Piikani Chief and Tribe “Deeply Concerned” About School’s Cowboys and Indians Party

Written by at May 31, 2017

Chief Stanley Grier of the Piikani Nation issues staement: Cowboys and Indians Party is ‘deeply concerning.’

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Indigenous Food and Wild Rice Advocates From Minnesota Tap the French Market

Written by at May 31, 2017

Notable Native chefs and American Indian Movement representatives traveled to Tours, France, earlier this month to promote indigenous foods from Minnesota. Among them were The Sioux Chef Sean Sherman and his Chef de Cuisine Brian Yazzie. Several proponents of White Earth Real Wild Rice also traveled overseas with the Minnesota coalition for La Foire de Tours, one of the largest culinary and arts festivals in France. The May 4-10 event drew more than 30,000 attendees,

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Oil Industry Power Is Slithering Away

Written by at May 31, 2017

With companies in decline, prices dropping and fuel-efficient vehicles on the rise, the power of the oil industry may be ebbing.

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Arrest Made in Murder of 20-Year-Old Quinault Tribal Member Jimmy Smith-Kramer

Written by at May 31, 2017

Unnamed man who backed over Native American man 20-Year-Old Jimmy Smith-Kramer with his truck arrested for second-degree murder

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Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump

Written by at May 31, 2017

President Donald Trump raised alarms when he questioned the legality of tribal housing programs but key lawmakers aren’t buying into his line of thinking.

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Coyote Valley Band works with county to move casino to new site

Written by at May 31, 2017

The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians is planning a 30,000 square-foot casino with a 101-room hotel at a new site in California.

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Cowlitz Tribe reports strong turnouts a month after casino debut

Written by at May 31, 2017

Business appears to be booming at the ilani Casino Resort, Washington’s newest tribal gaming facility.

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Schaghticoke Tribal Nation threatens another lawsuit over casino

Written by at May 31, 2017

Plans over a new casino in Connecticut continue to face legal and political challenges.

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Amid Life and Death Risks, Brazil’s Land Defenders Stand Firm

Written by at May 31, 2017

Amid the corruption scandals and violence in Brazil are the threatened land defenders, here’s a snapshot of the lives of a few that live in Pará, Peru.

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House subcommittee finally takes up tribal bills after going silent

Written by at May 31, 2017

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking up three pro-tribal bills at a hearing on June 7.

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Budding Native American Author Honored

Written by at May 31, 2017

Ninth-grader and Native American author Daniela K. A. Lee honored at a National Read Across America Day for first book, “Son of a Sea Wolf.”

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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate casino cheated out of blackjack money

Written by at May 31, 2017

A former employee of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate casino in South Dakota has admitted to his role in a blackjack scheme.

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Snoqualmie Tribe chooses women to serve in top council posts

Written by at May 31, 2017

Following an election, the Snoqualmie Tribe’s chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary posts are now held by women.

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Indian probate office in Oklahoma shutting down in September

Written by at May 31, 2017

The Department of the Interior is closing a field office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that handles Indian probates.

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Today in Native History: Ronald Reagan Says, ‘We Should Not Have Humored [Natives]’

Written by at May 31, 2017

Today in Native History: Ronald Reagan Says, ‘We Should Not Have Humored [Natives]’

Back in 1988, President Ronald Reagan told Russian students and faculty during a speech that the United States had “made a mistake” in humoring Natives.

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Inaugural Standing Rock Nation Film & Music Festival Set for June 2nd Weekend – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow…

Written by at May 31, 2017

Inaugural Standing Rock Nation Film & Music Festival Set for June 2nd Weekend(Fort Yates, ND May 19, 2017) The inaugural Standing Rock Nation Film & Music Festival, honoring Water Protectors, Youth and Women, will take place June 2, 3, and 4 at the Prairie Knights Casino & Resort, 7932 ND-24, Fort Yates,…..

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Miami Nation citizen takes top law enforcement post at Interior

Written by at May 31, 2017

Darren Cruzan, a long-time Bureau of Indian Affairs employee, has take on a new law enforcement role at the Department of the Interior.

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Choctaw Nation on a development boom with dozens of projects

Written by at May 31, 2017

The Choctaw Nation is busy with 40 projects, including a $219 million headquarters in Durant, Oklahoma.

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Indigenous woman gains backing in bid for presidency in Mexico

Written by at May 31, 2017

Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez, a traditional doctor, is the first indigenous woman to run for president of Mexico.

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Colville Tribes worried about future of Cobell buy-back program

Written by at May 31, 2017

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations is in doubt after comments made by a top Trump administration official.

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Quinault Member Jimmy Smith-Kramer Killed in Alleged Racially-Charged Confrontation

Written by at May 30, 2017

Alleged war-whoops as Quinault tribal member Jimmy Smith-Kramer killed after hit by a truck in alleged racially-charged confrontation

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Urban American Indian Populations Age As Unelected Leadership Walks On

Written by at May 30, 2017

Cleveland, Ohio was a prominent destination during the urban American Indian Movement; now those elder voices of that era are still fighting as they fade.

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The Rising Homegrown Terror Threat On the Right

Written by at May 30, 2017

The growing domestic menace of violence from America’s far-right wing deserves more attention than it’s getting and is a more significant threat of terror.

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‘Scaffold’ Sculpture Taints Memory of Dakota 38, Prompts Protests

Written by at May 30, 2017

‘Scaffold’ Sculpture Taints Memory of Dakota 38, Prompts Protests

A sculpture called “Scaffold” by a non-Native artist sparked outrage and protests in Minneapolis for making light of the hanging of the Dakota 38 + 2.

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Charles Kader: Leaders of the urban Indian movement are walking on

Written by at May 30, 2017

Cleveland, Ohio is just one of many cities where the leaders of the urban American Indian movement era are dwindling, writes Charles Kader on Indian Country Media Network.

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