Mark Trahant: Don’t plan on getting sick if you’re from Indian Country

Written by at June 23, 2017

The Senate bill, like its House counterpart, has a simple message for Indian Country, according to Mark Trahant.

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Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account

Written by at June 23, 2017

The Trump administration’s director of the Office of Indian Energy at the Department of Energy deleted his Twitter account after The Washington Post asked about a series of offensive messages.

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Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline

Written by at June 23, 2017

Tribal leaders remain confident they will be able to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a decision isn’t expected until the fall.

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Colville Tribes remove council member a week before citizens go to polls

Written by at June 23, 2017

The vote to remove Ricky Gabriel from the council of the Colville Tribes was 9-4 and his own brother was forced into casting a vote.

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Lumbee Tribe ordered to release voter list to opponents of chairman

Written by at June 23, 2017

A recall effort against Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. of the Lumbee Tribe is moving forward with the help of a court decision.

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Washington asks high court to overturn Yakama Nation treaty victory

Written by at June 23, 2017

The state of Washington is asking the nation’s highest court to hear a treaty rights case affecting a business on the Yakama Nation.

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Tiffany Midge: I shall joke as long as the grass grows and the rivers flow

Written by at June 23, 2017

Tiffany Midge is making a big promise in Indian Country Media Network about fry bread.

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Marijuana firm promises big investments with help of ex-Seminole leader

Written by at June 23, 2017

Electrum Partners hopes to invest up to $300 million in marijuana deals with tribes in the next three years.

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Tribes in Connecticut waiting on governor to sign bill for new casino

Written by at June 23, 2017

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe hope to open a new casino before the end of 2018 in order to address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

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States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts

Written by at June 23, 2017

The governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are thanking the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

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Eastern Cherokee citizen promoted to vice president of casino marketing

Written by at June 23, 2017

Sean Ross has been promoted to regional vice president of casino marketing at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in North Carolina.

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New York Times editorial board reconsiders stance on racist trademarks

Written by at June 23, 2017

In June 2014, the editorial board of The New York Times stood with Native activists in their challenge to the racist trademarks of the Washington NFL team.

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National Indian Gaming Association chooses David Bean as vice chair

Written by at June 23, 2017

David Bean, a council member from the Puyallup Tribe, will sworn in as vice chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association.

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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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