Teepees in Crow Fair in Montana. Photo by Valonia Hardy.

Written by at May 22, 2015

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Teepees in Crow Fair in Montana. Photo by Valonia Hardy.


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Each of us is put here in this time and this place to…

Written by at May 22, 2015

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Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger? Know that you yourself are essential to this World. —Chief Arvol Looking Horse (1954), Lakota, Dakota, & Nakota Nation


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Many people were dwelling in their permanent camp. Among them…

Written by at May 22, 2015

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Many people were dwelling in their permanent camp. Among them was a modest, well-behaved Maiden [ipnalapqa’ tmay]. She lived at the young maidens’ lodge, and nobody about camp ever saw her. Read more the Legend of Bears and Coyote http://bit.ly/YSg49H


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If you love Native American Rattles, you will definitely…

Written by at May 22, 2015

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If you love Native American Rattles, you will definitely benefit from adding them to your drumming circles and powwows. Rattles are excellent Native American icons representing Indigenous tribes and their unique culture. Learn more http://bit.ly/10XfQvk


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NAIHC presents honor for lifetime serviceThe National American…

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NAIHC presents honor for lifetime service


The National American Indian Housing Council presented Paul Iron Cloud with the 2015 George Nelson Outstanding Lifetime Service Award last week in Scottsdale Arizona. The award recognizes a lifetime of service by Paul Iron Cloud in working on Pine Ridge Reservation to deal with the incredible housing shortage on Pine Ridge Reservation.

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Putting a woman on $20 bill might not be an easy taskThe Women…

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Putting a woman on $20 bill might not be an easy task


The Women on 20s group gained national attention with its effort to put a woman on the $20 bill but New York Times columnist Gail Collins says the work is from from complete:   Ah, Andrew Jackson. The perfect target. Slave-owner who came to national renown as an Indian-killer. Who, as president, made hatred of the national bank his big issue, while showing a certain fondness for state banks owned by his cronies.

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Senate passes revamped Connecticut casino bill    State senators…

Written by at May 22, 2015

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Senate passes revamped Connecticut casino bill


   State senators voted Wednesday night to create a two-step process for possibly opening a new tribal casino in northern Connecticut to help blunt growing, out-of-state gambling competition, especially from neighboring Massachusetts.
  

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Tribes hail movement on bill for one more casino in…

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Tribes hail movement on bill for one more casino in Connecticut


The Connecticut Senate voted 20-16 on Wednesday to pass a bill that paves the way for one more tribal casino.The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe hailed action on Senate Bill 1090. Although it was revised significantly – from three casinos to just one – they said it will the state address competition for gaming dollars in the Northeast.

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Today’s Indian wars are fought at the casinoAmerica still fights…

Written by at May 22, 2015

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Today’s Indian wars are fought at the casino


America still fights Indian wars, but today these battles center not around settlers pushing their homesteads onto tribal lands but around gambling.
Thanks to advantages given by the political system, Indian casinos may soon surpass commercial casinos in total revenue. Tribal lands often are located far away from population centers, making it tougher to attract customers.

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Today’s Indian wars are being fought over new…

Written by at May 22, 2015

Today’s Indian wars are being fought over new…



Today’s Indian wars are being fought over new casinos


Ernest Istook, a Republican former Congressman from Oklahoma who was known for questionable views on tribal issues and whose former aide pleaded guilty in the Jack Abramoff scandal, has something to say about Indian gaming:
   America still fights Indian wars, but today these battles center not around settlers pushing their homesteads onto tribal lands but around gambling.

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Hothlepoya ~ Muscogee (Creek)Menawa, first called Hothlepoya (c….

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Hothlepoya ~ Muscogee (Creek)


Menawa, first called Hothlepoya (c. 1765 – c. 1835), was a Muscogee (Creek) chief and military leader. He was of mixed race, with a Creek mother and a fur trader father of mostly Scots ancestry. As the Creek had a matrilineal system of descent and leadership, his status came from his mother’s clan.

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Joan Hill ~ Muscogee Creek artist of CherokeeJoan Hill (born…

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Joan Hill ~ Muscogee Creek artist of Cherokee


Joan Hill (born 1930), also known as Che-se-quah, is a Muscogee Creek artist of Cherokee ancestry. She is one of the most awarded women artists in the Native American art world.Personal Joan Hill was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1930. Hill is a descendant of both Muscogee Creek and Cherokee chiefs.

