Hattie Mitchell Joins AMERIND Risk as Director of Finance

Written by at September 3, 2017

Hattie Mitchell (Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation), a certified public accountant, recently joined AMERIND Risk as the Director of Finance. Highlights of Ms. Mitchell’s impressive resume include being elected and serving as Tribal Council Treasurer for her tribe in 2012. In 2013, she was elected as a “40 under 40” emerging leader in Indian Country by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. In April 2017, she was elected Treasurer of the Native American Financial Officers Association (NAFOA) Board.

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NIHB Tackles Mental Health Issues

Written by at September 1, 2017

The National Indian Health Board invited presenters to discuss behavioral and mental health issues at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Oklahoma.

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Native Nations to Gather in South Dakota for Black Hills Unity Concert Sep 8-10

Written by at August 31, 2017

Black Hills Unity Concert takes place at the Elk Creek Resort from September 8th-10th in Piedmont, South Dakota

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Why Is Climate Change’s 2 Degrees Celsius of Warming Limit so Important?

Written by at August 29, 2017

Perhaps the most powerful aspect about Climate Change’s 2°C threshold is not its scientific veracity, but its simplicity as an organizing principle

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Experienced Tribal Advocate and Attorney Joe Sarcinella Joins NAFSA

Written by at August 25, 2017

Experienced Tribal Advocate and Attorney Joe Sarcinella Joins NAFSA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Joe Sarcinella has joined the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) as its Chief Operations Officer and General Counsel. Sarcinella is an experienced tribal advocate and attorney, with many years in tribal advocacy and business-related fields. Over the previous four years, he served as Senior Advisor and Liaison for Native American Affairs for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. While there, Sarcinella was the lead official monitoring Department of Defense and military compliance with all applicable federal laws,

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Over the Years, Americans Have Become Increasingly Exposed to Extremism

Written by at August 22, 2017

Extremism has always been with us, but the Internet has allowed ideas that advocate hate and violence to reach more and more people.

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Teacher Retires After Half Century Working With Native American Students

Written by at August 22, 2017

Chickasaw teacher Merry Monroe has spent the last 47 years helping both Native American students and non-Native students succeed.

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What Comes Next for Clyde River After Supreme Court Victory?

Written by at August 20, 2017

What Comes Next for Clyde River After Supreme Court Victory?

The Nunavut hamlet of Clyde River won its bid in the Supreme Court of Canada to end a NEB authorization that allowed seismic testing in the area.

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Chickasaw Student on Quest to Conduct Orchestra

Written by at August 19, 2017

Chickasaw student Austin Davis plays saxophone, but his heart lies in conducting a full symphony orchestra.

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Strategic Planning Crucial for Tribal Economic Sustainability

Written by at August 16, 2017

“You have to make a long term plan for diversification, but it doesn’t happen overnight. It’s important to commit to the reinvestment necessary to accomplish your goals so you are not bleeding enterprises dry while on the path. [It’s] critical to continually educate the leadership and community about the plan and how it’s progressing.” -Kelly Croman

Most tribes with significant gaming initiatives and related businesses can find themselves bombarded with myriad offers,

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Majority of Arizona’s Native Americans Not Speaking Navajo Language at Home

Written by at August 12, 2017

Majority of Arizona’s Native Americans Not Speaking Navajo Language at Home

The latest American Community Survey shows the majority of Arizona’s Native Americans do not speak the Navajo language at home, they only speak English.

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Native American Students In Crisis

Written by at August 2, 2017

Native American students face more disciplinary challenges, discrimination and sub par curricula than their non-Native peers; leads to higher dropout rates.

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National Monuments Help Preserve Native Cultures

Written by at July 29, 2017

Designating Bears Ears a national monument and allowing for a Native American advisory board is an example of the federal land management process working.

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National Monument Review Nets 1.4 Million Comments

Written by at July 26, 2017

About 1.4 million people left public comment on the plan by President Donal Trump to review the country’s national monuments.

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Blue Stone’s Expertise in Convenience Stores Supports Tribal Economic Stability

Written by at July 24, 2017

As Indian country continues its trend toward diversification in economic development, many tribes are including reviewing the efficiency of their existing convenience stores or adding convenience offerings as a means of creating both revenue and jobs and community pride.

Whether as a complement to their existing gaming operations or as a stand-alone enterprise, convenience stores offer a flexible approach that works for both urban‐based and rural tribes, says Jason Mancini,

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‘Whose War Was It?’ History of the Second Seminole War

Written by at July 21, 2017

Check out this scholarly article excerpt that puts the history and origins of the Second Seminole War into simple terms for casual readers.

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Blackfeet Researcher Leads Her Tribe Back to Traditional Foods

Written by at July 13, 2017

Young Blackfeet researcher Abaki Beck is helping her Nation return to traditional foods with a mix of oral history and education.

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The Turtle Honors Extraordinary Sacrifice of Indian Warriors on D-Day

Written by at July 12, 2017

The Charles Shay Indian Memorial Park in Normandy, France is dedicated to Indian warriors and others who were a part of D-Day.

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Will Global Warming Change Native American Religious Practices?

Written by at July 12, 2017

he question is whether indigenous people will be able to adapt their beliefs all over again due to the impact of global warming on the natural world.

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Hualapai Mexican Vole No Longer Protected

Written by at July 9, 2017

Federal officials said will remove the Hualapai Mexican vole from the endangered species list after 30 years, a move that one environmental group criticized as “premature” for an animal it says could still be at risk.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Friday June 23 that the original 1987 decision to protect the Hualapai Mexican vole in Arizona as an endangered subspecies of other Mexican voles was made in error.

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Meagher: Response to Red Warrior Press Release Published in ICMN

Written by at July 5, 2017

A response to the Red Warrior Camp’s press release that was a veiled response to my blog about their actions at Standing Rock.

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Why Many High-Achieving Indigenous Students are Shunning University

Written by at July 1, 2017

Indigenous students remain vastly underrepresented in higher education in Australia.

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Arizona’s Lake Mead Dangerously Low

Written by at July 1, 2017

Arizona’s Lake Mead Dangerously Low

Arizona risks losing water rights because of a lingering, nearly two-decade-long drought in the Colorado River that could restrict water use ranging from farmers’ crops to how many households receive water, state water experts say.

Calcium rings around Lake Mead tell the story of declining water levels, with cream markings permanently decorating the canyon walls that show high levels not seen since 1983. Current surface elevation is at 1,081 feet.

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Canada 150: Not the first celebration to spark controversy

Written by at June 29, 2017

Canada Day, Canada 150, is poised to be the high point of celebrations yet Indigenous leaders have called the events a “celebration of colonialism.”

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The Previously Undiscovered Painted Treasures of Native Artist Sam English

Written by at June 26, 2017

The beautiful and tragically lesser well-known beautiful art of Seventy‑five year old Native American artist Sam English

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