2015 Gathering of Nations Mobile Webcast

Written by at April 18, 2015

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This page is for mobile devices to watch the live webcast. Please use this page to watch the webcast on your computer – Live Webcast 2015 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow …

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Eric Robinson ~ Cree

Written by at April 18, 2015

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Eric Robinson, MLA (born February 5, 1953) is an Aboriginal politician in Manitoba, Canada. He is currently a member of the Manitoba legislature, and is a cabinet minister in the New Democratic government of Greg Selinger.

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Denis Rocan ~ Metis

Written by at April 18, 2015

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Denis Rocan (born February 14, 1949) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1986 to 2007, and served as speaker of the assembly from 1988 to 1995. Rocan was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party, but became an independent in 2007.

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Romeo Saganash ~ Cree

Written by at April 18, 2015

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Diom Roméo Saganash, MP (born October 28, 1961 in Waswanipi, Quebec) is a Canadian politician and the Member of Parliament for the Quebec riding of Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou. He is a member of the New Democratic Party and was first elected in the 2011 federal election, succeeding Yvon Lévesque of the Bloc Québécois.

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Robert James Super: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Written by at April 18, 2015

In the interview series Meet N…

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Extremely Awkward Conversation With a Native American at Redskins Game

Written by at April 18, 2015

It was a cool, late autumn Sunday and the Washington football team was playing a home game.

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Native Cooking: When Spring Hits, It’s Time for Asparagus

Written by at April 18, 2015

It feels so good to write the word “spring”—even thinking about planting is exciting. The air smells different, birds are singing songs while the sun smiles down on the earth….

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Fawn Sharp Re-Elected Quinault President: ‘We are Headed for Success’

Written by at April 18, 2015

Many challenges still present for the Quinault Indian Nation….

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Esau Schafer ~ Vuntut Gwitchin

Written by at April 17, 2015

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Esau Albert Schafer (born January 16, 1952) is a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Vuntut Gwitchin in the Yukon Legislative Assembly in 1996. He was a member of the Yukon Party.

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Michel Sikyea ~ Dene

Written by at April 17, 2015

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Michel Sikyea (June 5, 1901 – December 21, 2002) was a respected Dene elder from the Yellowknife area who fought for aboriginal rights, and was probably known best for the “million dollar duck.”

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Pomouik

Written by at April 17, 2015

Pomouik

Pomouik) were a Native American people of North Carolina. They spoke an Algonquian language also known as Pamlico or Carolina Algonquian.

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Ralph Steinhauer ~ Cree

Written by at April 17, 2015

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Ralph Garvin Steinhauer, OC (June 8, 1905 – September 19, 1987) was the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, and the first Aboriginal person to hold that post.

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Native American Siwanoy

Written by at April 17, 2015

Native American Siwanoy

The Native American Siwanoy or Sinanoy were a band of Algonquian-speaking people, the Wappinger, in what is now the New York City area.

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Walter Patrick Twinn ~ Sawridge

Written by at April 17, 2015

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Walter Patrick Twinn (March 29, 1934 – October 30, 1997) was a Canadian Chief of the Sawridge First Nation starting in 1966, and Senator from 1990 to 1997. He took control as chief just after oil was discovered on Sawridge reserve land

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The Piedmont Village Tradition

Written by at April 17, 2015

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In the years between AD 1000 and 1200, Native life in the north and central Piedmont hadn’t changed much from prior Woodland times.

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Geraldine Van Bibber ~ Gwichʼin

Written by at April 17, 2015

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Geraldine Van Bibber (born July 3, 1951) is the current Chancellor of Yukon College. She is a former Commissioner of the Yukon Territory and is a member of the Gwichʼin First Nation.

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Senate set for final vote on NIGC nominee Jonodev ChaudhuriThe…

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Senate set for final vote on NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri

The Senate is scheduled to vote this afternoon on the nomination of Jonodev Chaudhuri to serve as chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.Chaudhuri, who is a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma.

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Crews to raise new casino signConstruction crews soon will raise…

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Crews to raise new casino sign

Construction crews soon will raise a marquee sign for the new 12 Tribes Resort and Casino south of Omak off U.S. Highway 97.Staging work is under way today.The 56,000-square-foot, multi-million dollar resort and casino is slated to open this summer, after a special ceremonial opening in May.

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Colville Tribes plan ceremonial debut of $68M casino next…

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Colville Tribes plan ceremonial debut of $68M casino next month

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington plan to hold a ceremonial opening for a $68 million casino sometime in May, The Omak Chronicle reported.The tribe broke ground on the 12 Tribes Resort and Casino in May 2014.

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Little Rock Port Authority To Enter Into Quapaw Land Debate The…

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Little Rock Port Authority To Enter Into Quapaw Land Debate

The Little Rock Port Authority decided Wednesday it will formally weigh-in on the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma’s attempt to turn 160 acres near the Arkansas River into trust land. That status would exempt it from local and state control and be the first designation of its kind in Arkansas.

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Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in…

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Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in Arkansas


The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is facing opposition to its land-into-trust application in Arkansas over concerns of a potential casino.The tribe did not include gaming in the application that was submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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Congress passes renewal of Indian Country diabetes programA bill…

Written by at April 17, 2015

Congress passes renewal of Indian Country diabetes programA bill…



Congress passes renewal of Indian Country diabetes program

A bill that extends the Special Diabetes Program for Indians for another two years is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature.The Senate voted 92 to 8 on Wednesday to pass H.R.2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.

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Rincon tribe gives $9.5 million for roadsThe Rincon Band of…

Written by at April 17, 2015

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Rincon tribe gives $9.5 million for roads


The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians has agreed to pay roughly $9.5 million toward road improvements needed to offset the extra traffic generated by last year’s expansion of Harrah’s Resort Southern California, the tribe announced Wednesday.

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Rincon Band contributes $9.5M to highway projects near casinoThe…

Written by at April 17, 2015

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Rincon Band contributes $9.5M to highway projects near casino

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians will contribute $9.5 million for highway improvement projects near its casino in southern California.The tribe debuted a $160 million expansion of the Harrah’s Resort Southern California in April 2014. The project generated additional traffic that will be addressed by the highway work.

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Mohegan Tribe went to South Korea to discuss potential casinoThe…

Written by at April 17, 2015

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Mohegan Tribe went to South Korea to discuss potential casino

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is in talks for a potential casino near Seoul, the capital of South Korea.Chairman Kevin Brown and Mario Kontomerkos, the chief financial officer for the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority went to Seoul and met with gaming interests there, The New London Day reported. But no deal has been made.

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