Texas school sends kindergartner home for braid

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The excitement for his first day of school at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas, didn’t last long for 5-year-old Malachi Wilson. Indian Country Today Media Network reports that school officials sent him home and told him to “cut his hair.” Wilson, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, has a braid. “After we had

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Jacoby Ellsbury (Navajo) pinch-hits but still getting an MRI

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By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com TORONTO — J […]

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Federal recognition only means more casinos in California James…

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Federal recognition only means more casinos in California

James Butler of the California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion opposes Part 83 reforms to the federal recognition process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs:
An alarming report by Stand Up for California! outlines how a loosening of standards in the federal recognition process for tribal governments will lead to a surge of gambling facilities, especially in heavily populated counties such as Kern, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Legalized Pot Is a Mess of Trouble for Tribes  While a patchwork…

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Legalized Pot Is a Mess of Trouble for Tribes

 While a patchwork of state laws have given marijuana quasi-legal status in 24 states, status on many tribal lands remains prohibited, or at best uncertain. Many tribes are content to adhere to federal prohibitions, but in PL 83-280 states (notably Washington, with legal recreational use), some are considering or even embracing the economic development potential of growing and distributing marijuana.


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 It’s past time for tribal leaders to govern the…

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 It’s past time for tribal leaders to govern the nation

Labor Day marks the beginning of the political campaign season. Sort of. If you live in a state with competitive races, then you have been watching TV ads for a long time.
Now we’re only two months away from Election Day and there is a sense of urgency.

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National Museum of the American Indian celebrates 10th…

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National Museum of the American Indian celebrates 10th…



National Museum of the American Indian celebrates 10th birthday

The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month.
Congress authorized the museum in 1989 through the National Museum of the American Indian Act of 1989. Years of planning, fundraising and contributions from Indian Country led to its opening in September 2004, an affair that drew tens of thousands of indigenous people from across the Americas to the National Mall.


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 Tohono O’odham Nation didn’t play by…

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 Tohono O’odham Nation didn’t play by ‘rules’ with casino

Arizona newspaper accuses the Tohono O’odham Nation of playing tricks in its pursuit of an off-reservation casino:
 At this point in the casino debate, let’s face it: The Tohono O’Odham and their political friends are welcome to their celebration.



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Mother arrested in connection with child’s death on Navajo…

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Mother arrested in connection with child’s death on Navajo Nation

Authorities in New Mexico arrested a woman in connection with the death of her child on the Navajo Nation.
Details about the crime are scarce. The sealed indictment only accuses Clara Beth Joe, 25, of “unlawfully” killing and causing the death of her 13-month-old son earlier this year.

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Energy development can help secure tribal independence Natural…

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Energy development can help secure tribal independence

Natural gas and oil development can strengthen American Indian communities while upholding their traditional values, as Colorado’s Southern Ute tribe has demonstrated. The Tribe carefully consulted with scientists, lawyers, auditors and other leading energy experts, and then established the Red Willow Energy business, which it runs independently.


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Eastern Shawnee Tribe to reopen gaming facility in February…

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Eastern Shawnee Tribe to reopen gaming facility in February 2015

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will be reopening its gaming facility near the Missouri border.
The Bordertown Casino closed two years ago while the tribe focused on the Indigo Sky Casino. It will reopen in February 2015 with a western feel, 600 slot machines, a restaurant, banquet space and dance floor.

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Destiny Beautiful Bald Eagle Won the Girls Varsity Cross Country Race at the Mobridge Invite

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DESTINY BEAUTIFUL BALD EAGLE WON THE GIRLS VARSITY CROS […]

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Seminole Tribe on track to see gaming revenues increase to…

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Seminole Tribe on track to see gaming revenues increase to $2.1B

The Seminole Tribe will take in $2.1 billion in gaming revenues this year, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
The paper made the calculation based on reports the tribe made to the state. If if turns out to be correct, the tribe will see a 6.8 percent increase in revenues from the prior year.



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NOAA Grants $400,000 for Penobscot River Habitat Restoration The…

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NOAA Grants $400,000 for Penobscot River Habitat Restoration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is granting $400,000 for restoration of Penobscot River habitat, in line with its designation of the region as one of two Habitat Focus Areas back in May.

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It’s Long Past Time When Tribal Leaders Should Help Govern the…

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It’s Long Past Time When Tribal Leaders Should Help Govern the Country

Labor Day marks the beginning of the political campaign season. Sort of. If you live in a state with competitive races, then you have been watching TV ads for a long time.


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History Timeline of the King Philip’s War 1621 Background Info:…

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History Timeline of the King Philip’s War

1621 Background Info: Metacomet or King Philip was the son of Massasoit who had negotiated peace with the Pilgrims in 1621. Peace followed and during this time the Algonquian exchanged Indian land for English guns, liquor, and blankets 1661 The death of Chief Massasoit.



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Pueblo Revolt Summary and Definition Pueblo Revolt Summary and…

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Pueblo Revolt Summary and Definition
Pueblo Revolt Summary and…



Pueblo Revolt Summary and Definition

Pueblo Revolt Summary and Definition The Pueblo Revolt was a short conflict which occurred during 1680. The Pueblo Revolt was located in New Mexico and Arizona between the Pueblo Alliance and the Spanish. The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 was instigated by a coalition of tribal leaders, acting under the direction of Popé, a Tewa Indian from San Juan Pueblo. Together they founded the Pueblo Alliance consisting of Jemez, Keresan Pueblos, Piro Pueblos, Tewa Pueblos, Tiwa Pueblos, Zuni, and Hopi peoples.

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Doug Blaisdell (Oneida Nation) Selected For 2014 Ccm/Usa Hockey…

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Doug Blaisdell (Oneida Nation) Selected For 2014 Ccm/Usa Hockey All-American Prospects Game

USA Hockey has announced  that Kitchener Rangers defenceman Doug Blaisdell (Oneida Nation of  the Thames) is one of 42 players who will compete in the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 25 at First Niagara Center.

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Rich Winter: I LIKE WHAT I SEE FROM THE TODD COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS

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KELSIE HERMAN STARTED HER TCHS VARSITY CAREER WITH A 4T […]

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Will You Accept the Indigenous Language Challenge?

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Over the past few days I’ve noticed some videos being shared of folks talking in their native tongues. Welcome to the next fun viral challenge, the 2014 Indigenous Language Challenge! …

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No Thanks for Thanksgiving?

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Interview by Dr Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Turkey. Dressing. Pumpkin Pie. For Larry Spotted Crow Mann, Thanksgiving is about more than parades and early holiday shopping. The …

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Adrenaline Rush! Meet Native Rock Climber/Snowboarder Lonnie Kauk

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I know, we love our Rez Ball, but there are other sports that Natives are participating in and kicking some serious butt. Did you know we have a world-class rock …

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Poarch Creeks see revenues increase as gaming operation grows

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According to an annual report cited by Al.Com, the tribe took in $600 million in revenues in 2012, up from $546 million in 2011.

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Jeromy Sullivan: Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe cleans up homelands

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Jeromy Sullivan, the chairman of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe of Washington shares news of a cleanup project.

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Harry Potter vs. John Lennon: Help College Profs Bridge Cultural Divides

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Beloit College’s yearly profile of the incoming freshman class of the entire country is intended as a gentle reminder to geezers behind the podi

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Why Not? Alaska’s Fusion Candidacy –Walker and Mallott Put Alaska First

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The Alaska deal is done. The state’s Democratic nominees for governor and lieutenant governor are withdrawing from the race….

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