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Why the US and Canada Fear a Human Rights Court, Pt. I: The…

Written by at May 22, 2015

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Why the US and Canada Fear a Human Rights Court, Pt. I: The Global Expansion of International Law


If you can’t get your rights protected in the courts of the country where you have been placed by accident of birth, your choices are rebellion or an appeal to international law. Since the end of World War II the hopeful trend has been to expand remedies for human rights violations in international law, starting with the criminal remedies in the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals and expanding to offer civil remedies in specialized courts.

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Ending the Truancy to Prison Pipeline for Native…

Written by at May 22, 2015

Ending the Truancy to Prison Pipeline for Native…



Ending the Truancy to Prison Pipeline for Native Youth


Incarcerated youth on the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota, too often find themselves back in the juvenile detention system only weeks after they return home. But a new Young Ambassadors Program gives them an opportunity to break that cycle and become leaders in their community.

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – May 21, 2015

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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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Joan Hill ~ Muscogee Creek artist of Cherokee

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Joan Hill (born 1930), also known as Che-se-quah, is a Muscogee Creek artist of Cherokee ancestry.

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Hothlepoya ~ Muscogee (Creek)

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Hothlepoya ~ Muscogee (Creek)

Menawa, first called Hothlepoya (c. 1765 – c. 1835), was a Muscogee (Creek) chief and military leader.

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Native American Beaded Belt Buckle – eBay find of the week

Written by at May 21, 2015

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Native American Beaded Belt Buckle A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items) Click here to buy

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Making Regalia – Bustle Backboards

Written by at May 21, 2015

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On this episode of Making Regalia with Juaquin Lonelodge, with special guest Willow Abrahamson, they show us how to construct a bustle backboard. Making Regalia – Episode 7 Season 2 …

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Eagle Feathers and Graduation Day – School Says No!

Written by at May 21, 2015

Eagle Feathers and Graduation Day – School Says No!

We applaud all the Native American students who will soon be walking proudly across the stage to receive their high school diplomas. However, this joyous occasion usually turns sour …

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County board calls on NFL team to eliminate its racist mascotThe…

Written by at May 21, 2015

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County board calls on NFL team to eliminate its racist mascot


The Arlington County Board in Virginia voted 3-2 to call on the Washington NFL team to eliminate its racist mascot.The resolution adopted on Tuesday describes the team mascot as a “racist slur and derogatory.” A new name would bring a “fresh start” the Washington region, the board stated.

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Tribe Seeks Wyoming Apology Over ‘Disrespect’ in…

Written by at May 21, 2015

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Tribe Seeks Wyoming Apology Over ‘Disrespect’ in Grizzly Bear Meeting


SALMON, Idaho — The head of a Native American tribe in Montana demanded an apology on Tuesday from Wyoming’s governor for disrespect shown to the tribe’s historic preservation officer by a state wildlife official during a meeting about grizzly bears.

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Apology sought for treatment of tribes at grizzly bear…

Written by at May 21, 2015

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Apology sought for treatment of tribes at grizzly bear meeting


The Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana is seeking an apology from the state of Wyoming for a grizzly bear meeting recently held there.James Walks Along, the tribe’s historic preservation officer, was trying to address the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee when he was forced to stop.

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Gold Eagle Casino in expansion modeLocated along the Yellowhead…

Written by at May 21, 2015

Gold Eagle Casino in expansion modeLocated along the Yellowhead…



Gold Eagle Casino in expansion mode


Located along the Yellowhead Highway in North Battleford, the Gold Eagle Casino (GEC) has been a premier entertainment destination in West Central Saskatchewan since 1996. It is part of the family of First Nations-themed casinos owned and operated by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA).

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Native casino in Saskatchewan on track with expansion planThe…

Written by at May 21, 2015

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Native casino in Saskatchewan on track with expansion plan


The Gold Eagle Casino, a Native gaming facility in Saskatchewan, will debut an expansion early this summer, The Saskatoon StarPhoenix reports.
The 34,000 square-foot facility will see another 5,000 square-feet of space. The change will allow part of the casino to go smoke free.

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