at February 5, 2016

Bolivia’s second largest lake, which had contained almost 1,200 square miles of water, has almost completely disappeare…

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Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Get $48 Million to Move Off of Disappearing Louisiana Island

Written by at February 5, 2016

It has taken well over a decade of advocating on behalf of his tribe to keep his scattered community intact as their island on Louisiana’s Gulf coast disappears under Gulf of Me…

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Terese Marie Mailhot: I guess I’m just one of those ‘crazy’ Indians

Written by at February 5, 2016

If crazy is being out of one’s mind, I guess, by all accounts, Natives could be crazy.

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Charles Trimble: Taking responsibility for upkeep of our cemeteries

Written by at February 5, 2016

As anyone who has buried a loved one in a public or private cemetery knows, there is a large up-front payment for the plot and for future upkeep of graves.

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Blackfeet Nation welcomes movement on water rights settlement

Written by at February 5, 2016

Chairman Harry Barnes said action in the House will prove more difficult due to policies adopted by the Republican leadership.

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Native American Style Sterling Silver Gruaduated 20 ” Disc Beaded Necklace – eBay find of the week

Written by at February 4, 2016

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Native American Style Sterling Silver Gruaduated 20 ” Disc Beaded Necklace Nice graduated disc shape beads with nice stamped design on each bead. Beads go from 3/8 inch to 5/8 …

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – February 03, 2016

Written by at February 4, 2016

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Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple of weeks! Plan your Pow Wow trips! Upcoming Pow …

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