Aug 31, Oglala Sioux President Beaver Walls Fire Burns to Pine Ridge – NativeNewsNetwork

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PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION The Presidents Office of the Oglala Sioux Tribe this afternoon released a Public Service Announcement relating to a wildfire burning in northwestern Nebraska

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Scenic Photos From ‘Lone Ranger’ Set; Bruckheimer Says Film Is Almost Wrapped

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The Lone Ranger has easily been the most buzzed about major movie of 2012 in Indian country — even though it won’t come out until next year — and its producer Jerry Bruckheimer has announced via his official blog that filming is nearly complete: 125 days of shooting seemed to fly by. We dealt with winds up to 70 mph, rain, snow, and even wildfires but nothing has stopped us from filming this incredible movie. The film is directed by Gore Verbinski (who also worked with Bruckheimer and Depp on some of the Pirates of the Caribbean films) and stars…

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Arizona Adopts Native American Language Teacher Certification Policy

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A new policy will enable certified Native language speakers to teach their Native languages in Arizona classrooms. “These Native American languages are in danger of becoming extinct. It is imperative that we work to support Native American communities in their efforts to preserve their languages through the generations,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal in a press release. Of the 22 tribal governments in the state, the Navajo Nation is already participating, and others are drafting proficiency assessments to take part. The Native American Language Certification Policy was developed by the Arizona Department of Education and Native American tribes…

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Navajo Nation Cuts Budget by $5M; 28 Job to Be Cut

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On August 27, the Navajo Council Budget and Finance Committee unanimously approved the Executive Branches Fiscal Year 2013 budget and with it came the news of 28 jobs being cut according to a Navajo Nation press release. The budget which needed to be cut by roughly $5 million according to an article in The Navajo Times, stating that reductions had to happen “after learning from President Ben Shelly that Arizona Public Service Company would be shutting three of its five coal-fired generating units at its Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington.” The Navajo Council was able to meet the cuts…

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Pine Ridge Gets New Credit Union on Reservation With ‘No Other Access to Federally Insured Financial Services’

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Lakota Federal Credit Union, approved yesterday by the National Credit Union Administration, will hit the ground running with an office opening its doors in November 2012 in Kyle, South Dakota, on the north end of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, according to Tawney Brunsch, Oglala Lakota. It will provide consumer financial services—secured and unsecured loans, money orders, cashier’s checks, online banking, check cashing and more—to members who live, work, worship, volunteer, attend school and/or transact business on Pine Ridge. That’s a potential customer pool of about 40,000, according to the credit union administration. Population centers around the reservation will get…

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Native News Update August 31, 2012 (TV)

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Another Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

This weekend's stories: Kentucky State Police still searching…

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Interior Department Grants Shell Permission to Do Preliminary Drilling in Chukchi Sea

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Environmentalists reacted strongly to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announcement on Thursday August 30 that Shell has been granted permission to do limited, experimental drilling in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska. “It is our highest priority that any activities that occur offshore Alaska be held to the highest safety, environmental protection, and emergency response standards,” BSEE director James A. Watson said in a statement. “Shell’s applications for permits to drill into potential oil reservoirs remain under review, and Shell will not be authorized to drill into areas that may contain oil unless and until the required spill…

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IHS head stops in Lawton, addresses funding issues

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LAWTON, Okla. – The head of Indian Health Services promised continued improvements to the aging Lawton Indian Hospital despite an upcoming presidential election. Dr. Yvette Roubideaux made an on-site visit at the southwest Okla.

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Aug 31, Mitt Romney Stirs GOP Faithful in Tampa – Native News Network

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TAMPA, FLORIDA I accept your nomination, Mitt Romney told the Republican faithful last night as he began his 39 minute acceptance speech of the GOP presidential nomination

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Aug 31, Cherokee Nation To Stream High School Football Games Live – Native News Network

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TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA Football is back and the Cherokee Nation is moving to the next level in broadcasting the games of its high school teams

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Following American Indian Culture Is Top Predictor of Anti-Drug Behavior

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A new research paper gives credence to the many rehabilitation and mental health centers throughout Indian country that incorporate traditional culture as a means of reducing teenage drug and alcohol abuse or dependency. Following traditional culture is the strongest predictor of anti-drug behavior among American Indian teens, according to social scientists at the Arizona State University School of Social and Family Dynamics who presented at the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), August 17-20 in Denver, Colorado, reported the ASA. Engaging spirituality and religion is associated with lower levels of substance use, scientists observed in their study,…

