Pow Wow Calendar Update – April 29, 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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Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin ~ Metis

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Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin (1863-1952), was a Métis Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Attorney.

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Mary Cecilia Bailly ~ Ottawa

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Mary Cecilia Bailly ~ Ottawa

Mother Mary Cecilia Bailly, S.P., (June 2, 1815 – August 2, 1898) was the Superior General of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana from 1856–1868, directly succeeding the congregation’s foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

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Nick Sibbeston ~ Metis

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Nick G. Sibbeston (born November 21, 1943) is a Canadian Senator. He attended residential school in Fort Simpson, Providence, Inuvik, and Yellowknife, and the University of Alberta where he graduated with Bachelor of Arts and Law degrees.

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Louis Schmidt ~ Metis

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Louis Schmidt was born on December 4, 1844 at Old Fort, near Fort Chipewyan and was baptised at Portage La Loche by Father Jean-Baptiste Thibault in July 1845

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Check out them braids

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Check out them braids

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Long ago, when the world was new, there were seven boys who…

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Long ago, when the world was new, there were seven boys who used to spend all their time down by the townhouse playing the gatayû’stï game, rolling a stone wheel along the ground and sliding a curved stick after it to strike it. Read more the Origin of the Pleiades and the Pine http://bit.ly/14zIzLE

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Michael Spears

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Michael Spears

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Many people have the idea that all native Americans dressed…

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Many people have the idea that all native Americans dressed…

Many people have the idea that all native Americans dressed the same in the past, but this idea is as absurd as people thinking that all Americans dress the same in today’s world. http://bit.ly/WpsKyT

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The two young Lakota hunters watched the darkening skies…

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The two young Lakota hunters watched the darkening skies gathering before them on the distant horizon. Their buffalo ponies, only used for hunting, snorted and stamped their front hooves as they sensed, and feared, the coming storm. Read more the Spirit Guides Legend of The White Buffalo Calf Pipe http://bit.ly/13MnNVT

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Pine Ridge school hosts first bison ceremony “Be proud of who…

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Pine Ridge school hosts first bison ceremony

 “Be proud of who you are. This is our tradition!” said Charles Spotted Thunder as he spoke to the students of Isna Wica Owayawa (Loneman School) in Oglala on Monday, Apr. 20.Students and staff gathered outside of Loneman School for a ceremony for the harvesting and processing of a 3-year old buffalo from the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Slim Butte’s pasture.

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Mississippi Choctaw chief faces slew of challengers for top…

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Mississippi Choctaw chief faces slew of challengers for top…

Mississippi Choctaw chief faces slew of challengers for top seat

Phyliss J. Anderson, the first woman to lead the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, is running for re-election and has drawn a slew of challengers for the tribe’s top post.Anderson won election as chief in 2011. She defeated incumbent Beasley Denson, who ran a paid advertisement in The Neshoba Democrat announcing his 2015 campaign.

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Meskwaki Nation puts up $25K reward in case of missing womanThe…

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Meskwaki Nation puts up $25K reward in case of missing woman

The Meskwaki Nation of Iowa is offering a $25,000 reward for information about a tribal member who was last seen more than three months ago.Extensive searches have failed to turn up any clues about the whereabouts of Rita Janelle Papakee, 41. Family members are growing more worried about the missing mother of four.

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Great Plains tribes blast changes at BIELast week when…

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Great Plains tribes blast changes at BIE

Last week when representatives of the Department of Interior and the Bureau of Indian Education showed up in Rapid City to conduct a consultation with area tribes on its proposed reorganization, they were met with robust and unified resistance from tribal leaders across the Great Plains region.

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Supreme Court won’t review case involving Indian online…

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Supreme Court won’t review case involving Indian online…

Supreme Court won’t review case involving Indian online lender

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition in Western Sky v. Jackson, a case involving an online lender in Indian Country.Martin A. Webb, a member of the Cheyennne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, operated Western Sky Financial until he was forced out of business due to scrutiny from state and federal authorities.

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Officials investigating death of pregnant Carbondale womanThe…

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Officials investigating death of pregnant Carbondale woman

The Jackson County Attorney’s Office is awaiting results of an investigation into the April 22 death of a 26-year-old pregnant woman.Samantha French, 26, of Carbondale, was found early that day having difficulty breathing and unresponsive at the Prairie Band Casino and Resort.Emergency services personnel were called to the casino, and she was transported to a Topeka hospital.

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Woman And Unborn Child Die After Found At Prairie Band Casino…

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Woman And Unborn Child Die After Found At Prairie Band Casino

There are new details on the report we had last week of a body found at the Prairie Band Casino in Jackson County.Wednesday we learned that authorities are investigating the death of a pregnant woman found at the casino.Jackson County District Attorney Shawna Miller confirmed to 13 NEWS that a pregnant woman

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Probe continues into incident at Prairie Band Potawatomi…

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Probe continues into incident at Prairie Band Potawatomi casino

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas won’t share details about an incident at its casino last week but the local media has more about the woman who was found unresponsive and was later declared dead.The woman was 26-year-old Samantha Rae French.

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Del Marsh plans to introduce gambling legislationspending in the…

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Del Marsh plans to introduce gambling legislationspending in the…

Del Marsh plans to introduce gambling legislation

spending in the 43 states that have a lottery. The study also found that allowing slot machines and table games at four existing gaming facilities — VictoryLand in Macon County; Greenetrack in Greene County, Mobile Greyhound Park and the Birmingham Race Course — could bring in between $64 million and $73 million, based on the rate.

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Poarch Creeks offer Alabama $250M budget bailoutMcGhee, whose…

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Poarch Creeks offer Alabama $250M budget bailout

McGhee, whose tribe currently operates the state’s only three legal electronic bingo casinos, did not deny that the tribe has offered a complete bailout. When asked if the Poarch Creeks could cover a quarter of a billion dollars, McGhee said, “I can just say that we have the means — yes.”

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Poarch Creeks offer $250M for Class III gaming deal in…

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Poarch Creeks offer $250M for Class III gaming deal in…

Poarch Creeks offer $250M for Class III gaming deal in Alabama

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $250 million to the state of Alabama in exchange for a Class III gaming compact, The Montgomery Advertiser reported.Tribal leaders made the offer in meetings with lawmakers in order to cover the state’s budget shortfall. “I can just say that we have the means,” Treasurer Robert McGhee told the paper when asked about the large dollar figure.

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Oregon tribe announces May 7 opening date for Class II casinoThe…

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Oregon tribe announces May 7 opening date for Class II casino

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians in Oregon will open a new Class II facility next week.The local media previously reported an April opening for the $15 million Three Rivers Casino in Coos Bay. But now the tribe has confirmed an official ribbon-cutting for May 7.

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Colonial official arrested for allowing tribal danceHistorian…

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Colonial official arrested for allowing tribal dance

Historian Marc Simmons recounts the fate of a colonial official in New Mexico who was arrested and imprisoned during the Inquisition because he encouraged Pueblo tribes to carry out their ceremonial dances:

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Sisseton Is Still Waiting for President Obama

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Over the last decade, across Indian Country there hasn’t been a more influential figure in America such as Barack Obama, as a then 24 year old w

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NLRB won’t take stance on tribal labor bill that affects casinos

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The Senate Indian Affairs Committee took up the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act as a federal appeals court was hearing a closely-watched case involving a Michigan tribe.

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