Resurgence of Diné Principles to Guide the Diné People

Written by at June 22, 2017

Resurgence of Diné Principles to Guide the Diné People

A new collection of essays entitled “Navajo Sovereignty: Understandings and Visions of the Diné People” provides a way forward for indigenous philosophy.

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Nooksack Tribe accepting slot tickets while casino remains closed

Written by at June 22, 2017

The Nooksack Tribe has yet to comment publicly on the status of its shuttered casino in Washington.

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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino

Written by at June 22, 2017

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe expects to hear a decision on its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts by June 27.

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Pueblo tribes dispute state’s demand for $40M in gaming revenues

Written by at June 22, 2017

The state of New Mexico continues to try and squeeze more and more gaming revenues out of tribes.

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Connecticut tribes welcome court decision favoring new casino law

Written by at June 22, 2017

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are praising a federal court decision in favor of a law that paved the way for their new casino in Connecticut.

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Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections

Written by at June 22, 2017

Just hours after promising to consult tribes before making any decisions that affect their interests, the new leader of the Department of the Interior heralded the removal of protections for grizzly bears.

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Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation

Written by at June 22, 2017

The last uranium mine in the United States lies just three miles from a Ute Mountain Ute village in Utah.

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Native woman was jailed and forced to ride with assailant during trial

Written by at June 22, 2017

Authorities in Alberta, Canada, are investigating the treatment of a Native woman who was incarcerated and kept in shackles even though she was the victim of a sexual assault.

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Mary Annette Pember: The Indian Child Welfare Act strengthens our families

Written by at June 22, 2017

The Indian Child Welfare Act was not created to unfairly target mixed race Native children, Mary Annette Pember writes on Indian Country Media Network.

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Court sets final deadline for remaining payments from Cobell settlement

Written by at June 22, 2017

The overwhelming majority of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement has been distributed but some Indian beneficiaries still haven’t been paid.

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Montana tribes get new member of Congress who pleaded guilty to assault

Written by at June 22, 2017

The state of Montana has a new representative in the halls of Congress though he didn’t garner much support in Indian Country.

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Peter d’Errico: Navajo authors offer fresh perspective on sovereignty

Written by at June 22, 2017

Writing for Indian Country Media Network, retired professor Peter d’Errico praises a new book for offering a ‘revealing’ perspective of the Dine people.

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Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities

Written by at June 21, 2017

Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.

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Steve Russell: The GI Bill changed the United States for the better

Written by at June 21, 2017

The GI Bill broke class barriers but did not have the same effect on race, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network

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Wilton Rancheria accused of working too closely with city on casino

Written by at June 21, 2017

It took the Wilton Rancheria more than three years to gain federal approval for a casino in northern California but opponents are accusing the tribe of rushing through the process.

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Key House committee under fire for moving slowly on tribal agenda

Written by at June 21, 2017

A Congressional committee with jurisdiction over tribal issues continues to move slowly on Indian Country’s agenda, raising concerns about its intentions.

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Harold Monteau: Democrats lack proactive agenda and proactive strategy

Written by at June 21, 2017

Democrats to start pushing the idea of ‘inclusion’ rather than ‘exclusion’ to try and regain control from Republican, Harold Monteau writes on Indian Country Media Network.

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St. Regis Mohawk Tribe orders 20 non-citizens to leave reservation

Written by at June 21, 2017

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is enforcing its exclusion policy against people accused of engaging in criminal activity on the reservation in New York.

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Bryan Newland: President Trump’s budget threatens tribal treaties

Written by at June 21, 2017

Tribal treaty rights protect more than cultural and spiritual values, they protect the ability of tribal members to earn a living, attorney Bryan Newland writes on the influential Turtle Talk blog.

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Arne Vainio: What does the princess want to be when she grows up?

Written by at June 20, 2017

A five-year-old girl missing one of her top teeth was singing songs from one of the animated princess movies when her mom brought her to my office, worried about a worsening cough.

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Eric Hannel: Addressing the health care crisis among Native Americans

Written by at June 20, 2017

While thousands of Native American athletes test their limits this week, commit to your own fitness regimen, Eric Hannel writes on Indian Country Media Network.

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Doug George-Kanentiio: ‘Spirit Game’ brings Iroquois lacrosse to life

Written by at June 20, 2017

From the beginning, when the Iroquois emerged as a distinct people thousands of years ago, they played lacrosse.

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Cronkite News: Navajo activist vows fight against racist NFL mascot

Written by at June 20, 2017

Native advocates vowed to continue their fight against the ‘racist’ name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that use of such names is protected by the First Amendment.

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Witness list for hearing on bill to reform the Indian Health Service

Written by at June 20, 2017

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is meeting on Wednesday to take testimony on a bill to reform the Indian Health Service.

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Bill for tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies advances in California

Written by at June 20, 2017

Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D), a citizen of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes, is sponsoring a bill to ensure Native students can wear their regalia to graduation ceremonies in California.

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