Non-Indian man plans appeal in loss of Gun Lake Tribe casino case

Written by at July 6, 2015

David Patchak, who wants money from the tribe, will take the case to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for the second time since 2008.

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Law Article: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe loses decision in NLRB dispute

Written by at July 6, 2015

Weighing in on a hotly contested issue, a panel of the Sixth Circuit has found that federal labor law applies to Indian tribes’ casinos, notwithstanding the tribes’ inherent sovereignty.

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Bishop Paiute Tribe seeks loan for $30M casino expansion project

Written by at July 6, 2015

Tribal members voted down plans to expand the Paiute Palace Casino two years ago but the project appears to be moving forward.

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Seminole Tribe waits on response in Class III casino compact talks

Written by at July 6, 2015

Florids Gov. Rick Scott (R) has maintained silence over the last few months as key provisions of the current deal are set to expire.

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Rep. Joe Barton of Texas plays poker at tribal casino in Oklahoma

Written by at July 6, 2015

The Republican Congressman wants millions of people to continue enjoying the game on the Internet.

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Editorial: Connecticut wins with BIA’s federal recognition reforms

Written by at July 6, 2015

Sometimes relentless political pressure can make something good happen in Washington.

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Editorial: Osage Nation loses out with energy development rules

Written by at July 6, 2015

Tribal shareholders are paid a percentage of the revenue from oil and gas production on the county’s 1.4 million acres.

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Healing Autoimmune Diseases the Indigenous Way

Written by at July 6, 2015

The Beginning

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Final Decision on Navajo Fluency Put to Vote July 21

Written by at July 6, 2015

Navajo voters on July 21 will put to rest a question that has divided the Nation for nearly a year….

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Metaphors Matter: Toward the Liberation of Our Nations

Written by at July 6, 2015

In his book Metaphors We Live By (1980), philosopher Mark Johnson ma

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Terese Marie Mailhot: Get your Disney princesses out of Indian Country

Written by at July 6, 2015

I want everything that intrudes on Indian’s right to live without racism or romanticism to die along with the old racists who invented them.

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Duane Champagne: Tribes willing to adapt without losing identity

Written by at July 6, 2015

One of the most powerful forces arrayed against Indigenous Peoples are the forces of modernity.

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Alray Nelson: Navajo Nation must stand up for marriage equality

Written by at July 6, 2015

President Russell Begaye and the Navajo Nation Council now have a real opportunity to take a stand and be champions for our equality.

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Editorial: A woman belongs on $20 bill instead of Andrew Jackson

Written by at July 6, 2015

Andrew Jackson was a slave owner whose decisions annihilated American Indian tribes of the Southeast.

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American Dakota Rug Raffle

Written by at July 5, 2015

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American Dakota is a small rug manufacturer based in Georgia that specializes in designs that would look perfect in a rustic mountain cabin, lodge or maybe even your home! View …

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Cross-Country Tour Takes Shatner Through Navajo Nation

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Actor William Shatner is currently on a cross-country trek, riding on a three-wheeled motorcycle he created in collaboration with American Wrench. The eight day tour took him along the old …

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Honour and Hope – Native Veterans Documentary Project

Written by at July 5, 2015

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Edward Harper (Plains Cree) is the son of Korean War veteran Vern Harper. Growing up in a military home he was naturally fascinated by how Native people can serve in …

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Brad Pitt’s ‘Make It Right’ Homes Finally Arrive in Montana

Written by at July 5, 2015

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You might remember last year we told you about Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation partnering with the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Fort Peck, Montana to build sustainable homes, …

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Understand Our Culture, or Lose It: Innu Poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine on Language

Written by at July 5, 2015

Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, a young Innu poet from Baie-Comeau, lives in Montreal as does her mentor, Josephine Bacon.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, July 5, 2015

Written by at July 5, 2015

It’s our recap of the stories that mattered most in Indian country:…

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Preserving Innu Language Through Verse: A Chat With Poet Josephine Bacon

Written by at July 5, 2015

Josephine Bacon, a well-known Innu poet originally from Pessamit, Quebec, nowadays makes her home in Montreal.

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3 Ways to Tell – You Are Probably On the Rez When

Written by at July 5, 2015

Indian country itself is a land of rezzes….

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Dumping the Confederate Flag: Natives Can Teach America How

Written by at July 5, 2015

The past two weeks has reminded Americans of just hard it is to escape the legacy of the Civil War.

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The Modernist View: Liberating Indigenous Peoples from Tradition and Culture

Written by at July 5, 2015

One of the most powerful forces arrayed against Indigenous Peoples are the forces of modernity.

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Video: 15-year-old Climate Warrior Address UN, Calls Climate Change a ‘Human Rights Issue’

Written by at July 5, 2015

Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez, who was raised in the Aztec tradition, spoke earnestly to the United Nations General Assembly June 29 challenging the representatives to make “great…

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