California v. Cabazon, 30 Years Later: Tribes Celebrate Historic Ruling for Indian Gaming

Written by at February 28, 2017

Fantasy Springs Casino and Resort in Indio, California, was the site of a Native-style soirée February 25, marking the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision, California v. Cabazon and Morongo Bands of Mission Indians. The landmark 1987 decision paved the way for the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), passed the following year, leading to a sea of change in economic development in Indian country. IGRA is arguably the most significant law passed in recent history for having reduced poverty on reservation lands.

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The Water Protectors are Everywhere

Written by at February 28, 2017

As the fight against DAPL moves to D.C. the attention of water protectors is moving to other pipeline fights around the country.

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After the Razing at Standing Rock

Written by at February 28, 2017

Most water protectors scattered in the wake of the razing of the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock, but some remained; others took the NoDAPL fight home.

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Breathtaking Beauty and Unpredictability in the Land of the Shishalh People

Written by at February 28, 2017

The land of the Shishalh people is like this: a powerful place, a world of breathtaking beauty and unpredictability. And it’s easily accessible.

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President Trump Speaks to Congress; Federal Budget Plan Shifts Billions to Military

Written by at February 28, 2017

President Donald Trump’s first federal budget will propose cuts of at least $54 billion – where does Indian country stand?

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VIDEO: Polaris Winners Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq Collaborate on New Music Video

Written by at February 28, 2017

Empowering Native People: Native music icons and Polaris prize winners Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq release: You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind.)

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Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service on Congress’ Hot Seat

Written by at February 28, 2017

The Government Accountability Office blasted leadership at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Services in a February 15 hearing.

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NYC Mayor DiBlasio Urges Wells Fargo to Ditch DAPL

Written by at February 28, 2017

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio writes to Wells Fargo about his concerns over financial risks and moral implications of continued investment in DAPL.

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Stone Blade Knives: Benefits of An Ancient Technology

Written by at February 28, 2017

Seth Jones makes and uses traditional stone blade knives because they are sharper and better quality than steel blades.

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How to get started tracing your Native American heritage? – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at February 28, 2017

How to get started tracing your Native American heritage?Where do I come from? So many of us seek the answer to that question. We turn to ancestry and genealogy websites to try and trace our own history, or perform a Google search of surnames to attempt to find…..

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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe waits for ruling on Dakota Access injunction

Written by at February 28, 2017

Construction crews continue work on the final portion of the controversial pipeline in North Dakota.

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Soboba Band breaks ground on expanded casino at new location

Written by at February 28, 2017

Plans call for a 200-room hotel, 2,000 slot machines, 24 table games, a spa/fitness center, a 15,000 square-foot event space, six food outlets and a pool and sports bar.

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Seminole Tribe continues to share gaming revenues with Florida

Written by at February 28, 2017

The state violated the Class III gaming compact but the tribe is keeping its promises.

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Grand Portage Band finishes second phase of casino expansion

Written by at February 28, 2017

The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino in Minnesota is incorporating more elements of tribal culture.

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Allakaket Tribe banishes four people suspected of dealing meth

Written by at February 28, 2017

Four men — two tribal citizens and two non-citizens — were flown out of the village in Alaska on the tribe’s dime.

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Peter d’Errico: Yankton Sioux Tribe battles Dakota Access in court

Written by at February 28, 2017

In one of the most insightful analyses of facts and strategy on resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, the author applauds Yankton Sioux’s complaint that the U.S. Has violated Article VI of the Constitution.

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David Ganje: Wetlands management remains a mess in the United States

Written by at February 28, 2017

Wetlands play a role in the ecosystem and provide benefits for both people and wildlife.

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Interior nominee Ryan Zinke heads toward confirmation in Senate

Written by at February 28, 2017

It’s taken longer than expected but the Interior Department is slated to get a new leader.

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Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse

Written by at February 28, 2017

Marijuana could be growing on the New Mexico tribe’s reservation later this year.

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Pow Wow in the Club: A New Spin on First Nations Music – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at February 27, 2017

Pow Wow in the Club: A New Spin on First Nations MusicIt’s so great to see A Tribe Called Red getting some mainstream media love! Great Big Story, an independent subsidiary of CNN, has been making some great videos lately, focusing on “untold, overlooked, and flat-out amazing” stories around the world……

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Tohono O’odham Nation Releases Video – ‘There’s No O’odham Word for Wall’ – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American…

Written by at February 27, 2017

Tohono O’odham Nation Releases Video – ‘There’s No O’odham Word for Wall’The Tohono O’odham Nation has released a video, “There’s No O’odham Word for Wall,” detailing its opposition to the fortified border wall proposed by President Trump’s recent Executive Order. The video also reiterates the Nation’s commitment to continue working with…..

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That Repeal Business and Indian Health System

Written by at February 27, 2017

An analysis of the framework to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act shows it to be a disaster and that was without the Indian health system.

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Cops in North Dakota to Host Sensitivity Training After Arrest at Sweat Lodge

Written by at February 27, 2017

Police in North Dakota have been dropped charges against a Native American male who was just trying to pray.

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AMERIND Hosts 13th Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Uninsured Tribal Families and Two Native-Strong Organizations

Written by at February 27, 2017

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, New Mexico — Benefiting families without homeowners insurance who suffered devastating loss, as well as cancer education and domestic violence prevention, AMERIND Risk’s 13th Annual Protecting Tribal Families Golf Fundraiser will take place April 27.

AMERIND Risk, the nation’s only 100 percent, tribally owned insurance company, created the Family Emergency Fund to help uninsured tribal homeowners rebuild or repair after a fire, flood or other catastrophic event.

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Yankton Sioux Challenges ‘Plenary Power’ Doctrine in DAPL Case

Written by at February 27, 2017

In the latest Dakota Access Pipeline fight, the Yankton Sioux are challenging the federal Indian law concept of “plenary power’.

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