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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DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde

Written by at August 18, 2017

A DNA study of turkey bones confirms some of the ancestors of today’s Pueblo populations in New Mexico migrated from Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, according to researchers.

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Supreme Court justice speaks at Trump hotel before hearing Trump travel ban

Written by at August 18, 2017

The newest member of the Supreme Court, who was nominated by President Donald Trump, is headlining an event at a Trump-branded hotel just days before he hears a key dispute involving the president.

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Secretary Zinke condemns White supremacists but vows full ‘support’ for President Trump

Written by at August 17, 2017

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to stand by President Donald Trump amid controversy over racial violence in Virginia.

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Tad Lemieux: Inuit community wins landmark court decision on consultation

Written by at August 17, 2017

After a six-year battle, the Inuit hamlet of Clyde River has won its bid in the Supreme Court of Canada to against seismic testing in the waters of Baffin Bay and Davis Strait.

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Charles Kader: ‘Wind River’ film trafficks in marginalized death in Indian Country

Written by at August 17, 2017

‘Wind River’ is a film about marginalized death on Native lands, passing for entertainment for middle-class voyeurs often amazed that any Natives are still alive, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.

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News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government

Written by at August 17, 2017

Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.

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Department of Justice invites more tribes to gain acccess to criminal databases

Written by at August 17, 2017

The Department of Justice is expanding a program that gives tribes access to federal criminal databases.

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Mississippi Choctaw citizens win court decision to put new casino to a vote

Written by at August 17, 2017

A group called Chahta for Better Government is trying to halt plans for a $25 million casino on the reservation.

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Nez Perce Tribe shares $409,000 in gaming revenues for education programs

Written by at August 17, 2017

Under a gaming initiative approved by voters in 2002, the Nez Perce Tribe dedicates 5 percent of net revenues to education in Idaho.

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Peter d’Errico: Asserting sovereignty under the watchful eyes of domination

Written by at August 17, 2017

How can aboriginal sovereignty—from ‘time immemorial’—coexist with British sovereignty created 200 years ago? Peter d’Errico asks the question on Indian Country Media Network.

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Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation questions legality of new casino in Connecticut

Written by at August 17, 2017

The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation is speaking out against a new casino in Connecticut.

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Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid

Written by at August 17, 2017

A dispute between the Muscogee Nation and the Kialegee Tribal Town over a potential casino is escalating in Oklahoma.

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President Trump doubles down with defense of ‘beautiful’ Confederate monuments

Written by at August 17, 2017

A controversy that once derailed Indian Country’s funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation’s agenda.

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Klamath Tribes break ground on hotel as part of long-term casino expansion

Written by at August 16, 2017

The Klamath Tribes are bringing an 84-room Choice Hotels Sleep Inn to the Kla-Mo-Ya Casino in Oregon.

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Mark Trahant: Learning from history to see why the Donald Trump presidency is over

Written by at August 16, 2017

The question now is how fast will the Trump administration crumble? When will people resign in good conscience?

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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate celebrates release of bald eagle that had been shot

Written by at August 16, 2017

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate helped celebrate the release of a bald eagle that had been shot and had to be rehabilitated.

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Grand Traverse Band wasn’t consulted about ill-timed visit by Christopher Columbus replica ships

Written by at August 16, 2017

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is on the waters in Michigan to document the arrival of two Christopher Columbus replica ships.

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Crow Tribe votes on potential changes to constitution despite court decision

Written by at August 16, 2017

A power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of the Crow Tribe is playing out in the judicial system on the reservation.

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Wilton Rancheria continues to see litigation over casino project in California

Written by at August 16, 2017

The Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on a long-awaited casino in northern California but opponents are still trying to tie the project up in court.

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New York Times turns to Native Americans for Conversation on Race project

Written by at August 16, 2017

As part of its Conversation on Race project, The New York Times features a short film that focuses on Native American views on race, blood quantum and other issues.

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President Trump defends groups ‘innocently’ protesting removal of Confederate statue in Virginia

Written by at August 16, 2017

President Donald Trump is again facing widespread condemnation for his response to racial violence in Virginia but there’s little evidence that he will face consequences within his own Republican party.

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Seneca Nation citizen maintains five-year protest against NFL team’s racist legacy

Written by at August 15, 2017

Stephen Rivera, a citizen of the Seneca Nation, has staged a one-man protest against the Washington NFL team at the team’s training camp in Richmond, Virginia.

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President Trump offers late rebuke to ‘White supremacists’ as industry leaders quit council

Written by at August 15, 2017

President Donald Trump offered a late rebuke of the ‘KKK, neo-Nazis, White supremacists and other hate groups’ in an attempt to address controversy over his handling of a racial violence in Virginia.

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Arne Vainio: Tough patient turns out to be a warrior with a promise to his brother

Written by at August 15, 2017

I was in my residency training in Seattle and it was the first day of my surgery rotation.

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