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Tiger Woods and Notah Begay III Talk Indian Country, Secrets of Their Success and Life After Golf

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This summer, Notah Begay III’s NB3 Foundation Challenge returned once again to Turning Stone Resort’s Atunyote Golf Club in Verona, New York. The fifth annual event brought golf superstars Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Cristie Kerr and Yani Tseng. They joined Begay to support the efforts of his NB3 Foundation to improve the health and wellness of American Indian youth across the country. All proceeds from the tournament go directly to the foundation, which has engaged more than 10,000 Native youth in their soccer and golf programs, as well as many other initiatives. Along with the aforementioned golfers, the 12-player field…

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indiancountry: Hurricane Isaac: Damage But Not Devastation as Feared – Tribal officials were still sussing out damage to their terr……

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indiancountry: Hurricane Isaac: Damage But Not Devastation as Feared – Tribal officials were still sussing out damage to their terr… http://t.co/6cPCFtTC

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Aug 31, First Stewards Call for Recognition – Climate Change – Native News Network

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HONOLULU A resolution drafted by regional leaders of the First Stewards Symposium requests formal recognition of the indigenous people as First Stewards

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Aug 31, Pit River – Attitude Shift about Sacred Sites Needed – Native News Network

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PORTLAND, OREGON Representatives from the Pit River Tribe journeyed from Burney, California to Portland, Oregon to deliver the written testimony of their Tribal Chairman Juan Venegas

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indiancountry: Dozens of Indigenous Allegedly Killed by Gold Miners in Brazil http://t.co/XOtKrc8H

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indiancountry: Dozens of Indigenous Allegedly Killed by Gold Miners in Brazil http://t.co/XOtKrc8H

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indiancountry: Chairman Stanley Crooks, a Great Leader, Is on His Journey to the Spirit World http://t.co/exeTAKeJ

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indiancountry: Chairman Stanley Crooks, a Great Leader, Is on His Journey to the Spirit World http://t.co/exeTAKeJ

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Aug 31, Gun Lake Casino Gives $13,000 to Local Libraries – Native News Network

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DORR, MICHIGAN Gun Lake Casino, through its Charitable Giving Program, presented a total of 13,000 dollars to 13 Allegan County libraries Thursday. During a reception at Dorr Township Library

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indiancountry: Exercise May Curb Nicotine Cravings – Smokers trying to kick the habit should consider taking a brisk walk or going ……

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indiancountry: Exercise May Curb Nicotine Cravings – Smokers trying to kick the habit should consider taking a brisk walk or going … http://t.co/FTONmwPV

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indiancountry: Navajo Golf Star Rickie Fowler Discusses Being a Part of Notah Begay III’s NB3 Foundation Challenge http://t.co/qn4lJuP3

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indiancountry: Navajo Golf Star Rickie Fowler Discusses Being a Part of Notah Begay III’s NB3 Foundation Challenge http://t.co/qn4lJuP3

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Developers still haven’t named tribe for off-reservation casino

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After three public meetings, the Sleeping Giant Group has yet to name a tribe for its off-reservation project. The group is planning a $52 million casino and hotel near the Yampa Valley Regional Airport in…

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Opinion: Tribes, state ignore problem gambling in New Mexico

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“In a recent Albuquerque Journal article, Keith Whyte, the executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, complimented New Mexico for the compact requirement that tribes and tracks have of contributing one-fourth of one-percent…

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Golf course, hotel and more in works for Oregon tribe’s casino

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The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians in Oregon are planning a major casino expansion. A golf course, more hotel rooms, a new nonsmoking restaurant, an indoor aquatic center and an overnight…

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NLRB calls hearing in labor union dispute at Lytton Band casino

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The National Labor Relations Board is overseeing a union dispute at the casino owned by the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians in California. Members of the United Here Local 2850 have been working without a…

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Poll: Most against water service to Dry Creek Rancheria casino

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“Most of those responding to an Argus-Courier online poll said that the city should not consider extending water and sewer services to the Dry Creek Tribe if it would mean they would agree not to…

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