From eSports to International Expansion, These Were the Top 5 Indian Gaming Trends of 2016

Written by at December 31, 2016

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As the casino industry evolves, Indian country is staying two steps ahead of the game. From developing a $5 billion casino in South Korea to debuting the first “smart casino” through a Virtual Slot Environment, tribes took expansion and innovation to new heights in 2016.

Check out the five biggest gaming trends of the year.

Looking Beyond State and Country Borders

International and out-of-state gaming expansions were popular among tribes in 2016.

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DAPL, Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice: The Watershed That Was 2016

Written by at December 31, 2016

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The Dakota Access Pipeline standoff dominated 2016, and Bears Ears National Monument designation rounded it off; in between were many environmental victories.

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FSU Mascots Chief Osceola and Horse Renegade Eat Dirt at Orange Bowl

Written by at December 31, 2016

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Spooked by something, FSU’s sports mascot Renegade, falls backward and throws rider at the Orange Bowl

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Top 10 Videos of 2015 – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at December 31, 2016

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Top 10 Videos of 2015PowWows.com added several hundred new videos to our Youtube Channel this year! Below are the most popular videos uploaded in 2016. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10

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A Look Back: ICMN’s Biggest History Stories of 2016

Written by at December 31, 2016

2016 was a big year for Native American history—ICMN took a detailed look at U.S. presidents, the Modoc War, and Cahokia. The Ancient One is finally returning home and the Bering Strait Theory was put to rest.

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Fighting Back: Schools, Mascots and Offensive Gaffes We Battled in 2016

Written by at December 31, 2016

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In 2016, school and team mascots that disparage Native Americans still exist. Here is a look back at some of the great Native appropriation blunders.

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Ring in 2017 With DJs, Dancing, Celebrities and Champagne Toasts at Native Casinos

Written by at December 30, 2016

Get down with Kool & the Gang at Thunder Valley Resort Casino on the West Coast, or pop bottles with Ice-T and Coco at Foxwoods Resort Casino on the East Coast. Across Indian country, Native-owned casinos and resorts are counting down to 2017 in style.

Every entertainment option includes dance-worthy music by DJs or live bands, and nearly every gaming venue offers the option to win cash prizes.

Or simply toast to 2017 at Milwaukee’s largest bar,

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New Look for PowWows.com! – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at December 30, 2016

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New Look for PowWows.com!Over the years PowWows.com has had many different designs.  Our old design has been in placed for over 3 years. Today we unveiled the latest design for PowWows.com! The focus of our latest design is to make the site easier…..

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Top 10 Things That Sucked About 2016

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A look at the top 10 things that sucked this past year, making it one to remember – and not for the good it brought.

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Canada 2016: A Roller Coaster Ride of a Year for Indigenous Peoples

Written by at December 30, 2016

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had hits and misses in resetting the relationship between Canada and First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

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How Did I Miss That: Tupac’s Xmas Assumption of Mary; Dallas Bowl Thriller

Written by at December 30, 2016

Tupac’s lyrics used in Christmas service while Eva Braun photos circulate and the world mourns the passing of George Michael.

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50 Faces of Indian Country 2016 V

Written by at December 30, 2016

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Part V of ICTMN’s 50 Faces of Indian Country 2016 features Wes Studi, Dave Archambault II, Tanaya Beatty, and others.

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Coeur d’Alene Tribe Gets First Eagles for Aviary

Written by at December 30, 2016

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The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has received the first eagles for its aviary, which will care for chronically injured animals that cannot survive in the wild.

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Top Photos of 2016 on PowWows.com’s Instagram – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at December 30, 2016

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2016 was an incredible year for PowWows.com on Instagram!  Thanks for sharing many great photos!  Below are our most popular 9 photos of 2016. In 2016 we shared 107 photos …

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Top 15 Most Popular Stories of 2016 – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at December 30, 2016

Top 15 Most Popular Stories of 2016 – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

In 2016 we published over 550 stories on PowWows.com, from Gathering of Nations, Standing Rock, mascots, issues, protests, celebrations, sports and more!  We appreciate you reading and sharing these stories! …

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Defend The Sacred – New Documentary Produced by Adam Beach & Kyle Bell – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at December 30, 2016

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A lot of people have been drawn to Standing Rock, including many talented filmmakers and photographers. Director Kyle Bell recently teamed up with Adam Beach to produce this short documentary …

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – December 27, 2016 – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at December 30, 2016

Pow Wow Calendar Update – December 27, 2016 – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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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Obama Designates Gold Butte and Bear Ears as National Monuments – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at December 30, 2016

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President Obama’s time in the White House is winding down but that doesn’t mean he’s completely stopped working. In a press release from yesterday it was announced that we will …

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Ramapough Told Tipis On Their Land Are Illegal

Written by at December 29, 2016

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Ramapough told tipis on their land are illegal: chief claims town plotting to steal tribal land; asks for support.

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André Cramblit: Water is life for salmon and tribes in California too

Written by at December 29, 2016

‘We need to remain diligent and continue to fight for environmental justice.’

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James Giago Davies: Prayer alone didn’t stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Written by at December 29, 2016

Nothing is more un-Lakota then demanding people toe a sacred line.

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Native Sun News Today: Guardians volunteer their services at Pine Ridge and Rosebud

Written by at December 29, 2016

At 3 a.m. this morning it was 14 degrees below zero in Porcupine on Pine Ridge Reservation.

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John Barrasso: Working together for better lives in Indian Country

Written by at December 29, 2016

As a Republican, I truly believe that tribes and their members are better off when Washington stays out of the way.

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5 Most Significant Business Developments in Indian Country in 2016

Written by at December 29, 2016

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This year was not short on big transitions, major purchases, new partnerships and large contracts. The below list of five business developments in Indian country in 2016 skims the surface of some of the most notable shakeups and victories.

We look forward to what 2017 has in store.

  1. Gary Davis stepped down from his National Center post to launch Davis Strategies, among many other things.

News broke in late September that Gary Davis (Cherokee) was stepping down from his nearly five-year tenure as president and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

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Indigenous Coping With Tragedy Following Fire

Written by at December 29, 2016

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Weeks after a fire destroyed the largest settlement of urban indigenous people of the Amazon, many still live in tents or wood cabins.

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