UN Reports on Indigenous Rights Neglect for Bri-bri Community

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The U.N. Observatory of Human and Autonomous Indigenous Rights has stated the Costa Rican government has failed the Bri-bri community’s rights.

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Moya-Smith: A Zombie Pipeline Worth Only 35 Jobs and a Pissed, Rich GOP

Written by at March 29, 2017

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The Keystone XL Pipeline is slated to transport nearly a million barrels of dirty oil per day from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Lost and Awaiting a Real Ending to NoDAPL Fight

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The lack of an “official” or “spiritual” ending to the NoDAPL movement may have been the effort’s biggest mistake leaving many confused about their roles.

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‘The Border Wall Would Destroy a Lot of Families’

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Indivisible Tohono organized a border wall protest outside of Senator John McCain’s office to raise awareness to the Tohono O’odham concerns.

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Foxwoods, Largest Indian Gaming Resort in North America, Celebrates its Quarter Century

Written by at March 29, 2017

Foxwoods, Largest Indian Gaming Resort in North America, Celebrates its Quarter Century

When the now iconic Foxwoods Resort Casino came onto the scene in Southeastern Connecticut in 1992, outside of Las Vegas and Atlantic City, it was the only true resort-casino destination in the country. “We had players coming in from not only all over New England but all over the country and in some cases from all over the world,” said Rodney A. Butler, who has served as chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council since 2010.

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Native Voices Theater Company in Gripping Play: ‘Fairly Traceable’

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The Play, Fairly Traceable by Mary Kathryn Nagle, (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) brings together law, tribal sovereignty, environmental justice and identity.

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Mohawk Artist Reflects on Life, Teaches Grandson

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Mohawk artist Tracy Thomas is passing his traditional knowledge and artistic ability to the next generation despite being born without hands.

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‘AWAKE – A Dream from Standing Rock’ Will Debut at Tribeca Film Festival – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at March 29, 2017

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‘AWAKE – A Dream from Standing Rock’ Will Debut at Tribeca Film FestivalA new film about Standing Rock is set to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, and it has some great people on board. As reported in Colorlines: Josh Fox, who shed light on the impacts of fracking in…..

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Tribes Support Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Nod as Democrats Plan Filibuster

Written by at March 28, 2017

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In a split with Democratic allies in Congress, several tribes are supporting Judge Neil Gorsuch as associate justice to the Supreme Court nominee.

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Gathering of Nations Custom Guitar – Enter To Win – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at March 28, 2017

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Gathering of Nations Custom Guitar – Enter To WinThe Gathering of Nations is North America’s Largest Pow Wow!  Chief Guitars from Winslow, Arkansas has created a custom guitar based on the artwork of Gathering of Nations. The guitar is being raffled off!  You can purchase tickets online or…..

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Big Pine Paiute Tribe Pressures LADWP Into Fixing Broken Pipeline

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power agrees to fix water pipeline on Big Pine Paiute Reservation after tribe makes case for damages.

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Oil Placed Under Lake Oahe After Tribe’s Religious Appeal Denied

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Energy Transfer Partners is about to send oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) under Lake Oahe as court rejects Cheyenne River Sioux appeal.

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Affordable Care Act Remains, What’s Next for Indian Health?

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The Republican repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act failed Friday, so what does that mean for Indian health going forward?

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Oregon Schools Fight to Keep Controversial Native American Mascots

Written by at March 28, 2017

The Rogue River School District in Oregon hopes working with a local tribe will allow its high school to keep its Native American mascot.

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Who Belongs? The Epidemic of Tribal Disenrollment

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A two-day forum, organized by the Native Nations Institute discussed the question of “Who belongs?” and issues of tribal disenrollment, tribal kinships, and citizenship.

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8 Things You Should Know About Two Spirit People

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Two Spirit people have been present in Native communities for countless generations that predate LGBTQ terminology. Here are 8 things to know.

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Grass Roots Legal Concepts Intentionally Forgotten in Modern Indian Law Rulings

Written by at March 28, 2017

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Do recent Indian law rulings spell the end of federal recognition for tribal groups unable to pay for legal counsel?

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Was the Pre-Colonial Choctaw Native American Diet Vegetarian?

Written by at March 28, 2017

Was the Pre-Colonial Choctaw Native American Diet Vegetarian?

Were Choctaws the first vegetarians? Was their Native American diet plant-based or meat-based? We have the answer.

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Kirsten Mandes Crowchild – Powwows.com Dancer Profile – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at March 28, 2017

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Kirsten Mandes Crowchild – Powwows.com Dancer ProfileRandomness is a good thing.  I was sitting on the sidelines at this year’s Denver March Powwow 2017 wondering where my next story was going to come from and thats when Kirsten Mandes Crowchild (Tsuu T’ina & Cree) randomly appeared……

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Red Tail Spirit Singers Find Kindred Spirits in Caribbean – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at March 28, 2017

Red Tail Spirit Singers Find Kindred Spirits in Caribbean – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Red Tail Spirit Singers Find Kindred Spirits in CaribbeanIn a beautiful melding and mixing of cultures, the Red Tail Spirit Singers were recently invited to perform at the TTCanFusion Musical Extravaganza that was held Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Trinidad and Tobago, to celebrates indigenous culture. It the…..

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe acknowledges ‘setback’ in Dakota Access Pipeline war

Written by at March 28, 2017

Even though the pipeline is already complete, the tribe is still hoping to convince a federal judge to stop the oil from flowing.

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Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XL

Written by at March 28, 2017

The Trump administration continues to chart a new course in energy policy in hopes of spurring jobs and growing the American economy, even if it’s at the expense of Indian Country’s interests.

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Cowlitz Tribe brings Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse to new casino

Written by at March 28, 2017

The ilani Casino Resort in Washington is due to open in late April.

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Seminole Tribe accuses state of breaking gaming compact again

Written by at March 28, 2017

A new court ruling is raising fresh concerns about the spread of gaming devices in non-tribal facilities in Florida.

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Sycuan Band starts work on $226M expansion of gaming facility

Written by at March 28, 2017

The Sycuan Casino in southern California will be seeing a 12-story hotel with 300 rooms, a 12,000-square-foot ballroom, new restaurants and a spa and fitness center.

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