From Beads to Bounty: How Wampum Became America’s First Currency—And Lost Its Power

Written by at September 29, 2017

A story about the history of wampum.

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Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump

Written by at September 29, 2017

Lawmakers are launching a second attempt to reauthorize a critical Indian housing law that expired four years ago.

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Muscogee Nation citizen seeks dismissal of murder charge as boundary case heats up

Written by at September 29, 2017

A citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is waiting to hear whether his murder case will be dismissed as industry interests in Oklahoma flock to court in a closely-related reservation boundary case.

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Native Sun News Today: Nothing beats taking the kids for a day at the zoo

Written by at September 29, 2017

If you live in western South Dakota, and you want to go to a zoo, you have a long drive ahead of you.

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James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation

Written by at September 29, 2017

The Oceti Sakowin will one day come together, and stand unified as a sovereign nation, eager to take their place in a modern world based upon the traditions of their ancestors, not a pity party of self-destruction addicted to the hero-worship of the long lost.

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Shakopee Tribe on track to finish big casino expansion in time for Super Bowl

Written by at September 28, 2017

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is set to complete a $90 million casino expansion project in time for the Super Bowl in 2018.

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Gila River Indian Community hosts job fair for more than 260 casino positions

Written by at September 28, 2017

The Gila River Indian Community is hosting a job fair to fill more than 260 positions at its three gaming facilities in Arizona.

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Eastern Cherokees start work on entertainment center at second gaming facility

Written by at September 28, 2017

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians continues to expand the amenities at its gaming operation in North Carolina.

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Living or Surviving on Native American Reservations

Written by at September 27, 2017

Living or Surviving on Native American Reservations

Are Native Americans living or simply surviving on reservations set up by Canadian and United States governments?

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Mohegan Tribe believes Trump team accepted new casino despite murky response

Written by at September 27, 2017

The Mohegan Tribe believes the Trump administration has approved a new casino in Connecticut despite a seemingly ambiguous letter.

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Meskwaki Tribe conducted undercover sex trafficking operation at Iowa casino

Written by at September 27, 2017

An undercover sex trafficking operation at the casino owned by the Meskwaki Tribe resulted in charges against two people.

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Iowa Tribe promises to launch long-delayed online poker site sometime in fall

Written by at September 25, 2017

PokerTribe.Com has repeatedly missed deadlines to launch but the Iowa Tribe believes operations are imminent.

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Gun Lake Tribe draws in more allies as Supreme Court considers casino case

Written by at September 25, 2017

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is seeing widespread support as it defends its casino in a closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court case.

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Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino

Written by at September 25, 2017

Four Democrats in Congress are calling on the Trump administration to approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin.

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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry

Written by at September 25, 2017

It’s that time again — the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an oversight hearing on the tribal gaming industry.

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Remembering the Life and Legacy of John Trudell

Written by at September 23, 2017

Activist, poet, and Native thinker John Trudell walked on December 8 at the age of 69. “I want people to remember me as they remember me,” he said.

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2017 Morongo Pow Wow Photos

Written by at September 23, 2017

2017 Morongo Pow Wow Photos

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Drum Groups – 2017 Morongo Pow Wow

Written by at September 23, 2017

Drum Groups – 2017 Morongo Pow Wow

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Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care

Written by at September 22, 2017

Wouldn’t it be cool if once, just once, there was a debate in Congress that could only be decided by a vote that benefits Native people?

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Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona

Written by at September 22, 2017

Tribal leaders discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands at the National Indian Gaming Association conference.

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The Conversation: Collaboration can help with Canada’s indigenous water crisis

Written by at September 22, 2017

Research that’s driven by Indigenous peoples can help to identify the causes of poor water quality in specific areas, and to design appropriate interventions.

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The Conversation: Collaboration can help with Canada’s indigenous water crisis

Written by at September 22, 2017

Research that’s driven by Indigenous peoples can help to identify the causes of poor water quality in specific areas, and to design appropriate interventions.

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Museum acquires tribal collection from religious college with troubled record

Written by at September 22, 2017

The Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts is promising to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act after acquiring a large collection of tribal items.

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President Trump headed to Alabama to campaign for land-into-trust opponent

Written by at September 22, 2017

President Donald Trump is hoping his popularity will help a Senate candidate who fought the Poarch Band of Creek Indians on land-into-trust issues.

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California Tribal College names Blackfeet Nation citizen Billie Jo Kipp as president

Written by at September 21, 2017

Billie Jo Kipp, the newly named president of the California Tribal College, has a lot on her plate as the institution builds a bigger future.

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