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Fight Over Whiteclay Alcohol Sales Still Going

Written by at April 28, 2017

On April 19, the Whiteclay fight over liquor sales took a roller coaster ride, with a district judge overturning the ruling, before an appeal halting sales.

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HDIMT: Deity Smites Cherokee Stickball Field? Plus, Comanche Flea Dip

Written by at April 28, 2017

The Cherokee Nation, like the Muscogee Creek Nation where I was born and raised, is situated in what weather reporters call “tornado alley.” The thunderstorms that often birth tornados have been active this year, and Cherokees were recently reminded that those storms can cause damage without throwing off funnel clouds.

One of the poles on a stickball ground in Tahlequah sustained a direct hit by lightning leaving just a few splinters standing.

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Senator Asks FEMA to Listen to Tribes Desperate for Emergency Assistance

Written by at April 26, 2017

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) is asking FEMA to address pressing tribal concerns when it updates its consultation policy, which is expected to happen in August.

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Notah Begay III to Swing for Worthy Causes at AMERIND Risk’s Annual Golf Tournament

Written by at April 26, 2017

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. — Four-time PGA Tour winner Notah Begay III will grace Twin Warriors Golf Club this Thursday, April 27, in honor of AMERIND Risk’s sold-out 13th Annual Protecting Tribal Families Golf Fundraiser.

Golf teams in the four-person scramble will compete across 18 holes of the award-winning Twin Warriors Golf Club’s championship course, which snakes through high desert on the Pueblo of Santa Ana in New Mexico,

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Plenty of Consultation of GOP on Bears Ears: Docs

Written by at April 26, 2017

Plenty of Consultation of GOP on Bears Ears: Docs

New federal documents belie Republican lawmakers’ claims that there was not enough consultation before Bears Ears was designated a national monument.

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Indigenous Lawyers Can Learn from an Indigenous Architect

Written by at April 26, 2017

An indigenous approach to law can borrow from an indigenous approach to architecture: A commitment to discard imposed ways of solving problems.

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Building Indian Country, One Construction Project at a Time

Written by at April 24, 2017

The 14th annual Construction in Indian Country (CIIC) conference, held April 17-19 in Phoenix, brought together more than 200 people from the construction industry, academia and tribal leadership to learn about current best practices in the booming business of building Indian country. The conference is part of the program of the same name, which is housed in the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University, and which aims to train more Native people to manage infrastructure projects.

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Education and the Presidents: The Donald Trump Advertisement

Written by at April 24, 2017

Donald Trump may be the best advertisement for education in years, particularly when compared to previous presidents who valued information.

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RezArtX’s Rezilience Concert and Marketplace: Contemporary Native Culture in Albuquerque

Written by at April 24, 2017

Indian Country Media Network’s list of events and offerings at the 2nd Annual Rezilience Concert and Rezilience Day to be held April 29-30.

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Can Cowboy Ryan Zinke Do Right by American Indians?

Written by at April 24, 2017

New Department of the Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, first appearance in front of Congress recently showed promise, but was it enough?

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ICMN’s Cierra Fields Receives $10,000 Make Sense Foundation Scholarship

Written by at April 23, 2017

$10,000 Make Sense scholarship winner, Cierra Fields (Oklahoma Cherokee) is a Champion for Change, anti-rape advocate and correspondent for ICMN

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Land Defenders In War and Peace Hold the Line Against Historical Extinction

Written by at April 22, 2017

Indigenous nations maintain a constant battle as land defenders on the frontlines or in the court room, that oftentimes comes down to who wants it more.

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Indian Gaming Saw Record Revenues in 2015 to Become Top Casino Sector

Written by at April 22, 2017

American Indian gaming revenue zoomed in 2015, growing at a rate more than double that seen in 2014 and surpassing all other segments of the casino industry

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HDIMT? Alvina Begay Represents in Boston Marathon; Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Time in Seminole Country

Written by at April 21, 2017

Navajo runner Alvina Begay showed her Olympic-caliber abilities recently by clocking an impressive time at the Boston Marathon.

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Cherokee Nation Sues Walmart, Drug Companies Over Opioids

Written by at April 21, 2017

The Cherokee Nation filed suit against CVS, Walmart and others on April 20 declaring an “opioid epidemic of unprecedented proportions’ in Indian country.

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Cherokee Nation Sues Walmart, Drug Companies Over Opioid

Written by at April 21, 2017

The Cherokee Nation filed suit against CVS, Walmart and others on April 20 declaring an “opioid epidemic of unprecedented proportions’ in Indian country.

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Remembering Charlie Hobbs and Bobo Dean, Giants of Indian Law

Written by at April 21, 2017

Two of Indian country’s legal giants, Charles Hobbs and S. Bobo Dean, walked on in February, leaving behind a legacy of achievements in Indian law.

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Indian Guides to Lead North Dakota Visitors to Tribal Lands on NativeWays Bus Tour

Written by at April 21, 2017

“This is our opportunity to tell our story, with our voice, through Native guides,” said Mike Mabin (Turtle Mountain), board member of the North Dakota Native Tourism Alliance, which is spearheading the nonprofit NativeWays Tour Company.

Starting this summer, NativeWays will offer tourists authentic exposure to the intriguing world of Indian country through chartered bus tours to pow wows, music festivals, art events, heritage centers, nature and more.

Day tours will explore the Bismarck-Mandan area,

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Proms, Homework and Finals, Oh My! 10 Ways Native Students Can Survive The Last Days of School

Written by at April 20, 2017

Get some sleep and break up with Facebook! Here are 10 ways Native students can thrive and survive the last days of school!

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Tribal Government, Elections, and the Siren Song of Equality

Written by at April 20, 2017

Tribal government is limited only by the creativity of the tribal council and the collective sense of fairness among tribal citizens. So why the division?

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Liquor Licenses Denied for Whiteclay Beer Stores Near Pine Ridge Reservation

Written by at April 20, 2017

The unanimous decision against renewing liquor licenses for beer stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, is seen as the beginning of a ‘healing.’

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Marie Zackuse, Tulalip Tribes’ First Chairwoman, Takes Helm During Challenging Time

Written by at April 20, 2017

Marie Zackuse was elected as the first chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors, at a time that is quite challenging for the Native community.

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Explore Yurok Country, Home to Giant Redwoods on California’s Coast

Written by at April 20, 2017

The Yurok Tribe resides in the heart of Redwood National Park on the Northern California coast, where old-growth trees tower to the sky with trunks so enormous it can take dozens of people to reach around the base, fingertip to fingertip. Traditional Yurok stories teach that the redwood trees are sacred living beings.

California’s largest tribe, the Yuroks count nearly 5,000 enrolled members. Their ancestral lands contain the vast majority of the coastline near present day Klamath,

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National Indian Gaming Association Honors Rights Warriors

Written by at April 19, 2017

Joel Frank Sr. was honored during the National Indian Gaming Association’s conference as the recipient of the 7th Annual Tim Wapato Sovereign Warrior Award.

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NIGA 2017 – ‘Getting Back to Business’

Written by at April 18, 2017

The National Indian Gaming Association held its annual conference recently in which it was a return to the roots of NIGA – supporting tribal gaming business

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