The Conversation: Lessons in indigenous consultation from Canada’s highest court

Written by at August 23, 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada's recent decisions contain key lessons to ensure that Indigenous rights are recognized and respected in the future.

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YES! Magazine: Indigenous activists pressure banks to stop funding pipelines

Written by at August 23, 2017

Led by indigenous leaders and environmental groups, climate activists gathered outside branches of JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo in downtown Seattle, Washington, to protest their financing of tar sands pipelines

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Cronkite News: President Trump trashes Sen. McCain as crowds flock to rally in Arizona

Written by at August 23, 2017

President Donald Trump returned to Arizona for the first time since the election, flinging heat about illegal immigration, the media and Arizona’s elected leaders.

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Seneca Nation slams governor of New York for repeatedly putting off gaming meetings

Written by at August 23, 2017

The Seneca Nation is firing back at the governor of New York for refusing to sit down and discuss gaming issues.

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White Earth Nation faces longer environmental review of third gaming facility

Written by at August 23, 2017

The White Earth Nation is facing a longer wait on plans for a new casino after a Minnesota.county voted to require a stronger environmental review of the project.

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Wealthy backers of Dakota Access claim opponents caused ‘billions’ in losses

Written by at August 23, 2017

The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are taking aim at some of the biggest opponents of the controversial project in a lawsuit that claims their efforts caused ‘billions of dollars’ in damages.

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Donald Trump supporter ‘Michael the Black Man’ offers odd views on Cherokee Nation and slavery

Written by at August 23, 2017

A fervent supporter of President Donald Trump is drawing attention on social media and in news outlets for his bizarre and unfounded claims about the origins of slavery in America.

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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation welcomes all to annual holiday in Oklahoma

Written by at August 23, 2017

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker invites all to celebrate the tribe’s people, history and culture at its annual holiday.

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Cronkite News: Officials emphasize safety as President Trump returns to Arizona for rally

Written by at August 22, 2017

Local law enforcement leaders, school officials and businesses are bracing for President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona, with public officials saying they are calmly working to avoid violent clashes between supporters and counter-protesters.

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Steven Newcomb: History center hides the truth about colonization in California

Written by at August 22, 2017

The San Diego History Center ought to tell the truth about the Spanish mission system’s sadism and forced, unpaid forced Indian labor, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

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Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case

Written by at August 22, 2017

A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe can be prosecuted by tribal and federal authorities for the same crime because they are separate sovereigns, a federal appeals court ruled.

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Puyallup elder Nancy Shippentower pens tribute to the late warrior Dick Gregory

Written by at August 22, 2017

Dick Gregory was a warrior who sacrificed powerfully for Native people, Nancy Shippentower of the Puyallup Tribe writes in a letter shared on Indian Country Media Network.

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Gyasi Ross: Vice failed to ask Native people for thoughts about Mount Rushmore

Written by at August 22, 2017

Gyasi Ross pens a response on Indian Country Media Network to VICE editor Wilbert Cooper regarding his article, ‘Let’s Blow Up Mt. Rushmore,’

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Pokagon Band on track to open first gaming facility in Indiana in January 2018

Written by at August 22, 2017

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians continues to make major progress on the first-ever tribal gaming facility in Indiana.

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Tulalip Tribes preserve huckleberry grounds on ancestral territory in Washington

Written by at August 22, 2017

The Tulalip Tribes are preserving huckleberry fields in Washington for future generations thanks to an agreement recognizing its treaty rights.

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Pueblo artist Pat Pruitt wins ‘Best of Show’ for sculpture based on traditional pot

Written by at August 22, 2017

Artist Pat Pruitt of Laguna Pueblo took home the top award at the Santa Fe Indian Market for a unique metal sculpture.

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Osage Nation hires lobbying team in bid to open casino in neighboring Missouri

Written by at August 22, 2017

The Osage Nation is currently based in Oklahoma but is interested in pursuing a casino on ancestral territory in Missouri.

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe celebrates completion of rural water supply system

Written by at August 22, 2017

The $29.2 million Standing Rock Rural Water Supply System will serve about 10,000 people on the reservation.

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Steve Russell: Racial fantasies and the Superman occupying the White House

Written by at August 22, 2017

Where did the Superman in the White House come from? Steve Russell takes a closer look on Indian Country Media Network.

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Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino

Written by at August 21, 2017

The Comanche Nation is suing the federal government in hopes of stopping the Chickasaw Nation from expanding its gaming empire in Oklahoma.

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Crow Tribe pushes Trump administration to revive contested coal export project

Written by at August 21, 2017

The Crow Tribe is hoping the Trump administration lives up to promises to revive the slumping coal industry.

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Indian Country warms up to legislation to repeal federal ban on sports betting

Written by at August 21, 2017

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey), who has been an ally to tribes on economic development, health care and other initiatives, is drafting a bill to open the door to sports betting.

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Governor of New York refuses to meet with Seneca Nation amid gaming dispute

Written by at August 21, 2017

Tensions between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation are rising amid a revenue sharing dispute.

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Another former leader of Winnebago Tribe sentenced for theft of gaming funds

Written by at August 21, 2017

A second former leader of the Winnebago Tribe was sentenced to probation for his role in the theft of gaming funds.

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Muscogee Nation seeks to disenroll citizen who leads rival Kialegee Tribal Town

Written by at August 18, 2017

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is seeking to disenroll one of its citizens because he also holds citizenship in a rival tribe pursuing a contested casino.

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