Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar Speech – Shout Out To Indigenous People

Written by at February 29, 2016

Last night Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar.  Like in his speech at the Golden Globes, Leo mentioned Indigenous people.  His speech last night focused more on climate change compared …

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to testify at House budget hearing

Written by at February 29, 2016

The budget includes $2.9 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, $140.4 million for the Office of
the Special Trustee for American Indians and $217 million for Indian Country water programs at the Bureau of Reclamation.

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Las Vegas Paiute Tribe plans to enter medical marijuana industry

Written by at February 29, 2016

The tribe broke ground on a medical dispensary on its reservation in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, and a separate facility on its reservation northwest of the city.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs seeks comments on model juvenile code

Written by at February 29, 2016

The BIA intends to finalize the Model Indian Juvenile Code before the end of the Obama administration.

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President Barack Obama signs another Miami Nation bill into law

Written by at February 29, 2016

H.R.487 allows the tribe to sell, transfer or lease non-trust lands without running afoul of the Non-Intercourse Act.

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to testify at House bugdet hearing

Written by at February 29, 2016

The budget includes $2.9 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, $140.4 million for the Office of
the Special Trustee for American Indians and $217 million for Indian Country water programs at the Bureau of Reclamation.

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Video: Water Supply Recedes for Tribes Along the Truckee River

Written by at February 29, 2016

The waters of the Truckee River feed several tribes, among them the Pyramid Lake Paiute and the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone….

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'Ours Is the Land' Highlights Tohono O’odham Fight Against Proposed Mine

Written by at February 29, 2016

On February 19, the Tohono O’odham Student Association at the University of Arizona hosted a screening of the documentary “Ours Is The Land,” focusing on a proposed open-pit cop…

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North Fork Rancheria remains confident of off-reservation casino

Written by at February 29, 2016

The tribe is closer to getting a new Class III gaming compact for a casino at the 305-acre site in Madera County, California.

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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe prepares to open casino in a few weeks

Written by at February 29, 2016

The 15,000 square-foot Naskila Entertainment facility will feature 365 Class II gaming machines and a restaurant.

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San Carlos Apache Tribe finally starts work on temporary casino

Written by at February 29, 2016

The Apache Sky Casino will be located on a 170-acre site near the southwestern edge of the reservation in Arizona.

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Cowlitz Tribe won’t stop working on casino despite county threat

Written by at February 29, 2016

Officials in Clark County, Washington, claim construction of a wastewater treatment system at the casino site violates a local ordinance.

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Hear Indigenous Voices: 10th Annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Written by at February 29, 2016

March 20, 2016 marks the 10th Annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day….

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Tribes and Researchers Study Climate Using Science and Traditional Knowledge

Written by at February 29, 2016

The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada was at its lowest in 500 years during 2015, and that is bad news for tribes farther south of the mountain range that straddles California and N…

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Aaron Payment: Tribal sovereignty hangs in the balance at Supreme Court

Written by at February 29, 2016

Today, some U.S. Senators are threatening to turn their backs on Constitutional requirements to hold hearings to consider the President’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court.

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Daniel Wildcat: Haskell University deserves adequate resources

Written by at February 29, 2016

Haskell has endured many hardships. She stands like a grand old lady forgotten, neglected and disrespected.

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Nicole Charky: Digging deeper into my Seneca roots in New York

Written by at February 29, 2016

For me, and my mother’s side of my family, we have always wondered what life was like for our Native American ancestors, the ones left dead by an entire generation of people.

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James Pepper Henry: Gilcrease Museum showcases tribal artists

Written by at February 29, 2016

Given my family and cultural ties to the area, and personal connection to Gilcrease, the opportunity to return to Oklahoma and work for this amazing institution was not to be missed.

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Editorial: Quality of Indian Health Service is a scandal in Montana

Written by at February 29, 2016

The program is underfunded, and local clinics often run out of money before the end of the fiscal year.

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Gyasi Ross appears on Democracy Now! to discuss 2016 election

Written by at February 29, 2016

The author and attorney said none of the presidential candidates, Republican or Democrat, should take the Native vote for granted.

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Trump, the KKK and a Violent Clash in Anaheim

Written by at February 29, 2016

Donald Trump looked to clarify a muddy weekend on Monday that centered around support being shown to the leading candid…

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Girl found safe after reported abduction on Fort Peck Reservation

Written by at February 29, 2016

A 20-year-old man is facing a kidnapping charge in tribal court and could face additional charges in connection with the disappearance of the four-year-old girl.

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Native Sun News: Author Ehana-mani shares tribal star knowledge

Written by at February 29, 2016

Ehana-mani’s knowledge of the origin of man transcends the listener to the outer edges of the Universe into the Pleiades Star systems.

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Mark Trahant: Rethinking governance amid a messy election fight

Written by at February 29, 2016

If Trump is the Republican nominee where do Republicans and true-believing conservatives go? Who will they vote for, a Democrat?

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Bilingual Street Signs Herald a New Era of Language Revitalization

Written by at February 29, 2016

In 1990, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe estimates only eight people knew how to speak the Klallam language. Now they’re putting it on street signs….

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